Advertising is hard. Not as hard as copyright (see previous post), but either you know it you get it or you don't. Here are some ads t...
I love magazines. And as an avide I heart the environment person, I know they aren't good. But I love the smell, the feel, the look, and...
The most inspiring magazine is more like a book. There are no commericals or ads in the magazine because its privately funded.
"The Esopus Foundation Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in New York State in 2003. It was formed to provide an unmediated forum through which artists, writers, musicians, and other creative people can make a direct connection with the general public."
I first discovered the magazine I think when I was in LA @ a bookstore. It was full interact-able (if that is a word) it had pictures I can pull out and hang up, art work and articles and inspiration to aspire to. It costs a bit more than a magazine$20.00 bucks, but for something with no ads, and all profits go to creative people it worth the investment. It usually has a CD of some sort in it as well. Recently I remembered about the magazine, since I never threw away my #6 edition, 2006 first magazine. I looked on line a couple of years ago and the only place in Indiana I could get it, was actually in Illinois @ the Chicago Art Institute's book store. According to their website I might have to find a new place, or order online.
Here are the ones I have... The image will take you to their website...
When I went to IU Bloomington I would spend hours in their library looking @ their vast collection of art books. Among them one day was a co...
Gertrude Blom, died in 1993 at the ripe age of 92, she was a Swiss-born sociologist and photographer who spent five decades documenting the Mayan cultures of southern Mexico.
Mrs. Blom, who was also a journalist, anthropologist and explorer, and spent most of her time in San Cristbal de las Casas in the southern state of Chiapas.
You can see more photos from Gertrude Blom here.
My Aunt taught me how to crochet, and though I'm no expert I do enjoy doing something while watching TV. So I don't feel completely ...
I found this simple video online how you can learn too.
I have to admit I was doing some stuff wrong. And once they start getting into more complicated designs and counting - they lost me. I want something simple, something I don't have to concentrate on, something mindless.
Here is what I made...
Hence a bucket full of coasters. Guess what your getting for the holidays, and your birthday, and Valentines day and Groundhog day?
Here's the video...
I love new things. I'm usually broke given my current financial situation, but sometimes certain creative things are required of me to p...
Here is one of them. For a limited time Lumi was selling and promoting their new product called Inkodye.
Here is a video.
I'm always captured with awe when I see someone coming up with a new and interesting way to do things. When I was in high school my brai...
Like the idea of a tape player attached to the arm for jogging. Of course before ipads - and nano gadgets, it seemed too cumbersome to have a tape cassette player on your arm.
Like the idea I had on a hot summer day, when a car could actually cool itself down by gauging an internal thermostat.
At any rate, here are some awesome ideas from ingenious people. (Click on the image to go to the website)
I made a resolution this year to make more stuff. So far so good. I've kept up with this blog, though according to tracking system 3 peo...
No matter. :-P
I also promised myself this year to draw, paint or do more crafty stuff. Otherwise throw away all that crap that I've hoarded away "to do something with some day".
Here is one of the things I've done.
This bag is super easy to make. The video tutorial is on you tube, via threadbanger.com
Here is what mine ended up looking like...
I just do the tutorials , and provide tips if I can... otherwise its just fun to keep learning and using my photos for a little of everythi...
Here are some of the links:
Wiki Commons (good source for some images, but the quality isn't always that great)
Flicker Site (alot of good "free to use" sources)
They are super helpful.
Especially helpful is finding ones that are common law or royalty free images. The clip art is free b/c it's over 100 years old or someone has given permission.
12 years ago I received a little disposable camera from a friend in Bloomington, IN. I had just moved to the Valley - Los Angeles county - i...
Back to what I was talking about, I took some pictures, then sent it off to a friend in Austrilia, when he sent it back I wanted to turn it in, but only 15 pictures were taken thus far, so I gave it to a guy @ the photo lab. And there is where the story ends.
I've always wondered what happened to that camera, and as of today, 12 years later, no camera.
Click here and here to find out more.
They named the cameras in a way to keep track of them, and my camera was "owl" - poor owl never found its way back. :-(
But it is a lovely idea.
In this tutorial boy and girls we'll do something trendy... well trendish. I'm always behind what the kids are doing these days. B...
But this tutorial was fun, it was one of those that I got a bit lost and had to go back 18 times to figure something out. In the image capture in step 5 it shows the bg layer black n white, and then color in the following step. I found myself confused b/c when I was doing the midtones & it was creating color midtones and shadows. If I remember correctly I changed the image to black & white, b/c you don't need the color difference anyway since your just using that image eventually as a mask for your letter / word layover.
Since I didn't want to hurt my brain again on copyright stuff, I used images of myself.