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Pond Surface Beautifully Frozen to Resemble a Japanese Rock Garden

Winter temperatures can cause ice to do some unexpected things, and Reddit user odstane can definitely attest to this. He recently shared a series of photos from his frozen backyard pond, and the now-block of ice created some unusually beautiful effects. Concentric circle patterns cover the …

Rock Gardens

Eco Bag Made with Comics! • Recyclart

Project: Art Journal

Using stamps, paint, chipboard, embellishments and more you can make a lovely art journal. These would make great gifts for the creative people in …

Winter Solstice Quilt and BOM

Today is our darkest day of the year. It’s fitting I found this Winter Solstice Quilt today over at Keepsake Quilting. If you’re digging the pink and …

Wine Cork Christmas Tree

Create a pretty tree using wine corks and crafty supplies that you have on hand. Great upcycling idea!<p>332<p>918

A Sip of Tea, Scented Tea Sachet Tutorial - Art Gallery Fabrics - The Creative Blog

Hi everyone!<p>Here's a really fun one for your weekend. We've seen these around Pinterest for a while and were inspired to make a handful of our own …

'Forest QAL' details!

If you like to paper piece and in addition you love animals, I have something for you!<p>Me and Julianna@Sewing Under Rainbow planned another QAL with …

How I Use BlockBase: Alternating Blocks

<i>Summer Birthday</i><p>by the SewWhatevers.<p>We used 2 blocks with fabric from<p>my <i>Morris Apprentice</i> line from Moda<p>One way to get a design flow is to alternate …

The Quilty Barn Along - Barn 12 and Easy Flying Geese and "Furrows" Block Tutorial!...

<b>Good morning!</b><p><b>I'm off to a bit of a late start but today it's time for the</b><p><b>Quilty Barn Along!</b><p><b>This is #12 and the last block for the first quilty barn</b> …

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<i>Jessica Jones is a graphic designer in Chicago, Illinois. Jessica also writes How About Orange, a craft and design blog. Check it out to find DIY tutorials, free printables, fonts and wallpapers, quizzes, decorating ideas, and more.</i><p>I love the idea of screen-printing my own textiles and t-shirts, …

DIY printed tote bag using the sun

I added a design to a blank tote bag using light-sensitive Inkodye and a stencil cut from freezer paper.<p>Inkodye is a water-based dye that works on …

QR codes for Quilt Labels | The Electric Quilt Blog

Have you noticed these black and white crossword looking things showing up lately?<p>They are called QR (Quick Response) Codes. If you take a picture of …

Studio View: Jodi Colella, Fiber Artist

As a child of the 1980s growing up in Michigan, I thought of macrame, embroidery and crochet as tedious tasks for homemakers. But a decade later, in my MFA program, I gained a newfound appreciation for fiber arts as high-art feminist pursuits. Flush with grad school inspiration, I got my needle and …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Composition and the Power of Line

Lines are all around us in photography. Conscious use of line can add depth or dynamism to your composition. Let me show you what I mean. Take a look …

Digital Photography

Learn The Ins And Outs Of Wine With This Infographic

Wine is complicated, but knowing more about what you're drinking increases the pleasure. If you want a better appreciation and understanding of what …

Sistine Chapel Pickpockets Prey On Vatican Tourists; Guides May Strike For Better Security

Of all places to not obey the Ten Commandments, the Vatican's Sistine Chapel may be the worst. Yet a scourge of petty thieves is ignoring "thou shalt not steal," turning the hallowed 15th century chapel into a monumental place for small crime.<p>According to The Telegraph, tourists gazing upward in …

Barcelona’s surreal world of art

Barcelona is a city that has embraced art like no other and it’s reflected in the buildings, across the streets and in its many famous galleries.<p>Leaving aside Antoni Gaudí for a second, architecturally speaking, Barcelona is one of Europe’s great Gothic treasure chests, and it was largely from …

10 Italian Villages for a Perfect Summer Escape

For years, Italy has ranked among the top summer destinations for American travelers, an unsurprising feat given the country's historical legacy, renowned cuisine, breathtaking heartland, and award-winning wines. To get a true taste of the essence of Italy, many travelers take to the countryside to …

Eat, Pray, Love your way through Italy

More than six million people have read <i>Eat Pray Love</i>, Elizabeth Gilbert's account of her year-long trip through Italy, India and Bali. But seriously, how did she ever make it past eating in Italy?<p>After sampling Rome's gelato, departures require serious discipline – plus maybe some non-refundable …

Exploring The Gems Of The Mediterranean Coast

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How To Find The Best Italian Ice Cream.

Free Things To Do In Rome - The Guide!

Breakfast in Italy

The mainstay of Italian <i>colazione</i> (breakfast) is scalding hot <i>espresso</i>, <i>cappuccino</i> (<i>espresso</i> with a goodly dollop of foamed milk) or <i>caffè latte</i> – the hot, milky espresso beverage Starbucks mistakenly calls a <i>latte</i>, which will get you a glass of milk in Italy. An alternative beverage is <i>orzo</i>, a slightly …

Italy's Dizzy Amalfi Coast

There's something about Italy's Amalfi Coast that makes people put up with horrible traffic, high prices, and having to climb up and down every time you want to get somewhere. And yet, it's been attracting holiday-goers for centuries.<p>With each visit to Sorrento, I book my favorite taxi driver, …

Rome Food Tour: The 7 Things I Learned By Taking A Walk

7 Things I Learned By Taking A Walk Through A Roman Market.<p>By Randy Kalp Posted in - Italy & Rome & Travel Blog on <b>July 8th, 2013</b><p>Campo de’ Fiori is …