Books are inspiring. We can get lost in the world that the author creates, fall in love with the characters, or even change our outlook on life because of them. These people have been inspired by books and have gotten tattoos to remember the effect.
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Lord of the Rings tattoo
Harry Potter tattoos
Here is some fortune cookie motivation to get you through your Thursday. I have these taped to my cubical at work.
Friday is almost here!
I haven’t posted at all this weekend! That is the first time in a loooong time. I ran a 5K this weekend with some coworkers the day before the Pittsburgh Marathon. We did it to raise money for a local organization called Urban Impact.
It was a good time and some of us got a chance to go to the Health and Fitness Expo. That was pretty fun also.
Mother’s Day is going to be here in a little less than two weeks. Time has been flying!
Have you thought about what you are going to get for her? I’ve been thinking of some ideas and I’m think I’ve found some fun gifts. I always turn to Etsy for this kind of thing. It is the perfect store to find unique gifts with a personal touch. Even if I don’t find something I want to buy, I usually find some inspiration.
Mom, don’t go getting excited. I know better than to post what I am getting for you before Mother’s Day. You will just have to wait it out
Click the images for a link to each product.
I hope you enjoy these. Let me know if you have any good ideas!
still life flower wall art $20
Personalized Heart Engraved Wood Cutting Board $45
Endless love necklace $24.90
“Home is where your mom is” mug $15
Personalized Mother’s Day Quote $18
Pinterest Recipe Favorites $14
Some Make Something Mondays DIY Ideas
DIY Citrus Body Scrub
DIY Missing Sock Station
DIY Photo Coasters
These self-assemble lampshades, or Infinity Lights, are made up of quadrilateral, interlocking pieces that can be assembled in a variety of ways. The infinity lights come in kits with 21-30 pieces, assembly instructions, and a hanging cord. They come in a variety of colors that display some great lighting effects! They are so versatile that they can be used as a conventional ceiling lampshade, accent light, table mounted light, or used as a floor lamp.
You can buy the infinity lamp pre-assembled or disassembled. Of course, the pre-assembled lamps cost a bit more. I imagine a colored lightbulb would look pretty neat inside of these!
These colorful, creative illustrations were made using pen, marker, acrylic paint and crayons. The artist’s name is Minjae Lee and he is a 24 year old, self-taught korean artist.
The illustrations express a inner tension with a bang!
Check him out on Deviant Art
These photo-realistic drawings were created by italian artist, Diego Fazo. At just 22 years old, Diego is able to create these drawings with a simple charcoal pencil. The image above is his latest creation and has intrigued hundreds of people.
Diego is a self-taught pencil artist whose technique progressed over the years. He developed a passion for creating photo-realistic drawings through his experience as a tattoo artist.
Click Diego’s name in the first paragraph to visit his Deviant Art account.
As a kid, I made a ton of braided bracelets so I thought I would carry that idea over and make a braided headband. This braided headband is five strands and is made from a old polo-like shirt. This is a super easy DIY project and doesn’t take more than half an hour (depending on how quickly you can sew).
Things You Will Need:
Cut your shirt horizontally into 5 strands.
Layer the strands one on top of the other and sew them together.
Set something heavy on the end you just sewed so that it doesn’t move around. Take the strand on the far left and weave it over to the right. You want to take the strand over then under, over then under.
When you finish the braiding, layer the strands on top of each other and sew them together like you did with the opposite side. If you want to add an extension to make the headband longer, then cut another strand from the shirt and wrap one end around the end you just sewed together. Sew it over top of that end.
Then, wrap that strand around to the other end of what is going to be your braided headband. Sew it together.
What a fun headband! Your teenagers might just like this idea!