“Graphite Objects” for the artist who has everything

Graphite Objects are very unique and fun drawing tools for anyone who enjoys pencils. Highly recommended! They have a current line, along with limited edition, past, and custom shapes. I have the HAND. The whole object is made out of graphite and can be used to draw with. Here is an image of the FROG……

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Make glass art? Santa Barbara Art Glass Class

I give a high recommendation for the glass class at Santa Barbara Art Glass.  Here is their pitch: Let Saul and Gina Alcatraz put their years of glassblowing expertise to good use, mentoring you through the process of wielding rods tipped with molten glass, adding color to your piece, and shaping your creation into a…

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DIY Holiday gift idea 2, bath salts in (a recycled) glass jar

This year I am using recycled items in my holiday gifts. I have been collecting all my old glass jars. The glass jars are so easy to reuse! Today I turned my old jars into new bath salt gifts. Epsom salt baths are great in the winter, for many reasons, and I thought it would…

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Holiday gift idea… making boxes: mint, hot, sweet

Recycling my old little boxes, by decorating them, for simple and unique holiday gifts. My plan is to fill them with one of 3 hard candies; mints, fireballs, or caramel.

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My StumbleUpon expirament, wow, how did I get so many views so quickly?

I recently read this article about how great StumbleUpon is for page views and such. I enjoy StumbleUpon myself, and go browse content when I’m looking to be entertained. The stats in the infographic seemed worth an experiment, so I submitted some of my own web pages to see what would happen. It’s reporting a…

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my bluecanvas shop is up

I was won over by the magazine that bluecanvas publishes. I really enjoyed the artwork, the layout, and the print quality. I was happy to discover that they also have a cool website and community. The artwork featured in the magazine is from the web community and is selected from the top voted content.  In…

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First 5 of the 6×6″ paintings

I’ve started making 6×6″ paintings. I plan to give one away each month to a random new subscriber to my newsletter. I love this square format. I use mostly fluid acrylic paint that is more like ink. I also use paint pens. It’s mostly a metallic paint selection and I think it helps make the…

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Arte Laguna Prize Entry

I joined the IAMDA and recently they posted, “Art Opportunity for mobile artists–with a substantial cash prize for artist who takes first place. Check it out (and hurry if you’re interested, deadline is 12/6) ”  It’s an Italian program, and having lived in Italy, I love just about everything Italian. I put 2 images in…

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