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Hello, CAC friends! It’s finally time to set aside Canada Arts Connect and move on to something new-ish.  On July 1, 2015, CAC will become bohemianizm. The CAC website will stay as-is as an archive, but will no longer be updated.  Thank you all for your support and interest over the […]

Canada Arts Connect is “Rebranding” as bohemianizm


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Playing To the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in It’s Struggle to Be Understood by Grayson Perry (Penguin Random House) is a exploration of the contemporary art world that aims to prove through Perry’s own experiences and ideas that “anybody can enjoy art and anybody can have a life in the arts.” If […]

Playing To the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in It’s Struggle ...


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If you find it hard to clear your mind, relax, and let your creativity take over, then you’ll want to check out Daily Zen Doodles: 365 Tangle Creations for Inspiration, Relaxation and Joy (Ulysses Press) by artist Meera Lee Patel. A full year’s worth of doodle-prompts (i.e. partially started doodles that you’re […]

Daily Zen Doodles: 365 Tangle Creations for Inspiration, Relaxation and ...



The Story of Women and Art
The Story of Women and Art (DVD) is a fascinating documentary focusing on women’s place within the world of art throughout history, or rather, the places that they dared to go. Broken into three separate episodes and obviously unable to profile each and every prolific female artist throughout the ages, host Amanda Vickery […]

The Story of Women and Art [Documentary / DVD Review]


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Claude Monet – Filmed Painting Outdoors (1915): Above is the only known film footage of the French Impressionist Claude Monet, made when he was 74 years old, painting alongside a lily pond in his garden at Giverny. The footage was shot in the summer of 1915 by the French actor […]

The Only Known Film Footage of Claude Monet Painting Outdoors ...


How to Write About Music
Writing about bands, concerts, and new releases sounds like an obvious avenue for any writer who loves music. Yet writing about music professionally is more than just jotting down a few words about what you do or don’t like about a certain band or attending a concert and giving a gist of […]

How to Write About Music: Excerpts from the 33 1/3 ...



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Hello, CAC friends! So, perhaps CAC isn’t quite done yet! I had posted in January that I was closing down Canada Arts Connect, but after months of working behind the scenes to figure out if there was a way to keep it running in one form or another, I’ve decided to […]

Canada Arts Connect in 2015


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Check out today’s creative prompt. It can help inspire your next piece of art, writing, music, and more. Try creating a small work every day with our prompts to keep the creative juices flowing! Please be sure to share your creations (or links to where we can find/see them) in the […]

Your Daily Muse (Creative Prompt): Skull and Crossbones


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Check out today’s creative prompt. It can help inspire your next piece of art, writing, music, and more. Try creating a small work every day with our prompts to keep the creative juices flowing! Please be sure to share your creations (or links to where we can find/see them) in […]

Your Daily Muse (Creative Prompt): Under a Rainbow Umbrella



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Check out today’s creative prompt. It can help inspire your next piece of art, writing, music, and more. Try creating a small work every day with our prompts to keep the creative juices flowing! Please be sure to share your creations (or links to where we can find/see them) in the […]

Your Daily Muse (Creative Prompt): Langebaan Lagoon


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Check out today’s creative prompt. It can help inspire your next piece of art, writing, music, and more. Try creating a small work every day with our prompts to keep the creative juices flowing! Please be sure to share your creations (or links to where we can find/see them) in the […]

Your Daily Muse (Creative Prompt): Decorative Gourds


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Grab these free printable Mandala colouring pages from Coloring Mates. Great for anyone who likes to colour, yourself or your children. You can think about mandala coloring pages as letting your inner child emerge and also have a fun time, or you might think about this activity as a kind of meditation. […]

29 Free Printable Mandala Colouring Pages



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Check out today’s creative prompt. It can help inspire your next piece of art, writing, music, and more. Try creating a small work every day with our prompts to keep the creative juices flowing! Please be sure to share your creations (or links to where we can find/see them) in the […]

Your Daily Muse (Creative Prompt): Cornish Fishing Boats


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Are you a painter who works with acrylic or is interested in starting? Acrylic is a paint that can be used in various ways and can help you create intriguing effects with vibrant colours. If you know how to use it right, it can provide endless inspiration for your subjects and […]

5 Books That Will Help You Improve Your Acrylic Painting


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Check out today’s creative prompt. It can help inspire your next piece of art, writing, music, and more. Try creating a small work every day with our prompts to keep the creative juices flowing! Please be sure to share your creations (or links to where we can find/see them) in the […]

Your Daily Muse (Creative Prompt): Sunset from a Plane



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If you’re a freelance writer or are thinking about becoming one, then you need to check out this incredibly informative infographic from Brian Scott at FreelanceWriting.com. “How I Find Freelance Jobs” includes everything from where to search for current opportunities to how to charge for average projects and other key points. Check […]

“How I Find Freelance Jobs” Infographic: Tips and Info for ...


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Check out today’s creative prompt. It can help inspire your next piece of art, writing, music, and more. Try creating a small work every day with our prompts to keep the creative juices flowing! Please be sure to share your creations (or links to where we can find/see them) in the […]

Your Daily Muse (Creative Prompt): Jurassic Park Mountains


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Check out today’s creative prompt. It can help inspire your next piece of art, writing, music, and more. Try creating a small work every day with our prompts to keep the creative juices flowing! Please be sure to share your creations (or links to where we can find/see them) in the […]

Your Daily Muse (Creative Prompt): Chains



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Here’s a quirky creative fact… Edgar Allan Poe originally wanted a parrot to repeat the word “nevermore” in his famous poem, The Raven. However, he apparently decided a parrot “didn’t fit the melancholy tone that his poem was going for, and he settled on a raven.”   * Source: Buzzfeed; […]

Quirky Creative Fact: Edgar Allan Poe Originally Wanted a Parrot ...


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Check out today’s creative prompt. It can help inspire your next piece of art, writing, music, and more. Try creating a small work every day with our prompts to keep the creative juices flowing! Please be sure to share your creations (or links to where we can find/see them) in the […]

Your Daily Muse (Creative Prompt): Spider in its Web


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Check out today’s creative prompt. It can help inspire your next piece of art, writing, music, and more. Try creating a small work every day with our prompts to keep the creative juices flowing! Please be sure to share your creations (or links to where we can find/see them) in the […]

Your Daily Muse (Creative Prompt): Jack-o-Lantern