Choosing String Gauges for Acoustic Guitar

If you are buying acoustic guitar strings for the first time, you will soon realize that you have a bewildering array of options.  Different brands, different materials, different gauges…how do you decide? To make your life a little easier, let’s take a look at the topic of string gauges.  Most manufacturers offer three basic gauges:Continue reading “Choosing String Gauges for Acoustic Guitar”

The Art of Drawing and Painting Horses

Horses are a favorite subject when it comes to art.  Both amateurs and professionals love to capture the graceful motions and varying personalities of these beautiful animals. If you want to take your drawing and painting skills to the next level, you may find The Art of Drawing & Painting Horses from Walter Foster useful. Continue reading “The Art of Drawing and Painting Horses”

The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses

Children love drawing horses! Here’s a book that can guide them through the process in a fun way. The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses by Barry Stebbing starts with the basics: Shading. Mixing colors. Using shapes to make drawing easier. Then on to a number of discussions on drawing different breeds, markings, gaits, and poses. InterestingContinue reading “The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses”

Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction

Here’s a way to combine two favorite interests. Hand the woodworker of the family a copy of this book and see what happens! The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers by Scott D. Campbell provides detailed plans and instructions for the following birds: House Finch. Great Crested Flycatcher. Purple Martin. Phoebe. Downy Woodpecker. WoodContinue reading “Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction”