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Vintage Wanna Bee: HOW TO MAKE A FB TIMELINE COVER... So, you know how facebook is always super annoying and changes their layout constantly? You know the new "timeline layout"... Did you further know that I sorta like the new layout? Well, I decided to make my own custom "Timeline Cover" and thought I would share with you what I did! Take a look! So, here's a step by step of how to make your own, you will need, facebook, pictures, a photo-editing site, (I used picnik.) Now, let's get started... First you will need to pick out a "collage" setting you would like. Do you like how you can see what I was doing before... After you pick your design, add pictures. The far right is me with my Grandpa. After that, I slighly changed the levels to get the overall look that I wanted. If you feel like it, you can add a little text to your picture. Now, save your photo so you can upload to facebook... Isn't it purty? Now. upload to facebook... And reposition your photo, you won't see all of it, so keep that in mind when you're editing. And, you're done!

Drawing Autism Drawing Autism is an incredible collection of artwork by people diagnosed with autism, from teenage amateurs to established artists. Unlike many of the books I feature on 50 Watts, this one is in print. You should buy it. [Amazon link to the new reprint which comes out April 2, 2014 from Akashic.] This post features a small selection of my favorite images from the book, along with some quotes by the artists. Publisher's description: Over the last decade autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become an international topic of conversation, knowing no racial, ethnic, or social barriers. Donna Williams, The Outsider What was the inspiration for this piece? "The Outsider" is about joining in from the periphery. An excerpt from the artist's answer to the question, "At what age did the act of creating art enter into your life? I was deeply mesmerized with all things aesthetic and sensory from at least 6 months of age. Felix: Imaginary City Map, Age 11 What was the inspiration for this piece None. D.

Success is a Skill If you're new here and you like what you see, then you may want to subscribe to my newsletter for special perks and updates. Thanks for visiting! “You know, like nunchuk skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills. Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.” Napoleon Dynamite “Just one idea can change your life.” “To master one thing is to master 10,000.” success [səkˈsɛs] (noun) – an event that accomplishes its intended purpose; the attainment of a favorable or desired outcome; the achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted; an action that immediately and involuntarily results in “the pump.” Photo Credit: We tend to equate success with the attainment of wealth and fame, but success isn’t merely reserved for that tiny sliver of potential. Today, I successfully got out of bed. You see, there’s no such thing as remaining stagnant. The Success Formula 1) a goal 2) a plan of action to achieve that goal 3) action P.S.

DIY Cork Crafts for Winos Hi. My name is Julie and I'm a wino...and if you're one too, you probably have tons of wine corks gathering in your kitchen junk drawer or collecting in a box somewhere, right? And you're saving them for a special wine cork craft project, except you don't have any ideas of what that project will actually just know that you don't want all of those corks going in the trash. Cork Memory Board - details on how to make this fun work of art found here Wine Cork Rubber Stamps - Love this idea! Wine Cork Clock - Make your own or purchase this one on Etsy (and tell your friends you made it :) Wine Cork Journaling - make memories out of your corks by jotting down the date and who you shared the bottle of wine with! Recycled Wine Cork Keychain Favors - learn more about this project here Wine Cork Wreath - Craft a wreath with painted corks! Wine Cork Trivet - learn more about this project here Recycled Wine Bottle Torch - I couldn't resist sharing this DIY project with you!

Gorgeous Bird Paintings by Adam S. Doyle Artist Adam S. Doyle who recently relocated to Hong Kong creates beautiful gestural paintings of birds, where the seemingly incomplete brushstrokes form the feathers and other details of the animal. In some strange way it reminds me of the story of the Renaissance painter Giotto who is rumored to have been able to draw a perfect circle without the aid of a compass, as if Doyle just picks up a dripping paint brush and in a few seconds paints a perfect bird. In reality his work demonstrates a profound control of the paintbrush and careful understanding of the mediums he works with. Via email he tells me: Yes, what you see is what it appears to be—strokes of paint. Doyle most recently had a show at Skylight Gallery in 2011 and is now currently working on a new body of work in Hong Kong.

Sawdust and Embryos Blueprint Crafts & Tile Coaster Tutorial Tile Coaster Tutorial April 7th, 2010 So my good friend Emily just moved into her completely redone house a few weeks ago, and she asked me to make her some unique coasters. I love the look of these from Target, but $15? UPDATE! For this tutorial, you’ll need a set of tiles – I got a handful from Home Depot for $0.20 a piece, some scraps of scrapbooking paper or any kind of paper really, some mod podge, clear acrylic spray, and felt pads for the bottom. First, cut and measure you paper to the fit your tile. Next, clean and dry your tiles – they are much easier to work with if you clean them off thoroughly. After you’ve applied your mod podge top coats, take your tiles out to a well ventilated area and apply two coats of your acrylic spray (I sprayed mine outside in the grass). Cute right! Today I’m going to finish up Emily’s – so excited to see how they look in her new house! And, I’ve got a few big projects that I am STILL working on, and I CAN’T wait to show you all!

101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast! Simple and cute…that works for me! You are going to love these fabulous tutorials!!! You can make all your gifts for years from this list! If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! Thanks so much for all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my Sewing Tutorials and Free Printables posts…you are the coolest crafty friends! If you want to be doubly awesome, try doing handmade gifts that are also eco-friendly! Handmade gifts make people feel special, don’t you think? ~Kim

stuff i saw this week..... this was not my breakfast but i wish it was.this looks DELISH. this laundry room makes me happy.the yellow is perfection.................................................... blowing my mind!!!in every way. i LOVE this shark watermelon. i think maybe this would be a rad way to start the summer....carving a shark head. YES! does this make you smile??? i can't believe that this is her real hair.....but i love it.i wonder what her profession is that allows this hair?? i forgot to tell you that as of spring break this year my kids have been doingall of their own laundry. i am so happy about this.they are in charge of it.if they want clean socks then they need to think about it....if they need their uniform clean....they had better make sure it's clean.LIFE SKILLS baby.they also benefit because we don't have to have family folding nights.if you wash your own clothes then you only have to fold your own clothes! "please can you help me mom?" "ok....i will be right there" i am glad i went. happy friday!

How to Make a Woven Button Coaster March 4th, 2009 Email 158 users recommend Here's a close-up of the coaster. Linda Permann To begin, gather your supplies. To knot off the beginning of the floss, insert the needle in any button hole and pull the floss almost all the way through. Photo: Linda Permann When I was in Austin earlier this month, I spied this button bag at Tesoros. Materials: 81 four-hole buttons (I used 3/8-inch buttons; if you use something larger, you can probably get away with fewer buttons)Small amount of embroidery floss in three colorsNeedle (be sure it fits easily through the button holes)ScissorsPatience Start by cutting a 32-inch piece of embroidery floss. View 4 member project galleries

Folding Trees Tutorials Tea Bag Folding Tea bag folding is a paper craft that originated in Holland, where many tea bags come wrapped individually in paper packets. By cutting each bag down to a square, the bags can be folded and then combined into a geometric shape, just like in 2D modular origami. Don’t let the name ‘tea bag folding’ put you off – you can perform this craft with any small squares of coloured paper. I’m going to demonstrate one fold pattern here to give you an idea of the method – hopefully it will inspire you to look more closely at this fairly obscure papercraft… Posted: October 29th, 2008 by June under Folding Trees Tutorials, Origami, Printable Patterns.Comments: 8 Shadow decorations Use the magical effect of candlelight to turn a papercut template: …into a striking shadow decoration: In the following tutorial I will show you how to make a stylish decoration like the one I made above, using only cardstock and a simple tealight candle… (more…) Pod bead tutorial (more…) Paper weaving tutorial

Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three-Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin First: watch the video. Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. Wonderful. Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6) You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. I thought this was a wonderful idea. Supplies: Patterned paper-one 12 x 12" sheet. These directions will give you one flower. 1. 4. 5. Tip: For single sided paper. 6. Note: Florist tape is stretchy, just play with it and pull gently but firmly as you move down the stem. 7. Note, you will have to play around with the height of the petals, and where on the petal you start your tape. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here.