Our favorite things: Three creative toys to keep kids occupied in these last weeks of summer

Color blanks

Disney FamilyFun magazine Creative Fun: A Figure of a Different Color Here’s a unique blank slate for kids’ creativity: 4-inch-tall, posable, funky white plastic figurines. The Color Blanks sets come with permanent markers and stickers so that kids can jump right into the personalization. Ages 6 and up. RoseArt, $5 to $10. Creative Coloring: This […]

My turn: Student art impressive

Alisa Boswell I viewed a variety of artwork in a library this week. Most of the artwork there was professional rather than amateur, so it struck me as funny when I stumbled across a work of art that seemed nothing more than a splash of paint on canvas. Now, I am a fan of abstract […]

It’s their job: Dusty Looney

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Cosmetologist Dusty Looney of Creative Images salon gives a manicure Monday. She does hair and nails, and has worked at Creative Images almost 10 years. Looney said she likes the work environment where everyone gets along, and the people she meets.

Food at the speed of life: Dad inspiration for creative cooking

For Father’s Day, let my tell you about the person who makes the best chicken-fried steak and grilled T-bones I’ve tasted: Dad. His fruit breads are great, too, and Dad’s long-held domain of Sunday dinner is always something special. When Mom made most meals, Dad told her supper was good every night. He has now […]

Creative living: Pairing food, wine featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on working with paneling, pairing food and wine, and recipes made with grapefruit will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. and noon Thursday. If your home was built in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s, chances are you have paneling. Joan Hultman is going to […]

Science projects get creative

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Which orange juice has the highest Vitamin C content? According to the research of Hobbs freshman Zachary Weber, it’s the fresh-squeezed variety. Weber presented his science project along with other middle and high school students at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. […]

Creative Memories works with Make-A-Wish

PNT Staff Creative Memories scrapbooking business is partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. The business is now selling exclusive “Wishes and Dreams” products and is to donate up to $2 to the foundation for each item in the line sold. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditons. Information: www.creativememories.com […]

Business feature: Man finds creative outlet through work

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Take a look around, and you may see Seth Pritchett’s creativity and fine arts degree at work. Pritchett owns Bobo Signs. Moving on up: Pritchett bought Bobo Signs from Gaylon Bobo this January. He was employed with Bobo for three years while he was going to school at Eastern […]

Creative Living Dec. 7

Information on using furniture stains and de-cluttering our gift giving, and a discussion on how high schools have changed will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Lynn Hack-Gerhart will show how to apply stains on furniture to create beautiful designs.

Creative Living Nov. 23

Information on children’s books, creating a soothing home sanctuary, and making personal changes in our lives will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rowena Fullinwider, owner of Rowena’s Foods Inc. in Norfolk, Va., is not only a great cook and the head of a large food […]

Creative Living Nov. 16

Information on making fall decorations and gift items, incorporating pesto in meals and making pumpkin-head dolls and jack-o-lantern boxes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Connie Moyers, New Mexico State University Extension home economist, says fall is her favorite season, and she’s going to demonstrate […]

‘Creative Living’ shows off new set

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The host of “Creative Living” has a new set in KENW TV’s new facilities, thanks to the help of several people. Sheryl Borden loves the comfortable new set — and the fact that her helpers don’t have to move its pieces whenever it’s time for another show. The set […]

Creative Living Oct. 19

Information on preparing stuffings year ‘round, making elegant desserts and doing a variegated striping on walls will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Cookbook author and chef Marcie Rothman says “stuffings” are not just for the holiday season. She’ll demonstrate several recipes that will be big […]

Creative Living Oct. 12

Information on professional needlework stitching, outdoor entertaining ideas and cooking with quinoa will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Paul Sheehan, owner of GhostStitchers, will show how to do needlework stitching on motif fabrics. He’ll show how to center the design, stitch over and under borders, […]

Creative Living Sept. 14

Information on machine embroidery, cleaning tips and twin-needle sewing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and on at 2 p.m. Saturday. Sewing expert Kay Brooks will show how to embroider on areas that are hard to reach, such as collars, cuffs and bags. She will also explain how to work […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Creative Living

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on easy-to-make gift ideas, making “lite” desserts, and exercise and diabetes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Connie Moyers, New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, will demonstrate some easy-to-make gift ideas using fabric — and many don’t even […]

Creative Living July 11

Information on making gifts for men and removing water spots from furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tera Leigh of Paintability will demonstrate how to make gifts that are masculine in appearance and more subtle than painted items that are usually created for women. […]

Creative Living June 22

Information on cooking with pecans and working with wood moldings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Ann Cox, food specialist with the Western Pecan Growers Assn. in College Station, Texas, will talk about ways to incorporate pecans that would be delicious to prepare for breakfast. […]

Creative Living features gift ideas

Information on gift making and products from the beehive will be the featured topics on “Creative Living”

Creative Living features gluten-free cooking

Information on gluten-free cooking and parenting techniques will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Bette Hagman, celiac and cookbook author, explains how difficult the holiday time is for people who are gluten-intolerant. She’ll demonstrate some wonderful, delicious and nutritious dishes that everyone will enjoy — regardless […]