The Phenomenal Story Of The Pen | Cartridge Save Blog Image: Olivander The humble pen may be mightier than the sword, but it is nevertheless taken for granted in today’s modern world. But that wasn’t always the case! Pens have a rich history dating back millennia to the earliest civilisations where only very few people had the skill required to wield, giving them a real and very tangible power. While you may think that this contrasts markedly with our modern information-saturated world where pens are readily accessible to anyone, you would sadly be mistaken. Even though pens have fetched well north of $200,000 at auction, there still remains large swathes of the world where pens are seldom seen, much less used. The story of the pen so far has been an intriguing one, and despite the best efforts to move data recording beyond pen and paper into the cloud, its last chapter is still a very long way off. The Earliest Pens Image: Wikimedia Image: Willem van Bergen Quills were made from the flight feathers of large birds, most often geese. Image: Swiv
Human Portraits Hidden in the Topography of Maps Ink on original Michelin map of France Growing up, I've always thought the continent of Africa looked like a sideway face, but Ed Fairburn takes that imagination to a whole new level. The Cardiff-based illustrator finds portraits of human faces hidden amongst the topographical features in various maps of the world. View more over at Ed's official website | Facebook page | Interview with Yatzer - via Juxtapose Lake Windermere in England Stafford lane, in collaboration with Bobbie-Jo Pencil on an original map of the Peak District, England North America Geological map of Pennsylvania Ink on reproduced military maps of the Western Front (World War II) Pencil on celestial star chart
RPO -- Christina Rossetti : Remember Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) Remember 1Remember me when I am gone away, 2 Gone far away into the silent land; 3 When you can no more hold me by the hand, 4Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. 5Remember me when no more day by day 6 You tell me of our future that you plann'd: 7 Only remember me; you understand 8It will be late to counsel then or pray. 9Yet if you should forget me for a while 10 And afterwards remember, do not grieve: 11 For if the darkness and corruption leave 12 A vestige of the thoughts that once I had, 13Better by far you should forget and smile 14 Than that you should remember and be sad. Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto. Original text: Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market and other Poems (Cambridge: Macmillan, 1862). end R673 G63 1862 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto). Composition date: 1849 Rhyme: abbaabbacddece Other poems by Christina Rossetti
Urban Artists: ARYZ // Mr Pilgrim Graffiti Art Online Urban Artists : ARYZ One of the most unique and talented urban artists working today is the much celebrated Spaniard ARYZ (pronounced “Areez”). His incredible creations are so dynamically unique once you have seen one you will easily spot another and recognise his style. Originally from Barcelona his work characteristically uses vibrant colouring and a slightly unhinged style that suits his uniquely themed pieces. He specialises in huge wall murals but his amazing illustration work can also be found in exhibitions along with sculptures that now fetch thousands of pounds. When asked about his work he said this: “I don’t really care about saying what it is — I just want people to see it” “The problem in the art business is that you have to create your own ‘character,’ and the art business sells your art as a whole thing. See more work from urban artists like ARYZ on my google plus page or catch up with me on facebook.
How To Draw Chaos theory A double rod pendulum animation showing chaotic behavior. Starting the pendulum from a slightly different initial condition would result in a completely different trajectory. The double rod pendulum is one of the simplest dynamical systems that has chaotic solutions. Chaos: When the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. Chaotic behavior can be observed in many natural systems, such as weather and climate. This behavior can be studied through analysis of a chaotic mathematical model, or through analytical techniques such as recurrence plots and Poincaré maps. Introduction Chaos theory concerns deterministic systems whose behavior can in principle be predicted. Chaotic dynamics The map defined by x → 4 x (1 – x) and y → x + y mod 1 displays sensitivity to initial conditions. In common usage, "chaos" means "a state of disorder". However, in chaos theory, the term is defined more precisely. where , and , is: .
A Matter of Memories: :ARTICLE: Top 5 Time-saving Tips for Faster Scrapbooking Not too long ago, I hosted a giveaway that in order to enter readers had to leave a comment telling me your favorite time-saving tip when it comes to scrapbooking. While there were about a dozen different answers in total from the commenters, there were 5 that clearly stood out as the TOP choices to scrap faster and I wanted to discuss those five options in a little greater detail. #1 - SKETCHES This was the number one tip among respondents! Teresa Jaye said:My favorite time saving tip is to use sketches! Well said...and how true! I won't go into too much detail on this one because as I expressed in a post earlier this year, sketches are a favorite time-saving tip of mine as well. I also include a couple sketches in my :BE INSPIRED: Creativity Prompts each month, so be sure to check those out as well! #2 - ORGANIZATION Organization was second to using sketches (but not by much)! Elizabeth D. said:My favorite time saving technique for scrapbooking is how I organize my projects.