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
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?"
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.
Bread, wine grapes & cross clipart. Use for first communion banner patterns, scrap booking or other arts & craft projects!
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.
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...
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.
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!
This is a quick and fancy way to make things extra hospitable for out-of-town guests. You can find this form of towel origami at hotels, but it's equally nice to do at home.
What makes or breaks and artist lies not with their ability or talent, but what they choose to do with their talent.
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.
Are you new to Bullet Journaling? Join me in my adventure of this new-to-me way of getting, and staying, organized and productive.
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.
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.
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!
How do you get fair financial compensation when someone plagiarises or steals your artwork or design? Follow a common process to deal with copyright infringement and take back control.
How to find artistic inspiration. 10 tips to overcome lack of inspiration, and get back at creating art. Tips and ideas to shake off the creativity burnout.
Accidents happen! If you have a torn or ripped page in a beloved book, it's easy to repair it with materials you probably have around the house.
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.
How to solve these three common problems: trouble starting pens, clogged channel in a nib, and a piston that needs re-lubrication.
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.
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.
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.
Make this easy peace ornament for Earth Day, a 60’s-70’s/hippie theme party, or just for someone who's a fan of the peace-sign symbol and bead crafts!
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.
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 how to make your own vinyl wall quotes using your Cricut die cut machine. Read this easy tutorial.
I'm not an expert in meditation or art but my personal experience with the two has given me inspiration and peace that I would like to share.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you know the meanings assigned to your favorite colors? Learn to interpret the use of colors in our world.
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!
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.
Why buy a corsage when you can easily make one yourself? Use this easy tutorial to quickly put one together!
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.
Even professional designers use only 20% of their knowledge 80% of the time and that's what I'll be covering here.
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.
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?
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.
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.