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Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen from Helsinki, Finland, is one such artist. With experience in both photography and painting, he uses long camera exposures and a variety of lights to create images that straddle …

Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p><b>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below</b>

How To: Perfectly Cooked Steaks Require More Than One Flip & Here's Why

To flip, or not to flip, that is the real question. When you're nervously standing over the stove or grill, what do you do with that steak before you?<p>…

Home Wind Power: Yes, in My Backyard!

So maybe you’re thinking you want to generate your own electricity, and home wind power has crossed your mind. After all, who really enjoys paying a …

Renewable Energy

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Outdoor Chandelier DIY

It’s getting close to patio time: sitting outside with friends, having cold drinks by candlelight and laughing about the events of the day. And what …

41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

Go outside! You look like you need a little sun.

Mason Jar Solar Lights

I love entertaining outdoors at this time of year because it’s warm enough at night that a garden party does not need to end when the sun goes down. …

Green Roof Birdhouse Tutorial

Green roofs are all the rage right now but why should we humans have all the fun? In this Weekend Project you will learn how to make a removable, …

Bowling Ball Turned into a Garden Gazing Ball

Regular garden (pun is intended) variety bowling ball! I got my trusty bright pink Valspar spray paint can out and proceeded to spray away! It took …

The Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Gardening

Last week I published the Ultimate Guide to Attracting Native Bees, so I thought this week I’d give you another Ultimate Guide–to attracting more …

The 5 Pillars of Ecosystem Gardening

What is Ecosystem Gardening? Lear about the 5 pillars of Ecosystem Gardening. Crate a wildlife habitat at home.<br>We love hearing from you! Please click …

Gardening

An extra hand in the garden

by Debra Anchors<p>Image by <b>Jacki Cammidge</b> and <b>Blue Fox Farm</b><p>I was inspired by an idea I found over on Blue Fox Farm. Jacki Cammidge created her hypertufa …

30 Creative Ways to Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff

We all have stuff that no longer serves any purpose around the house, but we still have trouble getting rid of it. Either it’s “still OK”, or “might …

Tuesday Tool Tip: Keep your eye on the size. When you're building projects with dimensional lumber (2x4s, etc.), remember that the actual size of a board is always smaller than its "nominal" (stated) size. You can use this chart with common board sizes as a reference for your next project.

Tips for Better Portrait Photography

There are a few techniques that help with taking portraits, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Lighting, composition, camera …

Photography

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

Dynamic Range in the World of Photography

Look at something other than your computer screen for a moment and take note of the world around you. You should notice bright highlights and dark …