Gallery: Sylvia Plath’s Never-Before-Exhibited Drawings. Tomorrow would have been Sylvia Plath’s 79th birthday, had she not committed suicide at age 30.
Although the literary legend is best known for her semi-autobiographical novel The Bell Jar and the posthumously published collection of poetry Ariel, as her daughter Freida Hughes explains, “her passion for art permeated her short life.” After abandoning her vibrant, complex paintings made during her years as an art student for literature, Plath continued to draw compulsively and illustrate her writing, deriving pleasure and inspiration from the craft. Now for the first time, 44 pen and ink drawings by Plath will be on view at the Mayor Gallery in London, November 2 through December 16. Among her subjects: a kiosk near the Louvre, huts of Cambridge, views of the Spanish countryside, and Parisian streets, as well as a few items intimately linked to her literary work, like a pair of patent leather shoes entitled The Bell Jar that she loving described in her novel of the same name.
Gallery: Crazy Collages Made Out of One Dollar Bills. If you enjoyed Scott Campbell’s cut currency art (or you happen to be a huge George Washington fan), then you’ll probably also like Mark Wagner, whose amazing dollar bill collages can be found in the collections of institutions like the Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, and the Smithsonian.
“The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America,” he explains. “Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it — reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers— striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable… the foreign in the familiar.” Click through to check out a slide show of select pieces, and head to Wagner’s website to see even more of his work (which we spotted thanks to iGNANT), as well as some fascinating detail shots. Grimm and Other Folk Tales : Cory Godbey. Acid Trip. Acid Trip: Incredible government experiment with an artist under influence of LSD.
View amazing artwork in different stages of the acid trip and have a good laugh at the subject's comments and behaviour. This flash featured was developed by a viral marketing people at Dejan SEO PC standalone version | zipped Flash movie for PC computer users. MAC standalone version | zipped Flash movie for Macintosh computer users. - Giant Stars Link to this page. I Could Make That. Page corner bookmarks. This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM.
I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.
How to Draw Celtic Knotwork. The old method These instructions can be followed with pencil and paper or using any computer based drawing or drafting program.
I have used Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, and AutoDesk AutoCad for various projects, but my favorite is Corel Draw. In the tutorial below I show the method that I use in Corel Draw; however, I have deliberately left out program-specific instructions. I did this to make the instructions more broadly applicable to work with as many drawing and CAD programs as possible. This method, like most, begins with drawing the grid. The second step is to draw in the diagonals. Next draw in the connecting curves that will become the edges of the knotwork. This is the step that most people have the most trouble with: deciding where to "Break the Grid". So, where do we put these spaces to make an aesthetically pleasing design?
Here is how I do it:: I CHEAT! 1). Or 2). But back to the tutorial. Follow the diagonals until you come to a red line. We're almost there! The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci.