Insanely intricate and beautifully carved buffalo skulls sold at Beachcomber.
These are slightly morbid but I can’t get over how gorgeous the work is! The intricate detail is mind-blowing!
This is a fun, relaxing DIY for Make Something Mondays. It is always nice to have something like this after the holidays. You can do this by yourself, with a friend, or even with your kids! Its like coloring in a coloring book but without restrictions. I hope you enjoy it!
Things You Will Need:
Cup of water
There is only one step. Start doodling with your watercolors on the thesaurus pages.
Painting like this really helps to blow off some steam (at least for me). I really like the way the ink shows through the watercolors.
If you like it enough when you are finished you can frame them and they make some awesome decor!
If you want to play around some more, use your marker to outlines or color with. see what you can do with it!
Today is the one year anniversary of the day I started Make Something Mondays! YAY! Thank you, to my followers, for making my first year of blogging a great one!
What I’ve learned:
Let’s recap on the highlights from 12/13/11-12/13/12
I deliberately didn’t put my crafts in this post. I want you to tell me which of my crafts you liked the most!!! Please comment and let me know. I want to see what you liked, what you tried, what you want to see more of, etc. This blog is for you guys! Tell me what you like to see!
I have posted Leonid Afremov’s paintings before but I have to do it again. His work is so amazing.
Leonid is a professional artist. He paints only with a palette knife and oil paints. I can’t get over how amazing the work is. Leonid was born in Vitebsk in 1955. He paints every day and posts work in many places. I like to look at his work on Deviant Art but it is all over the internet. You will find hundreds of search results for him.
I love M.C. Escher. A lot. When I saw this I had to repost it. Ohh my, the geekery is coming out!
Artists Andrew Lipson and Daniel Shiu were inspired by M.C. Escher who is most famous for his “impossible structures”. They wondered if it was possible to recreate the drawings in LEGO form.
Andrew and Daniel took 16 shots, zoomed in on specific parts of the models, and glued them together as a mosaic panorama.
Source: Andrew Lipson’s website
Pretty cool stuff: Official M.C. Escher site
Also, if anyone finds an email address for these guys would you please send it to me? I would like to let them know that I posted it but I can’t find an email anywhere. Thanks!
Copyright © A. Lipson 2003
M. C. Escher works (C) Cordon Art, Baarn, the Netherlands.
Most of us think of graffiti as an urban art relegated to back alleys, rap album covers and all of New York City in the 1980s. But sometimes an artist comes along who proves that with enough creativity, vandalism can transcend typical scribbles and dick pictures on the wall. OK, maybe we spoke too soon about the dick pictures, considering …
Via NY Times
Have you ever wondered what it would look like if you unleashed 500,000 colorful balls on an unsuspecting city? Of course not, you’re neither a Batman villain nor a 4-year-old. And you’re certainly not professional prankster Graziano Cecchini, who not only makes a living pulling stunts a frat boy would shit his pants over, but raises the money to do them on such a scale that we can’t even talk about his work with starving African children. The awkwardness would be sky-high.
Not every art school grad is frittering away his life at Starbucks and waiting tables, contrary to what probably springs to mind when you hear “art school grad.” One group of London artists, set designers, sculptors and art directors pooled their collective talents that would otherwise be wasted on the food service industry into one big project: Robots. Specifically, robots made out of reclaimed wood, trash and other junk. When two Roboters traveled to America in 2010, they decided that what Brooklyn really needed was a 9-foot-tall moving griffin perched atop a dilapidated building.
Via NY Times
Unfortunately, the picture above isn’t the first version of the griffin, because the first version was destroyed by the guy who happened to own the building the dynamic duo put their griffin on. And asking permission to construct a giant wooden contraption atop a roof on a NYC street wasn’t in their agenda that day. So when the manager of the building took a glance up and saw what looks to us like the skeletal remains of a harbinger of the apocalypse poised to attack, he had the creators arrested and the structure dismantled. Some people just don’t get it.
It didn’t take long for someone else to appreciate the beauty of a leering mythical creature made of wood, so a restaurant owner offered his own rooftop for the
You know how sometimes filmmakers leave their cameras out for hours to make time lapse videos? And the results look like really cool neon lights over a harbor or street or a baby turtle smoking a cigarette or something? Imagine if you could make that in a few minutes without a camera and without neon lights. All you have to do is slop tons of brightly colored paint on strategic points of a busy intersection and let the cars do the rest.
Google announced that it has added 29 new art organizations from 14 countries to its Google Art Project, which makes paintings, sculptures, street art, and photographs viewable online. These include the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Art Gallery Of South Australia, Museum of Palazzo Vecchio, and Princeton University, to name a few.
In addition to the new art, Google has added some new features to the Art Project experience. There is a new “Compare” button on the toolbar on the left of the screen for each painting.
“This allows you to examine two pieces of artwork side-by-side to look at how an artist’s style evolved over time, connect trends across cultures or delve deeply into two parts of the same work,” explains Piotr Adamczyk from Google Art Project.
View The Google Art Project here.
Nasa commissions artist to recreate scientists’ childhood fantasies of exploring the red planet via Mail One
Artists Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick were asked by NASA to create photographs depicting their fantasies of Mars, the planet they had pretended to explore since they were young.
These are pretty nifty! Yes, I said nifty. I like that word
Multifunctional chair with integrated laundry bag for your clothing. [link]
Gravity defying chair with two legs is supported by a metal shadow. [link]
When folded it is a cushion, when unfolded it a comfortable chair. [link]
Unusual chair made out of tubes by talented designer Tom Price. [link]
Candy inspired chair made out of pure sugar by Pieter Brenner. [link]
Modern chair designed to be easily transformable into a bench. [link]
Chair consists of silk thread tightened around a bearing oak frame. [link]
David Gawthorpe transformed front end of a real car into a chair. [link]
Tea ceremony chair made by Japanese designer Hiroki Takada. [link]
Unique chair by Philipp Aduatz designed to look like it is melting. [link]
Amazing chair by Vivian Chiu is made out of ten smaller chairs. [link]
I am. I’ve always enjoyed street art. Too bad it is considered vandalism…
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