We did it! We, as in, all of us- well, probably all of us- definitely MOST of us- okay at least SOME of us- frankly only a COUPLE of us have made it to the middle of the week unscathed. I don’t know about you but I am TOTALLY scathed so don’t include me in that equation. However, not too horribly scathed though that I can’t bring you the Quickies. Your intrepid Mid-Week Guy About... »
Hello! Today we’re finally going to expand our geographical horizons by a tiny bit* and talk about Judith Leyster. Judith Leyster 1609-1660 What I really like about Judith’s portrait is how she managed to make it look so spontaneous and full of personality. Before we had cameras with fast shutter speeds, holding any sort of expression other than a neutral glower long enough to capture ... »
My favorite events are events that include art in the mix. And SkeptiCon in Missouri is doing just that! The event planners found an extra room at the hotel where they are having their annual FREE conference that focuses on skepticism, atheism and science and they are letting us put art in it! WOOT! This year’s event has a planetary science theme and so will the art show! I am working on a f... »
You guys, just squeaking in under the wire, I’ve got yer Monday Quickies for you. So grab some cookies and milk if you’re EDT; if you’re GMT, then you likely won’t see this until sunup; and if you’re in Oz, well, sorry I cannot do that time math right now but I think you’ll be reading this in the future. Or something. Here we go… I love minimalist graphics... »
This past weekend, Nasa Ames had an open house to celebrate their 75th anniversary — something that hasn’t happened in 17 years. It was amazing, and some of you probably couldn’t make it on account of not being in the bay area (or not being up all night the night they released tickets). We went, and took some pictures! One of the coolest parts for me was being able to go inside h... »
Mad Quickies: Life-Sized Scrap Metal Hulk, Utopian Optical Illusion, Guys On Tinder Posing With Art and Much More!
Hey art nerds! It’s time for your Wednesday Quickies. This time I’m actually doing laundry *while* I do the write-up. I have to go back to the laundromat in 15, so let’s get moving! You know those heart-shaped lockets where each person can take half of the heart and be in a long distance relationship but also in love? (that’s what they’re for, right?) Well, what if su... »