Search Engine Optimization – If I Had a Hammer

Murphy's Law states: When in the course of human events things can go wrong, they will go wrong, at the worst possible time. O'Tooles Law states: Murphy was an optimist. What does this have to do with search engine optimization? You better believe these laws are in full force and effect when you design or…

Glass Mosaic Tile Art – Base Materials

Making wonderful glass mosaic tile art is easy! Let me show you how. Tesserae can be adhered to almost any type of base material. Size and weight of the finished work, and where and how the work will be displayed are the primary factors to consider when selecting your base material. Glass is heavy, so…

Refurbishing Baskets and Clay Pots

Many times we run across baskets and clay pots at yard sales or in a thrift store for pennies. We may hesitate on buying these used containers, but should not. Maybe they are a little dirty. Maybe they are not shiny and new looking like we think they should be for our shop. It is…

Texas Artists and Art Movements

Edgar Byran Davis – Philantropist From “Texans Always Move Them: A True History of Texas” When Texas wildcatter, Edgar Byram Davis struck oil near Luling, Texas, everyone benefited. After making profits on his discovery, he used his funds to improve Texas. Davis celebrated by hosting a huge free barbecue. He invited friends, employees and associates…

Test Your Fancy Nancy Trivia

Do you know Fancy Nancy? Well, if you are a 4 to 6 year old girl, you surely know who she is. Nancy, the creative brilliance of author Jane O’Connor, is a young girl who loves everything fancy. The original story book in the series, suitably titled “Fancy Nancy” spins the tale of Nancy, a…

Effective Communication – Multiple Channels of Communication

As if face-to-face miscommunication were not enough of a challenge, dealing with multiple channels of communication can compound the issue of clear message transmission. One of the most frustrating aspects of communicating to multiple audiences (e.g. customers, business partners, and senior managers) is the redundancy and repetition intrinsic to the process of repeating the same…

Top 5 Benefits of Screen Printing

All of us are now aware of screen printing. It is a method where ink which is used for printing is passed through either a fabric or a netted/webbed surface. This is extended into a frame. A design stencil is used and with the aid of the squeegee, it is possible to transfer the colors…