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“EVERYTHING IS FREE IT ALWAYS WILL BE” but we need your help to keep it that way! 2014 marked our 10th Anniversary providing art worthy materials for creative minds free of charge.

The Art Resource Center (ARC) helps any non-profit to facilitate their art needs.
The ARC has saved thousands of pounds of waste from going to our landfills by collecting materials. When a teacher calls and says they are a new hire but the classroom is empty we fill the shelves with art supplies. When volunteers from March of Dimes want to do a special project we help with ideas and send them away with supplies. When Head Start needs tactile fabrics and inspiration for young minds we are the ones they come to for help. When a homeless artist walks through the door we give her paints and canvas and brushes.

The ARC touches well over 20,000 lives a year and our reach into the community and around the state is growing annually.

Please consider supporting the work of the ARC. Your dollars are needed to increase our space, build a gallery for recycled art exhibits and to offer classes to the community and so that we can be self sustaining.

If everyone on in our network donated $25 we would reach our 2015 goal and fulfill our dreams.

THE ARC is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit your donation is tax deductible.

Please write your check to:
1860 W. University. Suite 102
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Or go to our website and click on the donate button.

Thank you and may you have the happiest of holiday seasons,

Sherrie Zeitlin


I am speaking on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. on Living with Stuff: How Objects Define Me at the Ceramics Research center at the ASU Art Museum Brickyard. Myself and Kathleen Vanesian discuss our pieces in the exhibition and the role collections and objects have played in our lives. Moderated by Peter Held.

These Are Some of My Favorite Things on view at the ASU Art Museum Brickyard through Oct. 11, 2014

Curated by Peter Held, this exhibition features eight private collections from local artists, collectors and creatives, all equally passionate and obsessive about the things they love and choose to live with.

These Are Some of My Favorite Things – on view at the ASU Art Museum Brickyard



Home of Cyndi Coon. Photo credit Lindsey Averill



The DVR is killing me. I record everything now. Feeling a little spoiled when I go to watch a show and can’t fast forward through commercials because it isn’t recorded and HGTV is my obsession. If the short people don’t interrupt and ask for a show of their own. I often watch Design on a Dime and mock a little because really some of their projects are just ugly. So I thought why not show a simple way to make a painting for your bare walls that is fun and functional and not splatter paint!

I took an inexpensive canvas from the art supply store and treated it with layers to make a great piece of art.

1. I started by painting the canvas all one color using acrylic paint, allow it to dry fully.

2. I spray painted a loose spotty paint over top in a contrasting color.

3. I used my Cricut to cut letters out of sticker vinyl (in this case I used Birds on Parade Cartridge) I laid those letter down on top of the canvas and dabbed a third color of paint over top, this time a lighter color, covering the letters, I allowed this to dry and then peeled the letters off to revel the color underneath.

4. I then used the YUDU to screen printed several sheets of card stock using a hand drawn patterns. I used those screen printed sheets to cut a large rose shape on the Cricut using the Sophie Cartridge, which is a Cricut Circle exclusive.

5. I flipped the rose shape upside down and lightly spray painted a dusting of black onto the canvas.

6. I flipped the rose over with the screen printing facing out and I added a few pieces of the vinyl that had been removed, to different areas on the canvas.

7. Finally I used shellac to hold the whole thing in place.

Allow to dry and you are done with a great piece of art to hang on your wall!

Happy crafting xoxo. Follow me on Twitter I am Lab5 and on Face Book under the Lovely Lula page.

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