I’ve been a bit quiet for a while here, but to make up for that here is a book review. The summary will contain spoilers, jump down to the review if you want to avoid them and I’ll do my best to leave them out there. Summary: The story follows the narrator Claire, a disgraced artist… Continue reading The Art Forger Book Review
I took this picture of my neighbor’s chicken this summer. The little rooster was curious about my phone and was trying to figure out what it was. This was taken right before he started pecking at the camera. Anyways, here is a tutorial on how to make an oil painting, with this lovely guy as… Continue reading Oil Painting Tutorial
I’ve just finished making these cozy house socks. More like slippers than anything else, I am looking forward to having them keep my tootsies warm this coming winter. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures when I was knitting, so I’m just going to explain what I did and provide links to the websites which had… Continue reading Knit House Socks
I’ve just finished knitting this lap blanket. I’ve been working on it as me and my mom watched and rewatched Game of Thrones this summer. Now that it’s done and ready to be sold, I’m going to use it as an example for how to price handmade work. Now, first off. Know going into this… Continue reading Knit Game of Thrones Blanket, How To Price Handmade Work
I took this picture, along with several others, on a walk along a stream with some family friends this summer. I decided to paint this photo because of the movement through the piece. The tree roots and the heron are flowing to the left of the frame. Additionally the angling of the photo, not a… Continue reading Painting With Watercolors, With Example
So, as the my summer taking care of O & O progresses, I have had to come up with different ways to hold their interest, in order to keep the family room from devolving into a war zone. One of the blessings of taking care of O & O is their exposure to the arts,… Continue reading Art, an Enjoyable Pastime, or Money-Making Venture?
At the times when I don’t have an art class or a group to go to, I find it difficult to take the time to do any art. I put it off throughout the day, watch the last Game of Thrones episode again instead, mess around on the computer, find lots of art inspiration on… Continue reading Making Your Artistic Practice