paint pouring

Paint Pouring Craze

I don’t remember where Allen I first heard about paint pouring. But we have some seen some displays for acrylic paints and pouring mediums and special canvases at Michael’s the past few times we’ve been…and the displays were almost bare. “Must be popular,” we mumbled to ourselves every time. Well, we finally bought pouring medium […]

Flea market stall

Flea Life

Allen likes to paint. He has dozens of very cool paintings sitting in storage, so I suggested he try selling some at a local flea market. They should be on walls making people happy, right? Neither of us had sold at a flea market before, so when he was accepted to the Boston Hassle Flea, […]

matchbox art at Eliot School

Matchbox Art Class

Every year, I like to try a new art form, such as glass blowing, ring making, mosaic tiling, Turkish water marbling….there are so many art classes to be taken! This year, I picked up a brochure from The Eliot School in a lobby and read through it. I decided to try a one-session matchbox art […]

Tiffany window at Arlington Street Church

Tiffany Windows

I’ve always loved Tiffany glass, maybe because I grew up with Tiffany-style lamps in the house. So when I learned of the Tiffany Windows Education Center at a church in downtown Boston, I made plans to go with a friend.             The weather was on our side so the windows […]

Daniel Chester French's studio

A Sculptor’s Summer Home

My mom and I met in the Berkshires earlier this summer, so I took the opportunity to visit a place I hadn’t been to before: Chesterwood, the summer home of sculptor Daniel Chester French. French is best known for sculpting Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in DC. We went during the week, so it […]