Interactive Starry Night

I found this article on and it looks like so much fun!


PSA: Interactive Starry Night now available for the iPad (video)


The Sunshine Award :-)

The Sunshine Award!


I have been nominated by for the Sunshine Award. Awww! Thank you!  This is a blog you should definitely check out, especially if you are into photography. It is great watching the photos improv as she continues to write. Not something you would want to miss out on. Thank you!

The award has some guidelines to be followed.

1.  Include the logo in a post on your blog.

2.  Answer 10 questions about yourself.

3. Nominate 10-12 marvelous bloggers.

4. Let your nominees knows about their award by linking them to the Sunshine Award in their comments sections.

5. Share the love and link the person who nominated you!

10 questions for the Sunshine Award

  1. Favorite Color: Black. I know it sounds depressing but it really is the perfect color
  2. Favorite Animal: I have no idea… something tropical maybe.
  3. Favorite Number: 25
  4. Favorite Drink: coffee or tea
  5. Facebook or Twitter: Neither
  6. Your Passion: Art of any kind
  7. Favorite Pattern: Anything that is black and white
  8. Giving or Receiving Gifts: Giving for sure!! I’m always excited when I find a gift I know that someone will love.
  9. Favorite Day: Saturdays
  10. Favorite Flower: I really dislike flowers. I know I sound all pessimistic here, but I never understood the whole giving flowers as a gift tradition. You give someone flowers and a week later they are all dead. Not my way of passing along joy. I’ll make paper flowers and enjoy them for as long as I want :-)

The following talented bloggers have given me non-stop encouragement and sunshine to my dull days:

Atomic: Full of Love, Full of Wonder

I just found pictures of the installation and have never seen it before. It was created in 2005 so I apologize if you have already seen this. Some of you may have.


This installation, Atomic: Full of Love, Full of Wonder, was an installation by Nike Savvas at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. It is comprised of bouncy balls in many colors and shapes that are suspended to create a dense field of color. Amazing!


DIY Destination Frame

I saw these really cool frames on Etsy a few weeks ago. They had been decorated with scrapbook paper and were really pretty.  I considered doing the same with some of my own but, I chose to use a map instead.  You would be surprised how hard it is to find a map anymore. I went to three or four different stores before I found one that even carried maps. I guess GPS is really taking over the world…






Things You Will Need:

A Map
Paint Brush
Mod Podge



Step 1:

First, you are going to want to take the glass and store provided picture out of the frame so that you can clean any dust off that it may have accumulated in the store. Make so it is dry when you start the next step.




Step 2:

Begin to cut your map into sections that will fit your frame.  Once you have a good match put a layer of Mod Podge on the frame and line up the paper. Use your fingers to push the map into the frame to soak up the glue.



Step 3:

Now that your map is sticking to the frame begin layering the glue on top of the paper. You will have to get your fingers messy here… Push the glue into the map  with your fingers. Make sure it is sticking to the frame in all areas, especially on the edges. If not, wait a few minutes until the glue begins to dry and apply another layer.

Repeat steps 1-3 for all sides of the frame.



Step 4:

When the glue is dry and you are happy with the appearance add a memorable picture and enjoy!



Happy mapping!


The Tape Artist

A friend shared these with me today. Apparently they are in the YAHOO! Blog.

Mark Jenkins creates these awesome installations out of packaging tape.

“Once I have the finished sculpture, I’ll put it out on the street or in nature or somewhere where it interacts with the environment,” he says in an awesome making-of video (below). “Really it’s the idea of turning the street into a stage , so this urban theater has a life of its own.”

If anyone is interested, Jenkins is judging the Scotch off the Roll Tape Sculpting contest which wraps up March 24th.

Check out more of Jenkins’ work!

Image courtesty of Mark Jenkins

Image courtesy of Mark Jenkins

Image courtesy of Mark Jenkins

Image courtesy of Mark Jenkins

You can find more of Jenkins’s art installations here.

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