Even professional designers use only 20% of their knowledge 80% of the time and that's what I'll be covering here.
Learn how to make your own vinyl wall quotes using your Cricut die cut machine. Read this easy tutorial.
Bread, wine grapes & cross clipart. Use for first communion banner patterns, scrap booking or other arts & craft projects!
It’s been said that digital art is not art because it is created using a computer and there is no “original” piece, but is art really about the tools used to create it?
Cleaning wool for needlefelting is time consuming, but well worth the effort as you can prepare your wool the exact way you want it, and you may be able to save a couple bucks along the way.
Every person is born creative, but many of us become afraid of our creativity during our journey to adulthood. Discover simple steps you can take to re-find your latent creativity.
Many cathedrals and churches in Britain have memorial brasses that were set in the stone floors to mark burial places in medieval times. Since Victorian times it has been a popular pastime to make rubbings of these brasses and it can be fun and educational at the same time.
How acrylic plastic (Plexiglas) can be used to create home or office furniture and decor along with modern works of art.
Many photos and a summary of what you can see at the Homestead Heritage, Waco, Texas, located a few miles north of Waco on Gholson Road. A map and contact info is included. There are many crafts and excellent craftsmen in this community.
Are you new to Bullet Journaling? Join me in my adventure of this new-to-me way of getting, and staying, organized and productive.
This is a fun project! Design and construct your favorite building using poster board and craft paper. This hobby or career is called "Model Building" and is great for individuals or families.
Are you an adult? Do you like to color? Are you also an artist? Want to make your own coloring book? It's not as hard as you might think.
This is the story of the Elephant Parade, its history and development, its aims and objectives, illustrated with images from just one of its world stopovers in the City of Bangkok
Learn about the art of polished dirt balls, also known as hikaru dorodango. Subtle and cerebral meets getting-your-hands-dirty fun! This is easy, if you balance skill and patience.
Putting a finish on hair sticks, crochet hooks and other items can be a challenge. This is the solution I came up with to hold them while I apply the finish and then hang them up to dry.
Tesserae is the word for the pieces you glue to create a mosaic. Tesserae can include tile, stained glass, smalti, broken china (pique assiette), beads, stones, crystals, shells, pebbles and jewelry.
Every item in my home has a story behind it. One of my most treasured items is a Burmese kalaga which is the traditional name for an embroidered tapestry from Myanmar (Burma). This style comes from the Mandalay region and the tradition goes back...
This article is all about tips and ideas for craft room studio storage organization. There are lots of photo examples and tips for specific types of craft supplies (i.e. yarn, beads, ribbon, etc.). I include additional resources as well.
There are definitely days when I feel as though I have nothing to create. Here is an article on how to overcome that feeling and get back to your creative self!
Many parents love to display their children's artwork. They want to cultivate that inner artistic genius. Sometimes, though, all that artwork can really add up. Find out some creative and fun ways to display your child's artistic creations from making greeting cards to coffee table books!
It is my goal to save the world, one book repair at a time! In this article I demonstrate how to make a simple book repair to a child's book. The spine cover came loose and it was a very easy repair.
How to make your own chalk paint! Need a custom color? Only need a small amount of a certain color? This is the perfect tutorial on how to achieve that!
It’s easy to feel drawn to the texture and nuance of a Southwestern landscape. Throughout the day and year, the light hits our exaggerated mountains, plateaus and valleys...
Being creative may seem like all it takes to get started as an artist. However, once you get going, it's easy to get overwhelmed and feel discouraged. I'd like to help you get going without any stress
One of the most recognizable subjects in Japanese art are the giant waves that lap its shores. These waves have been famously depicted in Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", which is widely regarded to be the most famous ukiyo-e print of all."Japanese Wave Paintings" explores this and other works of Japanese art that depict these gigantic waves, as well as their meanings and history.
Artist, Linda Wages, acquired a God-inspired talent during her later adult years. Her drawings are examples of how our early experiences generate expressions of beauty later in life.
In traditional basketry of the Salish First Nations people, weavers made beautiful, useful baskets from natural materials like pine needles, cedar root, sweetgrass, cherry bark, carved bone pieces, and shells. Learn the simple method here with pictures to weave your own Secwepemc style of basket from pine needles.
Using process color is a classic art form, especially in printing. However, it can be used in so many other ways as well! This hub will tell you what process color is and how to use it.
The curious art of taxidermy has fascinated societies for centuries, and this macabre past time has gone through many iterations and interpretations, and continues to divide opinion.
Do you know the meanings assigned to your favorite colors? Learn to interpret the use of colors in our world.
Ribbon can be used in so many different types of projects. However, storing ribbon in an easily accessible way can be difficult. Building a ribbon holder will allow you to neatly store your ribbon and have easy access to it.
Landscape paintings - or 'shan shui' ("Mountain and water") paintings - have been a part of Chinese art for many thousands of years. They have deep spiritual and political meanings and are an expression of the artist's inner soul. "Chinese Landscape Paintings" takes a look at Chinese landscape paintings throughout the centuries, the basic components of a shan shui painting, and landscape paintings in modern-day Chinese art.
Do you think architectural landmarks are free of copyright? Not so, in some European countries. Here's shocking news of some that are still under copyright! Could you be a "copyright infringer?"
Accidents happen! If you have a torn or ripped page in a beloved book, you CAN repair it yourself. You just need the right kind of glue or repair tape.
Why do people leave mean or negative comments about other people's art or crafts on social media? And what, if anything, should you do as the artist in response?
Art appreciation improves quality of life and makes you feel good. Great artworks stimulates the brain similarly to what happens when we fall in love: we produce dopamine.
How to solve these three common problems: trouble starting pens, clogged channel in a nib, and a piston that needs re-lubrication.
Directions for making no-fuss gifts with fresh & dried herbs: herb-flavored sugar, vinegar & oil; herbal skin toner & hand soap; herbal incense; & herbal hankie sachets.
If you've ever wanted to make a pine needle basket, you may be wondering which pine needles to use and how to prepare them.
Robert McGinnis was the king of paperback covers. The golden age of pulps was also the golden age of his art. He was an astute painter. There were many who can draw scantily clothed women. But McGinnis has the gift of composition. His lines were clean and sensual, his anatomical details lifelike.
After living 10 years in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as a creative from South Florida, I moved to rural Guthrie. In the 4 years I have been here I am still me but one of them. Here's how I adjusted.
Keeping an art journal can be a fun way to record life events and daily activities. This article gives ideas on what to write as well as how to write in an art journal. New ideas are added regularly.
What makes or breaks and artist lies not with their ability or talent, but what they choose to do with their talent.