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Indianapolis Decorator’s Showhouse & Gardens 2017

Founded in 1907, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild is a volunteer organization committed to raising funds for the services and programs of Eskenazi Health Services whose mission is to advocate, care, teach, and serve, with special emphasis on the vulnerable populations of Marion County.

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SKETCHUP: The Best Plugins for 2017

SU Podium

SU Podium exists so that anyone can create beautiful, photo-realistic renders from their SketchUp models without the pain and frustration of learning a complex program. SU Podium runs completely inside SketchUp from start to finish, and makes use of the SketchUp features that you’re already familiar with to achieve impressive results. It is intuitive to SketchUp users, easy to grasp for beginners, and the simple interface and versatile presets cut the learning curve to minutes instead of months.

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Drawing Puzzles Activity: Dividing Up A Picture Makes Drawing Easier

Drawing is all about seeing! You don’t have to be a great artist to be able to draw. Anyone can draw and this is all because if you train your eyes to draw what you see, you can do it! Drawing grids and dividing up a picture into parts helps you draw only what you see in each square. Here are some drawing puzzles to keep the kids and adults amused. Print them out on paper and set to work with a pencil. 

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Watercolor Painting Tips

Because of the misunderstanding that watercolor is too hard to control and unpredictable, many people shy away from it. While it is true that watercolor is a medium that is challenging to master, it is very easy and economical. All you really need to begin is paint, water, and a brush.  You can use watercolor as your primary artistic medium or primarily as studies for oil or acrylic paintings. The rewards of this challenging and somewhat unpredictable medium are great. Here are some tips to help you get started:

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How to paint in oil: Tips & Tricks

Oil paint is a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil. The viscosity of the paint may be modified by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or white spirit, and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried oil paint film.

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ASID: American Society Of Interior Designers Holiday Event 2016: An Event For All

This years’ holiday event, open to all, will be at Canal 337 downtown. This building has very nice views of downtown. Click on this link to see the social gallery. Click here to see the first floor gallery. Click here to learn more about the building. 

We will have a great band playing at the event called Double Exposure Band. There will be lots of dancing time as well as great food and drinks. Each person will get two free tickets for drinks. We will also have a photo booth to add more to the already fun events going on!

You wouldn’t want to miss this event! Click here to register and feel free to bring your spouse and bring other friends and family with you!

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Choosing Paint For Your Room: Paint Dries Darker

Have you ever tried choosing paint for your room, but not sure how it would look on your wall? The best way is to buy 2-3 samples of the paint, which are really cheap, and wait for it to dry. The paint chips, samples, and the dried paint would have slight color variations. The true color is the dried paint on the wall(s) it goes on! 

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Revit: Tutorial Books

Have you ever heard of or used Revit? This software is a good tool for interior designers and architects and saves time on having to draw a separate 3d plan of the floor plan. Once you draw the plan in 2D, it automatically creates the 3d for you. You can easily have the elevation, section, and 3D once you draw in 2D. Here is a list of books that can help you teach the software to yourself.

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