Weber's Art Studio Blog — art diy

Sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") Technique

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

I've been a busy bee in the studio.  I wish I could get more done in a shorter period of time, but until I get a new bad-ass big kiln, this is the way it is.  After this series, I may change directions and go small... I'll be doing some brainstorming & doodling until it comes to me :) I'm finishing up with a motif set this week, and the last 4 porcelain bowls turned into 2.. oops.  Luckily they weren't fired yet so I could add them to the porcelain slip bucket.   Sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") is a...

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30 Day Watercolor Challenge on Earth Wood & Bone's Studio Blog

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

Join me on another 30 day challenge journey. Challenges trick you into being enthusiastic and energized about a commitment that may otherwise seem daunting or fizzle out halfway through.  I was so happy with my last Daily Draw challenge that I wanted to continue that feeling with another exercise.  I rewarded myself with a new sketch book & small travel watercolor kit with the completion of that challenge, and had the idea of doing a small watercolor painting every night.   It's been awhile since I've done any watercolor still lifes, so this is an excellent way to iron out the kinks...

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How creating a 30 day daily draw challenge has impacted my life.

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

I've always been a write things down kinda girl, even when all of the great note apps became available on  my macbook pro, iphone & ipad.  Of course I've tried them all, with reminder notifications and pretty colors, etc.  They just never "stuck" with me.   Writing things down imprints into your mind and doing tasks on a daily basis becomes a type of muscle memory which creates Good Habits.  Discipline has always worked with me when working on accomplishing goals, especially with school, college, martial arts training, weight lifting, yoga, etc.  It's the self discipline when nobody's looking that becomes...

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FREE ART PRINT FOR A LIMITED TIME

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

For a limited time, every customer who makes a purchase on  Earth Wood & Bone will received a beautiful print of these fancy little pumpkins, FREE. Don’t Miss Out!

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Gratitude, When Positive Comments Encourage Inspiration Through Social Media

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

....positive responses to my work in various stages...quite moving and incredibly encouraging. 

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