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Mad Art Cast Episode #6 – Whiplash!

Mad Art Cast Episode #6 – Whiplash!

w00t! Here’s Episode #6 – Whiplash! This week our hosts (Amy Davis Roth, Brian George, Ashley Hamer and A Kovacs) discuss (WITH SPOILERS!) the Oscar winning moving Whiplash. We also discuss, art fair burn-out, music for cats, #SciArt and the follow up on its impact. If you like our ‘cast please rate us on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher!   http://traffic.libsyn.com/madart... »

Landscape Painting: Fancy Hats Optional

Landscape Painting: Fancy Hats Optional

Hey so I finished an oil painting this weekend! Although I like oils a lot, it’s been a while since I last broke them out. This was painted on top of a different painting that I started this summer and then decided that I hated. A couple of things set up Painting A to failure. Last summer a friend and I were going around to local parks to paint, as neither of us had painted outside in foreve... »

Show Us Your Ugly Things: Lacemaking Edition

Show Us Your Ugly Things: Lacemaking Edition

Every so often, I will forget that I am not someone who enjoys crafts. I’ll think to myself ‘sure, refinishing that cabinet will be fun!’ or ‘sewing is such a useful skill!’ and then hours of melodramatic cursing later remember that the type of patience required for tedious fiddly tasks is the kind of patience that I don’t really possess. That selective amnesia ... »

Kaatsu: a shortcut to more muscle, but maybe not better health

Kaatsu: a shortcut to more muscle, but maybe not better health

Last week, Anne asked the backchannel about a workout trend she had come across called Kaatsu, sending along this link from Military Times and this one from Wikipedia. Her question was basically “does this set off any of your bullshit detectors” and as I am in the weird half-way point between fitness instructor and biologist, I took it up. »

Absorbed Reader

Where the Twain Shall Meet, Part 4 of 4 {Conclusion}

Janet L. Factor was born in the soot-showered industrial city of Barberton, Ohio, where as a girl she kept her head down and counted toads, turtles and snakes in the grass. She graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College, Phi Beta Kappa, having devoured a degree in biology, imbibed a minor in history, and nibbled on delectable side dishes of art and literature. Janet has expanded on that liberal ... »

Women Painting Themselves: pt 8

Women Painting Themselves: pt 8

Gah, you know you’ve left a series go unattended for too long when you have to look up what part you’re on. Anyways, in this part we’re going to look at two artists who were close contemporaries—they were acquaintances if not necessarily friends—working in France during the later part of the 18th century. Louise Élisabeth Vigée-LeBrun 1755-1842 Louise Élisabeth Vigée-LeBrun* was ... »

Dancing Wave

Where the Twain Shall Meet, Part 3 of 4

Janet L. Factor was born in the soot-showered industrial city of Barberton, Ohio, where as a girl she kept her head down and counted toads, turtles and snakes in the grass. She graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College, Phi Beta Kappa, having devoured a degree in biology, imbibed a minor in history, and nibbled on delectable side dishes of art and literature. Janet has expanded on that liberal ... »

Applying Lipstick

Where the Twain Shall Meet, Part 2 of 4

Janet L. Factor was born in the soot-showered industrial city of Barberton, Ohio, where as a girl she kept her head down and counted toads, turtles and snakes in the grass. She graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College, Phi Beta Kappa, having devoured a degree in biology, imbibed a minor in history, and nibbled on delectable side dishes of art and literature. Janet has expanded on that liberal ... »

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