This page show you step by step blocking methods for your crochet projects. Proper blocking will enhance your finished framed needlework ensuring it to become a treasured family heirloom.
This page showcases mat cutting technique for specialty cuts. Add interest, elegance and enhancement to your framing with these simple mat cutting styles with this step by step guide.
As an artist one of the less exciting aspects about selling art is packing and shipping it in a way that it arrives at in perfect condition. This page covers this for both DIY or shipping providers.
Lighting your display is a critical part of showcasing your product to its best advantage. Good lighting can make the sale, and let's face it, that's why you're there. This page explores light options
I love vintage postcards, particularly Christmas oriented and Santa postcards. I use them both for sending holiday greetings as well as creating ornaments and Christmas holiday decor.
I have an extensive valentine collection from the 30s & 40's. On this page I offer some information regarding collecting and maintaining your vintage valentine collections.
I have been a professional picture framer for more than 20 years. I have created this page to show step by step how to cut a few different specialty corners and designs to enhance your picture framing
This page was created to cover the basics regarding cutting mats. I've been a professional picture framer for over 20 years and will share some tips for more effective matting and framing practices.
This page is a DIY cross-stitch guide for mounting and framing your project. I'm a professional picture framer for over 20 years and I'll answer any questions regarding mounting stitchery.
One of my favorite holiday activities is creating a new Christmas Tree ornament each year. This page will show you the step by step to create this charming quilted heart Christmas tree ornament design
This page is dedicated to the collection of and care for vintage Christmas postcards. I love collecting postcards and here I'll share a few tips for enhancing and maintaining your postcard collection.
This page offers a step by step on how to make these cute plush carousel horse Christmas tree ornaments. They are easy to make, and even more so to personalize. Celebrate the season with plush horses.
I love the look of delicate crochet snowflake designs for enhancing my holiday decor. An important part of that is properly blocking your designs. This page will show you how.
This page shows you step by step how to create these charming vintage children;s building block Christmas ornaments for your holiday decorating and Christmas Tree.
Create these lovely hand painted rose Christmas tree ornaments in just a few simple steps. They make great one of a kind gifts this holiday season. They will add elegance and beauty to any decor.
These easy to make Christmas Tree Ornaments add an elegant touch to your holiday decor and they make great stocking stuffers. Here's step by step instruction for creating these delightful ornaments.
I make my own Christmas Cards every year. It's a great way to give a personal handmade Christmas card. This page shows you four different ways to create your own Christmas Card Designs this year.
T his page provides information on Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels. This versatile art medium has great coverage, vibrant colors and evokes the joy of childhood with a new big box of crayons,
Art Fairs are a great way to make a living or boost your income. But it can be tricky to be successful in this venue. I'll share tips I've learned over the years on this page to increase your success.
I've been doing art fairs for many years and I found that having a check list of items that you need to pack help to ensure you arrive prepared for a truly successful art fair event.
As an artist I keep a arther extensive photographic library. Though in this day and age film is pretty much dead. But the premiss is the same. Organization of images is key.
As a working artist I understand the importance your display makes regarding sales. This page is dedicating to explaining the various types, companies and characteristics of artwork display panels.
Artists who work together to achieve a common goal are more likely to find success in their endeavors. Not to mention you have a built in support group and a panel of pros to bounce ideas off of.
While every event is different this page will give you a head start on some of the tips and tricks at being successful doing art fairs and craft events. Learn from my experience.
I'm an artist & professional picture framer so I created this page to showcase 3 different ways to frame your artwork while keeping the glazings elevated. This is particularly important for pastels.
This page was created to showcase one way of making handmade paper. Fully illustrated and step by step this paper making guide shows how I make handmade paper for my art projects.
Horses have more sensitive digestive systems than many farm animals so providing the proper nutrition and roughage in your hay is essential. This page offers tips for creating the best hay possible.