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…

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How to paint an animal skull

To answer the question of "how to paint an animal skull," I turned to former Offbeat Home editor and, in my mind, the goddess of dead animal bones, Cat Rocketship! Sure enough, she had an answer AND happened to be wearing a "crown of animal bones" as she wrote her advice…