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SEC Paintings: Auburn University

Football season is coming up - YEAH - TAILGATING!!!! I went to Auburn University for Grad School (that was really the first time I've ever had to study, it was a great MBA program!). So if you've been following me, [...]

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SEC Paintings: Video Tutorial to Paint an Ole Miss Football Helmet

Football season is coming up - YEAH - TAILGATING!!!! I went to Ole Miss, by far the best school in the nation for tailgating (IMO :) ). People setup wonderful displays in The Grove with lots of finger foods, decorations [...]

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Painting – Promise

This painting started out in my mom and dad's back yard.  I literally sat outside for a bit and painted - it's called a Plein Air technique.  Plein Air you use a quick drying medium like Liquin and Turpenoid so [...]

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Em’s Surprise Bedroom Makeover!

After a month of planning and sewing we did it!  The whole family was in on Em's surprise bedroom makeover: Grandma, Grandpa, Ben, LilMan and Mammaw.  Everyone had a hand. :) The Plan We had to get Em out of [...]

What is your passion?

What is your passion?

Some people have a passion for creating, law, art, designing, decorating, medicine, teaching etc.  How do you know when you have passion?  Passion is when you you start something and suddenly the day is gone and you've forgotten to eat, [...]

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Making a Call Out – Help Please :)

Do you have something that you wish you would have bought when you saw it but didn't? This is my shopping regret. I was cleaning/organizing my pictures, I took this picture on my iPhone while I was in New York in [...]

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How My experience with Kids Art turned me on to Art: Spotlight on Faigie!

Hello dear readers! Please welcome my guest poster, Faigie Kobre the author of and owner of the blog  Edu Art 4 Kids. I have always loved art. As a child I spent some of my time copying from other pictures.I however, did not [...]

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How to Paint a Pancake

Painting, creating, sewing is a passion, one that I freely share and encourage in everyone.  It drives me nuts when someone says "I can't"...the truth is, if you have a desire to do something, then do it and then YOU [...]

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My Latest Painting

I've been drawing and painting as much as I can in my spare time, and I finally have a painting that I'm so excited about that I'm actually writing about it. Em had a dance recital back in March of [...]

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How to Make Mason Jar Wall Sconces

One of the things that drives me nuts about my office/craft room, or any room for that matter, is not having what I need within arms length of where I need it, you know what I mean?  Whenever I wanted [...]

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Reuse Child’s Art Easel – Part II

Waste not, want not...right!  In Part I of Reusing a Child's Art Easel I took apart Em's old Easel to make a wall Easel.  In this second post, I'll put to use the paint trays. Here is the Wall Art [...]

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Reuse a Child’s Art Easel – Part I

Em was given an easel when she was about a year and half and it has served her well: its beaten up, painted on, an eye sore and now, it is time to find it another purpose... This thing is [...]