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  1. Hobbies
    Just wondering if anyone is into doing the challenges in June and July for ICAD which stands for Index Card a Day. You just do some type of art on the index card - I believe the reason the lady who started it, chose index cards was because they were cheap and people wouldn't be afraid to try...
  2. Drawing, Painting
    I was wondering if anyone is interested in discussing sketching, painting, etc. I like show and tell, but I am also interested in talking more in depth about making art. I would like to talk about making art from a frugal perspective. Art supplies can be expensive, but they do not need to...
  3. Blog
    What's that? :lol: Well things have slowed down a bit here, but I am busy catching up on my rest and crafting. I finally hung the paintings I had framed on the wall. It required an entire shuffle of paintings throughout the house. We decided to use our long hall wall as an art...
  4. Blog
    Looked under my dresser the other day and found a stack of original artwork from artists I have known, waiting to be framed. The artwork has been waiting to be framed for 20 years now. Three of the artists are international artists now. It has become a case of "I need to protect these". So...
  5. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    ~I have a couple of nice pieces we bought on our honeymoon that I would like to sell. I have no idea what they're really worth. I've done searches around the web and on Ebay and the range of asking prices is all over. Has anyone sold art before?~
  6. Frugal Living
    This article has believes thrift in the kitchen is a lost art. What do you think? What are your thoughts? Good housekeeping: the lost art of thrift in the kitchen - Times Online Nod to shp1055 who posted that a genreation had lost the art of cooking. Which made me search the net and I found...
  7. General Chat
    Is it me or is customer service becoming a dying art? It seems like everytime I go to the bank the teller says she doesn't have the quarters or dollar bill denomination I want. To which I say can you ask another teller? Which they do and whoolah!! All of a sudden they have the quarters or...
  8. Sewing
    ~So what are you all sewing in December? I'm still making cold weather gear:slippers, wrist warmers, vests and hoping to finally make a sleeping cap. I also have a few repairs that I need to buy materials for. And I want to make some terry covers for my Swiffer.~
  9. Quilting
    ~What are you working on in November? What do you plan to start? What do you need to finish? I'm planning to finish the hand-quilting on the Dalmatian baby quilt I'm working on. It needs to be gift-able by December 1! I should work on it a half hour a day until it's done.~
  10. Sewing
    ~What are you working on this month? I'm finishing up a new stash of feminine articles, making hats and mending curtains. I have a big bin of unfinished projects and things to fix so I should really be trying to thin that out a bit as well. Would anyone be interested in a sewing challenge for...
  11. Hobbies
    Can any one give me some website where you can sell crafts and art online?
  12. Drawing, Painting
    One day, when my son was about 18 months old, I was painting in my living room and ran to get a telephone call. I started chatting and watched my son walk into the kitchen where I was standing with my palette in one hand and my deep purple acrylic paint covering the other and about to drop onto...
  13. Freebies
    We would be pleased to share one of Elizabeth's images with you. This card is one of her favourite images - printed on high quality paper, varnished on the front side and matte on the back. It's 6" x 4" and could easily be framed. http://www.fine-art-prints.org/free%20card.htm
  14. Quilting
    I am starting out and a bit nervous. I've thought about it for years. Tried regular quilting with mixed success...I never could follow a pattern.;) I've done some embroidery and other types of needlework, and some beadwork. Now I'm ready to put it all together. I've decided to branch into...
  15. Hobbies
    Anyone here do original art or craft work? By original I mean from your own design -- no patterns or kits. I'm not really looking for information or advice -- just a conversation starter.
  16. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    State law allows nudity in theaters, museums, venues devoted to arts The Associated Press updated 8:01 p.m. ET, Fri., Aug. 1, 2008 DES MOINES, Iowa - Nude dancing remains an art in Iowa. A judge Friday ruled in favor of a nude dancing club owner charged with violating Iowa's indecent exposure...
  17. Frugal Living
    Not just in restaurants, does anyone tip other people who do things for you? We have guys coming to take down a huge tree today (actually 2 trees), and I want to tip them when they are finished (if they do a good job with clean-up, etc.), but honestly, I have no idea how much to tip them! Just...
  18. Hobbies
    All my life I have collected and enjoyed beautiful china pieces. But as happens once in a while one of them will break. I used to sadly clean up and throw the pieces away with a heavy heart or put into a heavy duty envelope and stash away in a drawer, especially if the piece was extraordinarily...
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