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Shirring: Learn It, Then Make a Top or a Dress – All in a Single Afternoon

<b></b> <b></b><b></b>It’s shirr magic! Elastic shirring creates a wonderful stretchy texture and is the perfect warm weather technique. It occupies the space between the …

Lifestyle

Creative Personalities Literally See the World Differently

With different personalities come different experiences. But which one is better?<p><b>By Luke Smillie; Anna Antinori, University of Melbourne</b><p>What is it …

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

How to Read Crochet Pattern Symbols

Part of learning to read crochet patterns is learning what all those symbols mean. Parentheses, asterisks, brackets, oh my! All of these can be used …

Crochet

Do These Things After Work Everyday And You Will Achieve Anything You Want In Life

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups TheThe post Do These Things After Work Everyday And You Will …

Motivation

Top 5 iPad Apps for Artists, Painters, and Designers

Apple’s iPad Pro lineup, true to its name, is certainly a professional-level device for creatives of all types — including artists, painters and …

Apps

Now's Your Chance to Help Transcribe the Smithsonian's Hidden Treasures

Bumblebees and Arctic adventures abound in the Smithsonian's Transcription Center collection.<p>Rejoice, lovers of arcane documents and curated specimens, for today the Smithsonian Institution opened its Transcription Center to the public. Thousands of digitized images of the Institution's collection …

These Comics Nail What It's Really Like To Live With Depression And Anxiety

The drawings are relatable for everyone.<p>Ruby Elliot was a teenager when a constellation of mental health complications disrupted her life. When an eating disorder, depression and long hospitalizations forced her to stop going to school, she began to draw.<p>One one the most intense struggles Elliot …

Mental Health

Dr. Seuss Made Paintings and Sculptures in Secret (and Now You Can See Them)

Some of Theodor Seuss Geisel's art is straight from his storybooks. The rest is wildly unexpected.<p>The artist forever known as Dr. Seuss didn’t stop at writing and illustrating 44 wise and whimsical storybooks. While he produced popular literature by day, he spent his nights in the 1930s sculpting …

10 incredible online art schools

There was a time, not so very long ago, when art schools and ateliers were your only options for attaining a higher art education. Typically …

Digital Art

Grisaille and Its Expressive Power

August 29, 2016<p>Deeply invested in contemporary art, Widewalls magazine aims to provide a unique experience for its readers in form of in-depth and …

Northern Europe

Inside the Burning Man Installation Dedicated to Grief and Transformation

At the center of the 'Śiṣya' is a 16-foot-tall oblique structure where Burners are encouraged to write their own personal stories of loss.<p>As Burning Man kicks off this week The Creators Project takes a look at some of the exciting new art installations going up in Black Rock City this year. The …

The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees

We're not going to bury the lede here: Bob Ross' hair was actually straight. Just ask his longtime business partner, Annette Kowalski, who knew Ross better than anyone — he had just gotten out of the Air Force, and was unsuccessfully trying to make a living as a painter, she says.<p>"He got this …

Motorhomes

Artist Commits 'Digital Suicide' to Produce Nearly 1,000 Drawings

Liam Scully reinterpreted five years of Facebook history into drawings.<p>An unlikely funeral is taking place at London’s Union Gallery, chronicling the online life of artist Liam Scully from 2008 - 2013. Sparked by the revelations of Edward Snowden in 2013, Scully, who’s very much alive, decided to …

'OK' and other online commands inspire artist's calligraphy designs

Gemma O'Brien began to notice a pattern each time she would access her personal web accounts.<p>She'd have to click on a repetitive list of phrases and words that would help her navigate to the next screen.<p>When she wanted to log out of a website, she was prompted to click on a box that read: "OK."<p>When …

Typography

‘The Silence of the Angel’: Paul Klee’s notebooks are now online

“Art,” Paul Klee (1879-1940) once observed, “does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.” It’s a fair description of Klee’s rich and …

Art

How to Practise Drawing Effectively

If you want to get better at something you need to practise regularly.<p>Of course you do. No-one would argue with that. But regular practice alone …

Snow Isn't Always Cool: A Tip for Painting Snow Using Warm Colors

We always think of summer as being the warmest time of the year, and winter as the coldest. The thermometer plunges when there is snow. But how does …