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Watercolor Wednesday – More Dinosaurs!

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It’s watercolor Wednesday again, and I’ve got some more dinosaurs to share with you. This week, I have one more that’s been illustrated in a more “portrait” style, the Brachiosaurus. Ultimately, this painting going to be collected together with the Parasaurolophus, Stegosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and Pentaceratops for a Penny Loves Dinosaurs matching game and also an expansion set of Story… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Dinosaurs

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Who’s in the mood for some dinosaurs? I think a lot of us can say that we’ve been interested in dinosaurs since we were kids. Jurassic Park has been a top grossing film franchise more than once. There are multiple shows for kids featuring dinosaurs, including Dinosaur Train which engages kids on a variety of levels and is frankly pretty… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday: More of the Doctor’s Companions

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I did twelve portraits for the September First Friday at the Saint Louis Science Center this year. Perhaps, now that I’m thinking about it, I should have done one companion for each of the twelve Doctors. Made the second set as much of a look back at the series as the first one was. That may have been truer to… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Dinosaurs

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 It feels like forever since I posted one of these, and I’m so glad to slowly but surly be getting back into the swing of updating the blog. We’ve got some super exciting things going on in the studio right now, so stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as we roll them out Today though, we’re talking about… Read more »

Sharing is Caring

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Back towards the beginning of February, my artist friend Gary Bedell posted this on Facebook: A challenge to all my artist buddies (i.e. visual, music, etc.). Share a fellow artist page or a piece of theirs (that you KNOW) everyday for a month. Share more than one a day if you like. Who will accept? On the face of it,… Read more »

That Perfect Booth Set-Up

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It seems like among other things we’re striving for as professional crafters, we’re all looking for the holy grail that is the perfect booth set-up. Not only has to match your aesthetic, but it also has to be practical and portable. To make things even more complicated though, not every space or situation is the same, so you also have… Read more »

Happy Holidays from Handmade Family!

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Goodness, it’s been a busy holiday season! There’s been a lot going on around here as we’ve been doing shows, working at Fusion and the Foundrie, and making, making, making additions to our handmade wonderland. We hope that you had a wonderful holiday, and are looking forward to chatting about changes around here and plans for 2015. It’s going to… Read more »

Penny Loves Dinosaurs: Brachiosaurus

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You can find more information on the Brachiosaurus at your local library, or on Wikipedia. Stay tuned next week for some exciting announcements. Penny and I have some ideas for dinosaur hunter badges and activities at future shows. 😀

Armored Dinosaurs

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Stegosaurus is my favorite dinosaur, so my daughter Abby drew one for me. While cutting it out, I got to thinking about it’s tail. Reading about Stegosaurus, I learned that they have two rows of two spikes on their tails, but Abby’s looked more like an Anklyosaurus tail to me. Which got me thinking about familys of Dinosaurs and whether… Read more »

INKtober Week One

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So the first week of INKtober is behind us and I’m already a couple of days behind because I was out of the studio at a three day show. We’ve still got the whole month to catch up though, right? In case you haven’t heard of INKtober before, here’s the low down, and you can find more info on the… Read more »