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Encaustic Art: A 36″x60″ Commission
I created this 12″x24″ boat encaustic a few years back. It was one of the first that I tried carving into the layers of melted and...
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Joining the Art and Craft Fair Circuit
After a two years of collecting parts I finally have my outdoor booth set up ready to go. It’s officially June, and I have two outdoor f...
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Craft Fairs: Setting Up My Outdoor Booth
After a year of collecting the necessary parts, I finally set up my outdoor booth. On a very hot day in March, I spent a day in pursuit of a b...
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Visual Journal Page 18: Printing
For over two years I functioned without a printer in my classroom. In my class visual journals are a big focus. Every Friday my students get o...
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Craft Project: Baby Monthly Update Sign DIY
Time goes by faster and faster the older I get. Now that I have a little boy it seems like time has hit warp speed. Cooper is literally growin...
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Visual Journal Page 16: Empty Bowls
Empty bowls was an annual project hosted by the art department at my school. Every year the art students made clay bowls and donated them to a...
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Visual Journal Page 15: I Hate Testing
Four years ago I made the decision to switch from public education to private. It was something I considered for a couple of years before maki...
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Christmas Craft: Baby’s First Ornament
November 12th, 2015 my sweet baby boy was born. Between the visitors, nurses, doctors, and mentally processing my new baby and title as mom, I...
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Craft Project: Christmas Ornament Wreath
The DIY Christmas ornament wreath is a project I have seen circulating crafting websites for many years. While this isn’t a new or innov...
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Craft Projects: Creating Cooper’s Nursery
Nick and I have been waiting a long time to meet our first baby, Cooper James Panetta. Since March, we have patiently gone through each day, w...
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Visual Journal Page 14: Travel by Balloon
One day while on one of my random magazine image hunts, I discovered this picture of a beautiful, tropical location. I immediately felt envy t...
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Visual Journal Page 13: Tape
Our first home is what you would call “move in ready.” The previous owners renovated, updated, and painted every room using nice s...
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