Category Archives: Cool Stuff

The Fun Farm

The Fun Farm is a little bit north of Bend, Oregon, east side of the highway. It’s hard to spot, because the town won’t allow signs on the highway. Just look for the bowling-ball tree and the field of goats. We showed up about 30 minutes before closing, but as we learned at Petersen Rock Gardens, “Bend time” is a… (more…)

Petersen Rock Garden

There are a few things I love more than letterboxing. Which is why, when we recently went to Central Oregon for a letterboxing event, I spent some time touring the local outsider art. Rasmus Petersen immigrated from Denmark, and built the Garden in the last 17 years of his life, from 1935 to 1952. It was his tribute to his… (more…)

Around the interwebs

Very cool stop-motion vid from Jamie Caliri for The Shins:     Nick Cave’s Shamanic Sound Suits (sorry, Spousal Unit, not that Nick Cave):     Urban Geodes:     Stunning porcelain art dolls from Marmite Sue:     Finally, a spooky little automaton by Thomas Kuntz:  

A Month of Holiday Cards: Day 5

I love how this card turned out. I wanted to do something with my extensive (read: excessive) collection of washi tape. I made some gifts, put puff-paint ribbons on them, and realized they’d have to dry overnight. Putting those aside, I decided a circle behind a sentiment would be nice. I layered a piece of card stock with washi tape,… (more…)

Art, nostalgia, and felting heaven

Design Boom brings us light painting taken a step further in the artistry of Kalaam. I have always admired Arabic calligraphy. Calligraphy seems too unassuming a word for such elevated artistry. Kalaam’s alphabet is Anglo, but it is heavily steeped in Arabic tradition. The photos are not altered or retouched. Kalaam drills the movements for the painting over and over… (more…)

From The Feeds: Bugs and more spooky crap

Still working on my Christmas carve, so you get a couple other things today. House is a spooky little game that’s nicely creepy. Yes, there are jumpscares. Not much thinking to do, just keep clicking whatever is clickable. Bongcheon-Dong Ghost made it to my Google+ feed, but it’s worth repeating here. Scroll down. I do not like ants in my… (more…)

An Unvexing Keyhole

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