• Tips for Hanging Your Artwork Professionally

    Janay Lenhart

    Hanging and displaying art and photographs baffles many, but there’s a simple art gallery industry formula that you can learn to help you professionally hang your artwork. Whether you’re preparing for a show in a coffee shop, your studio or hanging art in your home, these simple guidelines will help you showcase your art in a professional way. Tools you…

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  • Guide to Art Paper, Canvas and Panels

    Janay Lenhart

    We often hear that when it comes to making art, it’s important to experiment. While I wholeheartedly agree with this, I’ve found from personal experience that it’s much more satisfying and productive to experiment with guidance. I love to play around with different markers, pens, and paints, for example, but it’s so much more helpful to talk…

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  • How to Pick the Right Shape for Your Plant Pot

    Janay Lenhart

    If your starting point is a plant, rather than a location, choose your pot accordingly: for example, a hydrangea will need a much larger pot than a geranium. If your outdoor space is limited, you may want to plant up one large container, but in a larger location you can combine several pots of varying…

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  • Landscaping Ideas for Greener Grass

    Janay Lenhart

    Green lawns-yours, your neighbours’-are good for property values, and the pressure for upkeep can be intense. In some places, it’s nonnegotiable-as Betty Perry, a 70-year-old widow in Orem, Utah, found out. In July 2007, after refusing to provide her name to a police officer who had cited her for a less-than-lush yard, she was led…

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  • Tips for Garden Landscape Planning

    Janay Lenhart

    Before getting started on a new garden landscape, it’s best to plan your project on paper first. You can always refine your ideas by developing several versions, but date them so you know which one is current. Here are some top tips for planning out your garden: Map out the Existing Garden Make sure you…

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  • Watercolor Wreath Painting Tips and Tricks

    Janay Lenhart

    If you’ve been following the watercolor trends, you’ve probably noticed that floral wreaths are big right now. You can a watercolor wreath for wedding invitations, logos or even as a framed piece of art for your home. Because flower petals are translucent, watercolor is the perfect medium to capture their essence. Watercolors are a great medium for…

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  • Watercolor : Vital Tips for Beginners

    Janay Lenhart

    Watercolor can strike fear in beginners. Especially to those who are accustomed to opaque media such as acrylic, watercolor can seem a foreign and tricky medium to master. But as these beginning watercolor painting tips prove, working in watercolor can truly be a wonderful and enjoyable artistic adventure, accessible to artists at any level. Watercolor is wonderful. It can be…

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  • The Ski Review: Mayrhofen, Austria

    Janay Lenhart

    Mayrhofen is one of Austria’s great ski areas with a huge array of slopes mixed with a pretty town replete with typical Tyrolean architecture and a lively nightlife. Mayrhofen – The Lowdown Mayrhofen is one of Austria’s great ski areas with a huge array of slopes mixed with a pretty town replete with typical Tyrolean…

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