There are plenty of crafts that seem to have had their heyday in the 1970s. Macramé is a great example. But if you think there are crafts that are destined for your grandma's house, you'll want to have another look at them. Techniques and activities that seem like they’re well in the past have had a revival over the last few years as modern crafters have rediscovered their charm.
Posts by Sara Barnes
Artist Elyse Dodge translates the world’s natural beauty into colorful geometric forms.
Photoshop and Procreate are game-changing programs, if you want to digitally draw and paint.
Artist Simon Berger creates striking portraits by shattering glass. Sitting atop a fresh pane and brandishing a hammer, he makes strategic taps onto the surface to produce spider web-like motifs and render a three-dimensional form. The human face, for instance, is a perfect example of how this works. Anything in highlight—such as the forehead—is done by him striking the same part of the glass time and again.
When is a tortoise not a tortoise? When it’s actually a beetle!
Flowers are starting to bloom and the days are getting longer—that’s right, spring is here!
Now that we have made it through the doldrums of winter, there's new energy to the air. The sun shines for longer and you can retire your winter gloves! With the advent of the spring season, it's the perfect time to take your renewed spirit and channel it into craft ideas and fun DIY projects. If you’re nervous about starting something new, have no fear.
French artist Valérie Hadida creates expressive sculptures that represent the stories of women.
Being a crafter means that there is no shortage of cool supplies that you can have in your studio stash.
Oil paints have been the chosen material of artists for centuries, and it’s easy to see why. The luscious pigments and beautiful sheen that they produce give any subject an air of regality. But did you know that there’s a way to increase these qualities in your paint? Linseed oil is a painting medium that can be added to alter the pigment ever-so-slightly to behave in a different way.
There are some landscape images that are so enchanting you’d think they were out of a storybook.
Photographs bring history to life, but one service offers a new take on the concept.