The other day, my seven-year old granddaughter and I made critters out of sea shells. She did the designing and I handled the hot glue gun. I had to do my best to interpret her visions. I learned … Continue reading >>
This fabulous table centerpiece from the wedding reception of an English teacher bride and her book-loving groom was made from a stack of books tied with a ribbon and topped with a paper rose. … Continue reading >>
King of Kitsch?
Former US Poet Laureate said it was irrelevant to even speak of Rod McKuen as a poet. Pulitzer Prize-winning critic called McKuen's work gooey schmaltz. Newsweek magazine called … Continue reading >>
The boho-chic, hippie look in the 1970s was non-conformist anti-fashion: free flowing, romantic, artsy and unique, and often involved sewing, especially patches and embroidery. Anything handmade or … Continue reading >>
Have you seen those images of incredibly detailed sculptural book art being pinned and re-pinned all over Pinterest? They are crazy! Don't you wonder how they were created? I do mixed media, altered … Continue reading >>
It's important to nurture creativity in children, even if it's a little startling, or, um, not quite what we had expected.
Accuracy in art, if not colors
My granddaughter, Lil, had brought a … Continue reading >>