Hear-ye, Hear-ye….Decorative Painting Classes now in Tamaqua PA!
This has been on my ‘wish-to-do list’ for a while now (but timing is everything), To create a place to gather, learn, create, share and paint together, with the emphasis on learning and sharing in an Artful place with continuing classes in our own Community!
Welcome to ‘Brush~n~Hand’ Studio at the Tamaqua Community Art Center. What better place than at our very own Art Center!
Or is it Lemon Coconut Blueberry, or is it Coconut Blueberry Lemon?
Anyway, this is one of my go-to Summer recipes from the pages of Paula Deen Magazine July 2009. Continue reading
Classic Chalk Art….what’s all the buzz about?
So you’re curious about Classic Chalk Art, huh? Continue reading
My Nana and Pappy
Lettie Viola and Walter Curtis Garber of Grier City, Barnesville, Pennsylvania
They didn’t have much, but they had everything. Continue reading
Craft Scraps + Wreath + A Halloween Club Ornie = A Handmade Gift ‘from your hands and heart’….. for a Friend!
I don’t know a single crafter who doesn’t have a full stash of left over craft scraps waiting for a purpose. We keep each scrap…knowing it will be useful one day.
This craft scrapp-y wreath…is just that, made from scraps!
No, not floating Chickens…..but floating Chickens….
photo courtesy Google Clip Art
If you are a Decorative Artist or would like to be one….. you more than likely heard the term ‘floating color’, it is a technique used by Decorative Artists to apply shading. To me….it is the most common and widely used technique for this style of Art. Continue reading
Did you ever write a Letter to Yourself? ….to a younger you? Do you remember doing this in Creative Writing Class? Sounds silly, I know, but give it a try.
While writing my letter, I tried to think of what I would have told that insecure girl who thought she knew it all, a follow the leader kinda girl who had life figured out at 18.
Your letter can start from birth or at any point in your life. Think about all the events, fun, holidays, successes, celebrations, family, friends, careers, jobs and just history in general and start writing!…..I am sure it will surprise you and even may open your eyes to what has been laid out for you over the years and the beautiful life you have lived ~ even with the bumps in the road serving a purpose….and there are always bumps in the road….and a few potholes too.
When writing my letter…. I pictured myself standing in front of my classmates at Graduation and receiving my diploma and hearing these words from Dr Geiger…..
Dear Amy, Continue reading
A simple housewarming gift or a ‘welcome to the neighborhood’, a ‘sweet thank you’ or even a summer picnic centerpiece.
This Classic Chalk Art Gift House offers a fresh new idea, ‘Home Sweet Home’!
I needed some motivation to clean and get organized this spring….to make my pitch, keep, donate and sell piles too.
Sometimes it is the unexpected happenings that put a smile on your face and make you think for a minute….Wow, that was really nice!
As it was with this ‘Blue Bird of Happiness’ hang tag….. Continue reading