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Discover the breathtaking techniques and drawing and painting essentials that will make your artwork stand out from the crowd!

Ask an Expert: Lighting Demystified With Neil van Niekerk

By Craftsy
Neil van Niekerk ExpertThanks for tuning in for another week of Ask An Expert. Today, we share advice directly from our expert Neil van Niekerk, in response to popular questions asked by our community members within our Facebook Photography Club. Find out what to do in situations when you can't bounce your flash, how to best achieve a prime effect, how many cameras to use when shooting a wedding, and more. And, ask your own questions! Read more »

Make a Huggable Monster for a Child in Need

By Craftsy
Lovable stuffed monstersSometimes a small act can have a huge impact -- and the family-founded company A Monster to Love proves just that! Created by 12-year old twins Sam and Ben and their dad Ray, A Monster to Love designs, sews and ships adorable, wacky stuffed monsters to children in need all over the country. Read more »

Announcing the Craftsy Blogger Awards 2013!

By Lindsay Conner
Craftsy Blogger AwardsThis October, Craftsy wants to celebrate creative bloggers who have truly inspired us through their original content, vivid imagery and exceptional online personas. That’s why we are presenting the first ever Craftsy Blogger Awards, to honor those individuals who spend so many hours behind the scenes crafting the blogs you love to read! Nominate your favorites now! Read more »
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Give Your Needles a Break! Try Knitting with a Round Loom

By Ashley Little

Knitting looms are a great alternative to knitting -- and they have far more advantages than I ever realized. Whether you just don’t have needle skills yet or can’t physically use needles, round looms are a great alternative. Join along to explore how to use them and the variety of beautiful patterns you can make!

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