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Can't decide whether I'm relieved or disappointed that the "raw" look at fashion didn't include the following:
- Lady Gaga's meat dress
- Anything resembling America's Next Top Model contests
- Models' food choices

Anything you wished you saw? Read more
Imagine having a whole city inside your head? How would you get it out? These famous architects have done an incredible job of bringing their visions to streets and towns all around the world.

Kinda makes me want to buy a pack of crayons... Read more
Ever go to a craft fair and all the vendors greet you with smiles and all their products are nicely displayed - like they have been there forever? The atmosphere is laid-back and welcoming. Don't let any of that fool you . Join me now for the real happenings.

The typical craft fair day starts at dawn or before - with the loading of the car. I get 3 folding tables and 2 chairs out of the shed while... Read more
Winter in Saskatchewan is a wonderland.

These are trees in Estevan, Saskatchewan. After the recent ice storm, central and eastern Canada now knows how this feels. Toronto lost 20% of its canopy. The trees in Saskatchewan are used to it.

Here’s a view of a yard in Estevan. No, that is not the house. Or a barn. Silly you.

To the right of the storage shed you see a gazebo. Those are not real deer in the... Read more
Artisangirl here with part 4... the conclusion of Fun Facts About Gemstones!
Let's first look at a very powerful stone :

Rutilated Quartz..The Powerful Energizer ...This stone stimulates electrical energies within the body to recharge vital energy centers...It reaches the root of problems and facilitates transitions and a change of direction. Rutilated quartz was also believed by ancients to soothe dark... Read more
Selling online is not the same as selling at a craft show . Lesson learned early, for me.

When hobbyists making their products are encouraged to sell to the public, an easy “in” is to sell at craft shows. Simple enough. Make product that covers your table once or twice over, so you have enough product for the event. Bring lots of change. Bring business cards or something with your contact info... Read more
Okay, so it's not technically a Christmas, or holiday, tree but it seems like it should be!

This tree-turned-art installation in Berlin plays soft music as chestnuts fall, so in the very least, it should inspire some warm and fuzzy holiday feelings. Read more
Want to make your holidays extra artsy and extra scary at the same time? Take it from the Norwegian embassy in the US, who honoured Edvard Munch's painting The Scream by decorating a Christmas tree with 700 ornaments in its creepy, scary face.

Or you could choose to make a bunch of ornaments that depict the Mona Lisa and confuse everyone! So many options - whose painting would you most like to convert to... Read more
Artisangirl here with another segment of Fun Facts About Gemstone, part 3 !
Today I continue with a stone that I think has a super unique and organic look to it:
Jasper (Leopardite)...The Stabilizing Stone ...Helps the body set the stage to receive changes that will come. Prepares the way for long term change. Acts as a supplement to the body's own energies.

Lapis Lazuli...The Power Stone. ..Symbol of... Read more
It's the perfect time of year to look around and turn old objects into brand new projects and crafts. Whether you're stuck inside because of the chilly weather, or have kids home for the holidays, Amy Azzarito's new book helps get you started. Your home will be front cover-worthy in no time! Read more



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