HOW TO PAINT PLAID How To Paint Plaid by Mike Pounders* I recently completed a Mark Akers rough out and several people were interested in how I painted the flannel shirt the guy was wearing.  It won’t seem so difficult once you go through the steps a time or two!  I used 4 different colorsContinue reading “HOW TO PAINT PLAID”

A Final Word About Wooden Spoons

The intricately carved wooden lovespoon has traditionally been used as a token of affection in Wales. Each spoon could contain different meanings as shown by the use of various symbols, for instance: a chain would mean a wish to be together forever; a diamond would mean wealth or good fortune; a cross would mean faith; a flower wouldContinue reading “A Final Word About Wooden Spoons”

Wooden Spoons

The word spoon is derived from an ancient word meaning a chip of wood or horn carved from a larger piece.  Wooden spoons were easy to carve and thus inexpensive, making them common throughout history. Spoon History The Iron Age Celts (C. 250BC) of Britain used them and this is evidenced by an example of a smallContinue reading “Wooden Spoons”