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42 Most Recent Arts And Crafts Articles

1.   Decorative Boxes Gifts - More Than Just A Pretty Face by Robert Moore
    Decorative boxes are more than just another box with a pretty face. These beautiful containers have adorned rooms and held treasures and keepsakes for centuries. They are also functional and practical.
    Distributed: 2010-08-03 11:00:00 | Word Count: 520 | Page Views: 5255 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 1.36
2.   Choosing a Homemade Soap Recipe by J. Martin
    If you are just starting out in soap making, it is important that you choose the right homemade soap recipe. Choosing a recipe that is too complicated will usually end in frustration and wasted ingredients. Below are some tips you can use to find a good soap recipe to start with in your soap making adventure.
    Distributed: 2010-04-22 10:30:00 | Word Count: 421 | Page Views: 4895 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 1.77
3.   How To Restore Old Wood Furniture by Alycia Hartzell
    Restoring an old piece of wooden furniture can be an involved and tedious process, so it is important to determine what kind of work is truly necessary before you begin. An inexperienced do-it-yourselfer may look at a blemished piece of furniture and assume that it needs to be refinished, when in fact a touch-up may be just as effective (and a whole lot less time-consuming). In many cases, a thorough cleaning and waxing may be all it takes to turn that dull, worn-out table into a rich and lustrous centerpiece once more! Read this article to learn more....
    Distributed: 2010-02-02 12:45:00 | Word Count: 989 | Page Views: 9430 | Votes: 25 | Rating: 1.92
4.   Furniture Feet Add Style, Consistency to Kitchens by Melody Buller
    A growing trend in the cabinetry industry today has been using furniture feet under counters, islands, and other kitchen fixtures. Using various styles of furniture feet has many advantages for the designer looking to augment the theme of a particular kitchen; from bringing the coziness of the living room into what has previously been viewed as a purely functional space, to creating an impressive and beautiful space that inspires.
    Distributed: 2009-10-22 11:24:00 | Word Count: 492 | Page Views: 4221 | Votes: 11 | Rating: 1.27
5.   Discover The Origins of Native American Art by Beth Mark
    Native American people represent only 1% of the population in the United States today even though they once dominated the entire North American continent. While many of these native groups have almost disappeared along with their culture, some of their beautiful art remains. Below is a discussion of five types of Native American art you might like to display in your home or give as an unusual gift.
    Distributed: 2009-07-21 11:24:00 | Word Count: 760 | Page Views: 4818 | Votes: 22 | Rating: 2.32
6.   Top Ten Ways to Reuse Flower Vases by Sarah Simmons
    Flowers are great gifts on birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions, but what do you do with the vases once the flowers have died? Although it's always a good idea to keep a few vases around, after a while they can add up. Try these top ten ways to reuse your old flower containers!
    Distributed: 2009-02-26 12:48:00 | Word Count: 535 | Page Views: 9219 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 1.81
7.   The Truth About Amish Furniture Making by Kristina Galvan
    Article about the tools used by the Amish to make furniture.
    Distributed: 2009-01-20 11:36:00 | Word Count: 460 | Page Views: 6201 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 1.76
8.   Unique Gifts: Are They a Thing of the Past? by Nicole Maschwitz
    Lets face it, times have changed long gone are the days of knitting and crocheting. Lets admit it now with the introduction of computers and X box, the next generation is more interested in helping Scratch from Ice Age rather than doing embroidery. In addition, with mass production of goods from China and other countries, unique is becoming more rare.
    Distributed: 2008-05-06 10:00:00 | Word Count: 419 | Page Views: 4194 | Votes: 20 | Rating: 2.05
9.   Knitting 101: Learn Everything You Need to Get Started - from the History to the Basics by Christine Beals
    When some people think of knitting they picture little old grandmas slowly passing the hours away, but not anymore. Knitting is a wonderful hobby that can provide anyone with a plethora of pleasure and relaxation - not to mention adorable blankets, scarves, hats, clothing and more! You can learn to create handmade knits for yourself and for all the people you love with just a little practice and patience.
    Distributed: 2008-04-17 11:24:00 | Word Count: 1034 | Page Views: 4714 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 2.12
10.   Kitchen Decorating Ideas by Gayle Christie
    We derive great pleasure in decorating our kitchen in order for it to reflect our own personality. What better way to decorate your kitchen than by including your family memories and history? Bringing together our generations is a great decorating idea for your kitchen.
    Distributed: 2008-02-28 10:12:00 | Word Count: 713 | Page Views: 5832 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 1.50
11.   Decorating Christina Aguilera's House With Flowers by Wesley Berry, AAF
    Having recently married, Christina Aguilera, like many newlyweds, is probably working on setting up and decorating her house to make it more of a home. Flowers are an excellent way to brighten up any room in the house, and new trends in decorating with flowers emerge every day.
    Distributed: 2008-01-03 10:00:00 | Word Count: 527 | Page Views: 5740 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 2.24
12.   'Making Sense Of Your Surprising New Ability To Draw.' by Celeste Varley
    Once you've made your first heart-centred drawings, you may wonder how to interpret the results. Here's help in seeing through to the other side of the mirror.
    Distributed: 2007-12-28 10:12:00 | Word Count: 485 | Page Views: 4358 | Votes: 24 | Rating: 1.50
13.   The Hard Work Of Becoming Spontaneous by Celeste Varley
    Do you toil and sweat over artwork, while envying other artists who seem to just create effortlessly? See if you can find a breath of renewal in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-12-26 10:48:00 | Word Count: 799 | Page Views: 4458 | Votes: 21 | Rating: 2.00
14.   How Simplicity Can Be Perfection by Celeste Varley
    Have you ever gone too far with a work of art? Do you ever add a bit more of this and a little of that to make it come alive? Knowing when to stop and knowing when it's finished aren't necessarily the same thing in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-12-18 10:36:00 | Word Count: 798 | Page Views: 4247 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 1.42
15.   Turning Humdrum Into Humming by Celeste Varley
    Have you begun to feel that your artwork is pretty mediocre ? Do you set about the same procedure every time ? Perhaps you will find a little adventure in this article...
    Distributed: 2007-12-13 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1025 | Page Views: 4663 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 1.88
16.   What is Heart? by Celeste Varley
    Everybody knows what 'heart' means, right? You hear it all the time. You probably use it too. But what the heck does it mean - a vague, sugary generality, or what? There's a lot of heart in the 2 minutes it takes to read this article.
    Distributed: 2007-11-01 11:24:00 | Word Count: 840 | Page Views: 4253 | Votes: 15 | Rating: 1.67
17.   What Leads You, Expectations Or Inspirations? by Celeste Varley
    Is your routine way of doing things based on expectations and obligations? If you can no longer imagine being motivated by passion, see if this article points the way.
    Distributed: 2007-10-24 10:24:00 | Word Count: 596 | Page Views: 3994 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 1.88
18.   Soap Making Supplies: Do You Have What You Need? by Jon J Martin
    Learn about the soap making supplies you will need to start this hobby.
    Distributed: 2007-09-24 13:00:00 | Word Count: 485 | Page Views: 5099 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 1.53
19.   How Solo Performances Kill Creativity by Celeste Varley
    If you are used to taking charge and making things happen, why does drawing leave you baffled? I feel your frustration in this, and hope you'll find some relief in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-09-11 12:00:00 | Word Count: 488 | Page Views: 4027 | Votes: 25 | Rating: 2.04
20.   Does Lack Of Talent Prevent You From Drawing With Heart? by Celeste Varley
    If you've fallen for the myth that artistic talent is only for a gifted few, it's easy to conclude that there's no way to draw with any heart. Busting this myth is less than 2 minutes away in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-08-24 13:00:00 | Word Count: 520 | Page Views: 4473 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 1.83
21.   Why Would You Learn To Draw Over The Phone? by Celeste Varley
    If past failures at drawing embarrass you, there's no way you want to risk humiliation in a public class. What if there were a way to learn to draw in private that would show you your natural talent? Dial into this article.
    Distributed: 2007-08-13 10:48:00 | Word Count: 435 | Page Views: 4648 | Votes: 22 | Rating: 1.95
22.   Why Expectations Squash The Magic In Drawings by Celeste Varley
    Even though you're creative in many ways, you might find that drawing anything with life escapes you, especially if you're responsible for meeting expectations. Find your hidden talents without losing your integrity in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-07-27 12:00:00 | Word Count: 594 | Page Views: 4197 | Votes: 24 | Rating: 1.75
23.   Solutions That Won't Stay Put by Celeste Varley
    You've just learned a new method of drawing, painting, throwing pots, or attracting positive things into your life. If it starts to lose it's shine, do you feel disappointed? 'Solutions that won't stay put' will show you how lucky you are.
    Distributed: 2007-07-12 13:48:00 | Word Count: 476 | Page Views: 4540 | Votes: 26 | Rating: 1.96
24.   Wisdom Of The Tribe: Favorite Native American Artists On The Web by Eagle Vale
    Many Native Americans have achieved fame through their art or through their lives, and some of the greatest artists of this modern age are descendants of the original American. Here are a few contemporary Native American artists and a description of their work:
    Distributed: 2007-07-05 10:12:00 | Word Count: 746 | Page Views: 5440 | Votes: 24 | Rating: 1.96
25.   Hidden Messages by Celeste Varley
    When a work of art grabs you, what's really going on? It's way more than the colours or shapes. Something is getting into your heart. It's not always obvious, or even on purpose. If you're curious, this article holds some: "Hidden messages"
    Distributed: 2007-05-31 11:36:00 | Word Count: 508 | Page Views: 5046 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 1.44
26.   'Getting Real' by Celeste Varley
    Are you hung up on real vs abstract? If this false concept raises goose bumps, see what the Skin Horse knows that might help, in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-05-18 11:00:00 | Word Count: 949 | Page Views: 4555 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 1.47
27.   From Potboilers To fame by Celeste Varley
    Have you ever toyed with the fantasy of becoming famous with your art? Come on now, buried in your innocent dreams of long ago? If you've decided it only happened long ago to the rare and gifted few, read on for a real life story.
    Distributed: 2007-05-10 11:24:00 | Word Count: 707 | Page Views: 5749 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 1.88
28.   When you can't see for looking by Celeste Varley
    The Museum of Modern Art in NY held an exhibit featuring a painting by Renoir. About 140,000 viewers came to admire this work. They all saw the sky, the sea, and the sailboat. But, not one of the 140,000 viewers noticed that the painting was hung upside down. Why not? Because we see what we expect to see. Now I don't know if this story is actually true. I heard it on a TV courtroom drama, but it certainly illustrates a truism. See how clear your vision really is in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-05-03 13:48:00 | Word Count: 848 | Page Views: 5177 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 2.12
29.   'When your thoughts are like runaway horses' by Celeste Varley
    When you're working on a particularly challenging piece of art, do you tend to get tight? Do you sometimes take shallow breaths? If you need a transition from the stress of the rest of your life into art making, there's a way of calming your horses, in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-04-25 14:24:00 | Word Count: 722 | Page Views: 4722 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 1.94
30.   Do you flirt with freedom or cling to control? by Celeste Varley
    Are you are pulled in two directions at once, needing structure and technique, but longing for a fluid looseness? It can be disorienting, intimidating, and even crippling. There are some balancing tips in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-04-19 12:00:00 | Word Count: 809 | Page Views: 4610 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 1.94
31.   'When it takes so much to get going.' by Celeste Varley
    Do you struggle with the start of each new work of art? Overcoming the drag to reach lift-off can sap your time and energy. There's a secret to avoiding the drag of flying in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-04-13 14:00:00 | Word Count: 835 | Page Views: 4805 | Votes: 24 | Rating: 2.29
32.   Are You Blinded By Focusing On The End Product? by Celeste Varley
    Do you ever want so much for a work of art to look the way you imagine, that you just can't seem to make it turn out that way? Have you been taught that the way to success is to set yourself specific goals, and then work hard at fulfilling them? You may be surprised to know that this can be a good way of practically ensuring failure, or at least shallowness. If this is sometimes you, you'll be interested in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-04-09 13:36:00 | Word Count: 1563 | Page Views: 4148 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 1.74
33.   'What Draws You Closer ?' by Celeste Varley
    The moment you take up your charcoal to draw, does a stillness fall within? Can the hand-eye-heart connection be turned on and off like a switch? I hope your jitters are calmed by this article.
    Distributed: 2007-04-02 12:00:00 | Word Count: 823 | Page Views: 4110 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 1.63
34.   Why Control is a Limiting Illusion by Celeste Varley
    Do you have a difficult time getting out of your head when making art? How can you create from your heart when you are so used to being responsible, and taking care of everything? I share your plight in this, and hope you'll find some light shining through the cracks in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-03-01 10:48:00 | Word Count: 926 | Page Views: 4507 | Votes: 26 | Rating: 2.15
35.   Keshi Pearls -- The Center of Jewelry Art by Yvonne Mal
    Beyond the "round pearl," nature nurtures a variety of abstract and artistic shapes. Of those, the "Keshi Cultured Pearls" (Keshi); used by many jewelry designers to create jewelry art, embodies elegance and is undoubtedly the alternative for those who want all nacre (non-nucleated) pearls.
    Distributed: 2007-01-16 10:24:00 | Word Count: 610 | Page Views: 5289 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 2.21
36.   7 Extraordinary Ceiling Treatments by Julie Lohmeier
    In a recent post, I mentioned how ceilings are no longer simply plain white. They're painted; they're designed; they're the focal point of a room.
    Distributed: 2006-11-28 11:48:00 | Word Count: 79 | Page Views: 17711 | Votes: 30 | Rating: 1.77
37.   Decorating With Large BirdCages by John Barclay
    Investing in a large birdcage, especially if you do not have a pet parrot or other large bird, may not have crossed you mind. However, pet birdcages can be used to enhance any room.
    Distributed: 2006-10-26 10:36:00 | Word Count: 605 | Page Views: 7561 | Votes: 31 | Rating: 2.23
38.   Consider Tapestry Art as you Restore a Period House by Joan Youngken
    The myriad details of restoring or furnishing a period house are enough to overwhelm even the most dedicated homeowner.
    Distributed: 2006-09-28 10:00:00 | Word Count: 658 | Page Views: 4581 | Votes: 29 | Rating: 2.48
39.   The History of the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries by Christine Toner
    history of the lady and unicorn tapestries.
    Distributed: 2006-09-27 20:12:00 | Word Count: 696 | Page Views: 8323 | Votes: 29 | Rating: 1.76
40.   Medieval Beauty: The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries by David Burr
    Of all medieval tapestry collections, perhaps none is more mysterious and thought-provoking than the Lady and the Unicorn series.
    Distributed: 2006-09-26 12:00:00 | Word Count: 902 | Page Views: 5943 | Votes: 28 | Rating: 1.75
41.   From Poetry to Tapestries: The Life of William Morris by Christine Toner
    The life and history of artist William Morris
    Distributed: 2006-09-26 10:12:00 | Word Count: 715 | Page Views: 4705 | Votes: 25 | Rating: 1.76
42.   Font Basics for Small Business's Logo and Brand by Erin Ferree
    There are many components of a brand identity: logo, color palette, font choice, and the Visual Vocabulary. There's a lot of information available about the use of logos, colors, and Visual Vocabulary, but not much on the effective use of fonts. So, here's some information on the creative, practical, and technical aspects of fonts.
    Distributed: 2006-06-06 15:10:00 | Word Count: 1454 | Page Views: 5248 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 1.71

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