Free Photos

Free Photos You Can Use On Your Website, Blog, and Social Media Free photos are easy to find if you know where to look. Millions of free photographs can be found using special online photo galleries and search engines. It’s important to pay attention to copyright and license restrictions. Or you might end up facing …

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Free Images

How to find high quality free images for your blog or website. There are many sources of free images that can be used to spice up your blog. Quality art work, illustrations, and photographs can definitely increase the impact of your web pages. It’s been said that a picture is worth 1000 words. However, finding …

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Evaluation Criteria For Websites

I’m currently researching evaluation criteria for websites. How do you evaluate websites? What are some good testing and scoring methods for evaluating the quality of websites? Please note: This article is a work in progress. It’s only 16% complete. It will be updated as I research new information. Some people consider only the aesthetics or …

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Keystone Motif

What is the keystone motif? The keystone motif is an architectural design pattern found in many ancient and modern buildings. In this article, we’ll explain what a keystone is, and provide several examples. A keystone motif features the classic keystone design of stone arches found in ancient Roman architecture. The keystone is a wedge-shaped stone placed at …

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Architectural Motifs

Architectural motifs are structural or decorative designs and repeating patterns found in the construction of buildings. In music, a motif is a short melodic phrase that reoccurs throughout a song. In works of art, a motif is a noticeable element that appears throughout the work. An architectural motif can be found in the details, or …

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Finding Happiness

“Imagine a world where the goal is finding happiness.” This is the final line in a movie trailer for ‘Finding Happiness’. But is the goal of life finding happiness? If so, how do you find it? Is finding happiness the most important goal in life? The Westminster Shorter Catechism (1648) asks a similar question: What …

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Patterns in Art

Patterns in Art is a new book (2019) by Francesca Leoneschi, subtitled: A Closer Look at the Old Masters. Francesca and her collaborators look closely at the details of famous paintings by the “old masters”. They focus on the beautiful patterns in the fabric and floor tiles found in these paintings. Let’s take a closer …

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Smart Pig Art

I discovered some smart pig art while looking for sources of free images recently. This pig is not just smart — he’s positively precocious. These colorful pig illustrations are from an old children’s book entitled ‘Precocious Piggy’ by Thomas Hood (1799-1845). The handsomely attired pigs were drawn by Tom Hood (1835-1874) – the author’s son. …

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Joy to the World

Joy To The World

I hope you are finding joy this Christmas. Joy to the World is one of my favorite Christmas songs. The song was written in 1719 by Isaac Watts, based on several verses from Psalm 98. It’s one of the most published Christmas carols in North America. It’s been recorded by dozens of choirs and music …

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