Monthly Archives: December 2013


An Easel’s Tilt Gives Kids a Hand in Drawing

A child benefits from using an easel in drawing and writing because during development the wrist naturally bends back at an angle compatible with its tilted drawing surface. It meets them halfway as the hand and arm muscles used in fine motor skills develop. Experts recommend that children use an easel as early as age two. While […]


Tips for Developing an Artistic Style 1

“Good new art may not look like art. Inspiration doesn’t follow style, it creates it.” – Darby Bannard Developing an artistic style is often a silent, nagging concern that plagues an artist, because in essence it is the resistance that stands between each artist’s clear access and expression of her or his internal voice. Each […]


Holiday Surprises – a Sturdy Metal Easel! 2

My husband is one of those impossible to buy for people. You know the kind, not only do they have everything they want, but they’re also picky about what they need. This is especially true in his case with his art supplies and equipment. After a fall art show, he vented a bit about how […]

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Gift I Found – Kopykake KopyRite KR100 Artist Opaque Projector

I was shopping on the internet, looking for art supplies to buy as a holiday present for my artist sister-in-law, when I came upon the words “opaque projector” and found myself backsliding through time; twenty years back, to when I was an art-challenged kindergarten teacher. My five year-old students actually laughed when I attempted to draw anything. So […]


Hard-To-Buy-For Solved! GERSTNER INTERNATIONAL Machinist Oak Tool Chest 532 2

Everyone has at least one of these people on their shopping list for birthdays, holidays or other special occasions. That’s right, it’s the dreaded hard to buy for person! In my case, it’s my husband and my dad. They’re both hardworking, creative guys who have an eye for quality and always need more space to store their tools and […]