Category Archives: How To: Blog Posts

The Leaky Igloo and Other Snow-Globe Making Adventures

You can go to Anthropologie and buy a snow globe for forty dollars. OR you can make one for under $5.  Last year I made snow globes for the first time after finding a tutorial on Pinterest.  This year I … Continue reading

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Snow in a Jar

This year has been a little disappointing as far as snow goes.  The other day I decided to do something about it and made a few snow globes.  This year my Christmas will be white, even if it’s only in … Continue reading

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No Plan? No Problem???

Actually, It’s kind of annoying not having a plan.  I am a HUGE planner.  I am the person that thinks about how my actions will affect my life five or ten years (or fifty years) from now before forging ahead.  … Continue reading

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Thank you Miller and Your Plant Farm

Now that the weather is officially amazing, I’ve been spending more time outside.  The downside is that I haven’t gotten much painting done.  But I was able to do something that I’ve wanted to do for a loooong time—plant some … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa’s Dirty Little Secret

Every now and then I’m faced with the unpleasant task of cleaning out my Mona Lisa brush cleaning tank.  When painting with oils, you have to clean your brushes with turpentine.  When you rinse your brush in the cleaning tank, … Continue reading

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Bookbinding (The Final Frontier)

This is the most complex part of the bookmaking process.  Trust me, you’re going to wish you had four hands. The following is instructions for Coptic binding.  You’re going to need: a ruler waxed linen or embroidery thread bookbinding needle … Continue reading

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Bookmaking (part deux)

I have to admit this to you: Out of the three bookmaking tutorials, this one is probably the most boring.  I hope you read it anyway, or this is just a big fat waste of time.  For those of you … Continue reading

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