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24 Movies You Probably Missed This Year, But Should Totally See. Playing Theresa D’Agostino in Seasons 3 and 4 of The Wire was a major break for Brandy Burre, the biggest role of her career.

24 Movies You Probably Missed This Year, But Should Totally See

But she retired not long after to move to upstate New York to raise her two children with her then-partner Tim Reinke. Filmmaker Robert Greene was her neighbor in the small town of Beacon, and made this fascinating portrait of Burre keeping house, trying to get back into acting, and navigating the end of her relationship. It’s a documentary, but it’s also a dreamily subjective peek into the mind-set of someone who’s always performing, and always aware of the camera. Burre is constantly trying to reshape the movie of her life — she’s been playing the role of a Douglas Sirk housewife for a while, and now she’s trying to find herself a new one. The Works of Colin Chillag. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, we are enjoying these deconstructed portraits from Colin Chillag.

The Works of Colin Chillag

At some points complete, and at times appearing to be in process, Chillag constructs these pieces like passing memories, where certain details remain but others fleeting. Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self-Taught Artist Mr. Finch. The self-taught artist Mr.

Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self-Taught Artist Mr. Finch

Finch is part hunter, part gatherer and fully genius. Obsessed with the rolling hills and mossy woods near his home in Yorkshire, Finch goes gathering for inspiration. “Flowers, insects and birds really fascinate me with their amazing life cycles and extraordinary nests and behaviour,” says the artist. He then goes hunting for vintage textiles—velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress or a vintage apron—and transforms them into all sorts of beasts and toadstools. The aged feel creates a sense of authenticity, or mystery; as if each piece has an incredible story to tell. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color.

We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!).

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color

So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! 20 Inventive Ways To Upcycle Pallets. Posted 599 days ago by rachel Shipping pallets have become a bit more popular with the quest for sustainable elements and materials in one’s home.

20 Inventive Ways To Upcycle Pallets

With the popularity of Green Design and creative prototypes floating around out there, there are some great d.i.y. opportunities for things that can be found locally– like pallets. We’ve rounded up 20 great inventive uses of the bland old wooden pallet and put them together for you to gain some inspiration from. They range anywhere from merely stacking the unused pallets to make a base for a bed, sofa or coffee table to the pallet built barn or home. 35 Amazing Uses For Old Pallets. English Table of Contents. Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo. Magda Kopytiuk is doing some art defacing paintings, see more here. 1Share 3Share Marta Sala is doing some art defacing paintings. See more artworks by Marta Sala here. Loriel Beltran, Figure, Oil on Glicee, 40″ x 54″, 2013 Loriel Beltran is doing some art defacing paintings. Emmanuel Le Cerf is be doing some infrared led based metamorphic art defacing. 2Share Maciek Jasik is doing a soulful chromatically art defacing photography.

Album Covers - ntjms. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You - Poem by Pablo Neruda. I do not love you except because I love you;I go from loving to not loving you,From waiting to not waiting for youMy heart moves from cold to fire.

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You - Poem by Pablo Neruda

I love you only because it's you the one I love;I hate you deeply, and hating youBend to you, and the measure of my changing love for youIs that I do not see you but love you blindly. Maybe January light will consumeMy heart with its cruelRay, stealing my key to true calm. The beautiful evolution of maps. This article originally appeared on Imprint.

The beautiful evolution of maps

I’ve got maps on my mind again, having recently found W.W. Jervis’ “The World in Maps: A Study in Map Evolution,” published by Oxford University Press in 1937. I discovered this book quite unexpectedly one recent afternoon, running errands in my Queens neighborhood. New York’s mild winter has teased out the book vendors who usually wait until spring before returning to the sidewalks with their tables. With an emphasis on Spanish-language titles and genre fiction, at first glance the books on offer appear mundane.

"Due East Over Stokes Mountain" The book, on the whole, is a droll history of maps, from Herodotus’ rendering of the world in 450 BC to topographical maps being able to represent a location’s scenery. How to make a yurt in 3 days? Facebook. Home - CPIT. After3 Art Hagley. NZ. This is the entrance to the stretch of beach running up the west coast of the Northland known as 90 Mile Beach (actually about 55 miles).

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You can drive the entire stretch if you dare but you have to b... this is the entrance to the stretch of beach running up the west coast of the Northland known as 90 Mile Beach (actually about 55 miles).