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The Top 5 Crafts I’ll Probably Never Master

I love the art of creating. I think we are programmed to love making things. Those things could range from a beautiful painting to writing an awesome line of code. I believe the feeling at the end of either activity comes from ...
by Dana McCranie
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Altered Couture Magazine and its “Inspired by Alice” Challenge Draw Attention to the Art of Fashion

Until recent years I don’t think I was able to really see art in fashion. I’m kind of embarrassed to say that because as a little girl I wanted to be a fashion designer and would draw dress after dress in a little f...
by Dana McCranie
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Tapping Into My Childhood Arts and Crafts Memories Again Through My Daughter

When I was young I looked forward to many events, but there was one local festival I waited for all year. It was a Shrimp Festival my hometown still hosts annually. Most people look forward to eating shrimp while walking around...
by Dana McCranie
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Inspirational Art Doll Quarterly Magazine Appeals to the Artist in Us All

When I think of doll making, one person usually comes to mind: Marie Osmond. My mind drifts to an infomercial with her holding up little dolls that are a little too lifelike for my taste. This was the only image I could really ...
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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Quilting Arts Magazine Showcases Amazing Portrait-Style Quilts and How to Make Them

My favorite quilt is a hodgepodge of squares sewn together by my grandmother with a peachy-pink backing. I’ve used it until the batting is starting to pour out. Quilting is something I’ve always respected and always...
by Dana McCranie
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