Brushes are the first tool for many artists or are they? We begin with a Vincent Van Gogh inspired painting where we lose the brush in favor of a straw. Then Michael deMeng has a project entitled good brushes gone bad; as discarded brushes are the actual base of strange creatures. Then learn lettering styles using brush pens with Janet Takahashi. Finally we meet Dina Wakley with art inspired by Van Goghs brush strokes.
Books are not just for reading! Tool expert Joe Rotella cuts a niche in a book to create a planter. Craft metal book hinges with designer Mary Hettmansperger and Mou Saha makes vintage books into colorful art journals. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer has a tip for creating a charming little book necklace.