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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 10k Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists is a new grant created  to draw "attention to an existing body of work, sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work."     Applications are open from July 8th to August 30th, with the grant being awarded November 2020. Check the link below if you...

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Have long distance friends and family? Pinterest has blown up with string art gift ideas. This state outline project is a fun way to show someone you miss them.   Materials:   Wood nails (small) thread tape hammer paper with design / outline printed on it   Instructions:   Print the outline of the state on a piece of paper and tape this to the wood.           2. Outline the state with your nails (follow the line). The closer the...

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Does anyone else have a stack of old, 1/2 empty paint cans in their basement? Instead of throwing them out here are some ways to use your left over house paint.   If the Paint is White:   Extend your Acrylic Paint - If you're running out of your favorite acrylic paint color, adding in some white paint will lighten it but it will give you a lot more to work...

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At the IRL’s wood shop, you can cut elaborate designs into wood using a CNC laser cutter. At home, you might not have that kind of equipment but you likely have the tools necessary to make basic designs using the same principles. Believe it or not, a magnifying glass is all you need! Magnifying glasses can imitate the lasers on laser cutters by amplifying the...

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Running out of easy craft ideas to do with siblings and friends? Classic potato stamps are an oldie but a goodie. Create some great new designs for cards or fabric.       Supplies:     Potatoes Knife Cookie cutter paint or ink pads       Step 1. Cut potato in half       Step 2. Choose a cookie cutter to make a shape or draw on the potato free hand. (I chose an acorn cutter and did a free hand star to show...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Looking for a fun easy recipe to try this summer? Try our crepe recipe!   You will need:   1 c flour 1/2 c sugar 2 tbsp butter (melted) 1 1/2 c milk 3 eggs 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp vanilla   You can add more vanilla to heighten the flavor's presence in your crepes. For those of you who do not eat eggs, you can use mashed bananas as...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tired of looking in your closet and having “nothing to wear”? We all have clothes but it’s natural to feel uninspired after wearing the same things over and over. You don’t have to be a fashion designer to transform your style. Here is a list of quick and simple ways to bring new life to old clothes.    1. Different Laces   Up your shoe game by swapping out the laces. Bright or...

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We love puzzles of all sizes and difficulty, especially now in quarantine. They are a fun way to spend time with loved ones or to exercise your noggin. While many are engaged in puzzle swaps with friends and family, some puzzles you love so much that you want to save and put up as a decorative item.    Here are Four different options:     1. Buy pre-made puzzle glue....

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Collecting jerseys has been something that I've really been into as of late. When I find a player or jersey that I’ve been looking for, I tend to act on it quickly. Recently, I stumbled on a discounted Derrick Rose jersey that I simply could not pass up. The condition for its age was good, but what really bummed me out was the size. It...

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This summer, I’ve been experimenting with a lot of gardening projects at home. A few weeks ago, I saw something online about propagating basil “endlessly” in water, and I was curious to try it. It ended up working really well and it wasn’t very hard either. I highly recommend this project!     Basically, propagation is the process of creating new plants from one ‘parent’ plant. It’s a...

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