12 Crafts Perfect for Librarians From coffee mugs to pasties (!), here are some of the coolest crafts we hope to see popping up soon in a library near us. 1. Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres. You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer.
I’ll Never Ever Look At Books The Same Again After Seeing These Hidden Messages. Wow. It’s very possible that one of your battered old books contains an amazing secret called a “fore-edge painting,” which is an illustration that is hidden on the edge of the pages of the book. The technique allegedly dates back to the 1650s. You can see the painting by bending together the pages of the book, just so you can see a small piece of each page. Writing Advice from Kurt Vonnegut and 3 Other Writers 17 0ShareNew In the 1980s, a group of great thinkers, authors and communicators penned a series of How To's for honing one's writing skills. The source of these amazing troves of advice was an ad campaign put out by a paper company. “Today the printed word is more vital than ever," read a box at the bottom of each full-spread advertorial. "Now there is more need than ever for all of us to read better, write better and communicate better. International Paper offers this new series in the hope that, even in a small way, we can help."
BOOK RIOTHouses Made of Books Livio De Marchi is a bonkers-talented Venetian woodworker and sculptor who has created- wait for it- ENTIRE HOUSES made of hand-carved book sculptures. There’s one in Tambre D’Alpago, Italy, Germany, and Japan, and every aspect of the houses are book-themed. The chair looks like book leather and binding, and the dining “furniture” is…BOOKS. Another view of the dining room table and the “book” shelves. NOW AND THEN: Paper Crafts « Decor Arts Now By Lynn Byrne. How cool are these dresses! They are constructed of paper!
Make an awesome Harry Potter wand from a sheet of paper and glue gun glue Now that Harry Potter fever is upon us once more, I thought you would like to have a go at making some really nice Harry Potter Wands. This is such a simple but effective instructable. With a sheet of paper, some glue and a bit of paint, and about 40 minutes to spare this instructable will show you how you can make a Harry Potter type wand that would not look out of place in the film itself. I designed it and I have already made a load for my kids, even my girlfriend and her 18 year old daughter and her boyfriend wanted one each! For the frist few stages I have drawn pictures of what you have to do and then for the painting part I have taken photos to show you exactly what to do. It's very simple but the effect is fantastic.
Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr This short clip about artist and maker Zina Nicole Lahr may be as tragic as it is beautiful. Earlier this fall Lahr approached her friend Stormy Pyeatte and asked if they might shoot a quick video for her portfolio. The video was shot and edited in just two days and demonstrates Lahr’s insatiable desire to build, invent, and “bring life to something inanimate,” a process she called her “creative compulsive disorder.” Almost unthinkably, Lahr was killed in a hiking accident in Colorado on November 20th, a few weeks after this was shot. I didn’t know Lahr, but if this brief glimpse into her life is any indicator it’s clear she possessed an extremely rare spirit that feels completely genuine and infectious.
'Pride and Prejudice' has been reimagined as a computer game - with Elizabeth Bennet constantly on the run through the classic text - Gaming - Gadgets & Tech The fault, you see, lay not in the book, but its method of delivery: It was presented by a new video game, Stride & Prejudice, which is "an endless runner based on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen", according to its tagline. This isn't your usual "based on" video-game adaptation of literature, such as the 2010 hack'n'slash inspired by Dante's Inferno, or the interactive version of The Great Gatsby (see below). In Stride & Prejudice, the book is the game, its words forming a steady succession of platforms that your character, Elizabeth Bennet, runs and jumps across.
Mental health break: Ingenious stop-motion Coursekit is now Lore. What’s the Story? Art & Design 50 Incredible Stop Motion Videos Advertisement Stop motion animation is one of the hottest areas of film-making today. Stop motion is an animation art through which one can spring life in inanimate things and do the unnatural.