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Wakodahatchee Wetlands

On my recent trip to Gulfstream, FL I also went to Wakodahatchee Wetlands.  Usually, this wouldn’t be the basis of a blog post for me…but, it was amazing, wonderful, and weird.   The wetlands are man-made and are not that large.  You travel through them on a boardwalk.  It is a really nice, easy walk.   Our first encounter was with a family of black-bellied whistling-ducks.  We wat... »

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Tim Vortex: The Last Spacemaster

Tim Vortex: The Last Spacemaster

As I mentioned in my previous post, there is a new Death By Puppets series. We are, not surprisingly fans of Doctor Who. But, just because we love something doesn’t mean we won’t take great pleasure in spoofing its tropes, and highlighting some of its flaws. As such, it was only obvious that we would create a “totally not a TARDIS” set and re-costume a Han and Leia puppet m... »

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... »

The Secret Life of Hormones: Rosalyn Yalow and the Discovery of Radioimmunoassaying

The Secret Life of Hormones: Rosalyn Yalow and the Discovery of Radioimmunoassaying

There’s an unsung immensity in the craft of Measuring Things Better. Within our twisting cleverness for developing better and better measurement tools there lies the secret of our advancement not only as science-doers, but as a species generally. The dramatic potential for improving human life through better measurement has no grander success story than that of Rosalyn Yalow, co-discoverer of Radi... »

self portrait by molly crabapple

Mad Quickies: Molly Crabapple’s Rules For Artistic Success, Life-Sized T Rex For Sale, Exploding Meteorites Captured On Video and More!

Hey gang. As of this writing, the election results are not yet in. So I’m just gonna keep on like everything is fine. You’re reading this on Wednesday morning, so whatever your political persuasion, these Quickies are here to comfort you and make you feel good and have faith in humanity. This one is a must. Read it. Internalize it. A Lab favorite – badass artist extraordinaire, M... »

Mad Quickies: Face Plants, Mental Illness Dualities, Bodies in Space, Pumpkin Carving with LASERS and much more!

Mad Quickies: Face Plants, Mental Illness Dualities, Bodies in Space, Pumpkin Carving with LASERS and much more!

You guys, where the heck have I been? A good guess would be that I’m waking from a Halloween candy-induced sugar haze. Be that as it may, I have collected a bunch of sweet treats for you and no tricks, I swear. Have at it! A wee bit after the fact, but still fabulous. One woman, 31 days of Halloween makeup. Truly masterful work by Amanda Chapman. {via Elizabeth H.} Awesome Book Alert: “... »

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