YouTube Tuesday: Treasure Books

I found another fantastically talented creative I want to share with you today! She makes journals and a great many of the lovely bits that go inside the journals. She has an Etsy shop where she sells most of her gorgeous creations so please, have a looksee – you’ll love it!

I am sharing the following video because she does something I haven’t seen the other journal/paper crafters do yet. Let me know in the comments on this page if you have seen this done on other channels.

I think this is a very cool thing to do and a great way to recycle!! This is a project I plan to try when I get an empty tissue box. 🙂

If you like what you see in this video, please subscribe to the channel, hit the Like/Dislike button(you can be honest, she can take it) and leave a comment as well. Creatives LOVE feedback of all sorts, good or bad, as long as it’s respectful.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

YouTube Tuesday: Goobertown Hobbies

Brent is the man behind the paintbrush and minis on this channel, and he’s fun to watch and listen to. I enjoy his sense of humor as well as how down to earth he is. He’s done some really great work. I found about him while I was watching a video where he was helping Neil from Real Time Terrains paint the buildings for a town he was building. This town was part of a massive build that took Neil ONE YEAR to complete!! Talk about commitment!

Brent doesn’t just paint minis, he helps raise funds for charities and donates to charitable raffles – when he’s not playing with paints and glues at the molecular level. You’ll have to check out his channel to find out what I mean about that. Here is the link to his newest video and his continuing love for Warhammer minis:

Check out the link below for the rest of Brent’s videos:

Goobertown Hobbies

If you like his work, let him know. We artists love knowing what you think about our work.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

YouTube Tuesday – Darkest Raven Designs

I discovered the joys of YouTubers from my youngest son. He subscribes to several channels and asked me to watch one with him one evening. The man who has this channel recycles aluminum, tin, brass, and copper by melting them down himself. He also makes things with the results. He’s the subject of my next post. After watching several of his videos, I began checking out how-to videos on YouTube myself. Darkest Raven Designs was the first channel I subscribed to, and it’s the one I want to talk to you about today.

The owner of this channel is Chantal, and she lives in Australia. She actually has two channels, one featuring her artwork – painting mostly, and the other features her crafting such as miniatures and dioramas. She also takes thrift store statuettes and gives them a make over. She’s into gothic Victoriana and Edgar Allen Poe so she interests me.

Currently, she’s making matchbox miniatures of different parts of the world of Harry Potter. She’s done 11 so far, and she plans to make 50 total. She’s done some great things for what she called Gothmas as well.

Chantal is very talented, and I am in awe of her skills. I enjoy her videos because she shows so much and tells you a great deal about what she’s doing. I’ve watched videos where you have no real clue what’s going on so you can’t recreate what you see being made. Those are supposed to be how-to videos, but they don’t really teach you how to do anything. Chantal explains what she’s doing and how she’s doing it so you learn.

You can find Darkest Raven Designs here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMpbhogC2gPiU1FF3tQ4Zyg

Check out her newest video here:

I recommend checking out her play lists so you see all the great stuff she’s made herself.

I’ll see you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

French lessons

I am still working on learning French.  Why, you ask? Because I can. 🙂  I actually like the way the language sounds.  It’s smooth and almost musical.  I took classes back in high school, and I fell in love with the language.  It helps that I am able to produce a pretty authentic accent when I’m speaking as well. 🙂

So, I’m using Duolingo and TinyCards ( an offshoot of Duolingo) to learn the language.  I’ve recently begun watching videos of French children’s songs on YouTube (not sure if I’ve mentioned that before or not), and I’m using the videos to help me with my accent and with strengthening words I’ve already learned.

I’m having fun with this. 🙂 I’ve also found a website with French poems that are both translated and read aloud in French so I can practice reading the language as well as speaking it.  I will, eventually, practice writing it as well since I want to become fluent in the language.

Will I ever visit France after all this work, or because of all of this work?  Possibly, but that’s not the reason I’m learning the language.  I’m doing it because I enjoy it.  I plan to learn other languages as well. 🙂

Well there you have it.  I hope you all have a great day/night!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towels and sonic screwdrivers!