Category Archives: Arts

Trouble finding time for painting?

Search AmazonProduct SearchSince I have finally gotten back home and now have time to do the things I want to do, I am having trouble finding time for painting!  I have eight months of tasks that have backed up and … Continue reading

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Getting back into painting

Search AmazonProduct SearchI am having a hard time getting back into painting, drawing and such.  After two and a half years of taking care of my daughter, I now find myself with time to do the things I want to … Continue reading

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Artist’s hacks Video

Search AmazonProduct SearchHere is a you tube video with cool hacks you need to know if you are an artist or just aspire to be one.  Some are self evident, but some are pretty neat.  

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Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.

Search AmazonProduct SearchInstead of blogging all the time, I have been playing in my sketchbook and working on a pastel profile.  Here is a glimpse of some of what I have been playing around with.  Nothing earth-shattering, just playful, fun … Continue reading

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I just discovered another doll artist to showcase

Search AmazonProduct SearchThis is a copy of part of a blog entry from Amarettogirl.  I just discovered her blog this morning and I am blown away.  Her header is fantastic, but this entry is really exceptional.  I have only posted … Continue reading

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? Niblet & Biscuit Doll Tutorial

Search AmazonProduct SearchHere is a wonderful tutorial I found on Gwenny Penny that I know you will want to try.  This site is full of tutorials and beautiful photographs and I encourage you to visit there, especially if you like … Continue reading

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Paper Heart Garland

Search AmazonProduct SearchHere is a really neat and quick little craft to decorate your home or office for next to nothing.  I love the ease and simplicity of this craft.  I think you could use this idea to make all … Continue reading

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Window Shopping Wednesday — Marina Bychkova

Search AmazonProduct SearchThis wonderful doll artist was one of the first to catch my eye.  These are called ball-jointed dolls and hers are made of porcelain.  Although her dolls are exquisite in the nude, her choice of clothing and decoration … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial — Paper Birdies!

Search AmazonProduct SearchI told you I have a fascination with birds! I found this tutorial on a really great blog called, “No Money Mama” and I am reproducing it here for you. Be sure to leave her a comment on … Continue reading

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Window Shopping Wednesday — Sharon Tomlinson

Search AmazonProduct SearchI’d like to showcase one of my favorite artists here, named Sharon Tomlinson.  I discovered her a long time ago on YouTube and then found her blog quite by accident.  Since I believe that there are no coincidences, … Continue reading

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