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Beth Bauer

Beth Bauer

Beth is a freelance writer residing in Fishers, Indiana with a background in print journalism. Her full time job as a stay at home mom allows her to explore the beauty of art and life through her two young daughters' eyesone finger painting at a time.

Photo Op: Texturing Digital Images: Inspired by 101 Mixed Media Techniques

"There is no right or wrong way to create mixed media art. It is a 'zero-experience-needed' art form that colorful souls thrive upon. There are no limits, no rules. There is no right or wrong way to explore." ~ Jennifer McCully, graphic artist

FILED UNDER: Snapshot Inspiration / TAGGED: mixed media, how to photograph, digital photography, graphic design, texture

Shine On: Tinfoil Fun for Little Ones: From Art Lab for Little Kids

Art Lab for Little Kids, Tinfoil Fun

"I believe that we are born creative; to nurture this quality from an early age is so very important! It is the creative minds among us that help us conquer the biggest challenges in our lives." ~Susan Schwake

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: art lab, DIY, art projects, tinfoil fun, preschooler

Fashion Forward Friendship: Learn to Draw Minnie & Daisy

"There are two things you can never have too many of: good friends and good shoes."

FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: fashion, drawing, friends, Minnie, design, Daisy, color, basics, patterns, texture

Art Ahoy! Learn to Draw Pirates, Vikings & Ancient Civilizations

"To err is human, to ARR is pirate."

FILED UNDER: Art Bites / TAGGED: pirates, viking, ancient, drawing, color, history, adventure, sea

Cheap Frills: Watercolor Greeting Cards: Inspiration from Water Paper Paint

paint with salt

Confession: I'm the mom who buys birthday cards at the last minute and makes a beeline for the 99-cent rack every time. (Tell me I'm not alone...?) Is that frugality or a sad commentary on my lack of creativity? In desperate need of stationary inspiration, I was recently thrilled to have a brush with Water Paper Paint: A Creative Card-Painting Kit by Heather Smith Jones.

FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: DIY, how to paint, painting, homemade, greeting cards


Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.

Maya Angelou

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