Changing your drawing medium from pen and ink to brush and ink. With pen and ink you draw using lines, crosshatching or scribbles for building up your shadows. After a certain amount of time you don't really think about where your pen tip is going how your marks are being made you just look at your subject and draw, or int he case of drawing from your head you just draw. If one day you decide to try something different and pull out a bamboo brush and a jar of india ink the process of drawing…Continue
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Though all of us are curious about our roots and sometimes even fascinated by our family history, genealogy used to be perceived as a dry artform practiced by the retired folks, i.e. the ones who really had the time to delve into the research and the connections and the research again.
Well, here’s a company that is making genealogy look fresh and…
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I had a sleepless night followed by a sleepless morning so I decided I would commit to print some of the experiences that I hope to try this next year and beyond.
Cross country skiing
Hot yoga class
Anti gravity yoga class
Attend moms hockey practice
Run a marathon- hesitant to write that one…Continue
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Impressive In Seconds: I was recently interviewed for this month’s issue of First magazine. However, because of ... http://bit.ly/rV69pB
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Last year Anne-Marie wrote about attending local art fairs in Chicago and she shared where to find some of those artists after the fair season in a two part series here and here. This is one of many passions that Anne-Marie and I share. We love and…Continue
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One (1) lucky BabyRazzi winner will receive a $50 gift certificate that you could use for the Winnie collection!
How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH COUNTS AS ONE ENTRY. There is NO LIMIT to the number of times a reader can enter…Continue
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Is your teen going off to college in another city or state? Are they already missing there 800 closest friends? Here are some great wall art that will keep you (if you are friends with them on Twitter or Facebook) and their friends close.…Continue
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Dare to be yourself!
Dare to be free!
This is the premise of Liesel Soley's inspiring children's picture book, Can You Be an Artist?
Freddie, Honey and Bae are so different culturally speaking, yet they're so alike at the same time.…Continue
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When your kids are eerily quiet for any extended period of time, nine times out of ten it's because they're trying to burn your house down. But every once in a blue moon, the stars all align, and the pip squeaks somehow actually manage to..... *gasp*..... play quite nicely together. Sure, you might have to pay them for that momentary bit of peace and quiet, but we…Continue
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It’s a modern day West Texas Stonehenge.
In the middle of a farmer’s field, on the flat plains of the Texas Panhandle, stands ten Cadillacs, half buried in perfect alignment, like soldiers in a military parade.
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We all go through phases with our children's diets. (Heck, I go through phases in my own diet as my tastes change throughout the month. So what can I expect?) But kids are notorious for being "picky," "difficult" and "plain."
And truth be told, my kids have thus far been truly amazing little eaters. My first has very openly tasted foods most of her life, leaning towards a less-interested stage when she hit four years of age, but nonetheless, discovering for herself what she truly…
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One (1) lucky BabyRazzi winner will receive a $50 gift certificate!
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Sarah Elbert came up with the idea of her Lil’ Masterpiece necklaces when she saw her niece’s artwork on her sister’s fridge. She felt that the drawings were absolutely adorable and wanted to come up with a way to keep some of…Continue
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