DIY Quote Mug

I loved making these! I want to make so many more.

It was a pretty easy one. Once you buy the markers everything is inexpensive. Sadly, the markers cost about $16 at Michael’s (I think that is where I got them). It really isn’t that bad of a price considering you will have them for a very long time and can write on just about anything with them: glass, metal, porcelain, stone, metal, and wood.

It can be run through the dishwasher or heated in the microwave too!

It is worth it, I promise.

Things You Will Need:
Ceramic Cups
DecoColor Paint Markers

Step 1:

Shake the pen for about 30 seconds. Remove the cap and push the tip of the pen into a tissue or piece of paper to get rid of the excess paint. Then start drawing or writing on your cups. Make sure you stay away from the rim. You don’t want it near where your lips will be. On that note, don’t put it inside the cup either.

It gets to be pretty fun… somewhat addicting? It is a good addiction.

Happy crafting! 🙂

Pin-Up Calendar X-Ray Edition

This Exists… seriously.

I found this on geekosystem.com and was very amused! I can’t believe this actually exists. Well, yes I can but I’m very shocked about it! I can’t find it for sale anywhere but apparently, at one point, it was on ebay for about $108.

January

“Medical imaging firm EIZO wanted to come up with a catchy giveaway that highlighted their expertise in “high-precision displays for the examination and diagnosis of radiographs.” The result, dreamt up by German ad firm BUTTER: A pin-up calendar in which women, truly, truly bare all. As the promotion concept puts it, ‘Very popular among craftsmen but quite new for medics: Pin-up calendars. At last, one which shows absolutely every detail.'”
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Ramon Bruin

I saw this on Yahoo News and wanted to share it 🙂 This Ramon Bruin looks like he’s a pretty fun artist.

According to his online bio:

Ramon Bruin is a 31 year old talented freelance artist, who graduated at the Airbrush Academie in the Netherlands. He is mostly a self-taught artist. Besides a great passion for airbrush, he also draws and paints. With experience in multiple techniques and materials like acrylic-, oil, water paints, charcoal,
paint pens, pencils and graphite he makes unique artwork.

Ramon is always pushing his own boundaries.
The use of multiple styles and techniques develops him in a wide variation of arts.

From modern-expressionism to kick-ass airbrush designs and from photorealism to 3d optical illusion drawings.

With great passion for airbrush, Ramon studied (2007 – 2010) at the Airbrush Academie in Lelystad
(the Netherlands) and graduated as an professional all-round airbrush artist. In combination with 9 years of experience it resulted in the arise of JJK Airbrush. JJK Airbrush established in 2010 and is specialized in all-round airbrush designs.”

Check out his Facebook too!

DIY Letter Decor

Michael’s has a ton of wooden letters. Some are finished and others are not. I decided to go with black letters that were already finished and an N in a different font that was unfinished. I decided to paint the N red and put it over my bed. It is pretty cute! However, now I wish I would’ve framed it but I didn’t have a frame on hand that would’ve looked right so that will come later.

*I swear my walls aren’t dirty… they are a light brown color and the lighting is bad 🙁

Things You Will Need:
Brush
Paint
Water
Newspaper
wooden Letters

Step 1:

Pick an accent color and paint 2-3 coats of that color on the N. Let it dry between each coat.

Step 2:

Get some mini nails and mount your letters.

Adorable 🙂 I suggest you frame the letters though. Maybe paint the frame the color of the accent letter?

Happy crafting!

Anna Marine

I’ve been following Anna Marine (Czech Republic) on Deviant Art for a few years now. She is an inspiring artist! Her work is cartoony and dark and her inspiration comes from mysticism, gothic, folklore and others. All images were taking from her gallery on Deviant Art.

Anna is a professional illustrator and alt model. She was born and raised in Moscow and Prague. She’s been drawing since the childhood. Anna’s areas of creativity include mysticism, gothic style,folklore and others.
Anna’s professional career began in 2010, collaborating with Rusian publishing house AST (for which she’s creating covers for authors,C. Harris, P.Briggs, J.Rardin, K.Richardson, C.M. Green and others) and French publishers Editions-cauchemars.Since then she’s been working with various companies in Europe and USA promoting her art. In 2011 she released her iTunes app for iphone and ipad. She’s also had to opportunity to collaborate with Nightwish band, making a cartoon t-shirt design for them based on Imaginaerum album style.
Currently she is working as a designer with one of the biggest and oldest clothing brands – Spiral direct.
Check her out:

Clever Billboard Ads

via 123 Inspiration

 

 

Here is a series of brilliant billboard ads dedicated to promoting science in Vancouver, by Science World Museum in collaboration with Rethink Canada…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Occupy Your Imagination Or Someone Else Will”

If you are very familiar with Ann Arbor, you are probably familiar with Sluggo. He is the work of David Zinn and appears randomly on the sidewalks. Zinn has been creating original artwork in and around Ann Arbor since 1987.

David’s artwork has been reproduced in Canada, England, Scotland, South Korea, Japan, and Australia, and can also be found on the inside of dumpsters in Ann Arbor and the outside of buses in Anchorage.

Learn more about Zinn’s work:
http://www.zinnart.com/
http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/david-zinn-profile/