Tuesday, March 29, 2011

interesting photography

click here!

this guy does circusy, constructed type things. pretty cool.

Ignacio Rabago

This guy does some cool installation art. These images are part of his Babel Library X project.

Check out his website for more cool art.

Also, anyone use tumblr? It's a great way to find interesting artists and ideas.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wim Delvoye

Now that we're into our handcrafting project, I thought this artist did some interesting stuff. Xrays on stained glass windows. I wonder what his technique was.

sorry the images are so huge. i said upload small, but it didn't listen to me.


kinda funny..

for those times when you're really broke and can't afford professional lighting. haha.



Sorry I didn't talk about this during todays class but I have a journal ^^that I bought from the Met in 2009 and I'm glad I happened to have it here with me at school but it has a HANDSTITCHED COPTIC BINDING which allows for the journal to lay completely flat as you can see in the picture I took. The company that made my journal is "paperblanks handstitched masters". I will bring the journal to class on Wed. :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Yorker’s mysterious photo quest ends in Paris

I found this article on yahoo. (I feel like I find the most random stuff to share with you guys) And it's this crazy story about a guy who found a roll of film on the ground in New York. He decided to develop the film and started a quest to find the owner of the film.. he made 3 videos about this journey he went on and I found this story really amazing.

Here is the first video.

The story is written here.

Video 2 is here. and video 3 is here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

MyPicTales Coupon Trouble

Hello everyone!

For people who are trying to use their coupons for MyPicTales and are having trouble, don't give up! I spoke with Wendy from their support team and she contacted the dealist. She said for some reason my name was not on the list sent to them of coupon buyers. But everything is worked out now. So, if you contact MyPicTales support team and ask for Wendy, she will probably assume the same thing happened with you. k thanks bye.

Lake lights up at night

I found these pictures of a lake that glows in the dark at night. I thought it was pretty cool.

What happens to lakes in an area hit by forest fires and floods? Some will glow in the dark.
For a cluster of lakes in Australia's eastern Victoria, the combination of the fire and then the rain washed ash and nitrogen-rich soil into the water. The Gippsland Lakes experienced a rise in sea level. That caused the lakes to mix with sea water, which also raised the salinity.
This recipe led to the introduction of a species of algae called Noctiluca scintillans, commonly known as "sea sparkle." The bioluminescent brew gave the water a nocturnal glow.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hand Crafted Inspiration

Here is a link to the Gallery Exhibiton of book artists, that I showed in class.
take a look be inspired... make things
Donna seager gallery " the art of the book"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Color pics of San Francisco after '06 quake found

I found this article and I thought it was interesting. It's about the first and only color photographs found of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. And the images are stereographs which I (and anyone who took history of photo last year) learned about in class. They are meant to be looked at through this thing that makes the image appear 3-D.
This Oct. 6, 1906 stereo photograph provided ...

Here is the article.

Folio Book Publishing

Now that you are about to send your FOLIO work to print- you should look at other works before making your final edit & layout.
perhaps you want to look at artist run, self publishing photo sales and distribution.

Monday, March 21, 2011

fun photographer


This is some nifty photography, made me giggle.


buy tonight by 12midnight: Groupon $15 for $50 Mix Book

Photo Publishing Reviews

I mentioned a site that talks about photo books in terms of production value.
Look for the company you are using to make your book, and adjust design and layout accordingly.
she mentions: paper stock, paper finish, binding and covers... Photo Book Girl

Tyler Shields

Tyler Shields is an interesting artist...I don't like everything he does because some of his work really pushes certain things. Some of his work becomes too sexually based but here are some photos I do like:


haha...I just thought this was funny...thats all

Elena Kalis Photography

Elena Kalis Photography- She does mostly underwater photos of just children, all of the photos I've seen of hers are just little girls. She has a series of photos based off of Alice In Wonderland, so I strongly recommend looking through that in particular and also her work on in general on the website :) enjoy!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

free photo books



a friend showed me this post from a blog about book binding. it seems pretty simple check it out.
hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


well since ALL I posted this week was coupons I figured I'd post this one too even though it has nothing to do with art....

For each $5 donation to the American Red Cross for the Earthquake in Japan (if you don't know what I'm talking about please read a Newspaper), LivingSocial will donate another $5. So if you do that math you just donated $10 to a good cause!

happy st. patty's day!

Decorative Papers

After many people showed interest in the lovely paper Alysia Brown used to cover her book, I thought you might be interested in the website. The bookstore carries the papers, but they rotate through a few different styles, I think the book store is actually a bit cheaper....but if there's a paper you really want it would be worth it to make an order.


another photo book coupon

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


book coupon for all you last minute people out there....
cheap canvas print for anyone who's into that kind of thing....

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011


I "stumbled" upon this today. Thought it was pretty neat. If you have 30 seconds and want to watch a digital drawing....then you should  CLICK

Oh and here is what appears to be a quick pop-up card. Check it out HERE

(Yes, I am aware that it is not "my week" to post....but I got a little bored)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Rain does some funny things to me...

I just thought that this was so endearing
quite possibly because its raining out,
and any glimmer of hope or positivity
makes me grin and think
"wow, how endearing"

so, click and enjoy

see, to me
this type of project, really gets me thinking,
'what else could we do with this??'
'float messages?'
'float artwork?'

maybe someone else has another
glimmer, rainy day, idea

Let's make them!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Airplane Wifi

I am currently flying at 20,000 feet, using the internet. I may be a little late in learning about this new technology, but it is really cool! I have no idea how it works, but wifi on airplanes is the best idea ever!
In other news, I got to watch a man being strip searched because he smelled like drugs.
Happy spring breaking everyone!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

100 Natural Wonders of the World

For my fellow travel lovers - Just a few things you should try to visit during your journeys...