Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry from Outer Space

Far Out: Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Came from Outer Space by Denise Chow (Yahoo! News) 8/20/2013

First paragraph: 
"Ancient Egyptian beads found in a 5,000-year-old tomb were made from iron meteorites that fell to Earth from space, according to a new study. The beads, which are the oldest known iron artifacts in the world, were crafted roughly 2,000 years before Egypt's Iron Age."

May inspiration and creativity be with you! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Artist Pranks Best Buy

An entertaining art prank at Best Buy from the artist Plastic Jesus:
“Useless PLASTICBOX 1.2 for $99.99. Another gadget you don't really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of use.”
The manufacturer’s warranty warns that there is none “with this piece of crap.” It added: “If you are dumb enough to buy it you deserve all you get.”
The artist's website:
May inspiration and creativity be with you!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nation's Largest Yarn Bomb

"Commuters in Pittsburgh used to seeing steel and concrete across the city's Andy Warhol Bridge got a colorful surprise this morning thanks to more than 1,800 knitters who covered the bridge with yarn.
The result of the knitters' weekend work, and more than 18 months of planning, is 580 blanket-sized panels flanking the bridge's pedestrian walkways. Each of the 72-by-34-inch acrylic panels was knitted by hand.

"What's amazing about this project is how many people it's brought together," Penny Mateer, co-director of Knit the Bridge, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Thinking of the bridge as a metaphor, it's bridging differences and getting people to meet each other."

Volunteers worked on the bridge - closed for the day to vehicle and pedestrian traffic - until nearly 10 p.m. Saturday, covering it in roughly 3,000 feet of yarn. The yarn will remain on display through the weekend of Sept. 6."

May inspiration and creativity be with you!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Elephant Parade

Elephant Parade comes to the US

The Resorts of Dana Point will showcase dozens of colorfully decorated life-size elephant sculptures as Elephant Parade® makes its much-anticipated domestic debut after stops in London, Singapore, Milan and Amsterdam. The open-air exhibition connects acclaimed artists and celebrities with corporate and community leaders to attract public awareness and support for the world’s most majestic land mammals. In anticipation of the coming of the parade, Capistrano Unified School District held a elephant design contest.

Elephant Parade® is the world’s largest open-air exhibition of life-sized, decorated elephant statues created by local and international artists to generate worldwide attention, public awareness and support for the endangered Asian elephant. To date, Elephant Parade has raised more than $5 million for Asian elephant conservation and approximately 8 million people worldwide have experienced the expositions.

The Elephant Parade will be on exhibit from August 23th through November 17th.

May inspiration and creativity be with you!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Amazing Art Education Pinner!

This is the mother of all Pinterest users for art education pinners, Donna Staten.  She has 354 boards filled with some amazing pins!  About every category you can think of from projects to funny art related images, definitely worth hitting that "follow all" button!

Donna Staten on right (images are from the article linked below)

-Here's the link to her Pinterest:

-Here's the link to an article about her on Pinterest:

May inspiration and creativity be with you!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Jay Z "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film"

Jay Z "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film" 

Not too sure what I think of this yet but an interesting gesture to combine different artists together for his video.  Be forewarned, there is adult language in his lyrics.

This article from NPR Music puts it into context well, "Jay Z Video Puts Hip Hp and Art Back in the Same Room" by Cedric Shine (8/3/13):

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