gathered Tweets and random goodies

Posted by Dindrane on May 13, 2010 in links, news |

1. Stompy Din boots! \o/ DO WANT: http://bit.ly/9z9v9d 2. New door @House of Whimsy: The Wings and Wand may be a pub, hotel, or restaurant– only the fairies know for sure!: http://bit.ly/3qG5nG 3. Clash of the Kingdoms For the first time, scientists observe plants competing with animals for food http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/05/clash-of-the-kingdoms.html?etoc 4. Utrecht Learning Center – […]

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Dino Mummy Discoveries

Posted by Dindrane on December 5, 2007 in alerts, animals & wildlife, links, news |

Awesome–I want a stripy dinosaur quite badly now: WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most complete dinosaur mummies ever found is revealing secrets locked away for millions of years, bringing researchers as close as they will ever get to touching a live dino… …The study is not yet complete, but scientists have concluded that hadrosaurs […]

wedding first dance

Posted by Dindrane on December 4, 2007 in links |

The most awesome first wedding dance, ever. Just stick with it for a few seconds and trust me. My husband found this for me.

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.

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)

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