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DCD #237 - National Popcorn Month

We’re celebrating National Popcorn month this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas!  Our challenge is to make a project that is inspired by a movie, and you must tell what movie it is. 387 more words

Paper Crafting

Balance in Art and Art as Balance

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an artwork seeking purpose must be in possession of Balance.

I, of course, am paraphrasing and adapting to my own ends one of the most famous opening sentences in literature, but it serves to underscore the importance that is placed on visual balance in artwork – and rightly so. 388 more words


Unwrap a sketch challenge

Sometimes we need a starting point when we want to create but we don’t know how to get into a project.

Heart 2 Heart Challenges… 226 more words

The food of Art.

What we paint is a product of what we think and what we think is governed by what food we serve up to our mind.  Thomas Couture (1815 – 1879) offered sound advice in his book Conversations on Art Methods (1867) when he advised the young artist to read “good books” to feed the mind, including; Shakespeare, Homer, Virgil, Moliere, Cervantes, Rousseau, Bernardin de Saint Pierre. 425 more words


CTMH "Nevermore" Halloween Decorations

It’s almost October, and time to get out your Halloween decorations. Haven’t had time to shop for decorations this year? Well then, it’s time to get out your stamps, scissors, and glue, and make some adorable decorations of your own! 146 more words


'Dreading Life Class'; or 'Ode to Helen'.

This week sees the return of the life class I attend
which returns from the summer break..

I’m dreading it.

Back to the harsh world of Acrylic paint.   308 more words


Who are you Painting with tonight?

The thick glutinous mass in the bottom of the jar looked intriguing, and the possibility of painting with it caused me a good deal of excitement. 502 more words