Floating Water Treatment Biofilter Island

Floating Water Treatment Biofilter Island

Back to the dirty pond issue. I've already written about a gadget I found that speeds up water cleaning time. But even after using that gadget, algae in my pond built up again quickly, making it necessary for me to drag my butt out every few days to de-muck the pond....

Ukrainian Easter Egg Activity

Ukrainian Easter Egg Activity

Here is a video tutorial for a basketful of Ukrainian Easter eggs--also known as pysanky. The Ukrainian method of Easter egg dyeing resembles batik where you use wax to block areas from the dye. You work in layers, blocking out the lightest colors first, then adding...

Printable Skin Prototype

Printable Skin Prototype

I've been working at an artist's print studio for a couple years now and getting acquainted with all the forms of printing--linoprinting, woodcut, lithography, monoprinting, etching, etc. I have not had much hands on in the studio. Mainly, what I've gained has been...

Folded Heart: 1 Pattern, 3 Ways

Folded Heart: 1 Pattern, 3 Ways

After perfecting the easy method for book folding, I've now started experimenting with variations of a single pattern. This folded heart book shows the result of two variations on the original method for folding a book into a word or image. In both variations, I skip...

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Simplified Folded Book Art

Thanks to my laziness, I came up with this simpler method for folded book art.
The first video shows my method of making a pattern in Photoshop before I...

How to Cut Glass Bottles

I've been saving a collection of Bawls guarana bottles for the day I can figure out how to cut the necks off and use them for something spectacular. The cobalt...

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