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  • Can the Minecraft Wooden Pickaxe Work in Real Life?
    by Carlos Zotomayor on July 26, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Ask anyone who has played Minecraft for 5 minutes and they’ll tell you how things start off. You are dropped into a random world, then punch some trees to get wood, and you make yourself some wooden tools on a workbench. Well, the question is: can a wooden pickaxe break anything in reality? To find [...]

  • A "Homeland" welcome for Neil Perry-Smith in New York
    by Unknown on July 21, 2021 at 7:47 am

     We are standing in front of a single-piece sand-stone sculpture of a serenely smiling cross-legged Shiva being worshipped by the small, dumpy Skanda (Fig. 3), the one the Guimet questioned. It was probably made in the second quarter of the 10th century for Jayavarman IV's new capital at Lingapura, today's Koh Ker, and is possibly a symbol of the king and his son. 'This is spectacular. I was shown a picture of it in pieces in the mid-Eighties. […]

  • Weekly Web Roundup: July 16, 2021
    by Ms. Ann Marie Watson on July 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Friday, July 16, 2021Category: Americans for the Arts NewsThis week: a community art project in NYC’s Chinatown, a report on the intersection of arts and technology, an educator’s guide on the First Amendment and the arts, the latest in our professional development webinar series for early arts leaders, and more!

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  • the largest creatures that ever lived -- 7/28/21
    on July 28, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Today's selection -- from Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures by Nick Pyenson. Blue whales are the most massive ani­mals in Earth's history:"Take in a deep breath. And now relax. You just shared oxygen with the largest animal -- ever, in the history of life on Earth. In a single blow, this animal expels a column of water vapor that would reach the top of a two-story house; the air that passed […]

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  • The Great Wave by Hokusai
    by Aeon Video on July 27, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Why Hokusai’s Great Wave – created amid Japanese isolation – became a resounding artistic and commercial success worldwide - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

  • Online Dating: Does Education Matter?
    on January 13, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Online daters are most likely to contact people with the same level of education as them, but are less fussy about an intellectual match as they get older, according to new research.

  • Important Stationary Items for Your Start up
    by ID Blogger on July 23, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Important Stationary Items for Your Startup If you’re an excited start-up business owner, or the proud CEO of a growing organisation, you will have a lot of things on your plate. It’s easy to focus on the bigger tasks at hand when you’re growing your business, but it’s also important not to miss the smaller details like your office stationery. Here are some of the essential stationery items that every business owner needs to have. […]

  • Posed Women Rendered in Vibrant Gradients by Hanna Lee Joshi Embody Loss and Acceptance
    by Grace Ebert on July 28, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Twisting into subtle backends or hunching into a cross-legged crouch, the faceless women that find themselves at the center of Hanna Lee Joshi’s practice all personify an aspect of the artist herself. Conveyed through vibrant gradients in gouache and colored pencil, the figures shown here are companions to those the Korean-Canadian artist created last year, although they plunge deeper into themes of loss, acceptance, and inclusivity. “The […]

  • Important announcement
    by Donna on July 16, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Currently, this website is not being updated. I will not likely return to operating textile tours again until late 2022, as I work predominantly with artisan communities that do not have easy access to Covid-19 vaccines. If you are a passionate creative solopreneur I invite you to see my  Creative Mindset & Business Coaching Website here. Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Donna x The post Important […]

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  • From the Archives: An Interview with Gerhard Demetz
    by Nastia Voynovskaya on May 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    It is often said that children are privy to a certain wisdom inaccessible to adults, that their naivete allows them to gaze at the world without the cynicism that comes from a long time of living in it. In his large-scale wood sculptures, Italian artist Gehard Demetz presents children as powerful figures — knowing, self-aware and bold. A master craftsman, Demetz creates his compositions within a surrealist framework, portraying his subjects […]