So yesterday I finished the masking cards and decided to try doing a freehand background wash with watercolors. I'm a fan of blues so I thought I'd try blending various shades using the Hero Arts watercolor wheel. While the paper was drying I pulled out a few birthday cards that I need to deliver ... View Post
OCC: Watercolors for Card Makers Day 2
Today was the second day of the Online Card Class. Today's videos covered different methods of doing watercolor background washes and also introduced masking using frisket or rubber cement. I had seen frisket on the recommended supplies list a few weeks ago and decided to go ahead and order it so ... View Post
A new beginning…
Well, my goal to post daily in November kinda crashed and burned. Since then we've gotten almost completely settled in the new house and it is really starting to feel like our home! One of our big winter break projects was creating my craft room and it is easily my favorite room of the house ... View Post
Okay, I'm putting this goal out here publicly so that I hopefully will stick to it. Once my house is fully unpacked I plan to cook at least 2 new cookbook recipes a week... This is the current state of my cookbook shelves...and this is not including any of my monthly food magazines (Martha ... View Post
Cheating for the second time….
So, yeah, 6 days in and I'm already running out of things to say... Actually, I have plenty to say but not enough time to get it all out....house posts, recipes, and project posts are coming soon, I promise! But today I'm cheating and taking the NaBloPoMo prompt: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 If ... View Post
This one’s for the birds!
I can have the best intentions to unpack a few boxes when I get an occasional free hour but nothing derails me quite like bird-watching (or more accurately, bird and small mammal-watching). It's something that I've grown up with...my mom has always fed birds and taught me how to identify most of ... View Post
Landscape beginnings…(now with photos!)
Well our house isn't unpacked yet but we've made some progress on landscaping! Baby steps, I know. Pictures will have to come tomorrow (stupid getting dark early thing...) but so far we've got a weeping cherry tree "snow fountain" and a crepe myrtle "tuscarora" (thanks to house-warming gift ... View Post
The importance of Goldilocks (pt. 1)
Sometimes, after a student finishes playing a piece in a lesson, I have this sudden urge to look him or her straight in the eyes with all the seriousness I can muster and say "well you didn't get it right this week...you might as well give up and quit now." Harsh? Absolutely. Do I mean it? ... View Post
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