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In a few simple words, this is why I love art. Somehow, getting lost in your own work allows you time to think and become things you never imagined. Join us in the #onething project on Google+ and create something (anything) new every day. Use the hashtag! There are so many opportunities to create and to find yourself… or lose yourself. Whichever you prefer.
I promise that I haven’t abandoned you. I’ve spent a week at the beach where I decided to disconnect as much as possible. I don’t get to do that very often. Half way through the week something went wrong with the wifi at the beach house too, so that made it twice as easy to put my phone and computer away. I don’t have any great pix to show you for that reason, but I did take a few. Read the whole post
I originally saw this post on David Kanigan’s blog and was in awe for the whole 3 minutes and 36 seconds of this video.
Clark Little is an incredible wave photographer. Clark started out as a surfer, but quickly found his passion in photographing the waves. He bought a $150 waterproof camera and got to work. Before he knew it, he was a worldwide sensation.
You can see his amazing photography on his website and watch his story in the video. Read the whole post
Part of what Cynthia likes to capture in her photography is what she and her father started doing when she was a wee little one. They would travel around the countryside in southwest MN looking for abandoned houses and farmsteads. To this day, the excitement of seeing these abandoned or neglected properties is beyond any words that could be written. He would remind Cynthia that there are stories behind these places and sometimes, they would even make up their own. Read the whole post
My mom’s birthday was last week so my family and I decided to take a trip to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh. My mom LOVES plants (that is no understatement). They are all over my parents’ house, so I knew she would thoroughly enjoy the 17 botanical gardens at Phipps. I had never been there, but I have seen picture that friends taken. It looked beautiful, but was nothing compared to the real thing.
There was an artist exhibition while we were there as well, and you know I wasn’t going to miss taking pictures of that. Read the whole post
If you live in or around PA, you should spend a weekend in Cook Forest. It is one of the most relaxing, non-commercialized areas I’ve ever visited. It is a national park with plenty of camping areas, bed and breakfasts, and a few hotels. I guess I should preface this with, if you don’t like being outdoors, maybe don’t try vacationing here.
What is Cook Forest
Cook Forest is a great place just to get away, even if it’s just for the weekend. Read the whole post
For one month, Red (better known as Hong Yi) played with her food. She made creative designs with every-day foods like radishes, eggs, and cherry tomatoes. She met her goal of creating a little bit of everything such as landscapes, animals, and pieces reflecting pop culture. This projects seems to be pretty popular so, if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out on Facebook and read an interview on designboom. Yi also has an Instagram account @redhongyi that you can follow her on. Read the whole post
Welcome to 2014.
I promise I’m not going to go on about how I can’t believe it is 2014 already (because I can) and what a crazy year its been (because it hasn’t). But I am going to thank you very much for a fulfilling year. When I started this blog 2 years ago, it was an experiment. I thought for sure that I would run out of topics to discuss, crafts to make, and artwork to share. Read the whole post
Its that time of year! Halloween 🙂 Which means that I am posting my followers’ artwork, photographs, and DIYs. Well, the ones that submit it to me anyway. Please make sure you check out the available blogs and social media accounts for the artists because they are awesome!
Thank you to everyone who submitted artwork for this post. I am excited to share ALL of these! It has been fun.
I have been following Topic Spill since I started my blog about 2 years ago. Read the whole post
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This is the what my windshield looks like from the inside of my car this morning. So depressing!