Tag Archives: Crafts

Book Review: AT PENCIL’S POINT by Harry Roth

Publisher: Stephen Day Press / The Murray Printing Company Year: 1946 Pages: 210 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A “To overcome your fear of a piece of plain white paper.” Every image of this book, including every reprinting (the last being June of 2005), seems to indicate … Continue reading

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Places: Royal Beach Driftwood Sculptures

Royal Beach is on Vancouver Island just 20 minutes outside of Victoria., BC. It is being developed as a destination for seaside living. To entice buyers there is a very nice beach area with wonderful driftwood sculptures. We visited recently … Continue reading

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DIY – Minnie Mouse Cup or Pencil Holder

Into every life a little weirdness must come. Wow, what a life I must lead! Today’s post contains a very unique Do-It-Yourself project that made it’s way into a Yard Sale and then onto my office desk. At first I … Continue reading

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Finding Nemo Fun Shapes Stamps

By now, we’ve all found Nemo. But back in 2003 the whole world was still looking! Today Marlin and Nemo, Dory and the rest of the fishy school are all a part of the Disney/Pixar family, and near and dear … Continue reading

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Places: PRIMITIVE DESIGNS in Port Hope, ON

The United States has Roadside Attractions pretty much on every street corner. At least, that’s the way it seems. And we all love those kitschy tourist traps! But it’s especially engaging when the proprietors mix in DIY and art installments … Continue reading

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Disney-themed Wool Knit Sweaters by Jean

My mother is a very artistic woman. In the past, she wrote poetry (even publishing a compellation book called The Lady in Red, reviewed on this blog), painted, and even knitted up a storm! She knew my wife and I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disney in Clay – The Art of Brenda White

Publisher: Brenda White / The J. S. McCarthy Company Year: 1994 Pages: 250 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-9642931-1-0 “Quality and not quantity will prevail.” – Brenda White Are you the kind of person who reads a book for the pictures? Well then, this book is for … Continue reading

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CANADIAN COMIC STRIP Character Development and Execution

It all started many years ago when I decided to try my hand at cartooning. But what subject matter could I choose that would stand out from the cluttered fields of serialized comic strips of the day? I wanted it … Continue reading

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Book Review: THE LADY IN RED by Jean Beatens

Publisher: One Thousand Trees / M & T Printing Group Year: 2021 Pages: 78 Type: Softcover ISBN: 978-1-988215-99-0 “The Lady in Red… to my husband is wed.” – from The Lady in Red And who is this Lady in Red, you well ask? A look … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disney’s Face-Painting and Costume Kit

Publisher: Disney Press Year: 1997 Pages: 66 Type: Spiral-bound Paperback w/kit ISBN: 0-7867-4180-X “To the making of many books, there is no end.” – Ecclesiastes 12:12 That Biblical truism certainly applies to the amount of books that have been published … Continue reading

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