Arts and Crafts

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Packing Tape Artist

Even though I have already made several posts about the variety of art packing tape can be used for, I still come across artists who blow me away with their skills and creativity.

Take the Dutch artist Max Zorn for instance. He uses packing tape to create amazing pictures of every day subjects. He pastes and cuts the material where he sees fit and beauty unfolds before your eyes.

Take a look and be amazed.

After posting a home-made video on the Internet, the works of art he had already created caught the eye of the world. As a result, Max Zorn's work was displayed and could be admired at an exhibition in Singapore which was held not too long ago.

He started out in 2011 by displaying his work on the street lamps in Amsterdam. The light behind the tape showed off his work at night and, according to the artist: "I didn't want to work on walls or on the floor I wanted to use street lamps as an urban gallery and I wanted to use the darkness as the setting around my artwork."

This artist shows once again how ordinary materials can be applied to create extraordinary artwork!

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Artistic Abilities

You may not always be aware of it, but anyone who is a specialist in their field usually possesses all the qualities to create something beautiful. They can either work with a blank canvas, or turn a blemished one into a piece of art. That is why those experts are also considered to be artists in my book.

Our skin is like a blank canvas and many take the opportunity to adorn it with colorful portraits and other designs. Some like to darken their complexion through bathing in the sun and then there are those of us who are battling skin problems which developed on their own over time.

Not everything we expose our skin to may turn out to be for the best. Too much sun exposure can lead to skin cancer and diseases like Psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, and Rosacea to name a few, are not the kind of 'art' we like to see and experience on a daily basis.

When that happens, it is time to see a dermatologist. A "skin specialist delhi" is a great option. This specialist can work with your skin and restore it to its full potential or make some aesthetic corrections to enhance your appearance.

How is that for artistic abilities?!

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Space Saving Solution

Our oldest grandson joined the Scouts last year and has been, and still is, earning badge after badge.

I used to keep them in a scrap book, but I was not very happy with that. They should be on display and I tried to come up with a good solution.

The first thing that crossed my mind was the obvious one: some sort of a wall display. There is already so much on the walls in his room though and it would look extremely cluttered. So, that idea was off the table.

Then it dawned on me. The folding closet doors would make an excellent display.

I cut and sewed fabric to the desired width and length and wove it through the slats of the doors.

I fastened it with thumb nails on the back of the doors, making it easily removable in case the need would arise.

With a few stitches the badges and his previous rank cap, neckerchief and slide, were quickly fastened on the fabric.

It occurred to me that this was actually an ideal solution to display all kinds of other stuff as well.

Drawings, pictures, and many other items would draw the so much deserved attention without taking up extra space. The closet doors are there anyway and only take up valuable, wasted space.

Well, not anymore!

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Friday, November 27, 2015

A Creative Site For State Of The Art Deals

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I may even crochet something out of this craft book which I found on Shogasm.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Incredible Art

Every now and then I come across artwork which and/or artists who blow my mind. Seeing how I already have a hard time getting a project done using water colors or coloring pencils, you can imagine how I almost envy their wonderful, artistic abilities. Honestly, I am more thankful that we can enjoy the fruits of their labors.

I was very impressed with the rapid way Denny Dent could create an amazing painting on stage, but I was even more astonished with the skills and talents of the artist in the video below. It only takes a couple of minutes to watch it. I strongly suggest you do, because than you will understand why my jaw dropped to the floor.

Be warned; yours may do the same.

How cool is that? I was totally baffled with the ease this portrait came to life, although I have to admit I didn't have a clue what it was until I was granted to look at it the way it was supposed to be viewed.

If you know more artists like this, or maybe you are one, then please don't hesitate to share with us in the comment section.

This type of creativity deserves a place in the spotlights!

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Smart Rain Art: Now You See It, Now You Don't

I suppose we all can associate with that dreary feeling that comes along with those dark, rainy days. Those days are no fun and I have the tendency to just go to sleep until the rays of the sun brighten up the world again.

It is bad enough watching the rain drip from the leaves and the roof. Here in the South, when it rains it pours. Yards and streets turn into ponds you know aren't supposed to be there. I can only imagine how bleak and gloomy all that concrete in the cities must look like.

Well, it doesn't have to. Rain can be fun and turn boring sidewalks, driveways, buildings, and streets into cute, entertaining works of art.

All it takes is a non-toxic, biodegradable and environmental friendly protective coating for wood and stone.

From what I read, the best product is made by the Nanex Company. It is easily applied with a brush, roller, or spray gun.

Once dry, it is invisible until it gets wet.

It would be wise to use a pattern, because the artwork will last for around 4 months up to a year, depending on how much (foot) traffic it has to endure.

You shouldn't encounter any problems with the law. Since it is only temporary art, harmless for both property and environment, and as long as you don't advertise anything, it seems to be totally legal.

There is no doubt in my mind the kids would love this type of art. It's like magic: now you see it, now you don't. I can already hear them sing: 'Rain, rain, come today. Don't wait till another day'!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Artfully Handcrafted: MARY’s Recipes. Taste And Share The Secret Ingredients!

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I may be pretty creative when it comes to arts and crafts, but I sure lack the ingenuity when it comes to cooking. I usually whip up quick and easy meals by dishing up the contents of boxes and cans.

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