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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Featured Artist – Bolduc Claude – Artist Portfolio Magazine — Artist Portfolio Magazine

 

Featured Artist Bolduc Claude – Quebec, CanadaInstagram Claude Bolduc was born in Alma, Quebec (Canada) on the 1st of January 1955. On January 4th 1987, birthday of the primitive painter Arthur Villeneuve (Claude Bolduc’s first mentor), Claude begins to paint as a self-taught artist. At this time, the painter stages his own memories and political…

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Art Is Life

Art is life, life is art. Nature (winter, spring, summer, fall), nudity, color, black and white, in reality, canvas, print, photography, drawing, sketch, pottery, glass, and wood.  Art is all around us.  How you view art is up to you. Whether it’s in real life (reality) or hung on the wall, or on your table, art is the spice of life. Give a comment and say what your favorite type of art is.

Print isn’t dead: Posterzine on the future of print — MOO Blog

The founder of People of Print – and of the only poster in the world registered as a magazine – explains how print can thrive in the digital age. If you ask illustrator Marcroy Smith, reports of the death of print have been greatly exaggerated. The founder of People of Print, an online platform where…

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Goodbye September

With turning 40 and forgetting that I can draw like my mom, September 2018 was a great month. With September coming to an end, and October on the way, Fall 2018 will be awesome. Photograph of the moon was taken on Wednesday September 26th, 2018 and the mushrooms were taken on Friday September 28th and Saturday September 29th, 2018.  See more Fall photos drawings, and crochet this October.

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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Happy Fall Y’All

Goodbye summer 2018 and hello Fall 2018.  Time for crisp leaves, apples, cider, apple pie, and fall recipes. It’s also time for me to get cracking on new fall items such as drawings, sketches, and crochet items.
Fall photo credited from Halloween Cottage on Facebook. 

Fall Recipe For Witches Brew

Photo credit from Rachel’s Favorite Recipes.
This recipe will cast a delicious smell over your whole house.
Witches Brew:
1 apple
1 orange
1 lemon
2 T whole allspice
2 T whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
Slice fruit into rings. Don’t worry about peels, seed, cores, etc. Place all ingredients into a crock-pot. Fill with water. Simmer on low. Refill with water as needed. Be careful not let the water get too low. 
Find recipes like this on https://rachaelsfavoriterecipes.blogspot.com

It’s In The Blood Lines

New logo created with my Amazon Sketch App.

Hidden Talent

With moving out of the shop 10 months ago and cleaning up mom’s studio at home, I discovered a talent that I have and completely shut out since I 12-13 years old.  Mom found this huge brief case filled with drawings that I did in high school.  It took me a while to realize that I created these drawings and paintings, then it hit me like a ton of bricks that I actually did create these paintings and drawings.  I never really realized how good I was until I found some scrap paper and started to draw some things.  Realizing that I have a part of my mother’s drawing talent, I can create some great things on my own.  For example, I created this new logo above with a sketch app on my Amazon tablet.  It’s called a bohemian flower at midnight.  Being able to spread my wings and not only doing crochet, this is great.  Below this paragraph, is more drawings that I’ve created in the last couple of weeks, along with the drawings that I discovered in high school.

New Drawings

After discovering this hidden talent, I immediately went on Pinterest to get some ideas for drawing and went to Michael’s Arts And Crafts for my birthday gift and bought sketchbooks, pencils, markers and a book with sketch ideas.  I can do faces and other items, but I also wanted to see some symbols and try some symbols that I find inspiring.  Below is a Celtic symbol for love and a mountain drawing on the inside and a peace symbol on the outside.
Celtic symbol for love. 
 
Mountain peace symbol. 

The High School Years

One of the drawings found in a portfolio brief case found in the back of mom’s studio.  This simple geometric drawing filled with crayons is simple, unique and filled with color.  For the geometric person, this is for you!
Geometric shape drawing filled with crayon.  Created when I was in high school. 

More To Come

See more drawings and prints that I will create from drawings on my blog and on my Etsy shop.  Prices will be with new drawings and prints.