There is a child in all of us and many of us love comic books. The Superman character has been a favorite since the first Superman comics came out in 1938.
Back in Victorian times a Calling Card was used to announce yourself when visiting or "calling" on friends and associates. Today Business Cards are used the same way but now offer much more in the way of contact...
Halloween's coming and you don't have anything to wear? How do you choose a costume? Here are some suggestions to get your imagination fired up.
Not everyone enjoys summer vacation time but there are ways to make the season not just bearable, but enjoyable.
Customer service is that part of a sales transaction that can make or break a sale. Most people want to be treated with respect. Your successful handling of a potential or existing customer interaction is dependent upon...
Many artists cringe when they are entering a show or exhibition and see a requirement for including an Artist Statement. Artistic statements are not difficult to write if you know the key elements to include.
Many carrot cakes contain pineapple in the recipe. The challenge here was to find a delicious recipe for a carrot torte or carrot chiffon cake.
Tea is a good alternative to drinking coffee and tea comes in many types, varieties and flavors. What's your favorite recipe for a good pot of tea?
The best time of year at Grandma Bellman's is Halloween. There are two reasons. First, she lives on a farm and it has old buildings, huge spooky trees and a gigantic pumpkin patch. And second, nobody puts together a...
Just as a wrench is an important tool for a plumber, the color wheel is an important tool for the visual artist. Making your own color wheel is a useful exercise and results in an artist reference you'll use over and...
Sometimes coming up with ideas for dessert can be daunting but the Silver Palate cookbooks are good sources.
In the world of self-help, I don't often think of an entertainer, a singer, as being the person of choice to turn to when I'm looking for guidance. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find a wonderful book penned...
Keith Cameron Smith has written an engaging little book that is brief and to the point as regards a basic understanding of what might separate the wealthy from the middle class. From reading his book, you get the idea...
Color mixing is one of the jobs that artists do that is often the most fun but can be challenging as well. This article tackles how the neutral of gray can be mixed when working in acrylic paints.
Robert Picardo is one talented, versatile actor. I loved his character portrayal of The Doctor on "Star Trek:Voyager." An actor playing a hologram who wanted to be "real." A challenge Picardo met well. When he first...
A home-based business is an enterprise that operates from home...literally. Starting something new like a home-based business can make the difference between making a mortgage payment or not; helping children go to...
Staying positive when times are tough is not easy, but there are some things you can do to that will help you keep your chin up.
Drawing is an artistic skill that can be learned. The key to drawing is muscle memory in the hands and fingers and this can be learned through tracing and copying.