There are many different flowers in the world. Some bloom as soon as spring begins to bring warmth to the air and soil. Other flowers take more time and color the summer with their brilliance. There are the late bloomers of autumn that add warmth as the seasons turn towards...

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Artists have a wide range of materials to use in their creations. Experimenting with different forms of art styles and mediums has been a way to stretch an artist’s experience. There are painters who have tried sculpting in clay to create a new way to express their vision of the...

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Modern artists, such as Caroline Karp Babis, have continued this tradition of combining different media to create art. Adding stones or shells to paintings is popular. It gives the artist a chance to express themselves while incorporating a part of the natural world. This type of mixed media can be...

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Artists have long used nature as an inspirational focus in their work. The steadiness of a forest has been turned into restful backdrops or used to convey a sense of menace. Flowers, both brilliant and dull, have become focal points in paintings. Moss covered logs add whimsy to both pictures and paintings. Animals convey a sense of innocence in sculptures, on the surface of ceramics and paintings. Each part of the natural world has its own place in art. It is a collective whole of the world, and it lends its own sense of beauty and serenity to any piece an artist creates.