How to Weave a Basket Using Sea Kelp

How to Weave a Basket Using Sea Kelp

The art of weaving basketry takes years to become an expert in creating exceptional designs using different eco-friendly materials and added in colors of sinew, twine, raffia, and dying any materials that are used for basketry. Growing up I learned many skills and crafts and with that background, it's made it easier to move up by professional artistic abilities in these areas. I thought that I would use sea kelp to weave a basket that I'd normally used with materials such as wicker, willow bark, reeds, that are much stronger and durable that make it easier to work with when weaving. I decided "why not be unique and use sea kelp." What a difficult and long process that took me to figure out how and then to complete the project but, Oh What A Blast!

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Top Ten Tools to Enhance Your Social Media

Top Ten Tools to Enhance Your Social Media

Using social media tools for creating enhanced images or graphics is one of the easiest ways to make shareable content. Here is a list of tools to use for making social media images in different ways to try out yourself. This is a list of some of the unique ways to grow your followers and maintain your social media and website backups and more.

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Tips On Tide Pooling

Tips On Tide Pooling

In fact, these unique environments are full of fascinating plants and animals, so many that an interpretive and identification guide becomes a necessary tool. Here are some tips, guides, and ways I've learned throughout my many years of experience with finding treasures of all kinds throughout mainly the Oregon Coast.

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The Best Advice Dealing With Stress

The Best Advice Dealing With Stress

A young  lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, "Half empty or how full?" She fooled them all; 'How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

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Monthly newsletter June

Monthly newsletter June

As many of you can see that the last 6 months has been moving from blogger to wordpress to squarespace. This has been a major transition into each platform when you realize things aren't always as easy as you thought. My website will be going through new changes as the next few months go by. The reasons why are coming up that are in drafts waiting to have a little more tweaking done on them. As I learn how to work with squarespace, I can start off by saying it's much easier than wordpress from my own experience. (coming up).

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Gold Hill Oregon Bridges

Gold Hill Oregon Bridges

The Rock Point Bridge (wikipendia) is an early major arch bridge completed under the design auspices of Conde B. McCullough, Oregon’s noted bridge engineer. McCullough designed the Rock Point Bridge, originally on the old Pacific Highway, to conform with and complement the local landscape. The structure is 505 feet in length, and the main span is a single 113 foot open-spandrel, rib-type reinforced concrete deck arch.

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DIY Dritwood Nautical Wall Art

DIY Dritwood Nautical Wall Art

Whenever you go to most coastal beaches, you can see piles of driftwood among other debris piled high and I always wanted to try and learn how to make driftwood items. I see my fellow designers and artists that can make stunning driftwood art pieces and wondered how they can come up with ideas when all I can't see beyond the pieces what pieces would look good for designing new art pieces. One of my favorite shops is DriftingConcepts on Etsy

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