November 16th, 2013

Tutorial – Getting Started with Procreate iPad Painting App

Procreate painting

Procreate is my favorite digital painting app. The basic tools are easy to use, but if you want to delve into sophisticated, complex digital work, you can with Procreate. A 189 page handbook comes with the app and goes step by step through Procreate’s various tools and techniques, including brushes, layers, iPad […]

November 5th, 2012

Tutorial – IPad And ArtRage for Help with Painting Design Decisions

finished painting

painting in progress before putting into ArtRage app

I like using the iPad for decision making when I get stuck on where to go next in the painting process in acrylic painting. This technique can be used for any art medium. I I use either the ArtRage or Procreate apps. In this tutorial, I […]

June 2nd, 2012

Blending AutoPainter App (or any App that Reduces Resolution) with Original Photo – Tutorial

Blended Photo

After much frustration trying to figure out why I could not successfully blend a version of a photo that has been worked on in certain apps with the original photo, I found these apps actually reduce the size of the photo when they save it. Then when you try to blend the altered image with […]

May 17th, 2012

A Simple Photo Collage on iPad – Tutorial

Photo collage

Although there are several app options specifically for blending photos and creating photo collages with the iPad, I like using PhotoWizard in conjunction with PhotoForge2 because of the control and accuracy I feel they give me.

IPad Photo Collage Tutorial

For this tutorial, you need:

1. Apps

PhotoWizard PhotoForge2 Photogene – optional (for adding shadows) […]

October 29th, 2009

Design and Make a Favicon Tutorial

trying out initial-background combination

I just learned how to make a favicon, so thought I would do a tutorial on designing your own favicon. A favicon is a small graphic image, 16 x 16 pixels in size, that can have up to 16 colors. It is saved in a special […]

May 31st, 2009

Tutorial – Sophie’s Easy European 4 in 1 Chain Mail Bracelet

chainmail tutorial

Please enjoy this guest blogger tutorial by my daughter, Sophie.

Sophie’s Easy European 4 in 1 Chain Mail Bracelet Tutorial

European 4 in 1 chainmail bracelet

I first learned chain mail a few years ago in a class at SPLASH, a yearly event held at M.I.T which lasts three days. At […]

January 2nd, 2009

Kool-Aid Dyeing – A Simple Mohair Dyeing Tutorial

Dyeing Mohair


Mohair – fabric rectangle, cut pattern pieces, or cut and sewn pattern pieces Kool-Aid microwave White vinegar Water Casserole or microwave-safe bowl Wooden spoon Rubber gloves Plastic Wrap Paper towls Plastic drop cloth – optional

Please note – any containers and utensils […]