It’s that time of year again where people don their wigs and cloaks in the name of candy and celebration. But don’t think you have to be a vampire, witch, or mummy again. For those of you artistically inclined, here’s nine costumes no one will see coming.

The Mona Lisa


Feel like semi-smiling this Halloween? Frame yourself as Da Vinci’s famous lady for all those photo ops. It seems like this would be somewhat easy to make.  Get creative and paint your own canvas or foam board, and cut a hole for your debated facial expression. Or just buy one here (but you’ll also need a wig).

Pop Art Come to Life

An ever-popular idea among beauty Youtubers and Pinterest(ers?), this Roy Lichtenstein-inspired look requires a bit of time and know-how. The concept of drawing line art and shading on yourself is a creative one, and I imagine hard to achieve successfully. But if you pull it off, you’ll be the talk of any Halloween party. And if makeup isn’t your thing, you can always terrify everyone around you with this nightmarish version. [Read on for an art makeup that’s not so difficult!]

The Creepy Art Teacher


For those wanting a subtle artistic presence, you can never go wrong with a graphic tee. Depending on exactly how much effort you want to put in, this simple shirt gives the flexibility of whatever look you’re going for, be it the creepiness of a zombie, ghoul, you name it. The creators of this design have them available for a variety of occupations as well. (Low-key group costumes, perhaps?) There are many variants on this ‘Halloween Art Teacher’ theme, so be sure to look around.

Bob Ross


Embrace happy little accidents with this rather simple but beloved costume. All you need is the wig/beard combo with a paint set, along with jeans and a button up shirt, and you’re all set to “beat the devil” out of some paintbrushes. Now go paint some happy little trees.

Be the Canvas


Love Bob Ross but don’t like fake beards? Take things one step further and become his painting. I couldn’t believe this was real when I first saw it, but here it is: the opportunity to be your own happy landscape.

Make One of those Bizarrely Abstract, Artistic Statements No One Really Understands


Is art separate from the artist, or are they the same? Is the canvas the artist, or the artist the canvas?  …Anyways, among the more, er, odd options, you could go abstract with this “disappearing man” suit. But hey, if spandex and paint are your thing then go for it. If anonymity is something you’re looking for this Halloween, this get-up provides that as well—despite the lack of breathing room.

24 Crayons in a Box


Go back to kindergarten with this 24 set of crayons. With this costume you rule the box, and show everyone who loved art as a kid. With the rainbow assortment and yellow box, you’re sure to also evoke nostalgia from those around you.

The Crayon of Your Choice


Individualize yourself as a single Crayola color in this artsy (and dorky in the best way possible) get-up. Going with a group of like-minded friends? This one makes for a fun group costume, as everyone can pick a different color.

A Picasso Original

Morph into an early 20th century painting with some simple makeup.  Picasso is most known for his asymmetrical take on the human form, as well as his eclectic choice of colors. Thankfully for those in costumes, that means it’s not too difficult to pass as one of his paintings come to life. Simply take reference from his great works, or put your own creative spin on it like the girl in this video. And when it comes to mistakes, chances are misplaced or oddly drawn lines will only add to the effect.


Take this list as a means of inspiration. There are countless artworks, artists, and art supplies begging to be turned into costumes. Well, maybe not begging, but they’d make for fantastic and memorable looks all the same.  Happy Halloween!

[All of the pictures in this blog post are from Amazon, and belong to their respective owners]

I’m very proud to share with you that I have been accepted to my dream school! King’s College London is an amazing place to get an education, not to mention I’ll be living in London. When I first visited the city in 2010, I knew I wanted to live there someday– and now it’s really happening.

King's Self Portrait

A self-portrait 🙂

So what does this mean for you?  Starting this month (September), I’ll be able to bring you so much more content. Expect museum visits, urban sketching, and much more fun art history. I also will look for art groups, or ‘societies’ as they’re sometimes called there, so I can share with you a variety of artwork.

Studying Classics and English in London is going to be one of the biggest adventures of my life. I look forward to sharing that journey with you and giving you access to what it’s like to be an artist there. Stay tuned!

Is there anything in particular you’d like to see me cover in London? For example, a specific artwork or site you would want to see pictures, art, and maybe a video of. Let me know in the comments!

It’s amazing how just one event can bring so many people together. And what better than an incredible astronomical one?

There was a partial eclipse where I live, and to celebrate my mom hosted a party/class for our local homeschool group. My brother and I helped with think of eclipse-themed deserts, while my mom tried to simplify her physics explanations to better suit the kids. (While she doesn’t work as a physicist now, she uses her degree to teach these classes to our group.)

She also found a neat and simple eclipse craft. Besides the pin-hole viewers, kids could also make their own total solar eclipse. The idea is simple: you trace a circle stencil onto a colored piece of paper, and then use a white drawing tool to draw the ‘light halo’ of the total eclipse.


For mine, I used my Strathmore gray paper and a white soft pastel. But any construction paper and white chalk will work. It was pretty fun loosely coloring the light rays.

As for the actual eclipse, I’ve never seen anything like it. It was an amazing experience and a great day spent with friends and family. I don’t claim to be a great photographer (although I have some cool photos on my Redbubble shop), but I did get some pictures I like. For Instagram, I put together a little collage:

solar eclipse collage

The dark images in the collage were taken through the special (and coveted) eclipse glasses. It started as an experiment, and happily it allowed my phone camera to see the moon’s crossing.

Now what I’m super excited for is 2024. That’s when another total eclipse crosses America, and I intend on being where totality is. It’s sure to be a once in a lifetime opportunity!


Have you ever seen an eclipse? Or would you like to? Let me know below!

I’m happy to introduce the most recent free line art for you! Today’s star is Ariel, specifically from the Part of Your World Reprise.  Like I mention in the video, I love that song (though to be fair, I love practically every Little Mermaid song). Especially from the Broadway musical.

Anyways…I ended up really happy with this drawing, mostly because of the coloring. While I hope you’ll download this line art and put your own spin on it, here are generally the Copic colors I used:

(Without thinking I started cleaning up my markers before writing down exactly which colors I had out. The ones I’m not sure about have a little ‘?’.)

Hair: R59, R39, R46

Skin: E000, E00, E01

Eyes: B41, B45, B39

Shells: BV04, BV08

Tail: ?

Fin: G00

Rocks: W3, E18, E99, E39?

Ocean: BG72, BG75, BG78

Clouds: G00, W5, W7, BG72, BG75, B39


To clarify from the video, I used the clouds as a way to tie everything together.  As you can see from the list, I used colors from her fin, eyes, and the ocean unify the different elements. Because her hair, shell, and tail colors are solely used on their respective aspects, they stand out against the background.

In hindsight, I would have made Ariel’s pose more dynamic. She’s a little stiff, but I hope you’ll still like her. You can find Ariel and my other free coloring pages here, or on the navigation bar above. If you share on Twitter or Instagram be sure to tag me (@ZeldaCroft). I’d love to see your coloring!


Do you want to color Ariel? What other coloring pages would you like to see? Let me know in the comments!

Street art. Exhibitions. Art shows. Any situation where the public can see (and comment) on your art can be intimidating—at least it would be for me. But it can also be incredibly motivating.

Last month I wrote about the Big Bicycle Project, a cool challenge from the Kimball Jenkins School of Art. The concept was for local artists to reinvent—you guessed it—a bike into a work of art. The sculptures were then displayed on Main Street in Concord, New Hampshire. (You can read more about the project and see some of the sculptures here.)

It’s amazing how creative and diverse the artists’ works are. You can tell just how much thought and care went into each sculpture. And I’m happy to announce that this month’s featured artist can give us a glimpse into what it was like to make and display one of them.

Meet Althea Barton


What did you think when you heard about the bicycle challenge?  Have you participated in similar projects before?

A: I loved the idea of ordinary people using a commonplace object like a bicycle to create unique works of public art. And for me, having an interesting project with a deadline is a great motivator. I’ve taken art classes, shown some work in student art exhibits, and once sold a painting of a fire station to a Manhattan fire chief, but I’d never done a sculpture project like this one before.


What was the inspiration behind your sculpture?

A: I was inspired by the controversy over the Fearless Girl statue that had been placed opposite the Charging Bull on Wall Street in NYC. Fearless Girl is a beautiful statue, and I was interested in how it engaged people in a dialogue about power.

My work had two parts: Fearless, the bull moose (since this is NH), and Bullish, a small pink bike with a lot of spunky details like bells and tassels. They were standing side by side. I don’t see why we can’t all be fearless and bullish and pull together. Unfortunately, Bullish went missing early on. Her sister may show up at some point…


I’m sorry to hear about Bullish. Were there any particular challenges you had or lessons you’ve learned in creating your artwork?

A: Welding is intense, amazing, and fun! My son and I learned basic welding at Manchester Makerspace, where the people were very supportive and encouraging.

What is it like to have your sculptures displayed in such a public place like Main Street?  Were you nervous to have such a large audience, or was it more exciting?

A: It was very motivating to know the sculptures would be displayed on Main Street. It kept me striving.

Is there anything you’d like to say to artists thinking about being a part of an exhibition?

A: Go for it!

Lastly, do you have a website or social media where people can follow your upcoming work?

A: Not a personal one, though you can follow the Big Bicycle Project at Thanks for your interest—enjoy your art!

Thank you so much Althea!

You can find Althea’s and the other artists’ sculptures on Main Street through November. It’s been said that Kimball-Jenkins has plans for future exhibitions, and I’ll be sure to let you know what they are when I hear about them.

And who knows? After hearing what Althea had to say, I’m summoning the courage and getting excited about potentially participating in a future challenge.

What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!

What’s good for both the environment and the art world? Upcycling. Also known as ‘creative reuse’, it’s a trend from the 1990’s that’s still going strong today. The idea is to repurpose something run down into something new and often beautiful or useful (or both).

A current exhibition by the Kimball-Jenkins School of Art, sponsored by the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, in Concord, New Hampshire involves just that. Locals artist were invited to contribute a sculpture made from a bicycle. This could mean decorating an existing bike, or breaking one down into a brand new creation.

(I want to add that I actually went to a couple summer camps at Kimball-Jenkins when I was a kid. I remember it was a lot of fun, and I left the Fantasy Art week with a six-foot long, winged dragon I had made out of cardboard. It was really encouraging to create in an atmosphere that promoted imagination.)

Starting in May, all of the finished sculptures were put on display along Concord’s North and South Main Street. If you’ve never been, it’s a beautiful, historic place to walk and shop, and the new art additions only add to the splendor.

One of my favorite pictures I’ve taken on Main Street.

Click through the slideshow below to see some of the sculptures:

As peaceful as Main Street is, some of the displays weren’t left undisturbed. Sadly, two objects went missing: Fearless’s pink tricycle companion, Bullish, as well as an aardvark stuffed animal from the golden bike’s basket.

Nevertheless, the sculptures are beautifully creative. I love how diverse the concepts are. Not just the appealing visual aspect, but also how resourceful some of the artists were in repurposing bicycles into new piece of art. I heard that some participants learned skills like blacksmithing in order to make their sculpture.

If you find yourself near Main Street and in the mood for a nice walk, I highly encourage you to take a stroll past these upcycled works of art. They’ll be lining the street through this November. But Kimball-Jenkins has said more exhibitions are to come, so be sure to stay tuned! If you’d like to read more about the project and the School of Art at Kimball-Jenkins Estate, you can visit their website here.

Which bikes were your favorites?  Have you ever participated in a project like this? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

It’s no secret how loved Copic markers are by artists, or that they originated in Japan. But did you know that the name ‘Copic’ comes from their ties to copy machines?

In celebration of Copic’s 30th anniversary, a creative team in partnership with Imagination International Incorporated (iii), the exclusive North American distributer for Copic markers, has put together a particularly interesting blog post. Featured is art made for the celebration by two Japanese artists: Mr. Kubonouchi and Mr. Fukuda. There are also pretty lengthy interviews with each of them, linked in their names to the left.

Without further ado, here are some of the highlights.

Copics were originally called Speedry Markers

Back in the day, graphic designers needed to color printed copies for their work. Izumiya, a Japanese company, partnered with Magic Marker Corporation to make Speedry in 1969. The concept was to sell the 150 colors alongside Izumiya’s copier machine distribution. However, the ink of the printed images would smudge when drawn over with markers.

Interestingly, Mr. Fukuda describes in his interview what it was like to use those first Speedry markers. Prior to that, he had used poster paint, which was a limited and timely product.

Flash forward to 1987, and Izumiya released the first 71 Copic markers. Now known as the Classic model, they aimed to fix one problem: smudgy toner. Hence their name: Copic markers to use with copiers.

Mr. Fukuda commented that Copic “improved efficiency of [his] work dramatically since it has an organized color number system and fast-drying ink”. Mr. Kubonouchi, who also had used ‘troublesome’ paint to color with, found that the brush nib and variety of colors helped him in creating his art. [Side note: Mr. Kubonouchi’s interview is in Japanese, so for better or worse I’m relying on Google Translate for his ‘quote’.]


Colors were added for expanding markets

Two years after their inception, the color number was doubled when 71 more colors were added to “serve a particular need of architectural design and figure painting.” Only three years after that, another 72 colors were made. This time, it was to cater to the markers’ use in fashion and environmental design.

After Izumiya became the .Too Corporation, the famous Sketch model was released in 1993. Over the the next few years, mulitliners and the airbrush system were created to accompany the marker line. Ciaos were introduced as well, providing a slightly cheaper option for beginners.

Copics have only continued to grow in popularity since. Beyond professional concept designers, the early 2000’s saw many colors added to match the needs of manga artists. The markers also found an audience overseas, and new colors were created for artists in the United States.

The last new marker colors were created in 2012, “to meet the needs of craft market in the US.”  Multiliners continue to evolve, with “elegant pink” and lavender having been added to the lineup in 2014 and 2016, respectively. While not included on the official timeline, 2014 was also when the limited edition 25th anniversary marker sets were released.

iii provides free resources for using Copics

Like the 30th anniversary post, iii puts out a lot of marker-oriented content. One of my favorite things about their website is the iii-Academy, an original manga made with Copics about Copics. Through fun lessons, mangakas Alisa Caves and Chihiro Howe’s comic teaches about using the markers, their accessories, and drawing in general. The characters are fun and the stories comical. You should check it out here!

There are other tutorials as well, often from guest artists. Covering graphic design to weather rendering, the lessons can be quite inspiring and educational.  Of course, if you’re looking for tutorial books or DVDs, iii sells those in their store. (I’ve never read or seen them, so I can’t recommend them. Personally, I think you could find the same information for free from online artists, but if you don’t mind the price having those resources could be helpful.)

Happy anniversary Copics!

I was pleasantly surprised a couple weeks ago when I was asked to teach another art class.  There were some cancellations, so none of the originally scheduled classes were happening.  My mom offered to teach about magnetism, and I was happy to help out with a class.  The only question: what to teach?

A DIY-ers dream, I flew to Pinterest for inspiration.  Some sort of painting project was ideal, since the kids always love painting classes.  When I saw a brief tutorial for an acrylic galaxy design, I knew it was perfect.

You may have seen similar images before.  Galaxies have been trending the last few years, unsurprisingly due to how cool they can look.  From an artist’s point of view, they’re also comparatively easy to make.  While things like anatomy and perspective have rules (or guidelines, anyway), all you need to focus on with galaxies are composition and the contrast of values.


Galaxy paintings vary in design, but generally there are a few bright spots of color against a dark, almost black background.  Then small spatters of stars are painted or drawn on top as a finishing touch.  (To be honest, most of them are shaped more like nebulas (a.k.a. star nurseries) than galaxies.)

For the class, I pre-painted the previously white canvases a navy color.  It took about three coats each to achieve a solid color.

I went with the popular blue and pink version for my example [below], as well as some touches of green.  That was the idea, anyway.  When I was trying to blend the green it kept growing, and before I knew it the color became more of a

I really wanted to create movement in my painting, as if you could sense the swirling of the space clouds.  Taking inspiration from Bob Ross and a pencil tutorial book I have, I tried to be loose with my brush strokes, while also ‘buffing’ the fresh paint to blend it into the background.  The end result was alright, I think, given that I was not working with Ross’ oil paints or any pencils.  I also wasn’t using actual brushes; instead I had cheap foam tools, since that’s what the kids would be using.

Pro Tip: Classical artists often use the technique of visible brush strokes to convey motion and drama in their works.  Some of my favorite masters of this include Joseph Mallord William Turner, Eugene Delacroix, and of course Vincent van Gogh.

Originally, I wanted to walk the kids through the painting step-by-step.  That way I could teach about things like brush strokes and how to use acrylics.  But most of it ended up too complicated.  Most just wanted to paint, and I understand that.  The other students did ask for more instruction and feedback, which I was happy to provide.

Because the concept of painting a galaxy leaves so much room for creativity, it was fun to see how they each interpreted that.  Many of the boys were excited to add black holes to suck in their galaxy.  It was interesting, too, how the kids played around with the shapes and colors of their paintings.

Be sure to click through the slideshow to see their artworks!

The real excitement came when it was time for the stars.  There were a couple kids who preferred using a brush to paint them on, but the idea of using toothbrushes for art was hilarious to the others.

The way it works is you dip a (clean) toothbrush into a tiny bit of water and then into white paint.  It’s a little hard to explain, but you can then use your thumb to push through the bristles fairly quickly towards the handle.  This causes the paint to splatter forward, creating a random scattering of dots.  In this case, they look like stars.  The more water you have on the brush, the larger the dots will be.

Perhaps my favorite moment from this class was when two of the kids were discussing how to sign their paintings.  Like famous artists, they wanted to hide their signatures somewhere within the work.  Also, one of them told me that, “If we rated classes, I would give it five stars.  No, five galaxies!” It made my day.

As it turns out, this was the last class I’ll probably be able to teach for a while.  The homeschool group’s ‘school year’ is over, and I’ll be heading to London for college before they start up again.  I want to give a big thank you to all of the wonderful kids and parents there.  Thanks for letting me share some art with you!

When I worked at Michael’s, one of the best parts was walking by all of the art products.  Especially the art books. The Art of Pencil Drawing was one I had my eye on in particular. After a few weeks, I couldn’t resist any longer and picked up a copy after my shift.


Not to be confused with Ernest W. Watson’s book of the same name (although I’m interested in his as well), The Art of Pencil Drawing by Gene Franks is a beautiful insight into pencil work. All of the art is created using graphite pencils of varying hardness.

One thing is clear from the start: Franks is passionate about his craft. It’s immediate from the quality of his pencil drawings, and is heartfelt in the introduction. The back cover states that the book includes work from the publisher’s previous art books by Franks. If you already have those, then not all of the art in this next installation will be new (for you).

Regardless, the beginning gives a useful description of the tools and techniques used in the tutorials. I found it quite educational. While I already knew about pencil hardness and hand positions, the actual applications of the graphite were like little revelations. It put a name to the techniques I’ve played with over the years, and how to improve them.


As a ‘how to draw’ book, it is definitely for intermediate to advanced artists. Of course, there are many things beginners could learn from it, but the tutorials are anything but basic. In the blurb, the publisher says there are “simple, step-by-step demonstrations”. While technically true, the lessons generally have three pictures: two in-progress and one finalized.

As such, there are huge jumps in between each step, which may be overwhelming for inexperienced artists.


I’d say I’m an intermediate artist, and it sometimes took a minute to figure out what to do next. I’ve followed two of the lessons; one an easier life drawing, and the other a more complicated nature scene.

In drawing the bottles below, the leaps between steps were not really an issue. I could see where shadow was building up, and the accompanying writing was a helpful guide. In total, it took me about an hour to finish my drawing [below on the right].  As with any drawing, I’m sure mine would have been more accurate if I’d spent more time.


One thing I did differently from the lesson was using an electric eraser. In doing the finishing highlights, my normal eraser just couldn’t get them bright enough. So I broke out my Derwent electric eraser to achieve the lightest value.

Next, I wanted to do something more complex. While the tutorials about buildings and figures were equally challenging, I was intrigued with the perspective in this river scene. I also would like to improve at drawing trees with pencil, so it seemed like a good fit.


Now this is where things got tricky. It quickly became apparent that while I could emulate a similar composition, it was near impossible to copy every line and rock from the book version.  At times, it was challenging, though in a fun way, to figure out exactly how each texture was created.

In the end, the so-called ‘step by step’ part of the lesson was only slightly helpful past the initial composition. I also needed to use different pencils than the book recommended. The F and 2B pencils (I couldn’t find my B one) served alright for their purposes, but I had to go much softer than a 3B for most of the drawing.

In order to get a good contrast, I had to use the darkest pencil I have: a 9B. To be fair, Franks said to push hard with the 3B to get the darkness. But in doing so initially, I found it just pushed down the paper, creating a much sharper line than I wanted. And even then it still wasn’t dark enough. Franks suggests a maul stick to assist this, but I don’t have one. With the 9B, I felt comfortable to gradate between the pressures of its application for a range of shades, while creating smooth or sharp lines.


Over time, I looked at the book less and less, focusing more on my own artwork. I had given up on copying every single part, and started emulating the aspects instead. In total, this drawing took roughly six hours, off and on, to complete.

I found I loved not being baby-stepped through each lesson. It forced me to be more creative in replicating the techniques and finding my own way to adapt Franks’ guidance. That said, they were useful check points to see how my work-in-progress matched up with the tutorial.

Overall Impressions

Gene Franks’ The Art of Pencil Drawing shows the often understated potential of what graphite drawings can be.  Through a technique called “action lines”, they seem to come alive on the page. In his explanations throughout the book, readers can begin to understand how to create similarly successful images.

If a lover of sketches and graphite art, this is a beautiful addition to any collection. If an artist looking to improve, there is much to learn here. However, the tutorials are aimed at intermediate to advanced artists, so you may wish to consider what difficulty level you are looking for before purchasing.

All in all, this is becoming one of my favorite drawing lesson books. After following just two tutorials, I can tell I’ve already increased not just my pencil skills, but also my art in general. I’ve always loved creating graphite drawings, and with this book I’m gaining confidence in my ability to create better and better ones.

So far I’ve taught three classes to a local homeschool group: one painting, the second bookmaking, and the third—we’ll get to in a second.

Since teaching that first class last fall, I’ve wanted to do one that’s more about drawing.  As a fan of Mark Crilley’s, I thought it would be fun (though a little intimidating) to try and emulate his teaching style.  If you’ve never seen his tutorial videos, they are usually step-by-step drawings along with Crilley’s encouraging, educational, and often comedic narration.

Chibis, a main feature on Crilley’s channel, seemed like a natural fit.  They’re fairly simple, so learning the basics would be accomplishable in a one hour class.  Plus chibis are inherently cute and funny, which I knew a lot of the kids would like.

Because of some scheduling conflicts, the class was moved from last fall to earlier this month.


In preparation, I made a quick guideline for chibi proportions.  The focus of the class was going to be on the animated expressions, but I wanted to give the kids an idea of the head:body ratio that defines chibis.  I’m not totally happy with the drawing (his face is too high, the forehead is too big) but I had to go with it.

You’d think with months of time beforehand I would have everything done earlier than the day before, but…between studying for important exams and battling old procrastination habits I didn’t have much time in the end.

I also made a sheet of basic heads for them. (I’ll have a picture and free download coming soon!)  That way we could go over the expressions without having to draw a new head each time (if they wanted).  I decided to add hair to the first two heads as example hairstyles.

In many of Crilley’s videos, he also recommends viewers think of designing their own characters instead of copying just what he does.  I wanted to communicate that message to the class; just because I drew a girl with a ponytail doesn’t mean they had to.  Art is all about creativity and I didn’t want the kids to think my way was the only way to do things (which it certainly isn’t).


These I actually did in the car a couple hours before the class.  I searched the internet for a variety of expressions that were both fun and useful.  Though it was a little hard limiting the number to 11.  But the sketches were useful as a basis to go from.  Some of the kids had specific emotions they wanted to know how to draw, and having those references made it easier for me to lead the class.

Using a big whiteboard, I drew a chibi head shape and then filled in each expression as we went.  Some kids mainly used the example heads, while others changed to drawing their own.  Either way, all of them did really well.  The chibis were really cute!  A lot of the kids added creative touches to create their own characters.

Make sure to hit the arrows on the slider below to see their awesome artwork!

I think it went great.  Sometimes it’s hard to tell when the class is quiet.  But some had encouraging ‘thank yous’ at the end, and were happy to share their chibis.  (Thanks for sharing, everyone!)  Like the bookmaking, quiet seems to equal focus.  Hopefully the kids had as much fun learning about chibis as I did teaching them.

Side note:  I want to give a big shout out to Mark Crilley and his amazing YouTube channel.  He’s an awesome teacher and his videos taught me most of what I know about chibis.  Not only that, but his channel was a major influence in my decision to start pursuing art seriously.  His how-to-draw books are also really helpful and inspiring, and I highly recommend them.

If Mark Crilley should ever read this: THANK YOU for all of your videos, books, words of wisdom, and the all-important blushies!