Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Hummingbird Moth

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The Hummingbird Moth, (Hemaris Diffinis) is one of the most unusual insects that I have ever seen.  Although it is not a bird, it flies like one, by flapping its wings in a characteristic bird-like motion. The first time I … Continue reading

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Transferring The Cat Drawing

Tonight I started transferring the rough draft sketch of Irina the cat. Thus far I have traced over Irina cat sketch with transparent tracing paper. The video illustrates how I traced the rough draft outline of Irina.  

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Draw A San Bernardino Mountains Inspired Desert Landscape

The backside of the San Bernardino Mountains is a high desert terrain, which was the perfect inspiration of this drawing. Desert landscapes are wonderful draw because the artist can either go out in nature and sketch, or use a photograph … Continue reading

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Weaving On A Cardboard Loom

Create an interesting throw by weaving yarn on cardboard. First, find a piece of cardboard, and cut out a square or rectangular shape for your loom.  Cut the cardboard loom according to the shape you want your woven articles to … Continue reading

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Draw A Picture of Your Dog

There is no reason to spend hundreds of dollars commissioning an artist to draw your dog when you can attempt to draw one yourself.  Most people have reams of unwanted paper just lying around their homes.  The blank side of … Continue reading

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Crafting Videos

The World Wide Web is a rich resource for videos on budget crafting. Simply type your favorite topic into the YouTube search engine and find short videos demonstrating how to make a myriad of easy to make crafts.  Below are … Continue reading

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Make A Cat Birthday Card

Designing a cat card is a great birthday card for any ailurophile. Buying cards at the store can get expensive, especially if you have to buy a card for each person you know.  Why not paint a picture of a … Continue reading

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Making A Glittery Necklace

Do you enjoy accessorizing your wardrobe with glittery necklaces? Sparkly jewelry sold at the department stores can be expensive, but designing a handmade piece can cost next to nothing.  For this project a glittery button and glittery beads were used … Continue reading

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Make A Vermillion And White Cross Stitched Bookmark For Valentine’s Day

Today might not be Valentine’s Day, but here is a project idea that might come in handy next year. Heartfelt bookmarks are also great for readers all year round, and this is an easy project for those who love cross … Continue reading

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Making A Valentine’s Day Bookmark With A Heart Template

Valentine’s is one of the most enjoyable holidays when it comes to crafting ideas.  Rather than buying all your family and friends Valentines, why not try making bookmarks?  These can be constructed out of scrap pieces of card stock, which … Continue reading

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