The bulk of my block is located at Flying Pig Design. I plan to move it here soon, but you can see my archives there.
I found an easy way to create attractive labels for many uses. I bought the Brother P-touch Cube Plus a few years ago but just now figured out the best way to use it. I used an older Brother labeler for many years for my garden stakes. It produced clear, durable, weatherproof labels. But making… Continue reading Labels Made Fun and Easy
Two Magentas Permanent Magenta is from the family of aniline dyes which were derived originally from natural vegetable indigo. An international race was on in the 1800’s to determine the potential of synthetic colors. It was eventually discovered that several colors had the same substance in common, so they were thereafter referred to as aniline dyes.The name Magenta honors the… Continue reading Color Stories from Winsor & Newton
Article originally written for the Palette newsletter of Art Association Napa Valley I like to visit art stores when I travel. I always see something new or materials that I haven’t noticed before. This time I visited Island Blue in Sidney near Victoria on Vancouver Island and Opus Art Center on Granville Island in Vancouver.… Continue reading New Art Materials of Note