2014 Resolutions for Crafters

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The year is coming to an end and 2014 is quickly approaching.  Even with so much to look forward to and do, many have already begun thinking about their New Year’s resolutions.  Thanks to sites like Pinterest, crafters and do-it-yourselfers can take crafting to a whole new level. With the help of the Internet and… Continue reading 2014 Resolutions for Crafters

Most Expensive Paintings

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The greatest paintings of all time used to be held in museums and shared with the general public.  In the past thirty years, more and more paintings have changed hands via auctions and private sales for figures that would astound the original artist.  In fact, the five most expensive sales total nearly a billion dollars… Continue reading Most Expensive Paintings

Sports in Art

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The release of “Rush,” the latest movie to showcase race car drivers and auto racing, the connection between sports and art is back in the public imagination. Almost from the beginning of moving pictures, film and video and now digital recording have been used to document and broadcast actual sporting events.  However, there are dozens… Continue reading Sports in Art

The Appeal of the Sports Car

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Even though the news is full of stories of economic hardship, there remains a pre-occupation with the finer things in life. Even those who might never afford these luxury items spend an inordinate amount of time watching television programs and reading magazines about five-star restaurants, multi-million dollar mansions, fabulous luxury vacations, and the ever-popular sports… Continue reading The Appeal of the Sports Car

Your Hobby Car’s Optimal Performance

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When I checked my repair manual for manufacturers recommendations I found that it was just fine to wait for the my oil gauge to register that it was time to add new oil.  However, I always wondered if I should fill it regularly to keep at the maximum level.  Since my college days a Mustang… Continue reading Your Hobby Car’s Optimal Performance

Life is a Gamble Why Not Play

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So, you’ve always enjoyed playing poker and other card games with your family and friends, and in fact may have contributed to your allowance throughout your college years through your weekly card game. And now, you’re sitting behind your television or computer screen, somewhere in your mid thirties and are wondering what happened to your… Continue reading Life is a Gamble Why Not Play

Following your True Calling in Photography

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Following your true calling in photography is not as simple as changing careers. Unlike retraining to become a computer technician, for instance, photography is an art, one that you need to go after with all of your creative spirit. If you think you have it in you to become a photographer, go after it and… Continue reading Following your True Calling in Photography

Making Money, Making Scrapbooks and Making Smiles

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Arts and crafts have long been a favored hobby for many people. There are various genres, mediums and surrounding themes, though for most people who participate regularly in these and similar activities, they are also considered to be rather therapeutic. There is something to be said for all sorts of creative expression, painting, writing, playing… Continue reading Making Money, Making Scrapbooks and Making Smiles