Patricia A Gaskey

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Artists Who Use Their Sketchbook as Handheld Galleries

The sketchbook is a special place for an artist. It’s like a playground—a place where they can try out new techniques, imagery, and generate new …

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The Art of Building the Ultimate Blanket Fort

I don’t know about you, but on Christmas Eve I was always WAY too excited to go to sleep in anticipation of Santa’s arrival and the festivities that would ensue the next morning. (Oh hi! Lindsay here, Brit + Co’s Creative Content Producer.) It was such an imaginative time filled with wonderment. I …

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How to Make Personalized Polymer Clay Gifts

<i>These easy DIY polymer clay gifts are something that anyone can make. You need very few materials to get you started.</i><p>Today I am going to show you how …

Nine Ways To Take Paper Snowflakes To The Next Level

The thought of making paper snowflakes may remind you of childhood memories of cutting out wonky, misshapen snowflakes only a mother could love. …

Michelle Obama

17 Easy Flowering Indoor Plants

The gardening season is over in my neck of the woods, so my green thumb must move indoors. I find working with plants so pleasurable and relaxing, …

12 Utterly Quaint Places You Must Visit In Southern England

England is an incredibly beautiful country… although we’ve got some pretty incredible cities (here’s looking at you, London) there are a whole heap …

national forests

The national parks of the United States account for some of the world’s most glorious landscapes: ice-whittled peaks, abyssal gorges, primeval …

Gardening 101: Bacopa

Bacopa, <i>Sutera cordata:</i> “The Misnomer”<p>When you’re shopping at the nursery, do you ever wonder how all those gorgeous plants get their names? Me …

11 Sleeping Apps to Help Insomniacs Rest Up This Holiday Season

Although we LOVE the holiday season, finding time to do everything on our Christmas to-do list can be hella stressful. From planning the Christmas dinner menu to buying (and wrapping) gifts for him and her, there’s just too much to do… and not enough time to do it. But since stress can have …

Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field

<i>Finished Image. Craig Blacklock defied the limits of depth of field and diffraction to create this image. He created the series of exposures shown</i> …

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Tilt & Shift To Boost Your Megapixels

<i>A juniper tree stretches skyward in the wilderness of Arizona’s Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, its petrified sand dunes magnified through</i> …

Tilt-shift

10 Proven Ways To Help Improve Your Mental Health

Mental Health

11 DIY gifts for your craft-loving friends

For those of us who love to ~shop ’til we drop~ nothing is more fun than the season of gifting! And when it comes to our craft-loving friends, …

If You Eat Garlic and Honey On an Empty Stomach For 7 Days, This Is What Happens To Your Body

Garlic is known as one of the most powerful superfoods and it holds a special place in many cuisines worldwide. Even though it has a quite strong …

Sensitive Skin

A Massive Poster of Earth’s Spacecraft and Missions, So Far

By our count, there are 113 spacecraft in this image. It’s a catalogue of all of the vehicles launched into space so far, from the U.S.S.R’s Luna 2 …

18 Cats Who Are Really, Really Excited About Christmas Trees

"My god... It's full of stars."

Get Started With Photomatix

HDR photography is a gift of the digital age. To a one-time film photographer like me, it’s magic. I never imagined that one day I would be blending …

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Make Perfect Punch Every Time Using This Simple Rhyme

Punch is the perfect festive party drink, and making a good one is all about striking that perfect balance of flavors. If you want to mix up a bowl …

5 Fascinating Google Earth Time-Lapse Videos Show 32 Years of Climate Change

Google Earth has added four years of new data along with high-resolution satellite imagery to its time-lapse feature, which is available to anyone …

Canon Camera and Lens Deals for the Holidays

There are still a few weeks before the Holidays and plenty of time to order that camera and lens before the gift giving starts. Whether you're …

What I've learned in my first year of photography

December 3rd, 2015 was the day I bought my first camera. I carefully chose one body and one lens (Nikon D5300 and a prime 50mm).<p>These are some of the …

Magical Acorn Necklaces That Capture the Beauty of Nature

Looking for a whimsical, nature-inspired gift for a special someone on your Christmas list? Then you may want to visit artist Anna Buttonsy's Etsy …

William Christenberry’s Haunted South

Observer<p>The noted photographer, who died this week, returned each year to obsessively and meticulously photograph the ever changing Alabama landscape …

Alternative Sleep Cycles: 7-10 Hours Are Not Needed

The average person requires 7 -10 hours of sleep per night according to the National Sleep Foundation. But is it possible that using different sleep …