Episode 2 is live! Meet artist Chicago-based artist Deb Sokolow and receive your assignment to do a stakeout!
EPISODE 02 INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Find an interesting or intriguing object.
2. Place the object in a public spot where people can interact with it.
3. Pick a location to observe these interactions, and observe the interactions.
4. Document what happens. You can do this however you’d like, using photos, video, text, drawings, or anything else.
5. Upload your documentation and share it online using whatever social media platforms you prefer, being sure to tag it with #theartassignment so we can find it. Your response to the assignment may be included in a future episode!
Learn more about Deb’s work here: http://debsokolow.com
Listen to a great interview with her here: http://badatsports.com/2013/deb-sokolow-interview/
And if you haven’t already, subscribe!
Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.
This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be.
Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe
they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that
This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American
I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.
Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.
COMMUNITY PROMOTION PROJECT
Firstly: much to my dismay, we seem to be losing followers. So I’d just like to ask: is there anything that I, as a moderator, could be doing better? Suggestions via Ask would be much appreciated and will be kept between you and me (usakeh) unless you’d rather it be public.
Secondly: I want to do a community promotion project. Everybody who reblogs this post directly from bipolarsupport will be entered in a raffle. There will be three winners, and each winner will get an $25 Amazon gift card.
Thirdly: if you are seeing this as a result of somebody reblogging it, let me tell you what we do. Here at bipolarsupport, we attempt to provide support (surprise, surprise) for both people with bipolar disorder and people who are close to people with bipolar disorder. We welcome questions and do our best to answer them in a helpful way. I also try to reblog posts I find in the “bipolar disorder” tag that I think might be interesting for followers to see. If this seems like something that could help you, follow us!
Note: To be entered in the raffle, you must reblog the post directly from here (that is, from bipolarsupport). It’s the only way I’ll be able to keep track of who has entered carefully enough. Thank you.
This will be over at the end of January 2014.
Lastly: The photograph above the text was taken by me (usakeh).
Has anyone got any suggestions for watercolour sketchbooks apart from Moleskine?
Gabriel Chandelier by Erwan Ronan Bourellec
Giant chandelier that drapes like a necklace.
A phenomenon known as “Psuedo-Kufic” swept across Europe in the Middle Ages and Renaissance period. European artists hoped to make Christian paintings look more refined and wealthy, so they would draw fake Arabic letters, imitating the Arabic calligraphy so popular in the Muslim world.
This is true.
Tatar People (Brittanica.com)
The Silk Road in Antiquity (the Met Museum)
By the time the cloth got to Italy, it was already expensive. By the time it got to Northwestern Europe, it was nearly priceless.
http://bollykecks.tumblr.com/post/70409254827 have you seen this? she’s brilliant