* painting watercolor crystals — live on skillshare! (+ free link!)

watercolor crystals on skillshare

i’ve just published a new skillshare class, painting watercolor resist crystals! & for this week only, i’m sharing it for free!

crystals are magical, beautiful, & mysterious, and also fascinating from a scientific perspective!

this class will teach you everything you need to know for creating accurate watercolor resist crystals–from basic crystal anatomy to step-by-step instructions on illustrating an example from each of the crystal structures to wet on wet resist techniques & beyond!

i’ll take you along to see all sorts of real life crystals for inspiration at an NYC crystal shop and arm you with reference material (with scientifically accurate sources!) to create your own raw resist crystals!

premium: http://skl.sh/2kt3qev

free: http://skl.sh/2kaz0g4

hope to see you there!

* giant blanket knitting pattern (washable & cheap!)

i finished knitting my giant blanket!

it’s inspired by the gorgeous (but impractical) hand/arm knitted giant blankets floating across the internet. (you know, they materials cost $500+, they’re unwashable, and a pilling nightmare)

i’ve got a solution: create your own yarn out of perfect-for-blankets fleece fabric!

here’s the yarn i was working with, for reference:
yarn for knitting

giant knitting in progress
a mid-knitting-progress image . .
closeup
hand for stitch-scale — so comfy !

i’ve posted a free pattern on ravelry, you can see that here.


skillshare knitting class banner

it’s a supplement to my skillshare class that walks you through everything from where to purchase the highest quality fleece for the cheapest price, to how to create your own mega-bulky yarn, to arm-knitting the blanket from start to finish (for less than $50!)

you can check it out here : http://skl.sh/2hVvZTp