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Remembering My Dad Through the Little Things in Life

When I was 5 I had a boyfriend named Todd. There are just a few things I remember about him. He had brown hair and blue eyes. His had lost his two front teeth and he had no idea how to tie his shoes. The reason I remember this ...
by Dana McCranie
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Tutorial: How to Make Your First Art Doll

Intrigued after reading Art Doll Quarterly magazine, crafter Dana McCranie sets out to make her first art doll—and shows you how. I’ve been thinking about attempting my own art doll since the first time I read Art Doll ...
by Dana McCranie
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How to See the Beauty of a Single Grain of Sand

How to See the Beauty of a Single Grain of Sand

After seeing photos of magnified and gemlike grains of sand, Dana McCranie reflects on her childhood by the beach, the passing of her father and the value of art. I grew up 15 minutes from the beach. My father loved the ocean, ...
by Dana McCranie
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Martha Stewart Living magazine February 2012

5 Magazines That Will Inspire You to Create

With so many crafting magazines of so many titles, blogger Dana McCranie offers her take on the five that draw her to her crafting table — every time. There are few magazines I can’t enjoy for one reason or another....
by Dana McCranie
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The Journey of Art Bloggers and the Community That Follows

I admit it: I’ve created and abandoned several personal blogs. Am I the only one to approach personal blogging like a fickle and fair-weathered friend? I may have abandoned some of my own, but I am a faithful follower of ...
by Dana McCranie
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How to Create Handmade Cards in Minutes

Who doesn’t love receiving a handmade card? But then again, who really has hours to make them? Here are five tips for making cards in a flash. Once I started making handmade cards, it became an addiction. I was so dedicat...
by Dana McCranie
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