Shadley Stephens is a local artist, born and raised in Santa Cruz. In his own words Shadley tells us that “I have lived in Santa Cruz my entire life. I love it here, and I like to incorporate Santa Cruz into my artwork as much as possible.”, and we think that’s pretty cool! Santa Cruz […]
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Tree Removal: Inspiring, Funny, and Maybe a Little Disturbing
It can be tough to see a beautiful old tree come down sometimes, even when the the tree has to be removed for safety or health reasons. But even with something like tree removal, we can be inspired to do something creative and beautiful. Or… we could watch videos like this one, which inspire and […]
Painting a 3D Flower in Resin
Painting a 3d flower in resin. How about some mid-week inspiration? Chris.Crafts (on YouTube) shares some fun 3d resin painting in a step by step time lapse video. Even though it takes 24 hours for each layer of resin to dry, I love how great the time lapse turned out and I think It’s about […]
Time Lapse Model Painting
Just in case you are in the mood to be inspired by a WHOLE LOT of attention to detail, here is a video of Ticos Minis painting a model “Magnus the Red.” Here are a couple more time lapse model painting video, if you could use some more inspiration!
How to Grow Copper Crystals
Here is a little time lapse inspiration for growing your own copper crystals: Now that you have had some inspiration, here are some how-to videos, in case you want to start growing your own crystals. To grow your own copper crystals you will need: -A good container (flat walls let you observe the growth better!) […]
Wood 3D Map
Dom Riccobene created this beautiful wood 3D map, rainbow mountain valley in purple heart, hard maple, and padauk on a birch plywood strata using a CNC mill. We would love to see someone create something similar using the Monterey Bay as a model! Wood 3D Map, Work in Progress: A longer uncut video of the […]
Here is some inspiration in the form of pre-1900 machines being made to make Victorian hard candy.
How to Draw a Nose
Follow along and learn how to draw a nose on your face!
Feel Good on Friday with Frozen Pink Paint
How to Cut With a Screw – Forge Edition
Screws into damascus? Every time we post a video, walking you through a technique, or showing you something new, we hope that it inspires you to bring additional creativity to your art. Or, at least we hope it offers a little hypnotic relaxation.