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. . . 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 cards for students and events. It’s a nice way to welcome those attending because everyone enjoys seeing their name, but it does take time.
I've also been an avid collector of rubber stamps for many years, so it's been wonderful to see a revival in their. . . 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. . . read more
I just finished teaching my ninth annual Holiday Art Cards workshop and I’m always a little surprised that students (who also receive a card from me) really want to know all the steps to design the envelope! Well, it is the first impression!
My hand-made cards and envelopes have a theme, a message, and a personal touch. The most important thing I stress is this goal: Make. . . 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. . . read more
About 10 years ago, fiber artist and painter Teresa Shippy found a great use for her ever-expanding collection of vintage tin tiles. With some basic plain cloth and paint (and lots of experimentation!) she learned to "transfer" her tin tile designs onto fabric, making one-of-a-kind artwork.
With her permission, today I'm sharing Teresa's. . . read more
Being a saver (like most starving artists) I’ve been collecting seashells, antique jewelry, artificial flowers, glitter,. . . read more
Today I’m going to show you how can make your own pochade box out of a cigar box just like the old impressionist masters. Best. . . read more