Posts Tagged ‘art’

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What am I painting?

May 23, 2018

 

from Colossal

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What do I find a-peeling?

May 17, 2018

We are getting toward the end of the clementine season – those sweet, easy to peel, lovely to eat little bundles of juice.  Here are some of my lunch time efforts.

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

May 11, 2018

Using only black ink, Malaysian illustrator Kamwei Fong has created a menagerie of playful black cats. Despite their contextual isolation and uniform style, each of Fong’s cats display unique personalities: some are fluffed and puffed into self-contained balls; others look with curiosity or wariness at fish that dangle or waves that crash from the animals’ own tails. The artist builds each feline form using innumerable short thin lines, varying the density of the marks to create volume as well as a palpable sense of furriness.

Reblogged from This is Colossal.

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Why am I glassy-eyed?

May 9, 2018

By day, Virgina-based glass artist Kiva Ford fabricates one-of-a-kind glass instruments designed for special applications in scientific laboratories. By night, he retires to his home art studio where he utilizes his vast skillset to create curious glass vessels, miniatures, goblets, and other unusual creations working entirely by hand. Ford says his artistic practice is heavily inspired by his interests in mythology, history, and science.

Ford’s artistic observations of the natural world have begun to merge directly with his scientific glassblowing abilities in a number of new hybrid pieces. In Metamorphosis and Metamorphosis II, we see the sequence of a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly and an egg turning into a frog, all seamlessly encapsulated by handmade glass instruments, evoking the mystery of a ship in a bottle.

You can follow more of Ford’s work on Instagram and he sells hundreds of glass objects—mostly miniatures—through his Etsy shop.

from Colossal

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

May 8, 2018

Separately, we enjoy looking at tattoos and optical illusions, so this union is the best of both worlds. Paul O’Rourke of Allstar Ink in Limerick, Ireland created this clever tattoo that will definitely make you do a double take. The swirling column that’s inked on his client’s arm appears to dip into two deep crevasses of the skin. From first glance, it seems like you could grab onto the “handle” of this person’s lower bicep. The impressive inking combines bold and graphic lines with small-yet-crucial areas of shading. Because most of the tattoo is so flat-looking, these specially-contoured parts are enough to convince us that this fellow has an unusually-shaped arm; we are mistaken thanks to O’Rourke’s handiwork!

Paul O’Rourke website

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What am I saving on tattoo Tuesday?

April 24, 2018

In a story from The Daily Mail . . .

Researchers are planning to modify elephant cells with frozen mammoth DNA and save the Arctic.

Lyuba, the world’s most well-preserved mammoth, went on display at the Natural History museum in 2014

A team of scientists from Harvard are planning clone the mammoths that went extinct more than 10,000 years ago, by modifying elephant cells with frozen mammoth DNA.

In this amazing plan to resurrect long-extinct beasts, scientists are using DNA from a 42,000-year old carcass.

The cloned mammoths would live in a 20,000 hectare Ice Age Safari Park.

I want one.

It’s Tuesday . . .

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What am I painting?

April 23, 2018

Like medieval monks we hunched over our work benches, carefully laying down black, gilt, silver or copper lines.  Carefully copying to work of those who came before us.

Then came the rich colors, defining and enhancing the design.  Laid into the spaces on the silk like enamels on a cloisonne jewel.

This was our silk painting workshop.  Never has an afternoon passed so quickly.

It is difficult to perceive that all three of the following scarves are exactly the same design:

I loved it.