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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 Days of Watercolor Portraits by d.Weber on Earth Wood & Bone's studio blog.

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

The only way to get better at something is to practice, over & over & over again.  My next 30 day challenge is 30 days of watercolor portraits. I started out strong this month with doing one a night, but as I moved along, a few of them took me 1 to 3 days to complete.  Then I took a few days off for medical/rest reasons and am finding it hard to get back into the swing of it.  BUT, I will push forward and get back to it because it is such an awesome experience.  Painting/drawing/sculpting, etc., can be...

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Yay, It's Thursday! Pinterest Pins of the Week by Weber's Art Studio on Earth Wood & Bone

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

I hope you enjoy my Pins of the week, exploring favorites in DIY Accents, Drinks, Food, Yoga, Inspiration, Interior Decor, Art & Fashion.

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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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EASY DIY SUNFLOWER FALL CENTERPIECE

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

Easily create a crisp rustic style Fall centerpiece with dried out sunflower cores, old glass centerpiece vases & glass stones.  No mess, no fuss! I usually grow about 5 mammoth sunflowers every year, but this year I kept it small and had 3 smaller sunflowers growing in pots on my deck.  Though smaller than mammoth, they still produced plenty of seeds thanks to the plethora of adorable fuzzy bees attracted by my little oasis of roses, palms, olive plants, hostas and lavender. My love for sunflowers always inspires me to keep them around for as long as possible.  After cutting...

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