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This 4-Year-Old Makes Paper Dresses With Her Mom

This 4-Year-Old Makes Paper Dresses With Her Mom
By Ilana Wiles, Mommy Shorts I started following @2sisters_angie a little over a year ago. Back then she was posting the typical stuff you see from moms on Instagram -- pics of her daughter at the park, pics of her daughter eating breakfast and lots of photos of her daughter playing dress-up. You know, the same stuff I post. Then, about nine months ago, Angie's feed started to change. Then one day Angie got tired of finding her clothes in Mayhem's toy box and suggested they make a dress out of paper. I've been continually amazed every time Angie's pictures pop up in my feed. And over the last few months, I've watched them evolve to this: Having a 4-year-old daughter of my own, whose biggest fashion moment was putting a red bow around the waist of her green Super Soccer Stars t-shirt and calling herself "Peter Pan," I had a few questions for Angie. How much is done by you and how much is done by your daughter? Do you have an example of a dress she constructed on her own? Most of the time. Related:  Design 101ARTS-CRAFTSArt Articles

leandro erlich leandro erlich Yes. I really really want to dangle myself from one of those pretty french balconies… from the safety of the floor! Leandro Erlich is an amazing installation artist from Argentina. I may have to post about him again next week because there is just so much insanely amazing stuff in his portfolio… but for today, let’s concentrate on this beauty, shall we? Happy weekend : ) The Art of Creativity Has this ever happened to you? You're out for a jog, completely relaxed, your mind a pleasant blank. Then all of a sudden the solution to a problem you've been mulling over for weeks pops into your head. You can't help but wonder why you didn't think of it before. In such moments you've made contact with the creative spirit, that elusive muse of good—and sometimes great—ideas. That flash of inspiration is the final moment of a process marked by distinctive stages—the basic steps in creative problem-solving. That's easier said than done. Once you have mulled over all the relevant pieces and pushed your rational mind to the limits, you can let the problem simmer. The unconscious mind is far more suited to creative insight than the conscious mind. We are more open to insights from the unconscious mind when we are not thinking of anything in particular. With luck, immersion and daydreaming lead to illumination, when all of a sudden the answer comes to you as if from nowhere. Be Aware

There Are Only 12 Master Penmen in the World, This Guy Is the Youngest | Peaceful Century My grandmother has some of the most beautiful penmanship I have ever seen. Her handwritten letters are something that I’ve always cherished, especially now that our world is becoming increasingly overrun by technology. For centuries, the wealthy and educated were recognized by their ability to create gorgeous handwriting on paper. But these days, handwriting and calligraphy are a dying art form. The act of putting pen to paper is happening less frequently. People would rather reach for a MacBook or iPad to communicate or design. However, the study of handwriting, called graphology, takes a while to master. Weidmann makes a living doing exactly what he loves, slowly and methodically creating beautiful characters by hand. Of course, these incredible skills didn’t come without hard work. Check out the video above and get a glimpse into his life as a master penman. Credits: UPROXX | Firsttoknow I still enjoy breaking out the pens and doing this kind of lost art!

m jealous of myriam dion i’m jealous of myriam dion A stack of newspapers, a very sharp x-acto blade, and Canadian artist Myriam Dion. I think all I can muster is “my goodness”… ok, I’m going back to spend my weekend staring at the perfect, detailed, poetic cuts that she has made to this pile of yesterday’s headlines. Sigh. {…thanks to MissPixels for sending this beautiful work my way} The ABC of Art Criticism: Some Recent How To’s It has often been said that writing about art is like dancing about architecture. Nearly as often, it has also then been said: But I’m going to do it anyway. Whether or not the dance analogy captures all the futilities and elations of the endeavor, writing about art, experience proves, is an activity unlikely to abate. Indeed, as art’s institutional and popular reach has grown ever more expansive in the early 21st century, the proliferation of adjunct written discourses has perhaps never been greater. When everyone is an artist, everyone is also eventually pressed into service as an art writer. Of course, just as not every artist is a good artist, not every art writer is a good or even serviceable art writer. Gilda Williams’s admirably practical and instructive 2014 primer, How to Write About Contemporary Art, addresses this and other art writing disparities. Of all the art criticism that inspires Williams, she is most excited by writing that takes risks, critico-fiction in particular.

Art Forgery And What It Takes To Master A Skill | risk·ology When it comes to cooking, I know how to make a few things. There’s a list of recipes I stick to and if all the ingredients are available and I’m in a familiar kitchen I can make dinner. I’m no chef. My wife, on the other hand, is a culinary genius. These are skills I do not have. If you want to build a useful skill that will serve you for a lifetime you have to bridge the very wide gap between mimicry and mastery. But how? The Difference Between Mimicry And Mastery Take a look at these two paintings: What’s different about them? The real difference is that one is an original Matisse, and the other is fake created by someone who stole the original from a museum. If we’re just talking about the image, it doesn’t really matter who created it, does it? But the minds that created these two pieces are very different. If you sat the two creators down and asked them to paint you something new, one would be able to do it. Making The Leap To Mastery Imitation isn’t all bad. 1. 2. 3.

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The Top 10 Mistakes Made By Art Students A Spanish translation of this article is available here: Traducción Española In my seven years of teaching, I have assessed over one thousand Painting / Fine Art student folios. It has become obvious that high school Art students make the same mistakes, over and over again. In no particular order, the mistakes are as follows: Thinking Art will be an entertaining, ‘filler’ subject Many students select Art thinking that it will be a fun subject where you hurl a bit of paint around and scribble with brightly coloured crayons. Taking too long to begin Some students are struck with a fear that they don’t have an original starting point or that they haven’t interpreted their exam topic in quite the right way. Producing weak or uninspiring compositions Compositional errors can be broken into the following four categories: Cheesy: Surprisingly, there are still students who attempt to create artworks containing hearts; glitter; prancing horses; leaping dolphins or bunches of roses. Procrastination

OMG this little girl is so cute!!!!!!!!!! by gomath12345 Sep 21