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Learning to Draw – With Paint — Artistcoveries

“…some artists like to do detailed drawings to use as reference before they paint, but many don’t. Some artists do drawings directly onto their canvas before they start to paint, but many don’t.”

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Show Your Love for Local Makers on Small Business Saturday® — Etsy Journal

Photo by Farmhouse MoonIf there’s no place like home for the holidays, there’s no holiday gift quite like one that’s made by a creative entrepreneur in your very own community. And this Small Business Saturday, shoppers in four cities across the US—Austin, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, DC—will have an extra-special opportunity to stock up…

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How to Make Palmistry-Inspired Candleholders for Your Halloween Bash — Etsy Journal

 

Photo by Amanda KingloffHalloween is a holiday that comes in many shades—more so than just about any other occasion for celebration. It can be silly, gory, spooky, sexy, or—especially this year—mystical and elegant. That’s the aesthetic that inspired this DIY, which taps into the current divination-centric decor trend. Explore Halloween ideas While it’s not exactly…

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Vanna White Visits AC Moore — Lion Brand Notebook

Earlier this month, our favorite celebrity crafter and beloved TV personality Vanna White paid a special visit. Vanna stopped by a local AC Moore craft store in South Jersey, where she greeted over 300 fans. She spent several hours meeting fellow crafters, who came out for the opportunity to chat with her and snap a…

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Make your Home a Relaxed Sanctuary — Red Heart Blog

People all over the world are embracing the idea of home as your sanctuary– a place where you can nest with loved ones and feel contentment. Even though we are living in a digital world, we seek surroundings that relax us, help us recharge and encourage creativity. The Danish idea that incorporates these themes into…

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Featured Shop: Tennessee Fiber Farm — Etsy Journal

From the back porch of her Tennessee farmhouse, Kacie Lynn can pretty easily keep an eye on all the members of her small-scale sustainable textile operation, Tennessee Fiber Farm. There’s Mrs. Brown, socializing near the front with some visitors; Clementine, casually taking (yet another) snack break; and dutiful Jude and Alice, keeping everyone in line.…

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Go Back to School with 10 Free Moogly Crochet Patterns — Red Heart Blog

It’s time to go Back to School with Moogly – and 10 free crochet patterns! collage photo – please see email On Moogly I love sharing free crochet patterns – and as a mom, I’m always designing things for my kids! Now that it’s back to school, it’s time to think about what they’ll need this…

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Curd Your Enthusiasm — Work, Play and Chardonnay

Do you find the title of this post totally cheesy? Well…I am always trying to find a whey to make a Gouda pun. Somewhere Momica is groaning… I have to admit that my wordsmithing is going to be stronger than the scent of Limburger cheese as I write about the “Calling All Cheese Lovers: A…

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