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Japanese Water Fountain

In Japanese, <i>shishi odoshi</i> means “deer scarer.” These water fountains slowly fill with water and then suddenly tip. The resulting noise when the fountain falls back will scare away any critters eating in your garden. Many Zen gardens have also used these fountains as a meditation aid.<p>Now you can …

The Calligraphy Post

A few days ago I bought a course “Introduction of the Art of Modern Calligraphy” by Molly Jacques, which you should definitely check, and I fell in love with calligraphy.<p>Now I find this useful infographic with the basics of calligraphy, including tools. In case you want to try your skills you should try to do those exercise.<p>In both cases, (the classes from molly and this infographic) they ask you simple tools to begining your training:<p>Pen Holder<br>• Nikko G pointed, 303 and 404 Nibs (but you can …

Make:: DIY Felt Hydrangeas

I think we all love Hydrangeas and with this tutorial along with a pattern we can have this lovely flower in our hone for years with no fading. “Red …

Tutorial: Owl sock softie

Craft Passion shows how to sew an owl sock softie. I’m loving his furrowed brows! Stripes and polka dots make fun designs on the owls’ bodies and …

Community Picks -- One-Pot Meals

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best One-Pot Meal contest!<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the …

Boston Bomb Suspect Captured Alive in Backyard Boat

The alleged Boston Marathon bomber who hid from authorities for more than 20 hours was captured tonight by police, sending cheers up through the …