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Lauren Fernandez

Lauren Fernandez

Assistant Blog Editor for Fracture. Student at the University of Florida with a passion for inspiring quotes and content.

It’s time to think beyond the basic jack-o’-lantern for Halloween. Instead of spending hours cutting, carving and cleaning up the mess, transform those orange orbs into Halloween happiness with paint, upholstery nails, and a dollop of creativity. These ten spooktacular ideas will have you shrieking with delight. 1. Black & White  One of the joys of Halloween is that almost anything goes – even using insects as inspiration for seasonal decor. By working with contrasting colors such as black and white, even …

James Conway is a digital artist and passionate teacher from California who shares his incredible art through Fracture. This week, we interviewed Conway on his life and career. Check it out. 1. Tell us a little about yourself.  I have been drawing and painting since I was eleven years old, and I am about to turn 64. My father painted and drew as a hobby for most of his life. I was fascinated by his work and started drawing and painting when we …

A child’s bedroom is a sacred, special place; a private hideaway and portal to imaginary lands. These six projects provide creative inspiration for kids of all ages. It’s time to upgrade their own corners of the world with decor they can make themselves.  1. LEGO Decor What’s not to love about those classic plastic blocks? Besides inspiring hours of imaginative play, they can also be used to make uber-cool decor. Create a battery-operated LED lamp by making a vase-shaped rectangle from …

It’s Fall, Ya’ll! Okay, so it may be too early to break out the oversized sweaters and boots, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start transforming your home into something a little more autumnal. Here are 16 of our favorite DIY home decor ideas for the highly-anticipated fall season transition. 1. Warm-Colored Yarn Art All you need is a twig and some yarn for this simple statement piece. Choose your favorite fall colors- think reds, oranges and browns -and get …

Confession time: I have drawers and closets full of T-shirts that either don’t fit right, have minor stains or that I just don’t wear, for whatever reason. Second confession: I’m sure I’m not the only one. It’s time to upcycle those neglected tees into useful, fun and funky home decor. 1. Graphic Gallery Wall Shirts with great graphics are, in a way, a form of art.  Turn your fab favorites into wall art that only takes a few minutes to make. Grab a 12″ …

America’s favorite three-day weekend is fast approaching, and we want to help you say “so long” to summer in style. A day off is a reason to celebrate – here are some of our favorite ways to do just that.  1. Plan a Classic Backyard Barbecue For many of us, Labor Day Weekend isn’t properly celebrated without a classic barbecue. Gather friends together for an all-American event complete with games, grill favorites, and an awesome summer playlist. Take your barbecue to …