[07: History Week | The cave paintings mainly resemble smudges now, after their original discoverer attempted to power-wash them off the wall because he, on religious grounds, did not believe in the past.]
Goddess of Storms
I am so excited to have finished this 8”hoop! :) I’ve been working on this for 4 weeks and I’m super chuffed with the outcome!! :) I can’t wait to start the next one! :) #hoopart #embroideryhoop #needlecraft #embroidery #handembroidery #fox #deer #redsquirrel #rabbit
It’s absolutely gorgeous!
EMBROIDERY GAME STRONG
Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders was delighted to learn about the work of Buckinghamshire, England-based illustrator Chloe Giordano, who uses freehand embroidery to create incredibly small, yet finely detailed depictions of animals.
The final works of a sleeping fawn or mouse are scarcely larger than the size of a thimble, yet can take long periods of time to complete as she mixes myriad thread colors to achieve perfection for each piece.
In addition to wonderfully wee embroidered pieces like those pictured here, Giordano also creates 3D sculptures. You can keep up with all of Chloe Giordano’s artwork right here on Tumblr at karenin. She’s currently available for comission-based work as well.
Let’s take the next 2 weeks making an editorial illustration! Illustrations that accompany articles in magazines and online often portray the overall message of the article in a really intelligent way. Try to think about metaphors and clever ways to communicate an idea, focus less on the literal. Here are a few articles to choose from if you don’t have a starting point, but feel free to pick any article that looks interesting to you.
Finished pieces due on August 31st, no limitation on size/color—if you feel like making a spot illustration rather than a full page, have at it.
Artist Samples in Promo Image:
You should check out my friend Jen's side-project, the Bi-Weekly Challenge. Basically, every 2 weeks, a new theme is suggested for you to work on for the following fortnight, and in the end you get to meet up with the two organisers, Jen and Tyler (if you're in Minneapolis), to informally present and discuss everyone's work. And you can also submit online!
This upcoming one is about editorial illustration (in the past we’ve had themes like “2 colours”, “sci-fi”,”mythology”, etc). This is great for anyone, but, I imagine, specially to students or people who are trying to get some extra encouragement to do some finished work.
Give it a go!
Google is celebrating Diana Wynne Jones’s 80th today!
WALKMAN ADVENTURES IN THE GALAXY.
Limited color palette work! After some experimenting some neat monster girls came into being, as well as a partially finished illustration.
"The Rape Poem to End All Rape Poems."
One of the best pieces of group spoken word poetry I’ve ever seen. WATCH IT.
THIS NEEDS TO BE WATCHED CHILLS FIRING THE WHOLE TIME POWER TO THE PEOPLE OF GOOD INTENTION AND LOVE
i started crying
I literally got chills watching this
I don’t usually watch these because they are difficult for me but I watched this and it was fab
I read somewhere that sirens/mermaids sang songs that they heard from sailors on passing ships. I imagine this is what a modern siren would sound like singing this song.
might be the rawest pic I ever seen. and he got a bag of chips in his hand
THIS IS SO FUCKING METAL
With his dreads and his american flag shirt, this is everything
Rockets’ red glare indeed.
what the fuck this is really good
holy shit this works super well