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26 Unique Tech Gadget Websites for Design Inspiration

New technology is constantly hitting the marketplace and capturing the attention of early adopters. Lots of cool gadgets have been created for smartphones, tablets, laptops, game consoles, and even 3D printing. Modern Internet startups have also pushed the boundaries on 21st century technology. Show More Summary

Free download: 600+ free vector silhouettes

Need a realistic looking person for an icon? Perhaps you’re looking to create a logo like Major League Baseball’s classic? Well you’ve come to the right place! This free download by VectorOpenStock.com features more than 600 silhouettes of people in all manner of activity, from skateboarding to running. But there’s not just people, you’ll also find dozens […]

Create an Illuminated Digital Paper Cut-Out Scene in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial you'll learn how to use gradients, effects like drop shadows and outer glows, and custom brushes in order to render a Halloween-inspired scene that looks as if it's made of dimensional, illuminated paper cut-outs. Show More Summary

Illustraton Throwback Thursday #8

Clicky to Embiggen… I did the illustration above in 1997 for a syndicated radio show called “Backtrax USA”, which played retro music from the 1980’s. I don’t like doing logos but in this case the logo was provided and my task was to add caricatures of some iconic 80’s rock stars and the shows host […]

Scathing critique of UNESCO's ineffectual response to Syrian crisis

Michel al-Maqdissi, former director of the Syrian Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums' Archaeological Excavations department, points out the ways in which UNESCO has failed to go beyond the traditional list of UNESCO measures...Show More Summary

Reflections on the RHS Botanical Art Show Autumn 2014

The Botanical Artists selected by the RHS to exhibit at their Autumn Botanical Art Show 2014 - from Bath, Cornwall and Lincolnshire (England)Midlothian (Scotland)Powys (Wales), and Hong Kong, Japan,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

Just in time for Halloween, Decca Classics has released the trailer for the upcoming CD Renée Fleming: Christmas in New York.

Frederik Buyckx

Favela La Mineira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2014   Frederik Buyckx (b.1984, Belgium) received a master’s degree in advertising design at St-Lucas Antwerp and studied photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. In 2010 he became a freelance photographer and has worked on ssignments for National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times […]

Eye Candy for Today: Adolph Menzel’s View from a Window

View from a Window in Marienstrasse, Adolph Menzel Image on Surprised by Time blog (scroll down), direct link here. Gouache over chalk on paper, 12 x 9 inches (30 x 23 cm). Original is in the Museum Oskar Reinhart am Stadtgarten, Winterthur

Frederik Buyckx

Favela La Mineira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2014 Frederik Buyckx (b.1984, Belgium) received his master’s degree in advertising design at St-Lucas Antwerp and studied photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. In 2010 he became a freelance photographer and has worked on assignments for National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times and […]

Eerie Halloween Photography

It's halloween time and as we are less than two days away from this big celebration we selected some eerie looking photography. From dark and creepy trees to spooky abandoned houses, these photos convey that feeling of fear and angst,...Show More Summary

The great escape (it's what writing is all about)

"Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with completely different people." - Roald Dahl Being in a different place with completely different people is what made...

10 Hot Photography Tutorials: October 2014

Who else is slightly freaked out by the fact that we’re about to move into November? Where did the year go! Anyway – it’s time to look back on the hottest tutorials for October. This past month saw a few of our posts go a little viral. Show More Summary

How to Choose the Right Age Category for Your KidLit Work-in-Progress

1. Don’t forget your overarching concept. My MG, THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY, is about a young girl who becomes a folk artist; with her grandfather’s help, they turn their home into a folk art environment. My initial idea wasShow More Summary

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