Author Archives: karissa

Artful Gatherings

Featured Artist - Aves Studio
Meet the Artist: Cristina Zinnia Galliher Artful Gathering was established in 2009 by Cristina Zinnia Galliher. She has been an artist all her life and has been presenting online art workshops and artists for nearly ten years. Prior to the founding of Artful Gathering, Zinnia established Roses On My Table.com, where she shares her art interests...

The Gardens of Myth

Gardens of Myth
Artist: Kendall R. Hart It was the beauty and fantasy inherit in a botanical garden that first inspired my vision for Gardens of Myth. I have worked for years installing life size dinosaur shows in such venues and my own love of mythological creatures suggested the idea. Botanical gardens so easily transport us into a world...

Mosaic Classes

Mosaic Classes
Check out these classes by Minneapolis Mosaic Artist Sharra Frank https://sharrasmosaicsecrets.com/p/the-secrets-of-mosaicking-with-beads   https://sharrasmosaicsecrets.com/p/ornament-class https://sharrasmosaicsecrets.com/p/base-and-sculpture-making-for-mosaics https://sharrasmosaicsecrets.com/p/sculpted-mirror-class-feb-2019

Building a Rock

Bonsai Tree
by Cheryl Sykora I have a really short needled, mother nature developed ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa, bonsai that is best shown as a semi-cascade. If everybody remembers the earlier article on ponderosa pine, short needle ponderosas grow naturally in areas of the Rockies. The ponderosa, when tipped sideways to achieve the semi-cascade, exposed a long...

Little Free Library

I'm very pleased with how the LFL turned out. The look is a close approximation of the actual Trinidad Memorial lighthouse. Applying stucco would have been messy, and harder to work with. The Apoxie was perfect!   Below are photos pre and post paint. 92 lbs of Apoxie used (yellow purchased from you, and 16 lbs...