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Non-traditional Art Tutorials: Mixed-Media, Found Objects, Etc.

Recently I decided to make some fun labels for my art supply chest that holds tools, markers, and media. I visualized them in. . . read more

Some of you may recall my tutorial on brush illustration for beginners last year. That technique, using a brush marker with. . . read more

Welcome back for part 2 of a series on how stamps can embellish hand-lettered projects. (For more stamping information, refer to my first article in the series.)

Although my stamp collection is mostly seasonal images, some (like alphabets or Asian characters) fall into less-defined. . . read more

As a calligrapher, I’m often looking for easy ways to accomplish design tasks. One project I repeat quite often is making name. . . read more

Calligraphy students often ask if taking my class will improve their handwriting. Equally popular is the lament of parents or. . . read more

Here in the US, the last three holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) snuggle up on the calendar. I know I speak for many when I say that by early December I’m feeling a little overwhelmed.

My “to do” list includes cards and envelopes to design and mail, packages to wrap, home decorating. . . snowshoeing under the trees . . . concerts and dinner . . . a cup of tea with a. . . read more

I just finished teaching my ninth annual Holiday Art Cards workshop and I’m always a little surprised that students (who also. . . read more

As some of you already know, I work in both oils and colored pencils. My preferred method with oils is a personal adaptation of. . . read more

The seasons are changing—which makes it a magnificent time to take a walk and see what your neighbor’s trees are up to. Their fallen leaves are like small paintings.

As I surveyed the sights on my street, I wished it was Thanksgiving, but that was yet a month away. A few thousand leaves later, still inspired by nature, I came up with a way to preserve this amazing offering, perhaps. . . read more

About 10 years ago, fiber artist and painter Teresa Shippy found a great use for her ever-expanding collection of vintage tin. . . read more

Being a saver (like most starving artists) I’ve been collecting seashells, antique jewelry, artificial flowers, glitter,. . . read more




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