David J. Lew is a photographer. He was born in San Juan, Argentina, but currently resides in Tel Aviv.
David’s love for visual arts paired with his introversion naturally lead him to photography. Landscapes, nature and architecture are among his favorite subjects. He enjoys photographing people, mostly when he doesn’t have to socially interact with the subject. Photography, as an outlet, allows David to express himself and the way he see the world.
I’ve always enjoyed his photography for the radiant, crisp appearance as well as the subject matter. It is always something different, yet a new perspective in the way one sees the world. Look at the ant photo below, it is amazing. Who looks at ants this way? I never did. The way they are interacting with each other and the shadows casted by the sun shows them in a whole new light (no pun intended). There is always something beautiful, yet something playful about the shot.
If you like David’s photography, I highly recommend you check out his blog Earthquakeboy. There are a ton a great images to get lost in.
Photo credit: David J. Lew
I like this DIY project because it is practical. Just about everyone I know carries a cell phone. Most people just carry them in their pockets or purses, but there are others who do the whole wristlet thing so that they can carry less than usual, yet enough to be efficient. I like to carry very little with me if possible. So this little carrier is helpful. I made one for myself about a year ago and I love it. I carry it everywhere with me. It is great for the gym because I can carry my access card, phone, a debit/credit card, and headphones. That is all I need.
Things You Will Need:
Buttons are for decoration.
Leave some space on each side of your phone. I am leaving a lot of space because, most likely, I won’t keep this carrier so I want to make sure it fits other phones.
Pin it in place.
Lay out your fabric like this. We are going to sew on the inside and then flip it right-side out.
Make sure you cut off the extra fabric on the pocket if you haven’t already.
Flip the very top of the fabric over (on both sides) and sew it. This way, it won’t look messy.
There you go; a cell phone carrier.
Yes, I hand sewed it. My sewing machine is not at my house right now, and I wanted to make this. I still enjoy hand sewing, even though it takes longer.
Happy crafting! 🙂
Warning: this is not the type of video I would normally post.
Hear me out though. I am not posting this to laugh at these women (although it is quite amusing). For the longest time I have said that I don’t want to get old. I think old is an opinion to be quite honest, so what I mean is that I don’t want to fall into a pattern. I don’t want to do the same things every day, I don’t want to go to doctor appointmentss every week, take 20 pills per day, and I don’t want to deal with aches and pains. I do my best to stay healthy. I exercise and eat well, for the most part. But I digress…
I am posting this video because it is inspirational to me. I hope, that when I am that age (assuming i make it there), that I could “twerk” if I so desired.
I enjoy the motivation these ladies still have! Who says golden girls are old?!
Tamika Quick started out in the corporate world of finance. After her relocation to Atlanta, GA, she decided to switch careers. She had experience with airbrushing and was eager to get back to her creative side. She designed the stationary for her destination wedding and, before she knew it, friends and family were asking for invitations for all of their events.
With some encouragement, she founded Poetic Twist Stationary and Design. She now designs invitations and business identity for weddings, and social or business events.
I have been a follower of Tamika’s blog for quite a while. She is always posting the latest and greatest designs. I am never disappointed!
Images via Poetic Twist
A great question… “Do we not learn to live by imitating those we respect?” I think this blogger asks questions that we all ask. You don’t have to be an artist to copy someone else’s work.
I have a friend that REALLY likes tea. I emphasis the really for good reason. I heard him talking about it the other day, and it got me thinking. I like tea, and I keep it all in the original cardboard box. There is nothing wrong with it, but I can be more creative than that. I decided to create a natural-looking tea box.
I bought a ready-to-paint wooden box from the craft store and got to work.
Put 3 tea bags in about 6oz. of water and microwave it. I used Black Cherry tea from Celestial Seasonings because of the dark red color. You can use whatever tea you would like, but make sure it is a dark tea.
Let it dry (or get a hair dryer if you are as impatient as I am). Repeat this step until the the box is your desired shade. I put three layers on mine.
Decorate your box. I chose some lace and flowers.
Add in some tea!
If you have friends/family who drink tea, this would be a great gift. Or you could always just make it for you! 🙂
A great post by Book a Street Artist. I like street art and I know you guys like street art, so you will appreciate the breakdown. 🙂
Although I am artist myself, I am always astounded when I see street art, good street art. You have to stop what you are doing to stare at it. The kind that someone had to put some thought into. It is the same kind of feeling you get when you walk into a museum and spot a masterpiece. Don’t underestimate the power of artwork, no matter where you find it. Art in the streets can be just as good, if not better than the art in museums. I say it is better because it can’t be monitored.