Posts Tagged ‘style’

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What am I knitting?

August 5, 2018
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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

July 17, 2018

“Photographed over the course of three years, Alan Powdrill‘s COVERED is an interesting look at tattoo culture and our perceptions of people with body art. As tattoos have become increasingly commonplace and mainstream, the old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” is proven to the fullest by Powdrill’s images of heavily tattooed people covered up—and stripped down.”

“By photographing and interviewing 40 people across England, Powdrill challenges us to reconsider our preconceived notions of what tattoos mean. While, there’s a long history of tattoos in Britain, introduced into Victorian culture by sailors and members of the military, there can also be stigmas associated with tattoo art. But certainly, over time, what it means to have a tattoo—and who has them—has evolved.”

“Powdrill, who met COVERED‘s participants through social media, tattoo conventions, and word of mouth, asks each to pose in front of their homes. One image shows the participants fully clothed, while the other depicts them stipped down and proudly showing off their body art. The side by side look at each subject can’t help but push viewers to focus on their reactions to the photographs, and reflect internally on why they have such feelings.”

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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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How am I swimming?

May 1, 2018

This was filmed at my water aerobics class!

Or maybe you can find more information at Colossal.

It is tattoo Tuesday . . .

 

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Why do I say, maybe when I retire?

April 25, 2018

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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.