change the direction of the sun.

i moved into an apartment last May. i have lived in houses most of my life. Most houses have windows on all sides of the house, never really thought about that before…when i lived in my last house, i followed the sunlight, all day, like a cat. i tried to find an apartment that faced…

treasure box art

All these origami boxes were made by Maggie Begun, my mother. Each box, in & of itself, is a treasure, BUT sometimes she puts things inside. Sometimes she makes Sculpey (polymer clay) buttons, she tumbles rocks, uses her own fused glass designs to decorate the top of each box. These boxes belong to me, lucky…

2me4art project!

1. Watercolor paper. color a big swirl on one half of paper, using one color of OIL PASTEL. other side of paper, use another color & make another swirl in OIL PASTEL. i picked orange & purple. 2. paint– with WATERCOLOR paint, the colors that are closest to the OIL PASTEL color…i painted my purple…

how to keep your heating bills LOWER this winter

I’ve posted about this before. I hate opening my heating bill & seeing most of my money disappear. I spend a great deal of time in my art studio, most of us spend most of our time in one room. If that one room has no fireplace. Make a portable one. I went to the…

give your kids something to do…

over Winter break. This was made with a student who celebrates Chanukah. The same materials can be used to make Christmas ornaments. I’ll show those ideas soon…

when my daughter left the nest…

…i made sure she landed into her own. her college, in Mobile, Alabama, had dorm room walls, built with cement block. i suppose, to prevent the building from being ripped apart by a hurricane. they tend to grow in the Gulf of Mexico. she is somewhat safe from the violent elements that plague the region….

Summer Vacation project! Decorating birdhouses with your kids

a fun art project to do with your kids. the unfinished birdhouses can be found at craft stores. if you have beautiful paper you’ve been saving for ‘something’ this is a great way to use it. these birdhouses can be nailed to a tree, or you can use a drill with a long bit, to…

garden art made from whatever…

My husband travels the Deep South for work on occasion. ¬†He returned from one trip with buckets of fossilized coral & polished stones. The coral had come from a small town south of Savannah, Georgia, the red rocks came from Texas, but all from the same customer. Everything in the buckets was worthy of viewing,…