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Quilling tutorial: Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards Quilling, something I only just recently learned about, in an effort to make some really fun Valentine's Day cards. Quilling is essentially curling thin pieces of paper around a stick of varying circumference to get different sized spirals of paper. Quilling Christmas ideas: quilling books Quilling Christmas ideas: quilling books Source: http://radikal.ru Christmas cards to make Quilled Christmas card, paper quilling tree, handmade Christmas cards to make: quilling cards Handmade Christmas card, quilled, paper quilling, mom & dad Quilled Christmas card, quilling, handmade, holidays Quilled Christmas card, handmade, paper quilling Handmade Christmas card, quilled, paper quilling Quilled Christmas card, quilling, handmade, personalized Quilled Crafty jewelry: Quilled Earrings for Halloween Crafty jewelry: Quilled Earrings for Halloween I've partnered my quilling skills to make some gorgeous earring sets!
Oh, to have been in Tokyo in June! Shintaro Ohata just finished up a solo exhibition at the Yukari Art Contemprary in Tokyo, Japan. This Hiroshima, Japan-born artist is known for his ability to show us everyday life in a cinematic way. He captures light in his paintings, showering the world, as we know it, with carefully placed strokes of it.
Consider how book censorship erodes our right to free speech and intellectual freedom. Banned Books Week is celebrating thirty years of highlighting “the benefits of intellectual freedom and drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States, including books commonly taught in secondary schools.” 1 This year, Banned Books Week will be held September 30th through October 6th. Free Speech vs.
The Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra , has long has a fascination for vintage images. His new work, dazzling onlookers in New York’s Chelsea has as its focal point an interpretation of the photograph VJ Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt. The new take on a decades old image is just a short walk from where the original kiss took place. It is startling to say the least and is typical of Kobra’s kaleidoscopic treatment of older images.
UPDATE: The Return of Bent Objects Wires transform these objects from inanimate to hilarious works of art. Little polish girl McDonalds as Sculpture Materials
The idea behind the design is to create a watering system for a home garden. The system can be customized to the space and needs of the user. This vertical garden is a space-saving solution for indoors and outdoors. It can be nailed against the wall or hung freely.
I love the look of family photos printed on canvas, but I never knew I could make them at home! After transferring photos to fabric , I was super excited to try some pieces using stretched canvas. I hope this inspires some of you to make something special for your home... Here's how I transferred my photo to canvas: 1.
I was lucky enough to find two silver quarters in my change, but unless you are looking, you may not find one. Any quarter from 1964 and earlier should be silver. They are much lighter in color than newer quarters. I've read you can use the the sandwiched coins, but the metal is harder and it wouldn't be a silver ring.
1. "I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" The actual advice here is technically a quote from Kurt Vonnegut 's "good uncle" Alex, but Vonnegut was nice enough to pass it on at speeches and in A Man Without A Country .
Elephants, leopards, and buffalo are often associated with political power in the highly stratified kingdoms of the Cameroon grasslands. Beadwork is also associated with royalty and high rank, making this Bamileke beaded elephant mask a potent symbol of power. The right to own and wear elephant masks is carefully controlled; only members of royal families, court officials, wealthy title holders, and important warriors are admitted to the Kuosi masking society that uses them.
An alternate title for this post might be, “Things I Think About Writing,” which is to say, these are random snidbits (snippets + tidbits) of beliefs I hold about what it takes to be a writer. I hesitate to say that any of this is exactly Zen (oh how often we as a culture misuse the term “Zen” — like, “Whoa, that tapestry is so cool, it’s really Zen “), but it certainly favors a sharper, shorter style than the blathering wordsplosions I tend to rely on in my day-to-day writing posts. Anyway. Peruse these. Absorb them into your body. Let your colonic flora digest them and feed them through your bloodstream to the little goblin-man that pilots you.
Believe it or not, numbers can be fun and intriguing. The following examples of some number games are a good way to get children interested in arithmetic and these are just the tip of the iceberg. Here are a few examples - Sum of Human Knowledge (contributed by Eric Bishop)
I came up with this idea because I thought one sure way to "Geek Out" anything is to include an Arduino and some LEDs some how. My next thought was that LEDs are going to be a bit too crunchy so they wouldn't really be that much fun to eat. Also I think the Arduino would most likely be a choking hazard. So I decided to make a clear gelatine Open Source PI pie. That way I could light it from the bottom.