FAINA'S ART BLOG

Grandfather’s Eyes

Grandfather’s Eyes, originally titled “Grandfather’s Eyes: The Story of the Three Wicked Yezinkas,” is a magical story from a collection of Czechoslovak fairy tales published in 1919. The Czech stories […]

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Anglership

Imagine being in a submarine as it descended into the ocean’s depths. At first, you would see a bright world full of fish and plant life. However, as you descended […]

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Wanderlust

Why do some people have such a strong desire to travel and experience new things? It seems counterintuitive to step out of the comfort zone. Our brains must assess the […]

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Dreamy Daze

Have you ever wondered why some dreams feel so real? Our minds have a hard time telling the differences between the experiences in dreamland and in reality. Scientists believe that […]

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Spirit Spotting

Inspired by the delightful activity of birdwatching, Spirit Spotting delves into the world of scavenging and observing magical creatures. Birding takes you out into natural landscapes and turns hiking into […]

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One if by Air

Vessels powered by vapors – an inventive idea which became reality during the early 20th century. Airships were different from hot-air balloons because they were powered and steerable. The modern […]

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Curios

Curiouser and curiouser! The imaginary world is full of such fantastic and beautiful things. Alice’s Wonderland brought us the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter. Peter Pan’s Neverland introduced us […]

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Nevermore

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a […]

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Bowser Lab

Bowser might arguably be the best character in the Super Mario franchise. That’s a bold statement to make, but everyone knows that a hero is only as good as his […]

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Sea Song

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Imagine a life of adventure, treasure, and earthly pleasures. Many have fallen under the spell […]

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Insecta

Why do insects inspire so much fear and fascination? Is it their exoskeletal forms, their unnatural amount of legs, or their unexpected movements? Supposedly humans are hardwired to be afraid […]

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Airy Tales

Do you remember your first experience flying a kite? Some of us have only tried it once or twice, while others have developed a strong passion for the sport. Kite […]

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Bearskin

Bearskin is an enchanting story from a collection of Grimm’s fairy tales published in 1812. The Grimm’s fairy tales were collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The brothers were German […]

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The Blind Maiden

The Blind Maiden, originally titled “Merchants Daughter and The Maidservant,” is a dark story from a collection of Russian fairy tales published in 1866. The Russian stories were gathered by […]

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Koschei the Deathless

Koschei the Deathless, originally titled “Princess Miranda and Prince Hero,” is a Polish story from a collection of fairy tales by A.J. Glinski published in 1862. Glinski was Poland’s master […]

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Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga, originally titled “Tereshichka,” is a whimsical story from a collection of Russian fairy tales published in 1866. The Russian stories were gathered by Aleksandr Afanas’ev, who was considered […]

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The Dragon

The Dragon is an Italian fairy tale from a collection called Stories from the Pentamerone (1634). These beautiful stories were collected by Italian poet Giambattista Basile. Stories from the Pentamerone is […]

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The Flying Ship

The Flying Ship is a fairy tale from Andrew Lang’s Yellow Fairy Book (1894). Lang authored a series of 25 collections of stories for children. They ranged from true to […]

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Vasilisa the Beautiful

Vasilisa the Beautiful is a captivating story from a collection of Russian fairy tales published in 1866. The Russian stories were gathered by Aleksandr Afanas’ev, who was considered the Russian […]

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Bird of Sorrow

Bird of Sorrow is from a compilation of stories called Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales. This beautiful collection was authored by Ignácz Kúnos and published in 1913. Ignácz Kúnos was a […]

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The Enchanted Dolls

The Enchanted Dolls, originally titled “Prince Danilla Govorilla,” is a delightfully dark story from a collection of Russian fairy tales published in 1866. The Russian stories were gathered by Aleksandr Afanas’ev, […]

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Devil in Disguise

Devil in Disguise, originally titled “Frau Trude,” is a cautionary story from a collection of Grimm’s fairy tales published in 1812. The Grimm’s fairy tales were collected by Jacob and […]

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The Golden Bird

The Golden Bird is an intriguing story from a collection of Grimm’s fairy tales published in 1812. The Grimm’s fairy tales were collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The brothers […]

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Art Studio Space

Looking through storefront windows, I have often fantasized about having my own gallery space. It would have a huge work studio and a showroom displaying that work. I would like […]

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Managing the Mess

When I was first starting out as a professional artist, one of the challenges I faced was trying to figure out how to manage my small studio space. I had […]

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Gallery Representation

Finding a gallery is one of the most difficult and intimidating tasks as an emerging artist. It’s like finding your first job: You can’t get work because you don’t have experience, […]

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Artwork Maintenance

Whether you’re an artist or a collector, it’s important to know proper storage and care for your artwork. You may have accumulated a lot of art over the years and […]

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The Ascending Artist

What does it mean to be an ascending artist? You can simply be an artist, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re growing, reaching, and striving in your artistic efforts. In […]

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Artist Anxiety

Do you suffer from fear, anxiety, and self-doubt as an artist? There are tons of emotions that stop our progress as artists every day. One of the only ways to […]

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