Matt Harnick
My interest in Origami goes back to 1974 when the first Origami Holiday Tree was exhibited at the American Museum of Natrual History. I was given some instruction in simple origami by the volounteers at the teaching table, but most of the rest I discovered from independent study of books by such modern masters as the late Akira Yoshizawa, Kunihiko Kassahara, John Montroll and Robert J. Lang. Later, while volounteering for Origami USA (originally Friends of the Origami Center of America), I had the honor of interacting directly with many origami artists. I have quite a few of my own original designs which, several of which are diagrammed and can be found in OUSA publications. The Cattleya Orchid in my letterhead is one of my original origami designs

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Making Encaustic Medium
I fell in love with encaustic paintings the first time I saw one hanging. There was just something about the work... The luminosity, the transparency, the brilliance. It was unlike anything that I had ever seen before. I knew I had to try it and once I did, I was hooked.
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The Paint Color Chart
Experience has taught us that certain combinations of colors, whether in nature or art, affect the eye and mind agreeably, while others give offense. We call the former "harmonies," the latter "discords."
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How to make your own oil paints
How to make your own oil paintsOil paints are made basically by mixing cold-pressed Linsed oil with pigment or color until a smooth buttery paint is produced. When the oil paint is used and applied to a surface the oil oxidizes or absorbs air and then forms a solid film that binds the pigment to the surface of the painting.
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