Last Thursday our class held a discussion concerning the Race Card Project, an online project created by Michele Norris that allows anyone, anywhere to post a six-word story that reveals their life experience with race. To read more about the creation of the idea, read and reply to others’ stories, and have the opportunity to post your own story, visit the website: http://theracecardproject.com/
This is an interesting project. The limitation to 6 words can make the sentence incredibly powerful.
Oooooh the craft things I want to be able to do.
Depicted here is my graduation cap where I made nouveau-esque designs which were drawn on with a silver Sharpie. I found a few designs on Google and I modified them slightly for my purposes.
I haven’t done much art lately to show off, so, this is what you get for now.
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Hmm, I’ve been sitting at Barnes and Noble all day. Do I buy another overpriced drink or do I just wait until later and get a bubble tea— that’s a silly question. Bubble tea and sushi later.
Half of what I’ve been doing is staring at and rearranging parts of my resume. Maybe I’ll move on to the job application part now. Eeeesh.
original is this. 소녀시대..»>
Reblogged for Caroline because she asked me to while stroking my screen and weeping.
this is tmi but i dont care
so lately ive been telling people not to touch my neck, and there was some confusion about if it tickled, or made me uncomfortable, or what it was that i was disliking.
the problem is not dislike. the problem is very much like.
so i hope this clarifies some things for everyone.
…… Yep. I know exactly what that’s like and I’ll quickly back off anyone that lets me know it isn’t okay. This is an erogenous zone that is both lovely and inconvenient.
Me right now. What is packing?
How do I move places?
i dont understand why do so many people make this mistake??
This Stardust styled shoot is nothing short of magical! The details capture the enchantment of the book perfectly but my favorite part by far is the wonderful camera trick that turned the bride into a luminous star herself!
- via Fab You Bliss
This is beyond fantastic as a photoshoot.
I can’t imagine how great it would be to attend a wedding with this much attention to detail about aspects of a book. I can only hope that one of my friends out there would plot something this fantastic.
it’s time for the next installment of the red dragon inn series of card games! i’m currently illustrating three of its characters: captain whitehawk, tara the navigator, and bryn the boatswain. these games have been very hard to obtain copies of at times, so if you’d like to secure your copy of RDI4, get in on their kickstarter now!!
I might have just backed that as quickly as I could. I already have sets 1 and 2 and I can’t resist pirates. The game is incredibly popular among all my friends and I can’t wait to get the new set to play more.
*Edit: I also want to get the 3rd set and the individual “allies” decks. The game mechanics get a little more complex with some characters after the 2nd set which makes the characters more exciting. I can mix sets 1 and 2 and then mix sets 3 and 4 to try and keep things balanced!
Tweenbots by Kacie Kinzer:
Given their extreme vulnerability, the vastness of city space, the dangers posed by traffic, suspicion of terrorism, and the possibility that no one would be interested in helping a lost little robot, I initially conceived the Tweenbots as disposable creatures which were more likely to struggle and die in the city than to reach their destination. Because I built them with minimal technology, I had no way of tracking the Tweenbot’s progress, and so I set out on the first test with a video camera hidden in my purse. I placed the Tweenbot down on the sidewalk, and walked far enough away that I would not be observed as the Tweenbot––a smiling 10-inch tall cardboard missionary––bumped along towards his inevitable fate.
The results were unexpected. Over the course of the following months, throughout numerous missions, the Tweenbots were successful in rolling from their start point to their far-away destination assisted only by strangers. Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”
The Tweenbot’s unexpected presence in the city created an unfolding narrative that spoke not simply to the vastness of city space and to the journey of a human-assisted robot, but also to the power of a simple technological object to create a complex network powered by human intelligence and asynchronous interactions. But of more interest to me, was the fact that this ad-hoc crowdsourcing was driven primarily by human empathy for an anthropomorphized object. The journey the Tweenbots take each time they are released in the city becomes a story of people’s willingness to engage with a creature that mirrors human characteristics of vulnerability, of being lost, and of having intention without the means of achieving its goal alone. As each encounter with a helpful pedestrian takes the robot one step closer to attaining it’s destination, the significance of our random discoveries and individual actions accumulates into a story about a vast space made small by an even smaller robot.
Inside / Outside by Katherine Du Tiel, 1994
I have always been interested in human anatomy because it is an attempt to figure out what is beneath the surface of the skin: I am interested in probing beyond surface experience.
I am looking at scientific representation and how it is imposed upon the body. We demand some sense of order in the world. And we are always defeated. This is the human condition. Scientific/technological progress particularly since the late 19th century has reinforced the schism between the concrete and the intangible, privileging physical absolutes and human authority over spiritual considerations. [ftp]
I thought these were all tattoos at first. They still could be and there definitely are people that have tattoos like these done.
For a stunning series entitled Blackwater, Hawaii-based diver and photographer Joshua Lambus takes beautiful photos of luminous aquatic creatures against a perfectly black background that enables us to better appreciate just how incredibly awesome they are.
Lambus says, “Now being underwater I’m inundated with stories, struggles, triumphs. Seeing our fragile ecosystem inch ever closer to the verge of destruction pushes me to continue my work, not only for artistic value, but for a far greater purpose. I hope to tell a story and ask for help for those without a voice.”
Here’s hoping we’ll see some of these enchanting cephalopods in our dreams tonight.
221B t-shirt - $35 on Etsy
I’m also completely willing to do custom sizes, colors or styles- please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me if you’re interested in ordering off the menu!
Pretty cute, actually!
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