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At the Internet Yami-ichi Flea Market, Nothing but Net
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A traveling tech convention where memes become mementos.
Duwamish meanders: A river ran through it
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For millennia, the Duwamish River sustained a diverse ecosystem of fertile floodplain forests, marshes and tideflats in what is now South Seattle. The geologic record shows that the Duwamish valley was created by glaciers, then repeatedly transformed by catastrophic volcanic mudflows, earthquakes and floods.This 1922 photo shows the Duwamish River transforming into the Duwamish Waterway.The Smith Tower is in the distant upper right and a young Harbor Island can be seen at the end of the channel.
Handy Dan the Fan Man & More!
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It’s a weekend of GET’R Done in Virginia!While I’ve been busy stitching up projects-with-deadlines, some other must-be-fixed items on the cabin to-do list have been crossed off.Remember the tale of the haunted fans that would go on and off at will, with the fans ONLY capable of running on TURBO?  We found a wonderful electrician/plumber through our realtor and he came out yesterday to help get this funny situation solved.The fan over the living area also needed a light, so we switched the old on
The Contested Histories of Water
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Two group shows make the case that, even at its most innocuous, water still poses hidden dangers. The post The Contested Histories of Water appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Yarncrafting Costumes: Designing an Arctic Fox Headpiece
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My knitted costuming adventures continue, this time with a ferociously cute flair! Foxes are dear to my heart, and snow white arctic foxes are so adorable! So with a “frozen forest” themed costume party on the horizon, I decided to knit an arctic fox head to wear as my headpiece. Inspiration Examining photos and drawings of foxes helped me determine the basic shape of the piece. For the simplest components possible to make up the fox head, I settled on a narrow tube (snout) connected to a spher
8 Things I learned from Dr. Fred Volkmar about Social Skills
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By Ron Sandison Last week at the Milestones 15th Annual Autism Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, my wife Kristen and I were on a panel...
Happy Pink Flamingo Day! Crochet a Tiny Amigurumi to Celebrate This Cultural Icon!
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Pink Flamingo Day was declared in 2007 by Dean Mazzaralla, the mayor of Leominster, MA to honor the work of Don Featherstone, creator of the famous pink plastic lawn flamingo. Get the Diana Moore’s pattern...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast) Related posts: Canada Day is Coming, Crochet a Maple Leaf Amigurumi to Celebrate! Finn’s Pick: Crochet This Mr. G Amigurumi … Pattern Inspired by Gru from Despicable Me! Crochet a British Royal Guard Amigurumi – FREE Pattern!
Planning A Marketing Strategy For Artists
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Here are the basics that you will need to know when putting together a marketing plan for yourself. The post Planning A Marketing Strategy For Artists appeared first on Agora Advice Blog.
In “Mind-Controlled Sperm: Woman of STEAM Grabs Back” Ani Liu Flips the Script
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"Anti-disciplinary artist" Ani Liu has invented a device that allows women to control the movement of sperm with just their their thoughts. Really.
Perfect Pairings :: SJ Designs + Earth Expressions
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This month's inspiration is all about COLOR!The colors are deep and saturated, yet soft around the edges with intriguing textures.That is what I think these earrings by Sarajo Wentling capture completely.I love these bright polymer clay charms and the way that Sarajo pulled beads that draw your eye up from them. This fun and flirty design is perfect for these hot summer nights!Featured Designer :: SJ Designs+Featured Bead Artists ::
Trust Me I’m an Artist. Ethics surrounding art & science collaborations (part 1)
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Can art help us understand the ethical complexities of emerging (bio)technologies? Are artists able to uncover our hidden desires and demystify the promises emerging technologies represent? Are living artworks allowed and is art allowed to alter life?
Decoding the Trump Regime
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What good can political art do? The post Decoding the Trump Regime appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Friday Links: Inside the Pigment War
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[caption id="attachment_83318" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Stuart Semple's Black 2.0 pigment accomplishes some of the optical trickery of Vantablack. [/caption] Everything you've ever wanted to know (or not) about the beef between British artists Anish Kapoor and Stuart Semple over Kapoor's exclusive rights to Vantablack. The story basically ends with Semple making his own ultra-black pigment that's available for everyone and far more affordable. [Wired] The Tate Britain has placed
Scrappy Quilt Sew Along
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Hello and happy Friday! I'm super excited to say that I've got everything ready to start the scrappy patchwork quilt sew along I mentioned on Monday's post about a couple of my grandmother's quilts!I'm glad I looked more closely at my grandmother's quilt and found the pattern! Read more »
Help People Travel in Style as a Transportation Designer!
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What is a Transportation Designer? Transportation Designers are commercial and industrial designers who have specialized, and who create designs for vehicles and transportation related products. Many of these individuals specialize further, especially when working for a particular company or organization, and focus on small niche areas. This might include automotive concept design, public transportation, aircraft […] The post Help People Travel in Style as a Transportation Designer! appear
Preparing for 'The Really Big One'
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By Stan ChernicoffIn the past four days, some of you may have spent a thoroughly unnerving twenty minutes reading Kathryn Schulz's "The Really Big One"—a terrifying portrait of the likely effects and aftermath of the next great Cascadia earthquake published in the July 20 issue of The New Yorker.Few if any seismologists in our region would contest or deny that a catastrophic earthquake in the Pacific Northwest is inevitable. It will happen. There is no doubt. Of course the critical question is..
2017 Museum Exhibition Costs Survey
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2017 Exhibition Cost Survey. I have created a five (5) question survey. The results will be posted here on Museum Planner. Thank you for completing the survey ! The post 2017 Museum Exhibition Costs Survey appeared first on Museum Planner.
Tips for laying out a sewing pattern to get the most from your fabric
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When I’m laying out a sewing pattern on my fabric I always take a little time to find the best layout.  It’s kind of a personal challenge to me to lay the pattern out so I end up with the … Read More...
Butterscotch candy bees made with wiggle eyes
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When I spotted these little butterscotch candy bees I smiled because they brought back memories of my grandmother who always had these candies in her purse. Hers didn’t have wiggle eyes glued on them and little black stripes to look … Read More...
No-Carve Pumpkins For Kids (and parents)
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No-carve pumpkin projects cut down on stress for parents and bring out more creativity in children.
Michael Owens Spotlight - Freedom’s Painter
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Michael OwensState of Georgia, USAMediums: Oil Painting, Mixed Media, CollageStyle: Semi realist, post- modern, politicalFavorite Quote: “Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere” – Martin Luther King, Jr.Favorite Book: The Autobiography of Malcom X, RootsFavorite Movies: Pulp Fiction, Sweet Sweetback’s Badass SongHello, my name is Michael Owens. I'm a forty nine year old African American contemporary artist. Since childhood social/ political art has been my favorite.  As a small c
Places to Buy Oil Paint Online
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Searching online for oil paint, it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the options available. To help you in searching,I decided to write this post to list my favorite places to buy oil paint online.Oil paint is my favorite medium for painting. I've tried other mediums such as acrylic, watercolor and gouache, but I always return to it.When I'm running out, I always get edgy. I sometimes like searching online for great deals.(I found one on Ebay, detailed in this post: How to Use Ebay
Polymer Clay and Weddings on Etsy
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Polymer clay being such a flexible medium it probably isn’t a surprise it’s the go-to for a lot of wedding crafts. Cake toppers and jewellery elements are big ones but tags, votive holders, napkin rings, cake slicing tools… you name … Read More...
Yarnspirations Shares Knitting Patterns to Celebrate Canada150
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July 1 is Canada’s 150th birthday, so it makes sense that Canadian people and companies are celebrating in a big way. Yarnspirations, which is based in Canada, released a lookbook of Canada150 patterns that’s sure to inspire you to knit … Read More...
DIY Pillow
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Karen from I Always Pick the Thimble is here today making waves with her DIY pillow tutorial. I love the wave effect! As a fabric store owner, I was thrilled when Amy Butler reissued one of her older fabric collections “Belle”.   My store was relatively new when Amy […]
Modern Scrapbooking Solutions
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I used to LOVE scrapbooking but after I started having kids it because impractical real quick. All the mess was a problem first of all and I just never quite had the time to cut and paste and create and I got really tired of trying and always feeling behind. I had been blogging for a few […]
Wild Votive Holder
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I usually prefer a wild look to my centerpieces -- more free and unexpected than correct and fussy. Take a look at this one I created from backyard clippings and a can.
Trapped by Tropes: Spoon, The New Pornographers, Alt-J, Charly Bliss
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New albums by four indie-rock bands recycle and repurpose decades-old sounds, sometimes striking out and sometimes succeeding. The post Trapped by Tropes: Spoon, The New Pornographers, Alt-J, Charly Bliss appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Make a Summer Doodle Book for the Kids (or Yourself)
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It seems like summer has an excess of time spent waiting. Maybe that’s because vacations lead to more eating at restaurants and going to events and busy tourist attractions where being in line is necessary. Give your kids a little … Read More...
thread catchers and more
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Welcome to finish it up Friday! This week I decided that I needed to make a half-dozen thread catchers (pattern is available here)
Halloween Entryway
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An estate sale find is put to work as Halloween decor...
Wonder Women Dolls
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KaminaKapow recently posted her assortment of crocheted Wonder Woman dolls on Imgur. She describes herself as an elemental artist and a cutesy crafter. It doesn’t appear that she sells her pattern. She also doesn’t go into any kind of detail about her crocheted amigurumis, but she sure is talented.
GIF of the Day: Andres Manniste
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[caption id="attachment_83325" align="aligncenter" width="250"] "Human Development" (2016)[/caption] All of these GIFs are thumbnail images from the website of net artist Andres Manniste. Each offers a glimpse of a full-page experience, which often include multimedia and interactive components. They're cute little standalone GIFs, but I definitely recommend browsing his site and getting lost in the scrolling web environments. Manniste's work frequently updates art historical takes on the "sub
21 DIY Hanging Planters YOU Can Make
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Decorate your house with one of these chic and trendy hanging planters. Choose your favorite plants and hang them somewhere in your home with lots of light. I’ve found 21 DIY hanging planters that you can make at home to add... Continue Reading → The post 21 DIY Hanging Planters YOU Can Make appeared first on Make and Takes.
The Poetry & Pottery of Dave Drake at The Bascom
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The Poetry & Pottery of Dave Drake June 23 - September 10The Loft Gallery at The Bascom in Highlands, North CarolinaFrom The Bascom website:Once in a generation, there are extraordinary exhibits that capture the mind and spirit and are of such significance that they are remembered forever.The Bascom is proud to present such an exhibit this summer. “The Poetry & Pottery of Dave Drake.” Dave Drake was born into the condition of Slavery about the year 1800, in the Edgefield District of South Caroli
Must-see shows in London | October
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Our selection of shows which you shouldn’t miss this month: Anthony Gormley @ White Cube Bermondsey, Mike Kelley & Lygia Pape @ Hauser & Wirth, Nigel Cooke @ Pace, William Kentridge @ Whitechapel Gallery, Richard Serra and Ed Ruscha @ Gagosian (Kings’s Cross and Mayfair), Bruce Nauman @ Blain|Southern, Neo Rauch @ David Zwirner, and Edward Burtynsky @ Flowers Kingsland Rd. And […]
I think it’s in the living room
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Random thing the first: I got on my bike this morning and took about sixteen deep breaths before pushing off and going to the gym.  (Did I tell you about this? I’ve started picking up heavy things and putting them … Continue reading →
COLLECTION MANAGEMENT SURVEY
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In 2001, a year after its founding, CulturalHeritage.cc Foundation initiated a survey on Collection Management Systems. The result? Museums did not own digital cameras. With few exceptions, museums used Word, Excel or paper to inventory their collections. Now in 2017 we … Continue reading →
We're Going to Make it After All
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OK, ok. Big Deep Breaths. I know it looks bad. Really bad, but you're not going to be able to help yourself, or your family if you keep freaking out. This is an abusive man who is now our president and we have to take steps to care for ourselves so that we can fight him and his policies down the line: 1) Limit news intake. 2) Stay informed in political groups so you know what we're fighting for. 3) Cry it out, but if you're finding that you can't function get therapy or see a doctor about anx