Category: DIY & Crafts
An Artist Feud Over the Blackest Paint Ever
Successful artist Anish Kapoor has Vantablack, a black paint he won’t let anyone else use. But artist Stuart Semple created the affordable Black 3.0 to rival.
Arm Knitting a Massive Blanket
Hi! Remember me? I’m the girl that used to post on here kind of frequently. Sorry I got all tangled up in everything else and let the blog slide. A few things happened. I climbed some mountains with Ivan. We visited family for some holidays. We redid the floor in our den. Also I’m pregnant,…
The Mental Stages of a Slow Painting
I paint on a professional level. In my spare time I also like to paint. But in my spare time I like to try new techniques and media. I rarely take any big risks, so most of my experimental art turns out pretty cool. But until the painting is completed, I pretty much loathe it.…
Edible Water Bubbles
As a famous TV chemist once said, “Science, Bitch.”
Painting My Dreamscapes
As far back as I can remember, I’ve had hyper-realistic, vivid dreams. I’ve decided to start painting them.
Customers and Their Spirit Animals
I’ve mentioned a number of times what I do for a living; I’m an artist. Specifically, I sell paintings of animals and specialize in pet portraits. My style varies, depending on the painting, but my custom portraits are messy watercolors and generally quite colorful, focusing on the vibrant personalities of our pets. The colors that…
I Tested Watercolor Pencils With My Pet Art
Painting pet portraits is my full time job. Although I usually use watercolor paint for my art, I also enjoy trying out new products, like watercolor pencils.
A Pig Dog is My Muse
Every artist needs inspiration and mine is a wiggly pibble that we call The Pig Dog.
The Coffee Shop Caricatures
Once upon a time (quite recently, in fact) I worked for a handful of months at a nearby coffee shop. It was my in-between job after the law firm (Oh! The horror!) and before/overlapping my current collection of jobs: dog walking (that’s puppy therapy), writing and painting. Also, have I mentioned that I’ve been drawing…
Drawing on the Walls
When we first moved into our apartment in Brooklyn, it didn’t take too long for our landlord to find out that I really dig art and like to work on my own skills in my downtime. I wasn’t expecting him to ask me to paint a mural in the stairwell, though! I spent a little…
Create Art by Upcycling Bed Slats
This is a DIY project upcycling discarded pine boards to create a simple, but stunning statement piece wall art. Easy to do, cheap to make, and kid friendly.
Upcycling (really) Old Books
The other day, I found myself on Etsy, scrolling through an endless page of the most darling and unique hand-crafted gifts (which pretty much defines my every visit to Etsy). I stumbled across something that piqued my interest (more so than everything else, that is). It was a word cloud of the Hippocratic Oath…