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DIY Marbled Cards

I tried marbelizing paper once. It was a delicate, messy, drippy experience. This is not that. It's quick and satisfying, okay it's a bit messy, but it's so much easier. The step by step instructions are here. The two main…

DIY Black & White hand painted cards

Black and white has been big in interior design for the past year or so. These one-of-a-kind greeting cards play off this modern, cool trend. They're striking, easy to create, and gorgeous to receive. I had some card stock left…

Moving into creativity

Writing is a sedentary activity. So are a lot of other creative pursuits. For me, getting my body moving can really shift my mood and loosen up ideas. But I am often guilty of hunkering down and not moving for…

Finding (writing) inspiration

The Panel: Chris Brancato, Shawn Ryan, Andy Schneider, Lawrence Andrews The writers group I meet with weekly is a great source of inspiration and support, not only for my writing, but for finding new ways to stay excited, informed and…

White Girl In Nepal

When gorgeous Aussie actress, Bojana Novakovic traveled to Nepal following the devastating earthquakes and aftershocks earlier this year, she took her camera with her. The quakes triggered avalanches both on Mount Everest, killing at least 19, and in the Langtang…

Last Minute DIY Halloween Mask

If you still haven't organized your Halloween costume and you're feeling crafty, check out Steve  Wintercroft's UK website. You can purchase (for around USD $10) and download a template for a cool low poly mask that you can print out…

5 Delicious DIYs

Once a month, I get to sit with a bunch of women and men, many who are friends, and play - we draw, we paint, we sculpt. It's such a cool  break from our everyday lives. We take the lessons…

DIY (negative space) nail art

There were some cool new looks for nails showing on the Fall/Winter 2015 runways, many of them geometric, and involving matte finishes and negative space designs. Here is one I did myself, using a good clear base coat (let it…

10 hot new nail trends for Fall/Winter 2015

Essie's 'Smokin' Hot was combined with their 'Matte About You' in an edgy geometric look for Wes Gordon (source: Essie/Huffington Post) The weather is finally cooling down in L.A. I'm pretty sure it's because I just took delivery of a…

Tara

Tara Hirshberg is a name you're going to hear a lot. She is a jewelry designer who has made the leap from the art world where she ran her own gallery and still acts as a consultant curating private collections.…