Happy little crayons! There’s a new Bob Ross coloring book coming out
Are you a Bob Ross fan who just can’t seem to master his signature wet-on-wet painting style? Or maybe a coloring book fan who wants to zen out while shading some happy little trees? Either way, you’ll be psyched about the second Bob Ross coloring book hitting shelves soon…
These inspiring studio spaces will make you pine to finally get your arts and crafts shit together
If you make art, crafts, furniture, or other kinds of creative endeavors, you probably spend some time pining over amazing and inspiring studio spaces of fellow artists who actually have their shit together.
Here are some of my favorite inspirational studio spaces of artists, designers, and crafters (plus a few solid pieces to get you started if you keep scrolling!)…
The sweetest whimsical nursery decor (that you can totally use on your adult walls!)
Are you ever shopping online for that perfectly saccharine, pastel, animal-themed, or just plain sweet art for your walls and end up in the whimsical nursery decor section? Yeah, yeah, these prints are mostly for kid’s rooms, but who says you can’t rock that pastel unicorn, dapper sloth, and sparkly constellation illo on your own adult walls? YOU DO YOU. And I’m going to do me by snagging that bespectacled tabby who is clearly my patronus.
On to stealing art from the children (or putting it on the kids’ walls, too!)…
Learn how to make this super easy DIY canvas light art
Have you seen those decor canvases that have LED light patterns in them? We’ve seen them in stores, of course, but also in DIY tutorials for constellation patterns and nature scenes. This tutorial to make your own version requires only a few tools to create rad, personalized wall decor with the same LED-lit concept. All you need is some blank canvas, acrylic paint, LED lights, and some inspiration.
My home’s art has themes of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll: is that okay if I have a child?
I love the artwork in my home, and I’ve never given a second thought to the themes of sex, drugs, and rock and roll in my collection until having a child. Now that my husband and I have welcomed a little one into the world, I give more pause to the content of our collection and future art purchases.
Will the large print of Brigitte Bardot with a cigarette carelessly dangling from her mouth make my son more likely to take up smoking? Could the Mcbess drawings of scantily-clad ladies lead him to objectify women?
Art with a cause: political art to strengthen your space
A whole bunch of us are embracing the idea that it’s time to stop being silent about the politics and causes for which we care deeply, especially when it comes to affecting change among our own small communities. This means we’re getting less shy about advocating for our causes publically, including in our own homes. I’ve compiled a big set of art prints and decor that you can use to celebrate and share your strong feels about our current world.
How to make art when you’re “not an artist”
Saint Bob Ross once said, “If you don’t think you can do this — you’re not realizing how simple it is.” That’s how he wanted us to look at making art. And it’s true. Whether it’s painting, knitting, building furniture, writing music, telling stories… the creative process is easy, and so so hard.
Here’s how you can fight the fear and start making art…
Check out this Victorian workspace for jewelry-making
I work in one corner of the living room of my Victorian house — it’s a brick hearth where a woodstove used to be — in an amazing antique chair that I found at a thrift store. My workbench is an antique sewing machine table…