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Wednesday
Mar142012

Art in Willemstad

An annual event, the streets of Willemstad (Curaçao) are covered with art by well known artists:

(See: Willemstad Word Gekleurd)

Tuesday
Feb142012

What I want to see in Spotify

As you know, I am a big big fan of Spotify. Lately I've been playing with the Last.FM integration. It's a handy way for me to see what new music or artists I might like to listen to. I've discovered plenty of new music that way, it's great.

What I would like is to be able to ask Spotify (or Last.FM) for a 'radio' station which plays music that I might like to hear. This feature exists but it doesn't suit me because it would jump from a raucous rock piece to a quiet jazz piece to a strange folk piece. Generally I play music based on a general mood I am in or want. Quiet Jazz in the morning and upbeat stuff (load) when I am washing dishes. You get the idea.

If you work for Spotify, what do you think?

Monday
Apr112011

Thoughtful advice

No need to paraphrase or editorialize. Just read the whole thing, will ya? Lots of good advice that I wish I had gotten years ago.


How to steal like an artist (and 9 other things nobody told me)


Actually there is one nice tidbit that I got from the Lifehacker article that led me to the above link:


"It's not a new idea—you've very likely heard the phrase "Good artists borrow, great artists steal." It's commonly attributed to Pablo Picasso, or T.S. Eliot, though it likely originated with neither. Kleon illustrates his point in the cartoon above, and has this to say on the subject:

'Here's what artists understand. It's the a three-word sentence that fills me with hope every time I read it:


Nothing is original.


It says it right there in the Bible. Ecclesiastes:


"That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun."


Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of previous ideas.'



Wow, from the bible. Who knew.


 


 

Wednesday
Aug112010

Little children's drawings turned into art - COOL!

Check this link out, there are lots of really fun drawings. The artists take a little kid's drawing and turns it into something amazing. Here's a taste:

Art
Originally posted on May 04, 2007. Reprinted courtesy of ReRuns plug-in.
Sunday
Dec132009

A good scratchboard/clayboard tutorial

In my graphic design work I've gotten to know scratchboard (aka clayboard.) It's a very cool material that I've had a lot of success with. Here's an early example.

Here's a pretty good rundown of many of the tools, materials and techniques for working with clayboard. I found it very informative.