Mad Quickies: chick tracts, scared scientists, feminist art and moar catz!

Mad Quickies: chick tracts, scared scientists, feminist art and moar catz!

Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury! Happy Friday to the rest of all y’all. Here, have a macaque selfie. The copyright office says you can use it as your desktop wallpaper. And while I’m at it, have some delicious Quickies! Feminist Rhode Island artist, Riz Paulo specializes in glass blowing and painting. Her goal is to bring women’s struggles to life. {via Mindy} Witness while you work... »

Ryan's roommate's cat, Artemis, a tiny grey stripy thing wrapped in a purple fuzzy thing.

Mad Cats!

Here at Mad Art Lab, we kinda live on the intarwebs. This means we like us some cats. (Most of us, anyway.) We like cats so much, we’ve invited some of them to LIVE WITH US. Granted, they’re not always the best roommates. They don’t pay rent, they demand to be fed for free, they stomp on your head while you’re sleeping, they shed all over and hork on the carpet. Rude! Good ... »

Women Painting Themselves pt 2

Women Painting Themselves pt 2

Hi all, welcome to part two of this series of self-portraits by women! Today we’re moving a little bit forwards in time, but staying in roughly the same geographical area (16th century Italy was kind of a big deal for art history) to talk about Lavinia Fontana Lavinia Fontana: 1552-1614 “Self-portrait at the Clavichord with a Servant by Lavinia Fontana” Like Sofonisba Anguissola,... »

Mad Quickies: moon map, hot cockles, cartoon lips and more!

Mad Quickies: moon map, hot cockles, cartoon lips and more!

You guys- I went to Pilates class this past week and the instructor gently told me that my pants were on inside out. True story! Anyway, my pants are on correctly right now, we’re halfway to the weekend, I’m sipping a superior glass of iced tea and I’ve got a bunch of Quickies for you. Enjoy! Kalliopi Monoyios posts about the Graphic Guides to Ebola from the Epicenter and Abroad.... »

Make a Thing Wednesday

Make a Thing Wednesday

Hello Madartlabbers! Today marks our third week doing Make A Thing Wednesdays and we hope that you are having as much fun as we are! Let’s take a look at all the cool stuff people were making last week: Jocelyn made a pretty frickin’ sweet illustration of a beastie. Brian convinced Celia to sketch a wicked awesome battle duck! Brian also shared a microscope drawing he is working on. La... »

Kinetic Figure

Mad Quickies: Velvet Worms Are Gross, These Fish Aren’t Real, “Science” Programs and More!

It’s Monday and I’m declaring this week a do-over for last week. Let’s try and make this one better. And to start off in that direction, I give you the Quickies. Full of beauty, levity and weirdness. Are those fish really in that bowl? No? They’re paintings made by layer upon layer of resin?! Yes! New work from Keng Lye. I wish all of David Lynch’s movies came with a ... »

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