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How to Incorporate Art In Your Everyday Life

Updated on February 3, 2015

Resolved: More Art!

You may have a New Year’s resolution to include more art into your life but you don’t know how. Or maybe you just resolved to put some more whims and whimsy into your humdrum existence but you aren’t clear how to get that done either.

Well, fortunately for you it’s not that hard. And what can be particularly cool is that you can get your whimsy on and get all artsy at the same time.


Bloggers Unite

Chances are that you are a blogger or you play one on TV. Isn’t that how you got here? And one of the underlying reasons you want to get all artsy is you want some more art for your blog. Not only can you attract more eyeballs with more art but art can inspire you to write more stores. For instance, if I say consider the city at night; surely that creates any number of panoramas in your mind. If it doesn’t that’s okay too because I know where you can get some panoramas. Try Foter.com.

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Bridge At Night

Ordinarily I would go for the nightly cityscape of some densely populated metropolitan area but the lights on this bridge caught my eye so I went with it. The main thing you need to do use Foter photos is the main things free photo sites always want you to do which is to tell where you got the picture from.

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Wiki Piki

A good old standby for free art is of course wikimedig.org. Be sure to attribute. I have included here a more tradition midnight cityscape. Who says there is no beauty in technology?

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Flickr

On Flickr.com you will want enter the Commons or to make sure that you choose the menu setting that shows you only pictures in the Creative Commons to get photos that you may use, with attribution, in your work.

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.GOV Photos

Another place which you should go to get photos of cities at night is a government website. Your tax dollars at work! You might as well get some use out of your tax money. Not everything the federal government buys is a $400 gold plated toilet seat. Sometimes they do useful stuff!

The attached photo is of Shanghai, China at night. The photo was hosted on a NASA website:


http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=77658&eocn=image&eoci=related_image


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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I am happy that you were inspired Ruby.

      Have a blessed day!

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      Maree Michael Martin 2 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Now I am inspired to get creatively coloring, thank you! Beautifully done, uplifting.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Mary Norton (aesta1) , I certainly incorporate some of my art into my hubs and blogs. Why not have fun with the enterprise!

      Be blessed.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Poetryman, you just gave me an idea. I can now pursue my Art and use it in my blog. I haven't done that before as I just used photos.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Mona, I am glad you found the photos sites useful.

      Have a blessed day!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 2 years ago from Philippines

      Never knew about these sites for free photos. They will be very handy. Thanks Poetryman6969:)

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Giovanna (Adventuretravels) some of the photos that some governments have in their archives can be used by ordinary citizens in their blogs. I would imagine that the UK has some kind of policy like this? But I have not looked into this.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      Art plays a big role in my life - wish I had time to make my own. Love your photos. Didn't know about .GOV so I'll check it out.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Thanks for your kind words Patricia. I hope that folks find the image information useful. Have blessed day!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks for sharing this info; knowing this will be of help to many of us. And the great images you shared are stunning.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Peggy thanks for dropping by. I think you emphasize the right points.

      On occasion I am surprised what I see in wikipedia that is marked with no copy right. I guess if they are government pictures or if they are old enough that kind of thing can happens.

      Since I sometimes create some of my own digital art I use my own images a lot.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks for spreading the word about using the right kind of free pictures in the public domain with proper attributions given. Unless one has taken photos personally or has the express permission to use images from friends or other sources...which still need to be given attributions...this is an important topic and worth sharing (which I am happy to do!) Good use of images in this hub!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Thanks for dropping by Paula. I am glad you found the hub useful to you. Be blessed!

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      Paula 2 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      I love art, and would love to have more of it in my life. I have some ideas, but am limited. Your ideas here of using some photos from sites where it is allowed, is a great idea to spruce up some blogs or articles. The idea of using photos of large cities at night is a neat one. There are some very incredible images to be captured and shared for sure. I bookmarked this to come back to later on.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Hello Cheryl. It does sound pretty cool that they asked you to help out a bit to use their photos. I know I would not have minded contributing a minute or two.

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      I love seeing art in every day life. I've used the .gov site before too. At that time, in exchange, they requested that you help add keywords to some of their photos. That was pretty cool.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Thanks for dropping by Movie Master. I am glad you like the hub. Be blessed!

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      Movie Master 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love this hub! great photos, thank you!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Glad you found the hub useful Alicia. Have a good evening.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for sharing the lovely photos and for introducing me to Foter, poetryman6969. This is a useful and attractive hub.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Hello Jackie. Glad you enjoyed the images. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Some beautiful photos! Great share and I will share it too.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Nimblepins. I am glad you enjoyed the images. Have a blessed day!

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      Nimblepins 2 years ago

      Lovely pictures. I second you! Yes to more art in life!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Jan I am happy that you enjoyed the hub and found it useful. Have a very blessed day.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 2 years ago from Washington, DC

      Very, very cool hub, poetryman6969. You have made your point of incorporating real art into what we do online, as well as in our lives. These visuals are fantastic. I will have to check out Foter.com. Thank you for a hub that is not only informative and instructive but entertaining. Voted up and useful.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Vespawoolf I am glad the images were to your liking.

      DDE you comments are welcome and I am glad you enjoyed the hub.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Art is beautiful in every way and has true meaning the way one presents does play an important part of the actual performance. Interesting and informative.

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      These are useful and beautiful images. Thank you. I´ll have to find a way to work some of them into an upcoming Hub!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by Rota. I am glad you find the selection useful.

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      Rota 2 years ago

      Handy selection. I didn't know about Foter

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Thank you for you comments Swilliams. I am glad you enjoyed the hub.

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      Emunah La Paz 2 years ago from Arizona

      Very beautiful Hub! Your picture choices are eye-catching. Thank you for your vivid insight and information! Voted up!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Thanks for dropping by FlourishAyway. I hope you find the info useful.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      great information on free photo

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Thanks for dropping by Rachel. I am glad you enjoyed the photos,

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      The photos are beautiful, thanks for showing them. I love art.