Photo by George SeatonUte Prayer for Earth’s Teachings
Earth teach me stillness
as the grasses are stilled with light.
Earth teach me suffering
as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility
as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring
as the mother who secures her young.
Earth teach me courage
as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me limitation
as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom
as the eagle which soars in the sky.
Earth teach me resignation
as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me regeneration
as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself
as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness
as dry fields weep with rain.
Visit him at his new site: Anatolian Leatherworks!
Simply outstanding work from Kurdish artist Yilmaz Askan living in Istanbul. You can contact him via his Facebook page. His business is called “Anatolian Leatherworks” and there will be a website eventually. These are only a few images of his incredible work.
As the year draws to a close
and families gather together,
we offer our warmest greetings
and best wishes for a
Happy New Year!
Doug, Tammi and Kylie
Sugar, Kona, Dozer and Kinkles too!
Absolutely no trees were harmed to produce this card
although a lot of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.
08/09/2018 – From Facebook comment by CL Dalstrom:
“In 1960, MC Escher met an elderly American woman on a cruise. When they disembarked, she game him this limerick which she had written.”
A charming co-traveler Escher
Has given us all so much plesher
That the prospect of leaving
Tomorrow is grieving
Me to an unreasonable mescher
I was 20-something, Pentax K1000 in hand, walking down a street in Philly near Union Station when I found this fellow and his mates on the bridge end pylons. Magnificent art deco renditions. Such heroic scale.
Animations of fractal sets.
Go and watch some of these and then tell me mathematics aren’t beautiful.
Iraqi currency brought home by my stepson after his second tour. (Hi res files at Flickr)
He’s Infantry and we’re endlessly proud of him – his biological father Scott Hofferber would have been even more so – he went to honor his memory.
God has blessed us by sending he and his fiance Richelle back to us.
Oh my GOD this is beautiful.
Fantastic video using the Red camera.
Watch in HD at Vimeo and go full-screen.
Wonderful moment near the very end when the woman opens her eyes. Stunning since they were closed the entire video.
Gorgeous, clever and engrossing stop motion.
Hat tip to Bifurcated Rivets
photo by Joe Stump
photo by Silverisdead
via Craft Magazine
Lovely little interactive ActionScript. This person is available for freelance and he looks worth it.
Very compelling time-lapse tilt-shift video of New York – taken in several locations over the course of a day. The detail is endless, both in the stationary and the moving elements. The harbor is impressive to watch, boats dancing on the water, helicopters coming and going like mosquitos.
Fantastic. Available in 1080P fullscreen at YouTube.
Great web app to make your own absurd signs – help lampoon the Westboro loons!
Absurd Sign Generator at ‘GodHatesSigns.com
Killer funny animation. Long, too. Hat tip to Bifurcated Rivets.
Art Clokey, creator of Gumby has died.
Logo design in today’s world is totally underrated. People don’t understand how important a good logo is and how valuable it is to their business. Let me guide you through the basics of what makes a good logo, while also walking you through the process of creating the identity and logo design for one of my recent clients, Vero, a limited liability company based in Miami, Florida. Hopefully, this will give you an understanding of what actually goes on behind the scenes while creating a professionally designed logo.
Coolest thing I’ve seen in years.
The actual replication process for DNA. Note how one strand has to be copied in reverse in short loops. Truly lovely animation that makes me more and more certain this world did not happen by accident.
Click to enlarge image.
What a delight to meet such a great cartoonist! He did the illustrations for the program and they were a HOOT.
Stop by RCHarvey.com and join up – he’s got premium content!
(click image to enlarge — only if you are wearing absorbent clothing, don’t say I didn’t warn you)
Ohmigawd. Oh.Mah.GAWD. Accurate right down to those pesky deeply-buried top screws. siiigh… (wipes away tear)
If you drove one of the earliest Macs, this is an official ‘Holy Relic’ – and should be treated as such.
Garry Booth has created a lovely piece of artwork that any Mac Geek would be proud to have.
Good job folks!
I hope the folks at Denver Apple Pi see this soon.
It will be so nice to have a Vice President with some class and an appreciation of fine art.
History of the Internet is really cool animated documentary by Melih Bilgil showing how the Internet has evolved from its ARPANET origins. The video is illustrated using PICOL icons, an project that helps provide free and open icons to help facilitate a common pictorial language for electronic communication.
From Silly Buddies…
I loved the architechture at the University of PA in Philadelphia! The University buildings themselves were covered with great gargoyles (all commissioned sculptures!) and plaques commemorating Ivy Day. I’m slowly digging through a huge collection of slides from my days there (I was a lab technician in the Biology Dept. in Leidy Labs and worked for Drs. Lee Peachey, Clara Franzini-Armstrong, Louis G. Tilney among others).
Lovely sculpture from the Univ of PA Museum in Philadelphia.
The wave itself was cast silver and the sphere polished crystal – mesmerizing to look at!
It was inside a plexiglass case that was none-too-clean and the lighting was very poor, thus I had to use a flash – took several shots to get a proper exposure.
Cupid watching his arrows burn on the altar of friendship.
Close-up of a statue I saw at the Philadelphia Art Museum. It was part of a travelling show – the Campbells Collection (as in soup, yes, that Campbells – it’s actually pretty neat – all those paste porcelain tureens and bowls led to some insane paste porcelain sculpture. Luscious stuff. Serious eye candy.) Can’t find any other references to these on the web. If I can find the full shot of the statue, I’ll post it too.