Since seeing this video, I’ve made a vow to myself that while I’m living in South East Asia, I must must get to India to celebrate the Holi Festival of Colours. I have heard of it before and thought that I really should get there to see it sometime, but now.. it’s an absolute must. Just watch this gem of a video.. I think you’ll understand why.
I can’t actually stop watching.. it puts such a smile on my face :)
I know this isn’t the usual ‘I heart art’ but I think you’ll agree that this video is a piece of art.. and I’m really hearting it. It was shot by Jonathan Bregel and Khalid Mohtaseb for Variable. Found on Colossal.
So, once or twice I’ve had a go at creating gifs. I like the idea of taking a series of images and putting them together to create movement.. and normally they end up really grainy and jerky, but kinda fun.
Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever thought gifs could look this incredible. They are called Cinemagraphs, and are created by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg. Amazing or what?!
I could just watch these all day.. they go on forever and ever :)
All images from Cinemagraph, found via Art Hound
Hi all, it’s Donaville from Discover Paper and today I wanted to share something for the kids – fingerprint guestbooks!
Fingerprint guestbooks seem to have been quite a craze for the past few years, and it’s no wonder why: it’s a really great way to leave a lasting impression! I’ve seen fingerprint trees a’plenty around the blogosphere, namely for weddings, but fingerprint pirate ships, elephants, and airplanes? I hadn’t heard of those until I stumbled across Bianca Hewson’s shop on Etsy. Bianca’s taken a popular idea and expanded it beyond the wedding scene, making birthdays and other events all the more memorable and fun. It’s DIY artwork!
Hello everyone, it’s Donaville from Discover Paper and I recently happened upon Alan S. Lu’s “Voussoir Cloud”, a 3 dimensional structural tessellation created from laser-cut ultra-light materials.
Math wasn’t my strong-suit in school. I’ve always been more of a right-brained individual drawn to the Arts, but I did find geometry to be one of the most enjoyable classes I had ever taken. What I remembered most was learning how to create tessellations and being introduced to the work of the infinitely talented artist, M. C. Escher, who I deemed the father of tessellations. I think Escher and other like-minded individuals would appreciate Alan S. Lu’s work.
With only one week until I fly home to finish preparing for our wedding, I’m starting to feel like most brides I’ve spoken to a month out from their weddings – stressed. Somehow my to-do list is still growing with funny little jobs that keep cropping up out of the blue. I look forward to do the day that the list starts getting smaller, which probably won’t be until the actual wedding day! Oh honeymoon, you will be cherished.
Anyhow, enough whining. I am here this morning to show you something lovely and happy and stress-free!
Check out these gorgeous artworks by Lara Harwood, don’t they make you happy? They make me happy.. especially these first two. They make me want to throw a confetti party!
All images are by Lara Harwood, via You Are My Fave, via a Rowan tree.
I came across these gorgeous bird boxes over on Fossil Blog the other day.. aren’t they amazing?! I can’t even tell you how much I love birds.. like, love love love birds, and especially when they’re shown in the wild (not caged), so these are perfect.
They’re by artist John Dilnot, and some are available to purchase here while they last.
There’s just something about Pin Up Girls that I find completely fascinating and fabulous.. and that was before I came across these before-and-afters on Miss Mabiel! Turns out these symbols of fabulous feminine perfection and actually just normal people :)
I’ve left out some of the more ‘revealing’ ones, but you can see a lot more over here.
I’m not sure about you, but this would definitely make me smile if I passed it on the street…
Image from Yatzer, via My Modern Met.