Thijme Termaat

Wow, this artist is awesome!

Thijme Termaat is a Dutch painter that deserves some serious recognition. Click his name to check out his site.

“My name is Thijme Termaat (pronounced ‘tie-muh’ ‘tir-maat’). I was born on 19-01-1987 in Ursem, a small town in the north of Holland. After high school I went to the Design Academy Eindhoven hoping to express my creativity there. Half a year later I knew: I wanted to become a painter. So I quit my education and started to paint…”

3 Year Old Artist Controversy

I have no idea where this video originated so if you know please inform me. I’d love to give the kid (and/or his parents) some credit. I found it here and that link says to go here but I have a feeling there’s another one…

Also, there has been some skepticism going around about this video. A lot of people think it is fake. If you google 3 year old genius finger painter you will find comments such as:

I think it’s definitely possible but speeding up of footage makes it very easy to hide cuts. I’m undecided.

The thing that I find odd is that none of the other paintings shown have backgrounds, but this one does. Just strikes me as unusual.“<~~ Actually, they all have backgrounds… Not sure what this person is talking about.

when you can see all of the kid his hand is resting on the paper, not really doing anything… it’s only when they pull away to the painting hand that you can actually see the picture. There’s so much deliberate effort to not show the child in the frame actually painting, only the closeups of the hand and the pan outs of the child. I’m definitely voting faked.” <~~ But the hand, regardless, is a child’s hand. It is pudgy like a little kid’s hand would be.

Seriously makes me wonder if the paper was completely free of markings!

Then there are videos like this claiming that its “busted” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G92y4bWd5n4

Thoughts anyone?

Interactive Starry Night

I found this article on http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/30/starry-night-app/ and it looks like so much fun!

 

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

 

Hoop Dancing?

Have you ever heard of hoop dancing? If not, I am more than happy to introduce you to it.

I was introduced to this particular type of dance through a friend. I had been part of a gymnastics team when I was young and danced the whole way through high school so this “hoop dancing” seemed pretty appealing to me. I remember hula hooping as a kid and loved it then. I am sure I would love it now, even if the hoop weighs more.  This dance is also used for relaxation and weight loss. Don’t believe me? Google it!

This video is of an 18 year old girl (at the time) named Rachel Frantz. She has been my inspiration for getting into it. The first 30 seconds or so is just her dancing but the hooping does come in shortly after. I hope you like it! I plan on getting, or making one a hoop of my own. Maybe it will be a craft in Make Something Mondays!

 

If you watch Ellen much you may have seen Rachel on her show as well.

 

For more of Rae’s videos visit PARISFRANTZ!

I Am Pleased To Introduce The Epic Violinist… Lindsey Stirling!

A friend sent me this link the other day and I had to share it.

Make sure you check out her YouTube Channel and her Webpage for more videos and pictures.

 “I’ve played the violin for 18 years and I have done everything from playing church music as a Mormon missionary to playing hip hop on national TV. I absolutely LOVE to perform and more than anything I want to be a positive role model for teenage girls. Through my unique style of playing, I want to prove that you don’t have to conform to be accepted. The greatest Value comes from loving yourself for who you are.”

Video courtesy of Lindseystomp Channel on YouTube