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DIY Wedding Gifts – Hand Painted Gold Mugs

I’m getting married here in a couple months and have been searching, searching, searching for DIY wedding gift ideas for our parental units. However, I have not had much luck. As it turns out, not everyone gets their parents a wedding gift, much less a DIY wedding gift! Hence, I have come up with this personalized wedding gift, fit for ...

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DIY Front Yard Makeover Ideas You’ll Love

Give your front yard a whole new look with these DIY front yard makeover ideas! These cool ideas will make your house stand out from the rest of the neighborhood, thanks to your ingenious and creative front yard accents. Don’t worry, I promise I won’t tell the neighbors you got the front yard ideas from this roundup. Your secret’s safe ...

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5 Awesome DIY Projects for Your Game Room

It’s finally happened. You are now officially living the dream—you have a game room! Now the biggest worry you’re going to have to face is how to fill it. We’ve searched the internet for the best DIY projects to fill your game room with quality entertainment—and have fun doing so. After all, nothing beats the joy of creating something functional ...

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Backyard Ideas For Small Yards To DIY This Spring

Feeling challenged thinking about backyard ideas for small yards? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered on this one. Here are some tips and tricks to make the most of your backyard space–without skimping on fun and functional factors. These small backyard garden ideas will let you maximize your space in no time. Find out which project among this list is ...

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How to Complete a Drawing that Inspires You Quickly

One thing every colored pencil artist can agree on that colored pencils are a slow medium. There’s just no way around it. If your chosen medium is colored pencil, your work progresses stroke by stroke I ’ve been there many times, and I can tell you from personal experience that there is a way to motivate yourself to complete that now-uninspiring project. Here ...

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Kings of the Vast

In the early nineteenth century a fashion for enormous paintings flourished, and artists including Martin, Benjamin Haydon and Francis Danby showed their huge pictures to an adoring public. These painters lived in a newly competitive age of showmanship and spectacle, typified by the panorama and diorama that flourished in the late Georgian and Regency period Has something happened to our sense ...

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Five Ways to Look at Malevich’s Black Square

Discover why Malevich’s Black Square is such a big deal. 1. It Is the First Time Someone Made a Painting That Wasn’t of Something Or at least it’s often thought to be the case, and the Kiev-born artist Kazimir Malevichcertainly thought so (though the dispute rages on). In a handout to accompany the first showing of the painting in the exhibition the Last Exhibition of ...

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How it’s Made: Millais

In the second of our series on artists’ techniques and processes, Susan Breen explains how the paintings conservation team breathed new life in to The North-West Passage by John Everett Millais. The work can currently be seen on display in Artist and Empire — a major new exhibition exploring the legacies and consequences of Empire. Completed in 1874, The North-West Passage was one of the most popular ...

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Recipes from Pimm’s Trifles to Strawberry, Elderflower and Mint Pavlova

July sees the most British of sport competitions begin, so we’ve got our favourite Pimm’s and strawberries on hand to enjoy while watching. Martha Collison’s Pimm’s trifles Prep: 30 minutes plus chilling For the Pimm’s jelly 4 gelatine leaves 250ml apple juice or lemonade 1tbsp sugar 150ml Pimm’s ½ 25g pack fresh mint, chopped 200g strawberries, chopped For the custard 50g caster sugar ...

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