popsicles shaped like pathogens

Mad Quickies: Dangerous Popsicles, Defacing National Parks, Marble Harvesting and More!

We did it! We made it thru the week to another Friday. Another Friday full of interesting stories, beautiful art and popsicles shaped like deadly pathogens. That’s how we roll. If you earn a living making art, you’re probably white. – Via Courtney Our pal Sarah Hamilton‘s “Feminist As Fuck” shirts – A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Natio... »

Our Neighbor Australopithecus: The Anthropology of Mary Leakey

Our Neighbor Australopithecus: The Anthropology of Mary Leakey

The 1960s and early 1970s were the Rock Star era of anthropology, when each year seemed to bring a stunning new glimpse into the early development of man, and being a top anthropologist was to be a household name on par with Buzz Aldrin or Leonard Bernstein. And while individual superstars like Donald Johanson shone meteorically from time to time in the firmament, the era as a whole belonged to on... »

Design Diaries – Cthulu Hat Rack

Design Diaries – Cthulu Hat Rack

It’s been too long since I had a video to post, but this week, I finally filmed my hitting of things again. This is my first attempt at combining blacksmithing techniques into my work. This may seem confusing as most of my previous videos included hitting steel with a hammer, but allow me to clarify. Blacksmithing really does involve a burly man swinging a hammer at glowing hot metal on an a... »

Beach Trash

Wandering: Vacation Thoughts on the Beach, Trash, and Our Environment

I recently took a vacation to Gulfstream, Florida; an island off of Delray Beach.  We had a wonderful time, so relaxing.  Part of my vacation was twice daily walks on the beach in front of our lodging.  The sand was smooth, soft, and not filled with seaweed!  And the seaweed wasn’t the stringing sort that I detest. On these walks, I picked up a few “treasures.”  They range from a Bott’s Dot,... »

Mad Quickies: Med Doodles, Monster Chart, Upside Down Comics, a Burrowing Owl and More!

Mad Quickies: Med Doodles, Monster Chart, Upside Down Comics, a Burrowing Owl and More!

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... »

Women Painting Themselves pt 4

Women Painting Themselves pt 4

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 ... »

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