Michelle Schroeder

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Here Are 19 Lesser Known but Highly Helpful Photoshop Tricks and Tips

Photoshop is an intricate and nuanced program, and as such, you can never have enough tips and tricks to make your work both easier and more …

Photoshop

This Man Retired at 33 With $1.3 Million — and 3 Kids. Here’s How

Plus how another family retired with 2 kids at 43.<p>Retire early? “Sure,” you might say, “I could do that — if it weren’t for the kids.” But even with …

13 New Historical Fiction Books To Read If You Want To Escape 2018 For A Little While

The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and I'm looking to escape the rest of the world for a little while. It's one one thing to take a social …

How to Apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Fix-It Fund

Are you eligible for the federal public service loan forgiveness program? Worried that you may have ended up in a disqualifying loan repayment plan? The rules for a new fix-it fund are now clear, but you may have to wait awhile to find out if there will be any money left for you.<p>Two months ago, …

This Scandinavian diet created by a Danish CEO and dietitian has been hailed as 'the simplest diet in the world'

When it comes to health and well-being, simplicity is key. If something can fit into your daily routine and not feel like too much of a chore, you're probably more likely to stick to it.<p>Suzy Wengel, a Danish dietitian who's the CEO of a biotech company, believes she has the answer to weight loss …

What Happens When Teachers Take Creative Risks?

I sit at the Starbucks, staring at the blinking cursor daring me to write another line. Fears swirl through my brain. What if this doesn’t work? Will …

Creativity

Paper Quilling Genius Uses Impressionist Techniques With a Contemporary Twist

Paper is a powerful tool in creativity. Aside from being a place for effortless sketches, it can be folded and sculpted into three-dimensional works. Yulia Brodskaya is one artist who transforms the everyday material into wondrous and colorful creations. She does so with her amazing <b>paper quilling</b> …

Nigerian Artist Creates Realistic Oil Portraits Incorporating Colorful Local Fabrics

Nigerian artist Clement Mmaduako Nwafor works with oil paints and collage to create stunning, large-scale paintings on canvas. His love of art started as a child, when he would spend hours drawing with crayons and colored pencils. This led the African artist to seek out an apprenticeship, and he …

Here’s How to Use Long Exposures During the Day for Epic Landscape Photographs (VIDEO)

Some photographers are under the misconception that slow shutter speeds are only required when shooting at night or under less-than-ideal lighting …

Landscape Photography

Illustrator “Draws” Blooming Flowers with Colorful Sheets of Paper as Her Fine Lines

English paper artist Meloney Celliers adds a new dimension to her whimsical illustrations by combining simple black lines with vibrant paper quilling. The art of paper quilling involves rolling and shaping strips of paper that are then glued together to create decorative 3D designs. Celliers’ …

20+ Funny Textbook Doodles That Are So Clever, Teachers Won’t Be Mad

For a student, sitting in a classroom for hours at a time can get monotonous—especially as a instructor lectures on and on, day after day. Many bored students can't sit idly by without doing <i>something</i>, so doodling is a great way to keep their hands busy and minds occupied while class goes on. Not …

New Paper Cut Illustrations with Marvelous Details Carved Out of a Single Sheet

Artist Pippa Dyrlaga is truly a master of paper cutting. The gifted crafter produces intricately detailed creations with visually stimulating patterns. Much like her older paper art, each of Dyrlaga's recent works are crafted from a single sheet of paper, showcasing the artist's steady hand and …

Drawing

9 Paper Cutting Artists Whose Works Are a Cut Above the Rest

As an age-old artistic medium, paper remains a key player in contemporary art. From folded forms to colossal installations, paper art continues to inspire artists today. One practice that has become particularly popular is paper cutting, a genre defined by its inventive and intricate cuts.<p>While, …

Meet the 12-Year-Old Boy Who Makes Surreal-Looking Dolls Using Found Materials

Some dolls are cutesy, but not Callum Donovan-Grujicich's fantastical creations. As Bored Panda reports, the 12-year-old artist from Whitby, Ontario …

Successful people from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates spend their free time the same way

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: What causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change makers, while most others plateau?<p>I've explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Metropolitan Museum of Art Now Offers Over 1,600 Free Art Books Online

In need of some summer reading? If so, look no further than the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website. What once simply provided descriptions of its world-famous permanent collection, information about its exhibitions, and a way to pick up some Met-themed merchandise now offers an extensive and …

Intricately Detailed Plates Made With Hundreds of Tiny Painted Dots

Russian artist Daria—known as dahhhanart—shows off her elaborately decorated plates via her Instagram. At once delicate and complex, she employs a dot painting technique that combines acrylics, enamel, and appliquéd gems. The results are stunning, each plate replete with detail.<p>This form of …

Art

How To Use Flipboard to Build and Engage Community

No matter where you live or how unique your passions, there’s a good chance that you have found a way to connect with like-minded people online. Those people make up your community. Not a traditional one, for sure, but a valuable one nonetheless.<p>Online communities are a great way to learn more …

Social Media

Colorful Paintings Visualize the Energetic Souls of Wildlife

Expressive and emotive, British artist Emily Tan‘s colorful creature portraits imaginatively capture the beauty of the animal kingdom. Each polychromatic piece combines the sketch-like quality of drawing with dreamy washes of watercolor to present an ethereal series of animal paintings.<p>Though …

3 Types of Unintentional Learning (And How to Make Them Intentional)

Just as those watermelons and cantaloupe came up on their own, I thought about how this concept works with my students.<p>I deliberately teach my …

How to use a REFLECTOR the right way! STOP using REFLECTORS to make bad outdoor portrait lighting

Ready to Challenge Yourself? Check Out 'Art of Photography' Photo Assignments

As photographers, every so often, we will hit the dreaded brick wall of creativity. The tank goes empty, and we feel about as imaginative as a sack …

Creativity

Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

The Husband's Secret

• <b>Author:</b> Liane Moriarty<p><b>“A novel that’s perfect for vacation reading.” —People</b><p><b>“It’s a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer—smart, wise, funny.” —Anne Lamott</b><p><b>"The Husband's Secret is so good, you won't be able to keep it to yourself." —USA Today</b><p><b>“Shocking, complex and</b> …

Always Hungry: 7 key things to know about this revolutionary diet-ditching book

Every year, health writers drop hundreds of diet books, most of which offer some new spin on the “<i>eat way less</i> = <i>you’ll probably drop pounds”</i> …

The Kitchen House

• <b>Author:</b> Kathleen Grissom<p>In this gripping <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.<p>Orphaned during her passage from …

Lilac Girls

• <b>Author:</b> Martha Hall Kelly<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.</b><p>New York …

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala Recipe

"I use boneless chicken breast for this healthy, flavorful dish. Serve over rice or potatoes to soak up all the delicious sauce! I like to serve this …