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
Added by Audreyvp on April 11, 2011 at 6:56pm —
Want to increase your odds of having your letter be opened? Address it by hand. If you want undeniable certainty that it will be opened first, address it in calligraphy. Hand calligraphy, that is.
I recently met with…
Added by Audreyvp on March 3, 2011 at 4:07pm —
There was a day when designers, artists and other creatives were limited to the Zazzle and CafePress marketplaces to offer their creations on demand. But today, previously unattainable production processes have now become available for many types of designs. Technology is to…
Added by Audreyvp on February 16, 2011 at 12:05pm —
How befitting that, today, Valentine’s Day, I would choose to tell you about a wonderful and playful illustrator by the name of Valentina
. I thought I’d pay her homage on this day meant for lovers as I have a mad crush on her work, which is, in fact, a tribute to a true love for life.
You want to pay attention here, because I’m quite sure that we will be seeing… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on February 14, 2011 at 6:08pm —
When I was little, I thought that I wanted to grow up to be a doctor. I went on to university thinking just that. But, like many things in life, things change. For me they did, big time. I got married, and had a baby...and then three more. I kept up with school for the first few years of marriage and parenthood, but after six years and four kids later my entire pursuit in life changed. The whole idea that being successful…
Added by Jennifer Wheeler on February 14, 2011 at 2:54pm —
Personalized gifts are always popular. But dna11.com takes it to the next level as they use a person’s DNA, finger prints and kiss prints to create VERY unique artwork.
Just as we loved the DNA portraits we mentioned in our…
Added by Audreyvp on January 28, 2011 at 3:27pm —
Every now and then comes along an artist that offers a really new perspective. Alexa Meade, all of 23 years old and not even officially trained in art, is one such remarkable person. And when we…
Added by Audreyvp on January 27, 2011 at 8:28pm —
As crazy as the holidays get, one thing I really enjoy doing over the winter break is collaborating with Munch to make art for the family. This year I was inspired by the "subway art" I've seen in many DIY blogs.
I began with this- one of several paintings Munch did a couple of summers ago when she was just beginning to explore with paint. I never cared for the muddiness that came from the brown and was just waiting to paint over it.… Continue
Added by Janice on January 16, 2011 at 12:52pm —
Each month I feature 2 or 3 artists on my main blog, artsnark.blogspot.com
. My latest interview is with the talented artist Alexandra Wolf.
Alex alters antique illustrations from her book collection & prints them on old book pages. I… Continue
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on November 22, 2010 at 10:30am —
I like providing a variety of art activities for my little girl. I believe that like literacy, creativity needs to be fostered. In particular, open-ended art projects are especially important in our house. Painting, drawing, sculpting....
Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 28, 2010 at 11:05am —
Tired of having glitter, pom poms, and wrinkled up paintings scattered everywhere?! At the risk of sounding a little less than sentimental, I can barely keep up with the massive influx of KidArt from preschool, which sent me searching for storage solutions. I found one that was basic, but brilliant. Oh, and cheap - a total bonus. :)
See the review here:
Added by Valerie Korock on October 20, 2010 at 11:20pm —
Added by Lindsay Ahart on October 5, 2010 at 10:04am —
So if any of you noticed, I added a few new sections to my site:
My Kick it List
Blogs I stalk
Pix I Take
Stuff I Make/ CraftCult/ Etsy buttons
Facebook Fan Page
My Kick it List
is simple- A list of… Continue
Added by MaryAnne Olson on August 20, 2010 at 11:09pm —
My books for this semester have arrived and I have to say, I am slightly overwhelmed. I am taking 5 classes this semester and these books cover 3 of them! My other 2 classes are art classes and I don't believe they have books (thank God for small favors) but I do know that they will require a LOT of time and effort on my part. Luckily, I love art and those classes, although time consuming and sometimes stressful, are really… Continue
Added by Nicki Ditch on August 2, 2010 at 9:27am —
Artist (& homeschooling Mother) Laura Koniver, MD of HeartSong Fine Art
posted this interesting piece on creativity & health to my blog recentlyhttp://artsnark.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-simple-act-of-creating-must-create.html
You may or may not agree with her thoughts but I'd love to… Continue
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on July 11, 2010 at 12:24pm —
ok so today i am eschewing (nice, huh?) the friend friday meme cuz i am taking a stab at taking pictures for the looking up theme at NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month, just in case youre like wait, what?). Despite what my mother thinks, that because i took a photography class in the 6th grade, i cannot take a decent photo. i see what i see, hurry up and push the button and go. i usually miss the actual shot. you can look at my kid's prom pictures for proof. my mum, when looking at… Continue
Added by Pam Margolis on May 7, 2010 at 7:43pm —
This craft is so simple that even someone with no crafting skills [like me] can do it! It’s also perfect for little ones who can wield scissors. As you can tell from the photo, my scissor skills aren’t the greatest, [I can't cut a straight line to save my life] but Ava doesn’t care. She loves taking the pieces off and rearranging them. I also use it to tell her stories. Originally, I glued the widows and door onto the house, but she just pulled them off [she's 14 months] so I… Continue
Added by shannon on February 9, 2010 at 1:24pm —
Have you checked out Handmadenews.org
, "The Largest Hand Made Craft Blog On Earth For Artisans By Artisans"?
It is a great site, full of inspiration, interviews & tutorials. I was fortunate to be picked as one of their Featured Bloggers this week. Please check it out if you have a chance:
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on January 22, 2010 at 8:25am —
Ok, so here’s the deal. I’m not exactly as vigilant as I should be about what my kids watch. I tend to watch something, get seriously into it, and then when it’s too late, notice my kids are with me watching it, and it is TOTALLY inappropriate. Bad news. Well, this bad habit has come back to bite me in the ass in a somewhat disturbing, yet totally hilarious way. %
Here is a pic of my son’s latest homework assignment, front and back.…
Added by Jeniel Petrovich on October 27, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I am sponsoring a random drawing for custom postcards from Uprinting.com. Great for promoting your art or shop! Just leave a comment before noon Thursday 10/29 to enter. Comment must state what you will do with them if you are the winner.
To enter random drawing for Hand Dyed Scarf,… Continue
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on October 26, 2009 at 10:42am —