I just discovered this intriguing blog: QuirkyArtist. She lives in Sydney and is doing a May project: EDiM….”Every Day in May.” She has a list of topics, one for each day, and participants are making one piece of art for each topic. Like my Fifty at Fifty series, it’s a good way to keep on task, making art whether you feel like it or not. Ultimately quite a satisfying experience. It’s already almost end of May; here’s hoping she does a EDiJ project.
This is one of her watercolors. Check out the blog to see the fun way she put this painting together.
Today I read about an art show at the Franklin Park Art Center in nearby Purcellville. Check out this blog post describing many of the curious pieces on display: “Secrets” exhibit.
"Nautilus, Queen of the Deep" by Pam Forbes
Have you used the program StumbleUpon.com? It’s available for PC and Mac and allows you to select your interests and then they “stumble” you through websites and images that match your criteria. Seriously addicting and you come across some amazing things. Exhibit A: this art made entirely of computer parts. For more photos of this and other really cool art, go to Colossal Art and Design.
Detail of world map made from computer parts.
I’m an avid follower of Regretsy — a blog the writer dubs “Where DIY meets WTF.” It’s full of crafts listed by real people on Etsy, that range from ridiculous to gross. And funny!
April, the blog’s creator, also features some pretty cool off-beat crafts, and has an army of followers who often send her gifts. Here’s one, the Brain Hat, that has caught my interest:
And while cruising around the net, looking for a brain hat of my own, I found this website, “The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art.“