Don’t Do This – PhotoShop Disasters

With great power, comes great responsibility. Even though I’ve been explaining how to use Photoshop to fix mistakes – please do not be responsible for perpetrating stuff like you can see here at Photoshop disasters! On the upside – you might never believe one of those super skinny model ads again!

Class time correction

Just wanted to let you all know that the time that was posted for my Wave class next week was incorrect. The correct time is 7:00 – 9:30. – Tuesday, December 15. This is an advanced beginner/intermediate lampworking class on how to make my ‘signature’ style “wave” bead. These organic beads definitely take you outside the world of little round spacers. They capture the flow and movement of the molten glass – and make a stunning focal piece for a truly unique piece of jewellery. Space still available. Cost is $65 – all materials supplied. Some basic lampworking experience is …

Sneak Peek at Next Week

Madly processing tools for next week – you might want to come down and buy yourself a Christmas present. I’m working away on them now – but I can tell you – there are punches for marking metal, i.e. 925, 999FS and copyright, and hand tools, like split ring pliers the first I’ve seen that actually work well first time out!

Tis the season …

To eat of course! I’ve started my holiday baking, and I have to tell you I’m in love with allrecipes.com – Lot’s of recipes, with reviews on each recipe. This way, you have a pretty good idea of what the outcome will be. Here are a few I’ve found recently that are quite yummy – and kid friendly too. we’ll start off with the official recipe for Nanaimo bars – directly from the City of Nanaimo website: “ The Legendary Nanaimo Bar According to local legend about 35 years ago, a Nanaimo housewife entered her recipe for chocolate squares in …

No Cynthia this week

I just signed in to work on my blog post for today, and discovered we forgot to post yesterday. Cynthia is sitting basking in the sun in Florida this week while the rest of us are suffering through this cold slushy storm that started in the wee hours of the morning. Bitter – nah 😉 I got a new toy in the mail this morning which is cheering me up a wee bit. A clay core extruder for the makins clay gun. I can now make hollow core forms of metal clay. I wish I only had time to play. …

Taking Great Photos. Part 15: Photographer – Heal Thyself

So – did you hear the one about the doctor in Ireland. His brother had moved to America – and didn’t believe any of their old parents’ folk stories any more – especially the ones about the little people. He teased his brother mercilessly for retaining the quaint notions about fairies, leprechauns, and the like. So one day – the doctor actually managed to catch one of the mysterious little folk – and to prove his point – he packed up the little creature in a box and addressed it to his brother in America – and took it down …

Teaching Art Theory

Here’s a cool website for teaching about art theory. The target audience is kids – and I doubt that many of you grown-ups will learn too much from it – except to confirm that you’re pretty smart about art already – even if you don’t know all the technical terms. 😉 However – it would be a cool site to sit down at with your kids or grandkids, nieces and nephews, etc. The learning part is fun – there is a short presentation on the topic in question, and then a practical application of it – which really needs your …

Linky Love Friday

My kids are off on a PA day today, and we’re packing up to spend the day at the Science Centre. I’ll leave you with a load of eye candy for the day. Here are some fabulous artist blogs that I’ve been checking out recently: First up, our very own Sue Mcnenly (Sue teaches our photopolymer metal clay classes) – Check out the mini silver dresses she’s been making. Awesome!http://suemcnenly.blogspot.com/ Gail Lannum – A metal clay artist who has been incorporating a lot of bronze and copper into her current work. She also appears to be in Paris currently: http://gaillannum.blogspot.com/ …