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Atheist Blackout Poetry

Bible Blacked Out: Searching

This is the second posting in the bible blackout series. Luke: Searching   The door is locked. Persist, keep asking. Everyone searches. Roam for rest. Lights a lamp.   I am sure there will be more to come!  Join me.  If you don’t want to post them yourself, please use this contact form to submit them. Hashtags:  #blackoutpoetry, #bibleblackoutpoetry »

Women Painting Themselves pt 6

Women Painting Themselves pt 6

Anna Dorothea Therbusch 1721-1782 Self-portrait, 1761 from Wikimedia Commons I’m not going to lie, so far Anna Dorothea’s portraits are my favorite. I mean just LOOK at that FACE. I’m pretty sure I give people a very similar look on a daily basis. All relating to long dead artists aside, on a technical note Anna Dorothea’s trade is noted by brushes and pallet she’s ho... »

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Mad Quickies: The Smallest Sculptures Ever Created, Cymatics, Walls of Snow and More!

Hey gang, take my hand and come on a magical Art and Science journey with me. It’s not actually magic but it may as well be. Okay let’s start with the coolest thing. Cymatics is the study of visible sound via vibration. It is also the title of a ridiculously wonderful music video by Nigel Stanford that demonstrates the phenomenon in many different ways. I could watch this all day. I... »

Atheist Blackout Poetry

The Bible Blacked Out: Dying Flesh

While surfing the internet I came upon Blackout Poetry.  The basic idea is to take words that are already written and create a poem from them using a black marker.  So, use an advertisement, or a newspaper, or a book.  hmmmm. I made all the atheist, creative, feminist, social justice warrior “juices” sing!  Ok, I’m tone deaf…so, it just put my brain in overdrive.  I immediately had an idea o... »

Women Painting Themselves: pt 5

Women Painting Themselves: pt 5

Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans. I noticed that I had a pretty big hole in the chronology of artists that I wanted to talk about, so I went looking for some more people, because I didn’t think there was any good reason to assume that there were no women portrait painters between 1665 (death of Elisabetta Sirani [LINK]) and 1741 (birth of Angelica Kauffman, she’ll... »

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Hobby v. Craft: Survey Results

Earlier I wrote a post trying to wind my way through the differences between the use of the term “Hobby” and “Craft.”  I didn’t get very far and asked for people to respond to a short survey about how they use the terms.  I thought this might give some insight. I promised to post the results if there were at least 50 responses.  There were only 41, but I thought they ... »

Numismatic Quilling

Numismatic Quilling

One aspect of art is pushing boundaries – both your’s and society’s.  They can be large or small or known-in-advance or sneak up on you while you are working. One of the creative things I do is quilling.  Previously, I’ve written about how it is steeped in religiosity and sexism.  I didn’t expect it to push my social justice buttons in the here and now though! I know someone that... »

Making a book

Making a book

I’ve always wanted to make a picture book, but I’ve never quite come up with a story that I liked enough to commit to. Last December a drawing out of my sketchbook that I posted on twitter sparked a back and forth between myself and Treelobsters, and he ended up writing a short story about my little drawing. This was SO. COOL. After a bit more back and forth we established that A) we both wanted t... »

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