Category: Arts & Entertainment

Essential Books: 12 Illuminating Artist’s Memoirs

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Like all autobiographies, artist memoirs require two ingredients: a compelling life story and the ability to put it to paper. For lots of people, though, it seems counterintuitive that

The Best Flip Book Kits for Kids Will Bring Drawings To Life

If the young artists in your life love movies, chances are they’ll love flip books. These books, which build on the foundations of old-school animation, are made up simply of sheets of paper whose images appear to move when their pages are riffled at a steady pace. Due to their

The Best Photo Boards for Your Studio, Office, or Home

Let’s not pretend: We will always have and love picture frames. But that doesn’t mean they are always the best option. Photo boards are a nice alternative, offering a decorative look, exceptional ease in changing photos, and the freedom to artfully arrange. Not only handy pieces of home decor, they

The Best Pinking Shears for Designers and Artists

Pinking shears are the scissors with the nearly mystical power to prevent fraying on raw hems by cutting fabric in a zigzag pattern. They also are useful when you need to reduce fabric bulk on seam allowances, and they make a great pattern that can add flavor to the edges

The Best Watercolor Pan Sets for Children

Асель Иржанова – stock.adobe.com If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Ah, watercolors. For many of us, they represented our first forays into the world of painting. Who can forget the soupy messes of those bygone

The Best Midrange Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras for Artists

If you are an artist who takes photographs for reference, or even uses them in your work, a convenient yet highly functional point-and-shoot might be just the tool you need. These cameras are intended for nonprofessional photographers who can’t be bothered with pricy add-ons like speedlights and lenses, and who

The Best Straight-Edge Rulers for Artists, Architects, and Craftspeople

When precision is key, a reliable straight-edge ruler is an indispensable tool. While you can buy any old ruler or yardstick at the hardware store or in the school supply aisle, they can be skewed, warped, or printed with markings that wear off. High-quality, metal straight-edge rulers in long lengths

The Best Map Pins for Planning Your Next Journey

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Oh, the places you’ll go, and the places you’ve been. Show off your travels or plan a future excursion with a set of brand-new map pins. Not that you

Iron Age Britons May Have Sported Mullets, Suggests Newly Unearthed Figurine

A tiny figurine unearthed in Cambridgeshire has provided a rare—and surprising—insight into the popular fashion of the Roman-era Briton: many may have worn a clipped mustache and neat mullet. The little copper alloy statue, almost two inches tall, was first discovered in 2018 during excavation work on the National Trust’s

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