Lisa Tate

Lisa Kay Tate is a veteran feature writer with nearly 25 years experience in newspaper, magazine and freelance writing. She and her husband, a history and world geography teacher, live on the edge of "New Texico" where they keep busy raising their two geeklings and sharing space with their dog, Sirius Black, and cat, Loki.

Discovering New Ideas Through Centuries-Old Art Styles

When we want to find new ways of creating and appreciating art, we just need to look at the influences…

July 25, 2021

Be the Artist: The Vibrant World of the Fauvists

A pair of artists first created their "wild beasts" in the early 1900s. Try this fauvism inspired DIY to make…

July 19, 2021

‘The Friendship Onion’ Is a Hearty Treat for ‘Lord of the Rings’ Fans

When it comes to creating a fun, friendly, and fan-loving podcast for 'Lord of the Rings' lovers, it takes a…

July 11, 2021

Be the Artist: The Beauty and Color of Batik Design

The wax dyeing method of batik is popular with artists around the globe. Create some designs from make-believe lands as…

July 4, 2021

A Quirky Fun Quiz on Quips and Quotes From Pop Culture

Fandoms of all kinds have their unique languages, catchphrases, quotes, exclamations, and magic words. How many can you identify?

June 27, 2021

Be the Artist: Making Nostalgic Memories with Ephemera

Ephemera is something created to be temporary. Use some of the these old paper items to create some memories from…

June 21, 2021

15 Random and Geeky Facts About Disney Dragons

Sometimes it seems Disney's reach is getting way too big, but there is one really, really big aspect of Disney's…

June 12, 2021

Be the Artist: The “Big Picture” of Diptychs and Triptychs

One idea behind diptychs and triptychs is to look closer at smaller parts of a big picture. Try it with…

June 6, 2021

Be the Artist 2021 Is Coming to Enhance Your Artistic Word Power

This summer's Be the Artist combines word power and art appreciation with some fantastic projects based on artistic terms and…

May 29, 2021

2 Five-Minute Hair Accent Ideas Inspired by Warrior Women

Take on the world this summer with some easy clip-on hair accents inspired by Marvel's Gamora and DC's Mazikeen.

May 24, 2021

Make an Easy Pool Noodle Monster Portal Craft

It's almost summer and halfway to Halloween. Try this easy family craft that would be fun for both seasons.

May 16, 2021

Choosing Memories Over Mourning

Eventually, we will all face that first special occasion without our parents around. These are good opportunities to celebrate their…

May 8, 2021

Make an Easy Kid-Friendly Collage Inspired by Pixar’s ‘Soul’

In honor of Pixar's 'Soul' winning Best Animated Feature of 2021, here is an easy collage celebrating its groovy, jazzy…

May 2, 2021

11 Completely Random and Geeky Facts About Fictional Guitarists

It's International Guitar Month! Here's a random list of fictional guitar and guitarist facts that goes to eleven!

April 25, 2021

Celebrating Art in Our Own Lives on World Art Day

It's World Art Day. Here are some inspiring ways anyone can find art in their own world, and in themselves.

April 15, 2021

‘All Creatures Great and Small’ a Coming Home to Darrowby

The latest series inspired by James Herriot's classic book series brings back memories of growing up loving his stories.

April 12, 2021

A Themed Egg Hunt Mystery for All Ages

When they outgrow the big outdoor egg hunts, try a themed "mystery" hunt all ages will enjoy. Even grown-ups.

April 3, 2021

Around the World in Seven Scarves

An international collection of scarves and handkerchiefs has been a way for me to get a feel of different countries'…

March 28, 2021

Three Easy Small Painting Ideas that Result in Big Fun

Here are three easy small painting ideas for all ages that prove cool ideas can fit into even little spaces.

March 24, 2021

Easy Doodling and Drawing Special Effect for All Ages

Any age and level of artist can try these simple doodling and drawing ideas that result in some impressive "special…

March 16, 2021