Elissa Del Bel

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Faking it: Does the forged Vermeer that fooled Goering belong in a museum?

Han van Meegeren was arrested after WWII for selling his “Vermeer” to a Nazi. Should we collect his knock-offs now?<p>There ain’t no way that’s a Caravaggio.<p>Let me pause and leave you with that thought, before we circle back to it.<p>So there I was this weekend, in the small Dutch town of Deventer for my …

Art
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How to paint with acrylic washes

Learning how to draw and paint takes time, knowledge and patience. But, there are a number of drawing and painting techniques you can adopt to help …

Acrylic Landscape Painting Lesson - Morning in Lake by JmLisondra

Energetic Landscape Paintings Portray Artist Erin Hanson's Love for National Parks

Artist Erin Hanson uses painting as a way to express her love for America's diverse array of National Parks. As an avid rock climber, hiker, and backpacker, Hanson used her outdoor experiences as inspiration for her latest <i>Painted Parks</i> exhibition, in honor of the National Park Service's Centennial. …

National Parks

10 Tips for Learning Watercolor

<i>Thanks Creativebug for sponsoring this post!</i><p>It’s no secret that I love painting… especially watercolors. There is something so beautiful and …

Calligraphy

100% Kozo Natural Papers

Kozo paper is made from renewable branches of the kozo (paper mulberry) bush, specifically the innermost of three layers of bark which must be …

Nutrition

How to Tell Apart the 6 Colonial American Home Styles (& Why You Should Want To)

Sometimes, it's actually very important to judge a book by its cover, especially in the case of home exteriors. As someone whose day job focuses on residential <i>interiors</i>, I've been learned how true this can be by reading Virginia Savage McAlester. Her newly updated and expanded book, A Field Guide …

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge | Inc.com

Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are about more than just smart storytelling. These gems can actually teach you to be …

Entrepreneurship

How Anonymous Tinder Nudes Became This Artist's Muses

"I love the idea of these total strangers squatting around in their bedrooms trying to get a nice shot of their crotch for me."<p>Two things to know for anyone interested in meeting an artist on Tinder: act your age, nobody's here to entertain you, and don't say or do anything you wouldn't want to …

Relationships

Only 12 People In The Entire World Can Do This Job And He's The Youngest…

I have terrible handwriting. But fortunately for me, computer came along and now it’s fairly rare that I ever have to actually write things out with …

9 Cocktails to Make with Late-Summer Fruit

While summer might be coming to an end, some of its best produce is just appearing. From gorgeous plum cocktails to blood peach bellinis, here are …

Spices

Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

If you’ve ever coveted stained glass windows, you’ll love this renovated church-turned-home nestled in Chicago’s Little Italy. Linc Thelen Design and …

Paleo Perfect: Baked Meatball Recipe

If your favorite meatballs get their flavor and texture from breadcrumbs, this easy paleo diet recipe from Melissa Joulwan's <i>Well Fed: Paleo Recipes</i> …

Food

6 Paleo-Approved Thanksgiving Recipes

Photo: Getty Images<p>Those who swear by Paleo or Whole30 are often more likely to refer to themselves as adhering to a lifestyle, rather than a diet. People often have such dedication to the cause they won't even slip up <i>on Thanksgiving</i>. And we're so impressed with that dedication, we thought we'd …

25 Free Podcasts Sites For Entrepreneurs | How to Become a Young Entrepreneur

Being born and raised in a religious commune that didn’t promote or even allow formal education beyond the 8th grade, I knew at a very young age …

Entrepreneurship

Drone captures amazing image of killer whales at sea

A drone has successfully captured photographs of a pod of killer whales at sea, providing stunning shots of the animals in their natural habitat. But …

Delicate Fish Paintings Express Artist's Elegant Vision of the World

Painter Niharika Hukku‘s captivating work will make you realize that ordinary fish possess an innate beauty. More often than not, the artist uses simple, white pottery (which she constructs herself) as a functional canvas for her aquatic designs. “Starting with an idea, my work is an expression of …

Art

5 Amazingly Helpful Sales Tips For Introverted Entrepreneurs

The feeling is all too familiar. It’s the anxiety you get when you’re in a situation where you have to influence others.<p>You’re very much aware of the …

4 Must-Watch Inspirational TED Talks on Creativity in Business | Inc.com

There are days that I'm on fire with creative ideas--I have tons of Post-It notes and email reminders to prove it!<p>But there are also those dreaded days that a creative block strikes, when it's like pulling teeth get the wheels turning again. When that happens, it's time to turn to the pros. TED …

Creativity

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The double exposure animal portraits – prints by Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie.

Illustrator's Ingenious Cut-Outs Turn Any Landscape into Clever Clothing Designs

Jordan-based illustrator Shamekh Al-Bluwi has found a brilliant way to combine his passion for fashion and architecture into a series of cleverly crafted illustrations. Like many of his contemporaries, the visual artist sketches his fashion illustrations on paper; however, he completes his drawings …

Visual Art

I’ve Become a Chubby Entrepreneur (and it Doesn’t Work)

When you're a busy entrepreneur, it's easy let yourself go. But, it could be impacting more than just your health.

Entrepreneurship

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Apps

CSI Rembrandt: Museum sleuths show painting is a Rembrandt

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — After a CSI-style investigation and restoration spanning eight years, the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague has declared that one of its star paintings really is by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn.<p>The announcement should end years of is-it-or-isn't-it debate about …

Art

What Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk Have in Common (Besides Their Billions) | Inc.com

What makes entrepreneurs into billionaires? A drive to succeed, a ton of hard work, a good idea, and being in the right place at the right time. Those are the usual answers, and they're all true. But there's one more equally important item: A willingness to boldly approach strangers or …

Bill Gates

5 leadership lessons you should learn as early as possible

There are leadership courses and leadership seminars which can improve your abilities to delegate and manage strategies and teams on a high level, but there's no real substitute for experience.<p>Some professionals go their entire lives without grasping the most important fundamentals of excellent …

Leadership