Roses are the new work horses of the garden. Many gardeners are hesitant to add roses to their garden lineup for fear of blackspot or worse. They are the divas of the garden and demand a lot, but take a look at what is available now. It's a brave new world for rose lovers.
Color pencil drawing can be a subtle or bold medium depending on which type you use and how you use it. Read on to learn about the factors that differ in the color pencil world.
Salvias are a lovely,elegant, upright flower that hummingbirds love and bees find beneficial. They hail from all over the world and are full of surprises. Read on to find out more.
Indigo Buntings are common from southern Canada to Florida and westward to almost California. Their beauty is uncommon. Read below for more information.
Don't forget the humble aster, a flower every bit as beautiful as the fall mum, and it comes in shades of blue!
Daylilies are a very lovely flower that come in many forms. They are beautiful, reliable, disease-free, and can be planted to bloom continuously. Who doesn't love a daylily?
Saving honey bees from colony collapse may be more complex than we thought, because, once the delicate balance of a hive is upset, it is not an easy task to correct.
Fairy tales and Thumbelina is what I am reminded of when I see water lilies. Water lilies are alive and well in the 21st century bringing their alluring charms to our public and private gardens.
Windsor & Newton ProMarkers are another player in the increasingly broad spectrum of fine art markers to choose from.
Gouache is a water based painting medium you may want to explore because of it's ease of use and re-workability. Used in illustrations and design work it is also perfectly suited to fine art work.
Autumn is a state of mind. There is nothing like like the rustle of leaves, the bustle of newly energized people to signal fall has arrived in full kodachrome color. Such possibilities are ahead!
All cats are unique, but Tucker's most unique characteristic is his quirkiness. He shows empathy towards his human family and is a comedienne among his cat family. Read on.
New ways to look at the everyday items in our lives are all around us. Art can be made out of virtually anything. My avocado seed ladybug brooches are just one example!
Where does tea come from, and, how is it served in different parts of the world? Find out some interesting history about tea and why this time honored drink is still enjoyed today.
A strong drawing or composition doesn't have to be a literal interpretation of a subject. Many times, less is more as in the case of lost and found edges. Try this experiment: try drawing an outline of a cat, then try a second drawing of the same cat, but where the lines curve, leave out a...
I would like to make people aware of the alternatives to paint thinners when it comes to oil painting. Would you like to learn about an easy way to paint in oil with beautiful results, and, without the fumes? Read about it in this article about walnut oil based paints.
Calla Lilies are what I consider the most beautiful weed suppressors. Some Callas grow quite tall and are very good at neutralizing just about any kind of weed you can think of. Don't use noxious weed killers when an alternative can be planted right in your garden! Happy gardening to you!
Water mixable oil pastels are for the beginner through advanced student. They yield vibrant colors, flexibility of use, thin or thick applications with bold or delicate results. A wonderful medium with very few limitations.
Stylish pins need not be made out of very expensive materials. Let your imagination flow free, open your mind to the possibilities of color combinations. Anything is possible. The materials here costs about $15 at the most and with one package of glass cobbles you can make about 15 pins. If you...