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Decoupage: An art technique perfect for developing your child's fine motor skills

Decoupage is an art technique used to decorate an object using paper cut outs and glue. This is a great activity to develop your child’s fine motor skills. 100 more words


Would You Call this Cheating?

The good new is that… after a long gap I’m back at my so called studio! I’ve already had a few attempts this year, but these resulted in loads of… 480 more words


new Clancy pattern designs

Here are images of my newly finished scarf and bag designs intended for the amusement of teachers (and students and people who enjoy language and numbers) – and both designs were inspired by teachers.   88 more words

A Creative Life

How About Those Layers, Eh?

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “How do I make this picture glow like a candle-lit dinner?” “How do I form this line so I can pluck it off the paper?” “Why is this cat’s fur not glistening like the furs of the ancient Sphynx sprawled across her perch?” — you should layer. 342 more words

Art Blog

9 ways to make more art and why

My response to difficult times, whether personal or in the wider culture, has been to make more art. This is a concept I’ve adapted from my past work on Dr. 1,089 more words

A Creative Life

Yes, in Art, books do (actually!) help.

I’ve heard it said that one can’t learn Art through reading books, but sometimes those books actually help urge someone into action.

I’ve been reading in a book on Chinese ink painting techniques…and may just have gotten the inspiration to work on a painting (I’m not giving away the title until after I’ve decided whether to buy it or not).  444 more words


Found a cache of journals?

It’s been a bit of a trial even to get back to the point of writing, here.  Good points?  1) I found my old Japanese Pentel Brush Pen (the one with the ink reservoir as the handle and no English anywhere), 2) I did go out and just get the Uni-Ball Signo 207’s in Ultra Micro and Bold; 3) I cleaned out one of my desk spaces and found at least five in-progress paper journals, organized by theme. 891 more words