When it comes to painting, everyone starts out on an even playing field—those that paint well have built their skills over time. Doing so, however, requires patience, and for you to put brush to canvas (or paper) and increase your aptitude stroke by stroke. We’ve seen this happen in a drawing; just a few years of drawing practice can mean the difference between a sketch that’s just okay and one that shows extraordinary talent.
Posts by Sara Barnes
Every year, people declare their New Year's resolutions and are determined to make the coming 365 days their best yet.
Has your wallet been feeling a little light as of late?
We don’t mean to alarm you, but there is less than a month until the start of Hanukkah and the morning of Christmas day. Now is the time to get started on your holiday shopping. After all, you don’t want to wait until the last minute and be scrambling for a gift—especially as more people are buying online and sending presents in the mail this year.
You don’t have to break the bank in order to give a meaningful holiday gift.
Black Friday has a reputation for being a bit wild.
Every year, people are putting a fun spin on the conventional holiday gift exchange with a white elephant party. The rules lend themselves to a playful environment and even some light-hearted shenanigans. So, what is a white elephant gift exchange? Also called a Yankee Swap, there are a few basic rules. Essentially, each person in the swap contributes a wrapped present to a gift pool.
Trimming the tree is an important part of Christmas decor.
Halloween is a fun time for everyone.
As the holidays draw near, there’s usually a major focus on big-ticket gift times. But what about the smaller products that you need to buy? They make the perfect gift for stocking stuffers, secret Santas, or office gifts for that special cubicle buddy. These purchases don’t have to be extravagant or expensive; they just need to show that you put some thought into picking them out to make for a great gift.
Watercolor painting is one of the easiest creative activities to pick up.
If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that winter is coming and you’re going to need a scarf.