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Re-Energize and Beat the Winter Blues - Day 18

Wow, I can hardly believe it, it is Saturday again! The weather outside is cold (hovering around 34 degrees F or 1 Celcius). The sun is shining and it is time to go out and walk around the seawall in Stanley Park. This is one of my favorite activities in the winter. We don't really get any snow here but it does seem coldish compared to those beautiful spring and summer days. Yet, that fresh air is so welcoming when the sun shines!

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When Do You Ever Have Enough Craft Supplies?

As I was going through my supplies that live in various boxes and drawers, I thought of a craft I would like to try. I did some searching for videos and how-tos but did not find anything that really resonated with what I wanted to accomplish. I did, however, take note of the supplies I would need even if I took my own route with the project. Back to my drawers and boxes. I found most of what I needed but there was something missing (actually two things missing). I did not have the right glue and I did not have a pattern that I thought would work. The pattern is easy enough as I will come up with my...

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Choosing the Right Pen Matters

Artists love to create (with Sakura), draw, use pen art, and do calligraphy. The results are so amazing, even if it is in the first iteration of the artwork. Using the right tools and materials can make a difference when it comes to the final result. Using knock-off or sub-standard materials will often ruin a piece or make it look like it is not your best work. WATER AND INK Let me explain. Recently I viewed a video in one of my favorite Facebook groups of a person who was looking for the best price for Micron pens. She found some on Aliexpress and immediately ordered them to use in her project. The pens arrived, she started her piece and was...

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