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 ... »

Mad Quickies: Pretty Pitties, raptor trike, UV voodoo, Kahlo cookies and more!

Mad Quickies: Pretty Pitties, raptor trike, UV voodoo, Kahlo cookies and more!

Happy Weekend, everyone! I’m eating raw almonds and drinking diet grapefruit soda. I’m pretty sure I’m doing this snack thing wrong. But I’ll tell you what’s right- I’ve got a bunch of awesome Quickies! Enjoy! Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution is an exquisitely poignant photo series by Sophie Gamand who sought to portray this misunderstood group in a dif... »

The Curve Who Became a Witch: The Mathematics of Maria Agnesi (Women In Science 18)

The Curve Who Became a Witch: The Mathematics of Maria Agnesi (Women In Science 18)

If any century would have favorably understood the manic blend of child shaming and twisted pride that is the typical Toddlers and Tiaras pageant parent, it was the Eighteenth. Child prodigies were in, and if you were aching to claw your way into the ranks of the minor nobility, your precocious son or daughter was your meal ticket. Some decades before Leopold Mozart dragged young Wolfgang to any p... »

Gender Inclusivity in Games

Gender Inclusivity in Games

I work with awesome people. I’ve been illustrating a new storytelling tabletop game for the past few years and it’s probably the most rewarding project I’ve worked on since I started freelancing. Part of that is how fun, different, and creative the game itself is, but much of it stems from the open and inclusive attitude the game designer, Sam Fraser, has had from the get go. The... »

Quillied Dandelion

Quilling: Infused with Sexism and Religiosity

Quilling is a paper craft or art form that uses strips of paper to create shapes, create images, fill in areas, and create decoration.  Generally the shapes are rolled around something small (like a toothpick) or pill bottle, or woven using something like a comb.  While there are other options, the primary one is a toothpick like tool. When researching the history you will find too many different ... »

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