Let’s make a cup of coffee…

For anyone who knows me, I cannot make coffee. I can drink it, but I make awful coffee. I have a one shot coffee maker so that has help the problem. But I do have other uses for coffee. So watch the video below.  ...

What is this stuff called damar? What is encaustic????

I get many newbies in my workshop who ask what is encaustic medium?  It is beeswax with damar resin. But watch the video and then you can see them in their original state [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqirGmDmNGI&w=448&h=252&hd=1]

Another Video on Citrasolv

Thanks to everyone who reposted the video or sent in questions. I did another video to help explain or re-explain the first video. Keep the questions coming and check back soon for the next tutorial....

So what does this photo and Citrasolv have in common…

This picture hangs in my studio. It is an old piece that was created with gloss medium that was thinned down and tinted with some acrylic paint to make a glaze. The sections that are multi color (on the photo they look like blobs) are made from re-purposed magazine...

Hidden meanings

In my past life I was a 7th avenue fashion designer. Yes, I know, a business that has no social redeeming qualities. Well I made affordable clothing for the masses (most of the time)  But now I work in beauty  as a skincare specialist (even though I do believe that...

Found this useful tutorial

I am always torn between drawing by hand or drawing by computer. I have for years done my line art with a stylus in Illustrator, but I now miss drawing by hand.   This You Tube video is great and now I can have the best of both. Enjoy!!!...

In an artist “rut” again…

Okay, back at a stand still with me art. I left corporate America and told my “hub” that I need to work on my art. Of course he was not to happy. But I also went back to school to get my esthetician license so I can own a spa. (or something that is relaxing) I was...

Opened an Etsy shop in 2008 but finally listed an item today

In 2008, I started on Etsy shop with all intension of listing some of my small artwork. I had it on my schedule to do, but over the years, I would sell my small pieces at local fairs. So my Etsy shop has sat idol all this time. I am surprised I even remembered my...

Have my new computer and…

Just got my new laptop. Didn’t realize that 5 years worth of information is on that thing. I do most of my artwork on my desktop, but as I become more mobile, I put older versions of Illustrator and Photoshop on my laptop (older versions because it had limited RAM and...

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