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Ebru Water Marbling

Posted in art, craft, video with tags , , on January 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

When I was a kid, I went through a phase where all of my desk supplies, notebooks and stationary were Ebru. Now, I’m dying to learn the technique myself at home.

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Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monotype.

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Here are two brief videos demonstrating the technique. I find it utterly hypnotic and magical.

Has anyone taken an Ebru class or tried this at home?

Andy Hixon

Posted in art with tags on January 2, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

There is very little information about Andy Hixon on his art website or blog, but his subjects are fantastically odd.

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Their bulbous heads and tiny eyes remind me slightly of Scott Radke’s work.

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I’d be curious to know what mediums he works with…

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Andy Hixon
Artist Blog

Holiday Desktop Goodies 12/23

Posted in advertising, art, humor with tags , , , , , , , on December 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good, or he’ll crush your car with his gargantuan hands as you drive.”
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I’m not usually into tinsel, but this is absolutely stunning. It looks like real shimmering icicles.
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Ah, that is the question:
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Walking in a Winter Wonder Lard.
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And now for some nifty Christmas art.
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That ornament is about to be pawed to the floor and shattered.
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Yikes.
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Vincent price goes tree shopping!
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Gingerbread Enterprise! (Dedicated to my dad and our many nights watching Star Trek TNG when I was a kid)
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Mini Spinal Hiatus

Posted in anatomy, announcement, art with tags , , on December 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I recently returned from the hospital after having an outpatient procedure for the damaged, pained nerves at the base of my spine. Resting up today, but hope to be posting tomorrow!

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(image by caryndrexl)

Also, if anyone has come across weird and wonderful holiday items, please share! Have a good evening…

Alyzia Zherno

Posted in art with tags on December 7, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Today I bring you a few favorite pieces by Alyzia Zherno.

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I love the concept of hands emerging from flowering vines; these seem to glow with life force!
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A handmade crown…of unique materials.
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A couple of her pieces seem to comment on the relationships between humans and the natural world, sometimes with a satirical twist, such as this wonderful little role reversal.
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Today I bring you a few favorite pieces by Alyzia Zherno.

João Carvalho

Posted in art with tags on December 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Brazilian artist João Carvalho is only 15 years old, yet he demonstrates a remarkable talent for creating three dimensional illusions in two dimensional space.

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He just started drawing earlier this year, and can already achieve excellent character replication and figure studies with mind-bending ripples in space.
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There are some impressive sketches that do not involve warping space as well!
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Bigert & Bergstrom: Mikrokosmos

Posted in art, installations, photography with tags , , on December 2, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Swedish art duo Bigert & Bergstrom offer an innovative way to look at photography in their installation entitled Mikrokosmos.

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These spherical photos, vividly real yet oddly alien, are illuminated from the inside. I love the way pieces of tiny worlds are joined together in conglomerates that resemble molecular structures suspended in space.

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Bigert & Bergstrom
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