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

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

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




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