History of Kokeshi Wooden Dolls from Japan

Little is known of the early history of Kokeshi Japanese Wooden Dolls. One school of thought believes that Kokeshi dolls have their origins in the practice of spiritualist religion. Wooden dolls were thought to contain the spiritual essence of the dead and were often made for honorary remembrance. The modern history of Japanese Kokeshi dolls […]

Should Your Child Attend Art School?

Why send your child to Art School? Should your child take an art class? Any educator will tell you yes! Finding the right art school can encourage many other skills in your child besides learning how to draw. What a Art School can do for your child: · Teach cognitive skills. Art classes use many […]

How to Care For Your Watercolor Painting

So you just purchased a new beautiful watercolor painting, now what? There are really just a few important things to know about your watercolor painting in order to keep it bright, vibrant, and unblemished. 1. Get your painting framed with a glass protective panel. This is important, a regular frame with no glass will leave […]

Replacing Window Spiral Balances

If your windows just won’t stay up when you open them, you will have to repair or replace the mechanism that holds it up. In older windows there is a cast iron weight attached to a cord of rope or other material. In newer windows you will find that it has what is called a […]

Colleen Tucker – Abstracting Nature

The intense color palette and expressive gestures of Colleen Tucker’s abstract paintings enticed me immediately when I first saw them hanging in the Creative Framing Art Gallery this month. For Tucker, art is first and foremost about process; painting is simply about the act of painting. She will be the first to admit that cerebral […]

How to Draw Graffiti Names

Graffiti art has, over time, become a form of artistic drawing. In another article, I’ve captured the main characteristics of artistic art in more detail but let’s do a quick review here. We know that graffiti art is often loud (meaning brightly colored), has a 3D look and feel to it, and looks mostly stylish. […]

The Different Types Of Japanese Cloisonne

Japanese Cloisonné is one of the most beloved art forms when it comes to art pieces. There is a massive market for antiques and modern Cloisonné pieces. Regardless of your taste or style in art pieces, Japanese Cloisonné often becomes a part of many modern homes. When deciding what type of Japanese Cloisonné you would […]

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