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Drawn Together

With the whole world feeling the effects of a global pandemic, it can be comforting and healing to connect with your communities. One of my favorite manifestations of this has been all the new work created and shared in the artistic community. Below are 10 illustrations and artworks on the theme of the global pandemic,… Read More

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Whimsical Felt Wool Stop Motion Animations

It’s not often you see something truly amazing in the realm of animation, but I had to stop and watch when these felt wool based animations scrolled through my feed a couple weeks ago. Andrea Love is a stop motion animator based in Port Townsend, Washington and creates her animations primarily from needle felted wool… Read More

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Stay Home, Travel the World

We all know we are living through a very strange, unnerving time at the moment. To stay healthy, keep from overwhelming our healthcare system, and to do our part to “flatten the curve,” we all need to stay home. I’ll say it one more time: STAY HOME. Ok, I’m done lecturing. For those of us… Read More

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More of My Favorite Things

Previously, I shared my love of masterfully created cakes along with my love of butter and powdered sugar whipped together to make butter cream. Instagram has enabled me to feast my eyes (not my taste buds) on cake masters like Jakarta-based Iven Kawi with her lifelike butter cream cacti. Recently I started to follow Leslie… Read More

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Parasite: Best Picture Book

Grand Central Publishing is compiling Director Bong Joon Ho’s original sketches and storyboards for the Academy Award-winning movie Parasite to form a 304-page graphic novel. The book showcases his unusual process and the extensive planning that went into filming Parasite. The graphic novel will also have early concept drawings and photos from the set, which… Read More

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A Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s don’t see the world just from above — they also can see a whole range of light that humans can’t. Humans have three types of cones in their eyes that process color. These photoreceptors are sensitive to red, green, and blue (much like a digital screen). Birds, on the other hand, have more precise… Read More

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Behind the Scenes

This weekend, while watching CBS This Morning, there was a segment devoted to “Rescuing Scenic Backdrops from Hollywood’s Golden Age.” It’s so interesting to learn where all the better known painted movie back-drops went, such as the Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz, the water and mountains as seen from the terrace in… Read More

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Hyperbolic Crochet

Hyperbolic crocheting duo, twins sisters Christine and Margaret Wertheim, are artists, scientists, and activists who take inspiration from geometric shapes. Originators of the Crochet Coral Reef project and the Institute for Figuring, the pair have invested hundreds of hours replicating structures made by living reef organisms such as corals, kelps, sea sponges, and sea slugs… Read More

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Two of My Favorite Things

Butter and powdered sugar whipped together have never looked so good, lifelike, or delicious. Seven years ago, as a parent volunteer, Iven Kawi baked and decorated a batch of cookies for her daughter’s class. This harmless act of charity revealed a hidden talent and a passion for sculpting buttercream into lifelike leaves, flowers, and prickly… Read More