The art of balancing a rock I'm a big fan of rock balancing, the art of positioning rocks, both large and small, in such a way that they bend the perception of what's possible. A well-balanced stack of stones is as unique as any snowflake and requires an almost-mystical understanding of placement and weight on the part of the artist. Boing Boing writer Mark Frauenfelder found this video of stone artist Mike Grab at work balancing stones in Boulder, Colo.' Another artist, Scott Hocking, also works in stone but at a different angle. Click over and check out his work. Craig Paton Illustration
Brett Ryder sand sculpture - sand castles __________________________Word. A Gallery of Movies as Neon Signs | The internet will apparently never run out of cool movie-themed art projects, and until it does, I’ll still have a job. Today’s entry comes from Mr. Whaite, who likes to put a bit of motion in his art using the animated GIF as his format of choice. He’s designed a series of movie posters using old school neon signs as inspiration. He’s gone through a number of classic films, and has really done a fantastic job with these. There’s Batman, The Shining, Spinal Tap, Strangers on a Train and many, many more.
The Haven for Scofflaws, Roustabouts, and Ne-er-do-wells: Search results for yoo hoo This is my cat Skeletor, or "Skelly" as he's commonly called. As you can see, he is a great lover of literature. I post this picture of him because he's awesome and also because I include him as a recurring character in lots of my stories. In "Finnigan's Last Resort", Skelly is a companion and friend to the main character. He represents loyalty, friendship, and perseverance in hard times. In my stories, I use him as a device to connect the audience with the happenings of the story. This scene below depicts the main character on his surreal journey out of the grey world of depression and loss toward a more primal and basic land full of strange and almost mythical things. But amidst all this, Skelly, the cat is showing a concern for his friend as this journey takes place. Made in Adobe Illustrator and then colored in Photoshop.
The REVUH Network - Think. Feel. Design. DIY Braided Bead Bracelet - Honestly WTF - StumbleUpon It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY. I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. Trim the end. Your bracelet is finished! (all images by HonestlyWTF)