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

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

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 turn small, ornamental gourds into little holiday snowmen that the entire family will enjoy.

What you'll need:

First, you'll need a small, ornamental gourd (. . . 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. . . read more




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