Watercolor painting has long been a favorite medium of expression for enthusiasts and professional artists alike. Although you only need a brush and pigments to get started, watercolor is a material with many creative possibilities. By incorporating household supplies into your painting, you can create work that has interesting textures as well as fluid, carefree colors that showcase the best attributes of the water-based medium.
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Cozy places can be more than a comfy chair or a spot next to a fireplace.
Here's a thought exercise many of us would like to avoid: think about all the waste that you accumulate in...
One of the most popular gifts for Valentine’s Day is candy. Boxes of a heart-shaped assortment of chocolates have been a staple for decades now, but that’s not the only choice you have when it comes to selecting tasty treats for the sweet person in your life. Confectionary companies are now making creative gourmet candy that’s imaginative as it is delectable.
Do you remember coloring with markers as a kid?
It’s said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and cosplay is proof of it.
Sometimes, the planets align—and that’s not just a saying. As astronomer Gianluca Masi of The Virtual Telescope Project shows, the worlds in our Solar System came together on December 28, 2022, in a spectacular “planetary parade.” Using a fish-eye and zoom lens, he captured the naked-eye sight of the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and Mercury from his home in Rome. Rome’s night sky on December 28 was finally clear after cloudy weather.
Looking for a unique way to chronicle your travels?
Are you familiar with Galentine’s Day? It’s the holiday that falls on February 13.
Embroidery is a humble craft that only takes a few inexpensive supplies to get started. It's great news for anyone interested in beginning their own embroidery practice. But once you’ve got your hoop and a rainbow-colored selection of floss, now comes the eternal question: what do you want to sew? You can make up your own images, of course, but many newbies and advanced stitchers alike enjoy completing embroidery patterns created by other people.
Terrariums are a great way to bring fresh green in your home without a lot of effort.
Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional painter, it’s always a good idea to figure out what brand of paint...