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Alisa Burke

Alisa Burke
Its kind of become a tradition of mine to make fairy houses around our yard. And while age 2 is still a little young for 100% focus on a project like this (she'd rather dig in the dirt), Lucy and I recently had fun spending a few days creating a potted fairy garden together. We used a wood bird house (you can find them for .99 at craft stores). We covered it with moss and twigs that we collected from the yard. I even created a door from driftwood that I wood burned. We decided to create the garden in a big pot so that we can also grow small plants so we filled a pot with dirt and then got to work creating our garden.

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Tamara Laporte alias Willowing Hi Everyone! Welcome to the third interview in a series we are running on the blog called: Tea & Cake with Gracie :) My awesome friend and colleague Gracie Howle is interviewing inspiring artists and posting the interviews (including some free offers not published elsewhere before) here on the blog every 2 months or so. I love to create art and bring amazing artists & people together in my classes, in person and on social media. As part of this drive, I really wanted to help bring more exposure to some of the amazing artists out there too! Today Gracie’s interviewing the lovely Rachael Rice. Be sure to check out Rachael’s free video tutorial and also her free digital product ‘ROCK YOUR ETSY’ (a guide about how to use Instagram to sell handmade goods – which is part of a course Rachael runs with Kelly Rae Roberts called ‘Flying Lessons‘) as part of this interview!

10 Unconventional Ways to Style a Braid Braids have been the rage for a while now, and we’re totally on board. We already use braid techniques all the time in our DIY projects, why not bring them back to beauty? Here are 10 creative takes on the classic braid, inspired by looks found on the red carpet, Pinterest, and here at Brit HQ. Whimsical Owls and Other Mixed Media Art From the Heart by Juliette Crane: NEW Mixed Media Painting - With This, Then This painting was one that I did just for fun. And those always seem to become my favorites. Most often when I begin a piece, I set an intention for a feeling I'd like to express. But with this painting, I just wanted to play with some of the gelli prints I'd been making. So I wasn't scared about coming up with a weird character.

simply me "i cant believe i did that." last thursday i spent the day at the Studio with the intention of painting on some too-large-for-my-home canvases. i actually dont normally go to the Studio to create, i am most comfortable creating at home, but because of the sizes of the canvases i decided to make a day of it and venture the 1.5 miles down the road from my house and use the Studio as my muse. i had 3 canvases going at once (Stephen and i are planning an event that pairs my mixed-media free-spirited style with his fine art figure painting abilities and i was supposed to be working on that, i never got there, lol!!) as i moved around the room i had reached a point on each that either they needed to dry or i was stumped as to where to go next.

Whip Up Tutorials Lark Craft’s upcoming book Heart-Felt Holidays: 40 Festive Felt Projects to Celebrate the Seasons is the follow-up to Fa La La La Felt. The book comes out in April, but Lark Crafts are starting the fun early by offering this Mushroom love brooch project by Lisa Jordan . Mushroom love brooch project by Lisa Jordan What You Need Pam Carriker Congratulations Andrea Harris and Karen D.!!! You are one of the winners of a copy of my new book! Please email me at with your mailing info and I’ll send out your book! The Documented Life Project Faces, the Human Form and Characters Self Portrait

Use Lace and Concrete to Make Bookends, Planters, and Votives Who says lace week has to be all about wearable loveliness? By combining the industrial look of concrete with lace, we came up with a few different ways to add lace concrete vases, planters, and votives to your home. Read on to find out how!

Jennifer Drummond Ferris - Portfolio of Works: Works in Process And Archived Works Gratitude IV 6 x 6 $150.00 USD Anything's Possible | at Gregg Irby Gallery 24 x 24 $695.00 USD Blue Hydrangeas 6 x 6 $150.00 USD Magnolia Warbler 4 x 4 $150.00 USD White Crowned Sparrow 4 x 4 $150.00 USD Mountain Chickadee 4 x 4 $150.00 USD "Shake Things Up" - at Gregg Irby Gallery 30 x 30 $595.00 USD Honeycomb 36 x 48 $1,450.00 USD "On the Fence III" 40 x 30 $975.00 USD On the Fence II 40 x 30 $975.00 USD "On the Fence I" 40 x 30 $975.00 USD Magic Happens || at Burton Gallery 36 x 24 Letting Go 10 x 10 $195.00 USD Primary Abstract Taking In The View 10 x 8 Breaking All The Rules I 12 x 12 Treasures

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Hi Everyone! Krista with you today showing you a few fun things you can do with Chalboard paint and Gelatos®. Check out the video slide-show tutorial below to see how I created the above tag. I discovered that dried gelatos really 'pop' off the chalkboard paint creating a really nice contrast of colours! I hope you enjoy the video! This quick little tag can be used on a card, in an art journal, on a gift etc...It's fun to play around with the drips! Make Make a Chocolate Surprise Egg Create your own delectable chocolate egg with a surprise inside using Heather Baird’s easy tutorial. By Heather Baird Published: April 8, 2014 Christy Tomlinson Hello sweet friends! I hope you are all having a WONDERFUL week! First,off, if you have come here looking for signups for the Planner Society Kit club, you can scroll down to the next post, OR Click HERE. But today, i wanted to share with you my newest workshop! The Creative Planner

rolled paper flowers Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects. I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. I find inspiration for projects all over the place {online, in shops, in magazines}, then figure out how to re-create them on my own. Each of these projects are my adaptation of something I’ve seen elsewhere. Step by Step Mixed Media Painting Tutorial About Lynnette Lynnette Shelley is a Pennsylvania artist specializing in contemporary mixed media paintings and illustrations. Having a great love of animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Lynnette fuses these influences into her strikingly unique artworks. Her paintings strike a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes.

SEMI I don't buy leather new. I will buy vintage leather but I am a vegetarian and so I exercise self control even when there is something I REALLY want. I bought this sweater a few years ago because it had the exact cut as the leather jacket I was aching for but couldn't buy. I felt very sated. I have loved it dearly but it has lost it's shape and has been looking a little sad for quite awhile.

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