We’re so used to popping a pill whenever we feel sick, sad, or tired. While these medicines do help in strengthening the body, believers of wholistic healing also believe that we should also ‘treat’ the spirit. And one of the best ways to do this is through creative therapy. [Read more…]
Many schools are slashing art and music from their curriculum. When their budget is cut, they tend to focus on ‘important’ subjects like Math and Science (or even the school football program!) instead of putting money in the arts. But arts are part of a well-rounded education. Here are some of the benefits of an art program. [Read more…]
Do you collect pictures for collages? Maybe you’re a mother of young kids, who’s always on the lookout for pictures to use for craft activities or school projects. Or you could be an artist, who enjoys art journaling or mixed media.
Either way, you probably have entire drawers filled with photos, papers and ephemera. The big challenge is to find what we need when inspiration strikes, or at least put some semblance of order so our house doesn’t look like a paper recycling plant. Here are some tips on how to organize collage images. [Read more…]
Attention, crafters and aristans! You don’t have to join a craft fair or set up your own website to sell your work. Many people are making a good amount of money selling their unique items on etsy.com.
Etsy.com is a website where people can buy and sell handmade things. This includes paper crafts, jewelry, mixed media, practically anything! It’s also a great place for you to test your product and hone your business skills. Here are some ways to use etsy.com to build your crafts business. [Read more…]
Do you love stamps? Like many crafters, you probably started with inks (and there’s already quite a wide range of ink types available: chalk, pigment, dye). But you can get interesting effects by using another coloring medium, watercolor crayons.
Watercolor crayons are great for stamps. You get a soft yet vibrant effect, but more translucent than if you used acrylic paints. Here are some tips on how to use waterolor crayons on stamps. [Read more…]