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
In the 18th and 19th century, French painters had to lug big heavy French easels and all their paints into the field if they wanted to paint out-of-doors. With the invention of the small pochade box (pochade is French for "quick color sketch") those types of painting trips became much easier.
Today I'm going to show you how can make your own pochade box out of a cigar box just like the. . . read more
If you need a fun art project you can do with your family on a cold winter day, keep on reading - I’m going to show you how to. . . read more
Today I’m going to show you how to make a special “Angels & Snowflakes” gourd ornament for the holidays. You can apply many. . . read more
In my previous article I shared several important tips for safely carving gourds. With those tips in mind, let’s get started on a gourd or two!
Today, we’re going to clean and prep a couple of gourds for our next project—making Christmas tree ornaments.
You may find. . . read more
Using rocks and sea glass in jewelry is very popular with jewelry-makers these days as an inexpensive, easy way to add interest. . . read more
Have you ever painted with coffee? Believe it or not, it’s a wonderful medium for monochromatic artwork, with a wide range of. . . read more