Archive for the ‘art’ Category
About a month ago I went to the Walker Art Center‘s Art Lab to participate in some text messaging at the event TXT IMGE BK GNR8TR. This was no ordinary texting action, nooo…using letterpress wood type (stamps), I crafted a unique, analog ‘text message’ for my friend Allison. Once I finished my text, I stepped over to the photo lab, where I was photographed with some mobiles that weighed about 5 lbs each. (I believe these photos were to be a part of an artist’s book, but I am not sure on the details.) I then used the pic to add to my text so Allison could see just what I had been up to. I have to say, this crafty text event was fun, something I’d never done before–I even felt like I was in kindergarten, sitting there taking directions on how to fold my paper and envelope, getting inky and messy, and even stamping a letter down backwards (doh!). After the night I had, I felt a bit de-stressed and calm. What some art-making can do for you 🙂
Unfortunately, this event isn’t running now, but check out other fun and educational events at learn.walkerart.org.
HAND-FOLDED – It was harder than it looked.
TXT SPEAK ONLY…
HAD TO USE THE WORD ‘RAD’.
Imagine you saw a colour in your dream, which you have never seen before. It doesn’t consist of any colours or shades that you know. Trying to describe that colour would be as difficult as trying to believe that there is enough love & compassion in the world so every human can feel happiness.
Do you think this is possible? Can you do this? I think some people would have more difficulty than others…maybe it’s a matter of how much strength and faith we carry in ourselves…
This is pretty cool – artist Jen Stark uses paper to create amazing pieces that are colorful, dimensional, and inspiring. The simplicity of the medium but creativity of her style is pretty refreshing in today’s world of digitally-produced artwork. (which is not to say this is any less meaningful or ‘cool’..but when compared, the stuff Stark does is impressive, don’t you think?)
When: Fri. 10/24/08 5-9 p.m.
Where: The Union Depot. 214 Fourth Street E. St.Paul, MN.
(FREE on-street parking + light refreshments)
Exhibition: 10/28 through 11/26. Tues. through Fri. 3-6 p.m. Sat. 1-4 p.m.
Juggler Not, 1989 @ Opus. laminated pine
Judith, 2000. hand-braided rug, various materials
What emotions do you think or feel are being represented here? Experience this e-Motions motion graphic by Tania Falcao. e-Motions states: Animation is an art form which brings to life our imagination, creates illusions an mimics actions. “Through this form of expression, based in motion, is possible to give form to sensations and feelings showing physical reactions and facial expressions. The goal is to present emotions and sensations through the expression of drawing and 2D digital animation technology.” via 2Modern Design Talk.
- If you’re looking for some different/challenging pumpkin carving patterns, check out these politically charged designs at Campaign-O-Lanterns.
- Love this product and what it communicates: Create your own message with the DIY Screenprinted LCD Card. 4 lines of 5-character fields lets you personalize your digital greeting. Cards are printed on 100% recycled paper. 5 for $15. From San Francisco shop Yellow Owl Workshop.
- This is a great idea for giving a special someone (or just yourself, because you’re special and you know it) a unique gift. The Mechanical Musical Box Kit lets you create your own tune, even if you’ve got the musical sensibility of a fruit fly. The kit comes with blank paper and instructions on how to create any tune. Find at The Curiousity Shoppe: Crafts, Kits, Curios for the Creatively Inclined. (thanks Jessiena!)
I’d previously been resisting posting only links, but lately I find myself tossing out links like a madwoman on Facebook…so, here. Have some linkage…a bit old, but take a peek.