Locksmiths Blog & 10 Beautifully Intricate Locks Many locks are undeniably beautiful to look at, whether it be their flamboyantly intricate inner workings or decorative, ornate outer plates. Maybe not so much with modern locks, where the focus on function is seen as far more important than the need for touches of elaborate stylistic flair, but certainly with locks of old. Thankfully for us, and highlighted by the collection assembled below, many of these old works of art have been kept in pristine condition and continue to stand guard the world over. Image Source Above: Designed by Franz von Stuck and found at Bremen City Hall, Germany. Image Source 5 Ways for Students to Showcase Their Best Work As I do every year, I am taking this week to relax, recharge, and ski with friends. While I'm away I will be re-running the most popular posts of the year. This was the second most popular post in April, 2014. As the end of the school year approaches you may be looking for a good way for students to organize and share examples of their best work of the school year.
Sticky Liquid Alchemy I do like to try out a new skill or art technique from time to time and have always fancied myself as a closet sculptor, but don’t have the ‘touch’ when it comes to more traditional sculpting materials like clay; so when a friend told me about Paverpol and how versatile it is my interest was immediately peeked. Paverpol is a textile hardener, and works by painting it onto any natural material – wool, cotton,, linen, silk, paper (mulberry/khadi etc)the painted fabric can then be moulded and once dry you have a solid permanent sculpture which is waterproof. To find out more, I went with my daughter Lotty to make a figurine with Irma of Creations by Irma (www.creationsbyirma.co.uk ). Wild Child & Illusion & The Most Amazing Creations in Art, Photography, Design, and Video. Graphic design student Marynn is only twenty years old and she already has a consistent illustration style. Artwork © Marynn Link via Houhouhaha
Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Incredible Woven Installation Made of 60,000 Coffee Stirrers Most people don't think twice about their coffee stirrers once they've fulfilled their mixing duties, but artist Jonathan Brilliant has found another purpose for the common wooden sticks. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based artist has constructed numerous spatial art installations over the years that incorporate the coffee stir sticks, perhaps the most eye-fetching of them being The Sumter Piece. The site-specific structure, installed in 2007 in Sumter, South Carolina, included 60,000 wooden stirring sticks expertly woven together.
Illustrating with Thread and Pins & Illusion & The Most Amazing Creations in Art, Photography, Design, and Video. - StumbleUpon The images within post are from various art installations and projects by Debbie Smyth. View more of the artist’s work at her blog. Notes about Smyth (from bio published at New British Artists): Monster Corner Bookmarks (and Owls!) With Father’s Day coming up, we thought these fun monster bookmarks would go down well.. the best thing is – you can make any design you want.. it doesn’t have to be a Monster Corner Bookmark, but you could make an Alien, an Owl a penguin and bear… and lots lots more.. the the imagination be your limits! We are actually going to make this simple Origami Bookmark in Pip Squeak’s reception class (4-5yrs olds) in a couple of weeks time. It will be interesting to see how they rise to the challenge of basic paper folding techniques. I know they will ADORE the decorating aspect.
Sol LeWitt’s Advice to Eva Hesse: Don’t Worry About Cool, Make Your Own Uncool Sol LeWitt, “Horizontal Brushstrokes (More or Less),” 2002. Gouache on paper, 22-3⁄8 x 22-3⁄8 inches (Photo courtesy Craig F. Starr Gallery. Fenhuan - One of the Ten Most Beautiful Towns in China By Saif on March 12, 2011 Fenhuan considered one of the 10 most beautiful cities in China. The city was founded during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Originally the town was inhabited by soldiers sent to subdue the local Miao people. Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills “The idea that a company’s senior leaders have all the answers and can solve problems by themselves has gone completely by the wayside…The person who’s close to the work has to have strong analytic skills. You have to be rigorous: test your assumptions, don’t take things at face value, don’t go in with preconceived ideas that you’re trying to prove.” —Ellen Kumata, consultant to Fortune 200 companies “The biggest problem we have in the company as a whole is finding people capable of exerting leadership across the board…Our mantra is that you lead by influence, rather than authority.”
Basic Color Theory by Kandinsky Color is of great value, harmonious color combinations can express all possible emotions and spiritual values. Each color has its own expressive value, that is why a particular color can communicate emotions without showing real objects. Each color accent on an image should evoke associations of mystic or musical character. Kandinsky speaks about color spirituality based on color contrast. When you look on an image, you distinguish between warm and cool colors, light and dark tones. Warm colors help to create an impression of the movement towards the viewer, while cool colors – away form the viewer.
- StumbleUpon RGB Color est e pluribus unus RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness”. RGB designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus. Carnovsky's RGB is an ongoing project that experiments with the interaction between printed and light colours. The resulting images are unexpected and disorienting. Brain Teaser Worksheets - Printable Brain Teasers These printable brain teasers will help build vocabulary, creative thinking and logic skills. They're great for kids who need an extra brain-charged challenge. Click on the the core icon below specified worksheets to see connections to the Common Core Standards Initiative.