Cinematic Real Life Scenes

If you thought one creative field couldn’t bleed into another then you haven’t met director, writer and photographer TJ Scott. Then again, maybe you have. Yesterday, Alyssa introduced us to him through his incredibly powerful silhouettes. Looking through the rest of his shots, you’ll find that there’s an overarching theme to his work. Scott has that rare ability to see and capture life’s most dramatic moments and show them in a beautiful and sometimes even tragic way.

“I was the first photographer on the scene of a massive house fire in the Hollywood Hills,” TJ Scott says of the photo above. “As the fireman came out of the flames, each had his own way of dealing with the moment. Some exhausted – some happy to have put it out before it spread – and this one fell to his knees in prayer.”

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January 16, 2017

20 Nature-Inspired Embroidery to Melt Away the Winter Blues

As the holly jolly holidays have long past and we find ourselves in the middle of January, it’s natural to long for an escape from the dreary conditions winter brings—freezing temperatures, barren trees, and gloomy skies. While it may feel like March is a million months away, art is always a savior you can turn to for emotion refuge. In this case, you can spring forward with a cheerful collection of nature-inspired embroidery to melt away the winter blues.

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January 15, 2017

Literature-Loving Writers Can Now Work in Mark Twain’s Library

To seek intellectual inspiration, budding writers often turn to the works of the world’s most celebrated authors. While flipping through their most beloved books is a good start, the Mark Twain House & Museum has a better idea: why not share their workspace? Recently, the museum has announced plans to open Mark Twain’s library to the public, inviting literature-loving writers to quite literally follow in Twain’s footsteps.

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