Bill Washburn

Bill Washburn

William "Bill" Washburn has a BA in advertising from the Art Center College of Design and has taught at the University of Southern California and Northrup University. Writing from a well-connected studio in the rural foothills of the west coast, he is a frequent speaker at local art associations and has published numerous articles discussing periods of art history and the fundamentals of drawing and painting. William is a master gardener who grows his own culinary herbs, organic heirloom vegetables and a variety of fruits. He writes frequently about his gardening experiences on his website Pioneer Dad . He is an accomplished advertising writer, fine art painter, and art director with more than 20 years' experience. 

Articles by Bill Washburn

Fragrant Herbs to Grow Near Your Windows

Herbs with strong scents, whether planted in pots, in window boxes, or in the ground, will provide another layer of pleasure for home gardeners besides simply viewing... more

Herb Crafts for Children

Children love the experience of working in the garden and seeing the result of their effort and care. Add a craft project or two to their garden activities and... more

A Guide To Aluminum & Wood Replacement Windows

Replacing a window can be done by anyone with common carpentry tools and basic woodworking skills. Windows are readily available in standard sizes, or they can be... more

How to Make a Hanging Pot Rack from Metal Wall Art

Kitchen cabinet space fills up quickly, no matter how much there is. Pots and pans seem to expand to fill the cabinets. A hanging pot rack is a great way to quickly... more

The Different Types of Tile

For thousands of years tile has been the material of choice for decorating a home’s floors and walls. It looks gorgeous, outlasts carpet, wallpaper or vinyl.... more

Make Your own Light up Sign

You’ve seen them during the holidays, celebrating the seasons, friendship gifts and for family events like births, weddings or just falling in love. Lighted... more

Exterior & Interior Door Styles

Beautiful doors improve a home’s appearance and increase curb appeal, not to mention they can make each room in your home look polished and inviting. Each style... more

DIY Cat Scratch Towers For Beginners & Pros

Building your own cat scratch tower can be as simple as attaching a scrap of carpet or a throw rug to the top of a small table. Next, wrap the table legs with a length... more

How to Add Privacy to Any Home

Today’s newer homes occupy astonishingly smaller lots and most of them with little privacy from neighbors and prying eyes. If you feel you’re living in a... more

Types of Greenhouses: Pros & Cons

Learn the pros and cons of different types of greenhouses available today. more

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