Found this simply amazing artist, his currency pastels caught my eye and I could not help but share !
Bio from website :
Timothy John-Luke Smith
b.1966 Teaneck, New Jersey
Timothy studied in the classical tradition of drawing and painting from the early age of 15. He was accepted into the prestigious High School of Art & Design in New York City. There he studied with the watercolorist, Irwin Greenberg and illustrator and painter, Max Ginsberg. These both talented and well known artists instilled in him the values of diligent study from life and the study of the old masters.
"Currency #1" - Pastel on Wood - 24x30"
Learning How to Take a Business Expense Deduction
By Maire Loughran, About.com Guide
Found some great tips about :
Following Charitable Contribution Rules
Learning About the Different Types of Arts and Crafts Inventory
Figuring the Amount of Your Arts and Crafts Expenses
Deciding between Charitable Contributions or Cost of Goods Sold Expense
Finding out how to Deduct Charitable Contributions
Read all about them at http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/taxes/a/donatingartscraftsinventory.htm?nl=1
Till tomorrow ... keep creating !
Tina aka Daily Muse
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Ever come across those items that you just shake your head and say, wow I would have nover thought of that one ! Today's blog is about some of these interesting finds ! Enjoy and remember, I want some feedback !
Woolly Pocket’s Living Plant Bag Provides Personal Breath of Fresh Air
by Jasmin Malik Chua
Move over, pint-size pooches, there’s a new object of affection ready to roll into hearts and handbags alike: The common houseplant. With Woolly Pocket’s new “living” Vagabond purse, you can keep nature close at hand by taking a beloved botanical with you wherever you may roam. Who needs a yapping Chihuahua when designer foliage is only a portable planter away?
Today's interview is a real family affair ! Husband and wife team, Ralph & Karen, are blessed to have their children Leah and Byron all involved in the family business.
Ginny Henley's name came up on one of my Yahoo Group chats and I said... yup this one is going on the blog ! She works with metal, resin, polymer clay and beads, some really amazing work !
Oh her flickr page, she has these amazingly cute fish ornaments, now that is something I would have never thought of making ! I may have to give it a try, mine would have to be a Koi, love those cute little guys !
I always enjoy learning about different cultures and as we are at the start of Kwanzaa I thought I would showcase artist that have made the lighting of the Kinara an art in itself. I loved Renee's take on Kwanzaa and wanted to share with you all.
Lighting the Kinara for Kwanzaa - written by Renee of Cutie Booty Cakes
The first time I was introduced to Kwanzaa I was in high school and watched an African dance troupe perform and symbolically light the seven candles on the kinara – 3 red for the struggle, 3 green for hope and the future, and the black candle in the middle for unity. As I became older I heard more and more about Kwanzaa and now the word has become a normal part of everyone’s vernacular during the December holiday season. But what is Kwanzaa? Kwanzaa is a Kiswahili word that means first fruits. It is a celebration of African heritage started by Ron Karenga during the black nationalist movement in the sixties.
Happy Christmas Eve Day ! Our family tradition allows each person to open one gift the night before Christmas, then we put our milk and cookies out for Santa and send the kids to bed AND then the real work began....I fondly remember many a night trying to beat the clock with the "some assembly required" gifts !
My 2 girls are now 22 and 19, so not many more of those late nights but the memories will always be there !
Here is my family wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas Eve ... for today's blog I thought we would enjoy a look at some awesome Christmas ornaments !
Winter Joy Ornament