mailboxes don’t have to be boring

Posted by Dindrane on November 28, 2007 in art, challenge, links |

No, maybe these aren’t all “art,” but they’re fun: “Weird” mailboxes What would your ideal mailbox look like? Design one that says something about you, your artwork, and your aesthetic! (though of course in my area, I have to worry about rednecks with baseball bats either ruining my work or breaking their arm on my […]

The Aesthetic and Art of Rinne Nadeshico

Posted by Dindrane on November 27, 2007 in art, links |

Go over to Needcoffee.com where I’ve posted a link to the gallery of a fascinating young Japanese artist. She’s redoing the definition of “Yamato Nadeshiko,” which is long overdue. I explain more about it over there. An anime-like aesthetic with political import, and just plain cool, to boot.

DVD Reviews: A Car Wreck of a Film and the Walking Dead Try to Act

Posted by Dindrane on November 16, 2007 in links, reviews |

A couple more of my DVD reviews have gone live. These seem to have particularly amused the husband.

pondering–which words count?

Posted by Dindrane on November 15, 2007 in writing |

If my goal is to write at least 1000 words a day, and today I wrote over that, but then deleted it all because I wanted to take the scene a completely different direction, does that earlier 1000 words still count towards today’s total? Or does only physical growth of the manuscript count, even if […]

Bent Objects

Posted by Dindrane on November 13, 2007 in art, links |

Bent Objects has a ton of awesome sculptures/photo collages. Go see them and be inspired! (found by Cosette, friend to Disiecta Membra)

oils vs. acrylics?

Posted by Dindrane on November 13, 2007 in art, links |

1st Art Club of Dallas has a brief, subjective look at choosing acrylics vs. oils as a medium for your work. I’d love to hear anyone’s comments on this subject in general or responses to this specific article. Warning: page uses the dreaded blink tag I’ve heard that if you’re only worried about the price […]

challenge: three versions of one photo

Posted by Dindrane on November 13, 2007 in art, challenge, links |

The Distraction Lab blog has an interesting entry today about painting three different versions of a chosen photo. This is an excellent idea/challenge; you could do as they did, using matching, complementary, and then triad colors, or you could just try different styles of painting, such as abstract, pointillist, etc., or using different media even. […]

Addicting fun for an excellent cause

Posted by Dindrane on November 8, 2007 in links |

There is no way that you will not love this. Use those GRE/SAT words! http://www.freerice.com/index.php (found by awesome friend of Dindrane, the lady Jayhawk)

great ideas for 2008?

Posted by Dindrane on November 4, 2007 in alerts, challenge, links |

Idea the First: I really like this idea: 50 Crafty Projects in 2007. The blogger basically did just that–made 50 crafty things over the course of the year and posted her results. I’d like to try that for next year; it would basically be just about 4 items per month. Art or craft would apply, […]

Working for the Man Every Night and Day…

Posted by Dindrane on November 4, 2007 in alerts, links |

Here’s a quiz related to a new book on surviving cubicle farm living, that helps you figure out in very funny, no uncertain terms, how you feel about your job and if you should quit now or risk going on a tri-state killing spree. (If we all hate our jobs, why can’t we all work […]

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