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Art: Taking Inspiration from Nature

If you’re still spending a lot of your time at home, why not take advantage of the nice weather and learn some new skills by trying out some art inspired by nature? Nothing beats spending time outside, so while you’re out there in the back yard, take a look at the plants and animals around you for ideas. If… read more >>

Meditation Art – Word Embodiment 

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Learn how to create Meditation Word Embodiment Art by watching this video: How-to do your own Meditation Word Art Gather any paper that you want to write on.  You can use boxes, old envelopes, computer paper, ads, newspaper, scraps from other crafts.  Then, gather some writing tools that seem like fun today.  Try paint and brushes, markers,… read more >>

Zentangle Art Therapy

Create your way to relaxation and contentment! Looking for an easy, low-cost activity to help relax and feel creative?  Explore the world of Zentangle and art therapy virtually through the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Create beautiful works of art (like the images below) instantly, without having to possess transcendent artistic talent.  Zentangle… read more >>

Art Museum Tours

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Art is a way to express yourself and to communicate how you feel. Art can be paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and so much more. Museums hold many famous pieces of art from a long time ago to now. Below are links to some of the world’s most famous museums that provide virtual tours of their exhibits…. read more >>

Learning Library: Felting

Needle felting is a craft that sounds way more complex than it actually is. Learn how to turn felt pieces into a fun summer garland or beautiful butterfly. Felting: Part One Learn how to turn felt pieces into a fun summer garland with librarian Amelia from PLYMC.   Felting: Part Two Follow Amelia as she teaches us how to… read more >>

Book Stack Decor

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Hello, crafters!  This is Missy, here to help you channel your inner Joanna Gaines, and create an awesome piece of farmhouse decor!  Gather your materials and follow along to make a decorative stack of books, stamped with your favorite phrase, your pets’ names, or really, whatever appeals to you.    Materials: several old paperback books (hardback… read more >>