Very Meadow

Marta likes to solder things, and we get the benefits. It all has a boho feel, though there’s a wide variety of items. I think the pressed flower pendants are particularly pretty. Also, she’s serious about her statement rings.  

Cool Instruments

Went down the rabbit hole the other day, looking and unusual instruments. First up, the Gittler Guitar, no fret board, no wood:   The old and beautiful wheelharp:   The diddley bow has a long, interesting history. I like this electric version.   The microtonal guitar. If you want to see him play the “completely messed up” one, skip to… (more…)

Hikaru Dorodango

I remember reading about this ages ago. I tried it for all of ten minutes. This is a lovely little film about making mud balls. Really pretty mud balls. Buck the Cubicle #2 from P2 Photography on Vimeo.

Carol Long Pottery

Links, 25mar2016

Boom, pregnant

Tattoo You

Stunning temporary tattoos by actual tattoo artists. Via Laughing Squid.

Back to the Wheel

It’s been about five years since I last sat down at a pottery wheel. I’ve been ignoring the itch for a while, but finally gave in and signed up for a class at ArtCenter Manatee. I really like the instructor, who is a dyed-in-the-wool wheel thrower, so I’m already learning new things. Today, if we could manage it, we were to… (more…)

Kulning

Short but sweet, “Kulning” is an ancient Swedish cattle call. Here’s another one:  

Penguin Returns Each Year to Human Who Nursed Him

When Joao Pereira de Souza found a dying penguin on a beach near Rio de Janeiro, he immediately started to nurse him back to health. The creature, who has since been named Dindim, is a South American Magellanic penguin and he was found covered in oil. After rescuing him, Pereira de Souza spent an entire week cleaning Dindim’s tarred feathers… (more…)

Links, 18mar2016

Alan A. Blackman, Letters to Myself, mail art. Skip to about 1:30 if you want to get to the pretties. Go to his site and click on the little video to see the effect.