Art & Craft

UB Homework

By Annie Holland / October 11, 2011

When I first heard that we’ll have Photoshop retouch homework I was really happy, because some years ago I was working as Image editor at a modeling agency. Although it was tedious and sometimes boring job ( unless you have five models behind you talking too fast for their own good, “explaining” to you  which…

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Update on Niskayuna Art out! WOW!

By Annie Holland / August 15, 2011

WOW is really all I can say! I had no idea that our work would be judged so that was a  big surprise, but actually winning 2nd place was even bigger surprise for me! It was really my first time participating in an event like that and getting the 2nd place prize under these circumstances…

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Niskayuna Train Station Art Out 2011

By Annie Holland / August 14, 2011

I had absolutely no idea what I’m signing for but I thought that whatever it is, if there is ART and it’s OUT( side) it would be fun. Of course I was right! 🙂 I don’t remember painting/drawing/woodburning for 2 straight days ever! The only down side was that I actually had to work both…

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Lalaloopsy update

By Annie Holland / July 29, 2011

Just a quick update on what I’ve done in the past couple of days for the Lalaloopsy birthday party I’m planing for my daughter. It wasn’t easy but I’ve found the time somehow…I drew in Corel Painter Essentials the doll, then I colored it. After with the help of the Silhouette software I made different…

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Birthday madness

By Annie Holland / July 27, 2011

This summer is probably the busiest yet. I can’t remember when was the last time when I actually had time to catch my breath. Oh, and I have kids. Not to mention I’m starting school in a month and I’m having second thoughts on how this is going to work out with my schedule. Did…

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Present ideas for teachers

By Annie Holland / June 17, 2011

Have you woken up on the night before the first day( or the last day) of school realizing that tomorrow is the day you were supposed to prepare something for your child’s teacher? Have you ever browsed mindlessly through the store looking for the perfect teacher present that won’t be thrown away as useless? I…

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The Forgotten ” Kiara”

By Annie Holland / June 14, 2011

After spending an amazing Saturday at the SCBWI conference in Fishkill, I realized that I didn’t post anything last week. I thought I did, but I guess having a girl with 105 F fever didn’t help my memory either. So, before I forget again, here is the last of the gift sets that I started…

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Long overdue…

By Annie Holland / May 19, 2011

Almost 5 months since I finished this plate, I can’t believe how time flies! I hope you enjoy the pictures of work in progress as well as the finished product. This was my first time using my new woodburner and it took quite a while to get used to it. It’s so different than the…

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Sneak peak

By Annie Holland / May 4, 2011

I am so excited ! I have been asked to prepare a cake and a paper gift set for a very special girl and I have been working on that for the past week and I wanted to share what we are going to surprise the little girl with. Her mom really liked the Pottery…

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How to make Angry Birds Easter eggs

By Annie Holland / April 23, 2011

   You wonder how I made these? Here they are!  You will need: – a piece of adhesive vinyl – a punch circle ( or you can cut it by hand) – a piece of yellow cardstock ( or yellow marker) – a piece of white cardstock – a black marker – a piece of…

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