Saturday, September 20, 2014

FALL AND WINTER

March 26, 2015 update:
We've replaced the Van Gogh video, which was blocked, with "A Tribute To Vincent Van Gogh," an excellent video that we're sure you'll enjoy. The musical accompaniment is by Don McLean.

Cheers,
Marian

February 14, 2015 update:
Impressionist & Post-Impressionist Painters
 
Our changing Fall-Winter issue now starts with a video called "Van Gogh Painted With Words" with Benedict Cumberbatch. Of course, Vincent Van Gogh was a Post-Impressionist. 

The videos that follow are:
  • Claude Monet, Impressionist
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Impressionist
  • Jacob Abraham Camille Pisarro, Impressionist
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Post-Impressionist
  • Pablo Picasso, Post-Impressionist
For Young People, we have three videos by Shoo Raynor:
  • Draw My Life, Part One
  • Draw My Life, Part Two
  • What Kind Of Artist Are You?
We hope that you enjoy these videos.

Cheers,
Marian

P.S. We are adding and changing videos as the seasons progress.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SUMMER DIY & FUN

Our summer issue focuses on do-it-yourself (DIY) projects for adults and children. These include: 
  • Fourth Of July Nail Art
  • DIY No-Sewing Tutu Table Skirt
  • Create A Bohemian Leather Bracelet
  • Make An Easy Swimsuit Coverup
  • Simon's Cat In "Suitcase."
And for kids, we have:
  • How To Use A Sketchbook
  • Make Giant Flowers
  • Butterfly Face Painting
  • Easy Nail Art For Beginners.
Enjoy watching these great videos and then doing the projects yourself.

And for our U.S. reader/viewers, a heartfelt wish for a safe and fun Fourth of July!

Cheers,
Marian

Saturday, April 5, 2014

CONTEMPORARY PAINTING

The issue focuses on Contemporary Painting. Our painting videos include paintings by:
  • Alex Perez
  • Ryan S. Brown
  • Julie Hill
We are also showing Dog Dreams by Nancy Schutt.

For fun, we have a two-part introduction to the Blue Man Group, called Creating Blue Man Group.

For the kids, we have two videos:
  • Simon's Cat in Tongue Tied
  • How To Draw A Human Skull
We have added to our recommended online shop links, which you'll find in the bottom half of each issue, below the waterline. To make it easier for you to find the type of handmade shop you're looking for, we have added headings.

Cheers,
Marian

Friday, February 7, 2014

VALENTINE'S DAY

Just for the fun of it, I've added some Valentine's Day videos:
  • Making a heart-shaped wreath
  • Decorating Valentine's Day cookies
  • Romantic rose paintings by Doris Joa
And we still have the kids' videos of how to draw and paint:
  • The Teddy Bear of Love
  • Valentine's Day symbols
Hope you have a fun Valentine's Day!

Cheers,
Marian
 
 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

WELCOME TO 2014

Happy New Year to all of our reader/viewers! We have some great videos for the new year:
  • London New Year's Eve Fireworks 2014
  • Hot Tech Trends For 2014
  • Paris Fashion Week Trends For Spring 2014
  • Food Trends for 2014
  • I'll Give You A Flower
  • Turn 3 Soaps Into A Handmade Gift
and for the kids
  • Make A 2014 Doll Calendar
Happy viewing!
 
Cheers,
Marian
 

Bulldog by Marian Cates

Bulldog by Marian Cates
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Burrowing Owl by Marian Cates

Burrowing Owl by Marian Cates
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Jack Sprat Mother Goose Rhyme by Marian Cates, from a vintage illustration

Jack Sprat Mother Goose Rhyme by Marian Cates, from a vintage illustration
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Robin Hood by Marian Cates, from a vintage illustration