Drawing With Oil Bars

Drawing With Oil Bars

Like butter. That is exactly what I said when I started drawing using these wonderful bars. The smell reminds me of my days in the halls of the art building, where the musty scent of linseed oil wafts together with printmaking inks and smoking kilns. The days I spent...

Words for Me & My Friends

  Finding myself the proud owner of several vintage scrabble games, I pondered what creative idea I could do…obviously, I could challenge all my family members to a giant scrabble round robin (the 1986 version of Words with friends!) But maybe, just maybe, there...

Resolution… Remember!

When New Year’s rolls around, talks of resolutions & promises engage most discussions. Have you made yours? What do you want to change/add in/take out for 2014? What big life-altering, scale-number changing, triathlon-completing, goal-gaining choice are you...

Alphabet Song

My three year old loves, no LOVES, singing  the ABC song I mean LOVES singing it! All the time, down the halls, at bed time, in the car, at church, in the store A, B, C, D, E, F, G… So when I happened upon these adorable ABC stickers at the Dollar store I knew...

A Quick Painting Tip

Need a quick update to a frame, piece of furniture, a whatnot or whatever? Well, grab a candle… If you want a distressed finish, with a contrasting color showing, the wax in the candle will act as a perfect resist to the paint. Any paint that is layered atop the...