Learn to draw a seahorse with step-by-step instructions created by an art teacher! You'll find photos and ideas, along with ten fun facts!
An art lesson on how to draw and paint American flags and easy fireworks for the 4th of July. Step-by-step instructions on using oil pastels, watercolor, and acrylic paint to create one-of-kind art.
Draw a colorful 3D handprint! Follow this step-by-step art lesson to draw, color, and make your own 3D handprint artwork. This project makes a great gift idea, craft lesson, or fun activity for kids and adults alike!
Struggling to draw a clownfish? Here's how to draw a clownfish with step-by-step instructions. Great for a classroom lesson or an adult art class!
A simple art lesson for Sunday school ages 4-15. A sea turtle drawing based on Genesis 1:20-22 in the Bible. Incorporating good citizenship, climate change and a "Who is God?" discussion.
An art teacher shows how to draw a sea turtle step by step. Also includes 10 interesting facts about sea turtles. Great for a classroom lesson or an adult art lesson. Enjoy!
A simple drawing of a dog for ages 2-101. The author is an art instructor who used mixed media to create this charming step by step tutorial of how to draw a dog and use oil pastels and mixed media.
Staffordshire Terriers were first bred in the 19th century in the English region of Staffordshire. They are a cross between the terrier and bulldog.
An art teacher shows you how to make an adorable keepsake handprint of your child using a salt-dough recipe. All you need is flour, salt, and warm water for this craft. Santa is painted with long-lasting acrylics.
Tired of buying expensive playdough? Make your own salt clay dough at home. Here's how!
Indy, my 6 month old tri-color smooth coat border collie. The only difference between smooth coats and rough coat border collies is the length of their hair. Dorsi Diaz My husband and I have been border collie fans ever since we got our first border...
Learn about the history, collectibility, and value of Patti Playpal, a vintage doll that was first introduced in 1959.
Inventive ways that scrap tires are being used to make safer playground surfaces for children to play on, including different methods with photos of recycled mulch and bark instead of traditional tanbark.
How To Stop a Bleeding Cut Crystal (Crystl) from Bloomington, USA, CC-BY via Wikimedia Commons With the raising of 3 active sons, I've had my fair sure of both minor and major medical problems between them. How to stop bleeding cuts was one thing...
Step-by-step instructions on how to make an earth globe from paper mache. All you need is tissue paper, flour, water, and a balloon. Instructions for more globes included. Great Earth Day project!
An art teacher talks about childrens painting classes - why they are good for children. Even to the point of helping them on their SAT scores. Besides using imagination, painting helps a child think.
When my Border Collie dog was diagnosed with an abscess, the vet thought that the abscess might have been caused by an insect bite. Here's how the vet told me to manage it at home.
Mysterious strange sounds heard around the world: Here's what some people are saying the strange sounds sound like: “sounds like hell opening up" and "sounds to me that mother earth is crying hard"
The signs of a crazy baby mama cameracarrie, CC-BY via Flickr She doesn't want you but she doesn't want anyone else to have you either. She uses your children to "get back at you". All of a sudden you have a new girlfriend and she won't let you see...
Shinn Park in Fremont California is one of my favorite local parks to visit - and I am not the only person that likes to visit Shinn: there may also be otherworldly "people" or spirits that like to visit there too. Namely ghosts. Now before we...
A few months ago my sons best friend died of alcohol poisoning after he got ill and choked. It was so sad - and so unnecessary. I have written about the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning in this true story. I hope this helps save someones life.
Michelle Le and Dorsi worked together at Kaiser Hospital in Hayward. Also a writer, Dorsi writes here about Michelle and the new arrest of Giselle Esteban, charged with Michelle's murder. Michelle's body was found Sept. 17, 2011.
The cost of a money order at Walmart is $0.70. I have been using Walmart for years to get money orders and I also used a Walmart Money Card for many years when I did not have a checking account.
Topsy Turvy garden planters have taken the world by storm in the last year. With more people looking for ways to save money and grow their own food, the Topsy Turvy gardening planters allow even the worst green thumbs to be able to grow their own...
A writers free advice on how to make money and sell things on Craigslist. She has sold over $10,000 dollars worth the stuff from plants to cars. Find out how she does it.
A writer/mom/blogger talks about one of her favorite clothing lines - White Stag. Popular for many years,the line has gone through some changes and many have had success buying White Stag from Walmart
Here I talk about my son's pit bulls and how I ended up falling in love with a breed type that I have always been told was "dangerous."
This is a true story about my young friend who died from methamphetamine use. Hopefully, this story will save someone else's life. I've provided a helpful list of the signs and symptoms of someone using meth and how to get help.
I've been hearing the word "transparent" and "transparency" used alot this year. The word came up again for me yesterday - this time used by an ex heroin addict who said it when describing his new life - which now includes being "transparent" with...
How to grow and harvest red leaf lettuce. Did you know you can also grow red leaf into the shape of a Christmas tree and use it during this holidays? Ideas and photos for red leaf lettuce lovers.
If done correctly, you can give your puppy (or dog) shots by yourself if you cannot afford to take them to the vet. I've included step-by-step instructions on how to do this. Keep in mind that some vaccinations must be administered by a veterinary professional to be legally recognized.
So I find it interesting that chapter 3 is being written in the family room of the family home where I grew up - in fact - just steps away from where my father spent countless hours writing, researching, playing with his grandchildren and generally...
When I became a step parent almost 20 years ago, someone forget to give me a new owners manual on navigating step parenting and how to survive a blended family. And when I say blended it's definitely a blended mix, because not only are there 2...
27 April 2011: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the press the same day the White House released the long form of his birth certificate to dispel conspiracy theories surrounding his place of birth. White House YouTube Channel, Public Domain...
While arguments continue to rage about the why's, who's and how's of climate change and global warming, there is something far more sinister happening to our climate that has been stuck on the back burner for the most part : It's called the Tipping...
A writers parody on her favorite "Sexy Hot Dogs". What makes a dog sexy anyway? Funny story about her fur-babies with pictures of other sexy dogs in revealing poses. Rated PG - for people under 100 only.
Is your bank in trouble? Do you know which banks are and which banks have already closed? List of resources to check on your bank and get the latest information on bank closures.
Dearest Unborn Grandchild, I am about to meet you in 5 weeks or so, and I am so excited! You will be my first grandchild, and I have no idea if you are a boy or a girl, but that really doesn't matter to me as long as you are born happy and...
What would you do if your dog were hit by a car? What steps can you take to prevent this? Are you prepared for when disaster strikes? A writer's true story about her Border Collie dog getting hit by a car. This article offers a useful list of signs and symptoms of shock in a dog.
If you hit your head hard and are now feeling foggy, having head pain, or having trouble remembering, you may have a concussion. Check these symptoms and see if you need to go to the doctor.
A writers parody on cute and "revealing" photos of cats. Pictures and images of different breeds in cute and funny poses, letting it all "hang out!" Fur-babies exposed for the first time!
An artist from the San Francisco Bay Area - Dorsi Diaz - shares her window painting advice and exploits in learning and mastering this lost and dying art. She has painted windows for over 20 years.
Has your dog been skunked, and you're holding your nose, trying to figure out how to get the smell out of your dog? This article shares my story and explains step-by-step how to remove the skunk smell naturally.
"I need help fixing my computer!"... Sound familiar? If you've worked on a computer for any length of time (perhaps even a short time), you may have come across that dreaded day when you turn on your computer and it doesn't do what it's supposed to...