Karen Carley

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Surreal Digital Art Recalls Dalí and M.C. Escher

Stefan Krische’s work wears its influences on its sleeve.<p>The digital art Stefan Krische, AKA Gestucks, wears its influences on its sleeve. Whether the artist is animating his own version of Dalí's <i>The Persistence of Memory</i>, or visually recalling the impossible worlds of M.C. Escher, it's clear that …

No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …

Cosplay Skills: Custom Temporary Tattoos

Take your cosplay, dress-up, or everyday fun skills to a whole new level with this awesome tutorial for making and applying your own realistic-looking custom temporary tattoos from Commander Holly’s Cosplay Class video!<p>I must say that, as someone who has recently tried (and mostly failed) to remove …

Cosplay

Flashback: Zine-Making for Kids

<b>By Diane Gilleland</b><p>Zines (short for “fanzines” or “magazines”) are self-published booklets about any subject that grabs you. (Seriously, you can find a zine about just about anything.) There’s a rich zine culture around the world, where music fans, writers, comic book artists, citizen journalists, …

The Makings Of A Great Logo

Six questions to ask yourself when designing a brand<p>Your company’s logo is the foundation of your business branding. It is probably the first interaction that you will have with your customers. An effective logo can establish the right tone and set the proper ethos. After years of crafting logos …

Graphic Design

How To: Make Star Wire Ornaments

Make your own lovely and delicate star wire ornaments with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Alyssa and Carla.<p>These little stars would make perfect stocking stuffers or gift toppers!<p>Head on over to Alyssa and Carla to see how it’s done.<p>[Via CraftGawker]

How-To: Winter Wonderland Corn Husk Trees

Transform your autumnal decor into festive and whimsical holiday decorations with this fun winter wonderland corn husk trees project from Pam over at Gingerbread Snowflakes!<p>I’ve been following along with Pam’s tree-related progress for a while, but even so, I’m still amazed that such a lovely …

How-To: Recover Gold from Old Electronics

For the modern-day prospector the gold isn’t in them thar hills anymore, but it is in them thar flip phones, as this illuminating tutorial from Josehf Lloyd Murchison on recovering gold from old electronics demonstrates. By subjecting a modest heap of old electronics to a fairly labor-intensive …

How-To: Pirate a Vinyl Record

Practically everyone knows how to make copies of MP3s, CDs, and even cassettes, so here’s a way to make DIY copies of vinyl records. By simply creating a silicone mold and coating it with casting resin you can make your own playable copies of your most cherished discs.

Infographic: Choose the Perfect Sewing Machine Needle

I love a good infographic—there’s something so wonderful about an image that can take a seemingly intimidating and complicated choice, like selecting the right sewing machine needle, and turn it into something that’s simple, logical, and clear. If you’re just getting acquainted with your sewing …

How-To: Fallen Leaf Lantern

Turn autumn leaves into a lovely seasonal lamp with this fallen leaf lantern tutorial from Heather at Poppy Haus!<p>Ready to get crafty with nature? Head over to Poppy Haus to see the full how-to.

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Chainmaille Collar from Jump Rings

Etsy seller skycubaclub creates incredibly elaborate chainmaille and Japanese lace necklaces and collars from aluminum and jump rings.

Epic Wax Paper Back-Drop

This dreamy backdrop seen on Style Me Pretty was originally created by Katie M. Kulper for a gorgeous Portland wedding. The how-to breaks the epic install down to show us how we could take our DIY skills to the next level and create such a masterpiece.

How-To: Rust-Oleum NeverWet Sidewalk Art

If you haven’t heard tales of wonder about Rust-Oleum NeverWet yet, it’s a spray-on coating that repels liquids and can be applied to nearly any surface, and apparently it really works. So now artist Nathan Sharratt has used it to create a delightful sidewalk rain drawing, that can only be seen …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Fisher Blacksmithing Tools for the Gardener

What do you get when a blacksmith from Montana discovers a passion in gardening? A line of gorgeous, hand-forged, heirloom-quality garden …

Thorny problems: how can I get rid of invasive bamboo?

Helen Yemm answers your gardening questions. This week: rose cuttings, bamboo on the rampage and quince diseases.<p><b>Bamboo on the rampage</b><p>Invasive bamboo seems to be the garden plague of the century so far, worse than the Russian vine epidemic from the Eighties. Back then, the rampant climber, so …

How-To: DIY Faux Bakers Twine

Want the look of bakers twine, but in quick custom colors? Check out this DIY faux bakers twine tutorial from Alexis at Persia Lou!

How-To: Ice Cream Sandwich Postcard

Send your pals a sweet late summer greeting with this ice cream sandwich postcard tutorial from Sandra Denneler on She Knows!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to She Knows to see how it’s done.

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How-To: Everyday Handbag

Make a cute, handy purse that’s perfect daily use with this everyday handbag tutorial from The Stitching Scientist.<p>I love the simple design and the not-too-big medium size!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to The Stitching Scientist to see how it’s done.

How-To: Duct Tape Arrow Magnets

Draw attention to important papers on lockers, fridges, and magnetic boards with this fun duct tape arrow magnet tutorial from Rachel at Lines Across!<p>Ready to make a set of your own? Head over to Lines Across to see the full how-to!

12 Inspiring Quotes from 12 Amazing Female Explorers

History is full of women who have bucked the trend of staying at home and explored the world their way. Here are twelve women who traveled the world and led adventurous lives, because they wanted to expand their horizons, earn money, or simply because boredom was not their style. Those girls just …

"There Is No Excuse Ever to Lack Inspiration"

When it comes to inspiration, waiting around doesn't help. As the above quote from Tim Gunn points out, there is no shortage of material to pull from.<p>…

5 Sanskrit Words Every Yogi Should Know

3.9K<p>SHARES<p>No, your teacher isn't speaking gibberish. He or she is probably speaking Sanskrit– an ancient language from southern India. Here are the 5 …

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