Sekhautet

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Create Dynamic “Rain” Portraits on the Cheap with a Manual-Focus Lens and a Garden Hose (VIDEO)

Shooting in the rain is a great way to capture some very impactful images, but without the right equipment it’s also a great way to ruin your …

Cameras

Walker Evans’ Reflections on His Great Depression Photos

The great American photographer Walker Evans is best known for his stark photos that document the years of the Great Depression in the US. In the …

Is VSCO the New Instagram for Photographers?

If you’re a photographer and you’ve been using Instagram for a long time, then you’re probably sick of it unless you’re in the very small percentage …

Mobile Photography

Never Mind The White Dress, Turns Out Emily Dickinson Had A Green Thumb

Inside the yellow brick house Emily Dickinson's grandfather built in Amherst, Mass., in 1813, you can see the very room and desk where the reclusive poet did her writing. The desk looks out onto the yard, from which Dickinson drew images and inspiration. Take just a few lines from her poem "It will …

The Canon 100mm Macro vs 100mm Macro ‘L’ For Fashion & Beauty Photography

If you are a portrait or beauty photographer and are thinking of getting a new 100mm Macro lens, but don’t know which of the two to go with – …

Photography

How To Cross Stitch Your Way Up The Style Ladder – 20 Hints

Being the oldest form of embroidery, the cross stitch has made its way all over the world so everyone is familiar with it. We usually associate it …

8 Ways to Turn Your Fave Quotes into DIY Wall Art

Nothing motivates us better than a powerful quote — especially quotes about creativity. They can help us get out of bed in the morning, push us to reach our goals or, most importantly, put a smile on our face. If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably collected a Pinterest board full of memorable …

Women In the 1940s Black & White Portraits

Nina Leen is a mysterious Russian photographer that emigrated to the United States, and whose photos was on <i>Life</i>‘s magazine covers. We know that she …

What It Means To Decorate with Terrariums – Key Tips And Details

Terrariums have become quite trendy lately. In a way, they can be considered an alternative to the always present vases. They partially owe their …

HOW TO DIY ROLLED PAPER ROSES WREATH, newsprint, book pages, paper crafts

55+ People Who Took Their Backyard Fences To Another Level

Fences are the poor man’s wall: they might not prevent someone from trespassing, but they’ll certainly imply that you would rather that they didn’t. …

Home Decorating

Genius gardening hacks to save you money

We all look for ways to be more frugal from time to time, be it to save money or because you'd like to tread more lightly upon the earth - whatever your reasons, the garden is a great place to start.<p>Gardening can be about more than pretty plants - it can feed us, encourage wildlife and prove a …

9 DIY Cinder Block Gardens That Will Make You Want to Grab Your Gardening Tools

With the weather warming up, it’s time to embrace your green thumb. Break out your gloves, shovels and seeds, and get ready to garden your heart out! Whether you’re looking to boost your health with an edible garden or show off your love for Mother Nature with a rose garden, cinder block gardening …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

What to Make This Weekend: Instagram Photo Holders, Boozy Gummy Bears and More

Did everyone survive that National Donut Day, er, week of sugary goodies? If you’re <i>just</i> now finishing off the last sprinkled treat, you may want to skip out on those Saturday baking plans, but that doesn’t mean you have to forget about making and crafting altogether. Whether you’re in need of the …

How to Price Your Handmade Items for Sale - Small Business Trends

If you’re thinking about opening your own handmade shop, there are so many different things to consider. It’s not all about just having fun making …

5 cocktail and craft combos for the weekend

Hooray for another sunny start to the weekend – long may it continue! With a summer chockfull of perfect weather (fingers crossed) we’re looking …

Cocktails

Abigail Reynolds’s Collages of Folded Vintage Photographs

British artist Abigail Reynolds does not take images at face value. Using the art of collage, she enhances the original picture by creating intricate …

Art

angry chicken

I was looking around for a different craft and landed on these miniature books on you tube and had to make them. This is a tutorial that uses a PDF …

Miniature

This Kit Will Help You Get Perfect Water Drop Photographs, But They Need Help

Anyone who knows me or follows me on social media will know of my obsession with water drop images. An obsession that has lasted over 30 years, ever …

Solvitur Ambulando

STATEMENT Solvitur Ambulando (it is solved by walking) consists of wet plate collodion photograms of plant matter found on long walks – weeds, ferns, grasses, seeds, roots… I started walking the trails near my new home to process recent life changes: a new marriage, a new state, a new life, and …

Pop culture cross-stitch for the hip grandma in all of us

When you think of embroidery and cross stitching, Drake might not be the first thing that comes to mind.<p>But it was for Olivia Montoya, the day after …

9 Mini Mason Jar Gardens to Help Bring Your Small Living Space to Life

City living means tight quarters and tiny-to-tinier outdoor access. If maximizing your studio apartment decor is at the top of your to-do list alongside keeping your green thumb alive, then it’s time to break out your trusty old mason jars. They’ll add a bit of charm to your apartment or tiny …

dumbo octopus amigurumi

Crochet your own little octopus with this free amigurumi pattern.

“Love Notes” Pouch Pillow Tutorial: The Art of Whimsical Stitching

Joanne Sharpe, the energetic and talented artist behind <i>The Art of Whimsical Lettering</i>, shows you how to use her creative techniques from the book to …

Sewing

7 Larger-Than-Life Art DIY Ideas (On a Little Budget)

Believe it or not, this may be the year we say goodbye to the gallery wall, and hello to oversized statement-making wall art. The trick to …

Wall Art

Cabled Legwarmers/Boot Cuffs

Last December I blogged about my first original sweater design, “<b>The Granite Cape</b>”! It used the gorgeous Heartland yarn by Lion Brand Yarn in the …

Little Bigfoot Bunnies

Is it too late for Easter projects? I keep coming cross new pattern and I know it’s getting close but I still had to share. If you don’t have time to …

Easter

Find everything but the ordinary

Selling on Bonanza is a breeze! The staff adds amazing tools to make our jobs as sellers easy. And best of all, they actually listen to their …

Selling

Weekend Weather Afghan

The weather right now is so changeable – warm one minute, cool the next, and then a thunderstorm, hail, snow, or a couple tornadoes just to keep …