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rooster art

(Courtesy of WikiArt.)

 

This painting was created in 1928 by Chinese painter Xu Beihong.

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romantic roses illustration

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lemons painting fruits

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teacup illustration

 

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polka dot collage

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artistic to love people quote

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
― Vincent Van Gogh

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retro advertising

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thank you

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.

– Henry Clay

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milgrain jewelry

I was shopping online for an affordable band ring. I have always been attracted to things, such as wooden furniture or photo frames, that have a rope design or beaded borders. Thus it was no surprise that I chose a ring that has bead-like borders on the outer edges.

In the process, I also discovered a new word – milgrain. Milgrain refers to a row of tiny beads along the edges of a piece of jewelry. It often refers to the row of beads seen along the outer edges of a ring.

The word comes from the French ‘mille-grain’, which means “thousand grains”.

The use of milgrain for decorative enhancement has had a long and global history – used in jewellery in Asia, and also during the Edwardian and Art Deco eras. While historically, the milgrain beads were created by hand, today tools make the process an easier one.

I think “milgrain”, with the artistry behind it, has become one of my favorite words.

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