Do you wish you had an artistic bent so you could decorate your own objects? Do you work with children and want to occupy them with some simple craft?
Traditional Tuesday examines a beautiful old porcelain technique developed near Moscow in the 1800's. Although Stoneware had been produced in this region since the 1400's, it wasn't until 19th century that the Russians perfected Chinese porcelain techniques in Gzhel. This traditional legacy continues today.
When it comes to darning socks, almost no-one does it anymore. Cheap items and time poor couples with high disposable income, have relegated simple repairs to low priced essentials, to the pages of history books. Shouldn't we be overjoyed that we are freed from the yoke of menial tasks?
Blog - Reform School — Zachary Rau. If you want to make your own Christmas decorative pieces for next year, here is a guide to painting a coniferous Christmas tree Blog - Reform School — Zachary Rau.
Doodling with a pencil or paintbrush can assist in tapping into the right side or more artistic side of your brain as the logical left brain gets silenced. I developed a new logo for my artwork a day or so ago, whilst doing just that. As there was blobs of crappy mistakes around it, which … Continue reading Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Editing and Processing
Despite the intense heat of the last few days, I did manage to produce a small item of decorative art. An old metal jug/watering can needed a facelift. A simple daisy flower painted with a technique of using progressively lighter overlaying shades of acrylic gouache, some blended dry brushed leaves and some flyspecking with … Continue reading Upcycling: Folk art – Tole painting on metal jug