If you are finding yourself dazzled and awestruck by the image above - it's probably because it was painted in glitter! For the November issue of Living, we developed a new technique called glitter painting, based on the idea of paint-by-numbers, but using various colors of superfine glitter instead of paint. It was a new craft froniter, in a way, and involved weeks of experimentation and a general sparkliness on all surfaces on our craft room, including ourselves. The really new thing about this craft is that we worked with our web team to develop an application for converting your photographs to images that have simplified areas of color (like paint-by-numbers) so you can easily work with them to create paintings like the portrait of Martha's cat Vivaldi above. It's really simple to upload a jpeg and convert it, print out your image, and paint it with a glitter-and-glue technique that isn't that different from what you learned in elementary school. Below you can see how we mixed glitter colors just like paint. The full instructions are here, as well as a video shows you how simple it really is. We hope you try it out and email us images of your results!