Draw a Rose Using Simple Shapes


Here’s an interesting video tutorial that I came up with this weekend. This rose drawing is made up of simple shapes such as hearts. I thought this would be good practice to help recognize that shapes and spaces are very important factors when creating art.


Celery Rose Print


I’ll be doing this again! This is the easiest way ever to paint a rose. Did you ever cut a bunch of celery and notice that it looks like a rose? You can just use it as a stamp! Check out my video tutorial here.

Fanciful Pine Cones



There is something fun about nestling little balls inside of pine cone crevices. I found these projects at vital-design, but I don’t recommend visiting their site. When I did, a whole bunch of pages began opening up with ads and whatnot. They wanted people to download the project instructions which I am leery of doing. Why not just post them online? It’s like they want to give out a virus with it or something. I’m just too skeptical. Anyway. Some round objects and a bit of glue could get you some pretty fancy looking tree ornaments. This would be a great project for kids. The first photo appears to be round beads wrapped in colorful paper. If it were me making that particular project, I would use decoupage glue and tissue paper; or thin, colorful, patterned paper scraps. Finally, I’d tie some beautiful ribbon or string through the one end to create an ornament.