Chuck Wendig on the Starving Artist

We all have heard the Staving Artist Myth. You know- the writer or artist or creator who sits in a freezing attic, making a packet of ramen noodles last for a week's worth of meals, cold, hungry, alone, butĀ fulfilled. Oh, so romantic, right? No. At least not to me. But we are too often given … Continue reading Chuck Wendig on the Starving Artist

Wednesday Wanderings: Ice is Not Ice Especially at the Olympics, Too Many Books is Not Too Many, Birth of a Supernova, and Neanderthal Art

Did you think that preparing ice for the different events at the Olympics just means getting out the zambonis? Think again: Ice Meisters Are you convinced you have too many books? It seems you don't. I know I will never worry about adding books to my shelves again: Too Many Books is a Good Thing … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Ice is Not Ice Especially at the Olympics, Too Many Books is Not Too Many, Birth of a Supernova, and Neanderthal Art

Wednesday Wanderings: Balloon Animals, Turn of the Century Color Photos, Vocal Trio Performs Beatles Song, and Losing A Pet

And you thought you could make balloon animals. Wrong!: Balloon Animals Think color photography is a relatively new thing? Not really. Two French brothers invented a method for taking color photos in 1907. Here's a collection of, well, a lot, of color photos from the turn of the century: Color Photos By now, you should … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Balloon Animals, Turn of the Century Color Photos, Vocal Trio Performs Beatles Song, and Losing A Pet

Wednesday Wanderings: New Web Site for Me, Art from Old Tires, The Wave Sandstone Formation, and New Frog Looks Like Kermit

The first link I'm going to share is-- mine! We have a new domain, a new look, and a new beginning. If you've bookmarked the site, your old one should still work, but you might want to change it. And please bear with me while I work out the inevitable kinks. I hope you like … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: New Web Site for Me, Art from Old Tires, The Wave Sandstone Formation, and New Frog Looks Like Kermit

Wednesday Wanderings: Newspaper Sculpture, Toxic Ocean Lake, Ancient Greek Mosaics, and Jupiter

Ever wonder if something other than recycling or composting could be done with old newspapers? Here's your answer: Newspaper Sculpture There is a "lake" in the Gulf of Mexico that you won't want to swim in. (Yeah, the head is kinda click bait-y but I thought it was interesting, anyway): Lake in the Sea Archaeologists … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Newspaper Sculpture, Toxic Ocean Lake, Ancient Greek Mosaics, and Jupiter

Wednesday Wanderings: Europa Plumes, Secrets Under Paintings, Real Life Transformer, and Cat Bouncing!

The Hubble telescope has recorded what may be major activity under Jupiter's moon Europa: Water Plumes on Europa (Which is all well and good, but I can't help thinking of 2010: "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT EUROPA.ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.USE THEM TOGETHER. USE THEM IN PEACE." Maybe we should just leave well enough alone?) … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Europa Plumes, Secrets Under Paintings, Real Life Transformer, and Cat Bouncing!

Wednesday Wanderings: Tree Art, John Cleese on Political Correctness, Ancient Seeds, and Juno Film of Jupiter’s Moons

Another click baity header, but the art is fantastic: Tree Trunk Carving John Cleese being his usual brilliant self here, with some thoughts on political correctness: John Cleese Speaks 850 year old seeds that still grew: Ancient Squash A stop-motion film from the Juno spacecraft as it approached Jupiter in June. It shows the orbiting … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Tree Art, John Cleese on Political Correctness, Ancient Seeds, and Juno Film of Jupiter’s Moons

Wednesday Wanderings: Conductors Cast Spells, Vitamin D Research in Old Teeth, Nanotech for Indy Driver, and Bowie’s Art on Tour

Well, who knew? Conductors Casting Spells Teeth from skeletons hundreds of years old provide Vitamin D evidence: Vitamin D in Teeth Indy driver Tony Kanaan is using nanotechnology in his shirt to help measure physical stresses: Indy Tech Some of David Bowie's collection of contemporary art is going on tour before it goes on auction: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Conductors Cast Spells, Vitamin D Research in Old Teeth, Nanotech for Indy Driver, and Bowie’s Art on Tour

Wednesday Wanderings: Drywall Art, Wine for Cats, SFF Dads, and a Song for the Arctic Ocean

Ever tried doing your own drywall? End up hating joint compound with a passion? Yeah, many can relate. Maybe if we could all do this, we'd feel differently (but I'd still hire someone else to put up the drywall first!): Drywall Art And still another from boredpanda, need a drinking buddy but everyone you know … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Drywall Art, Wine for Cats, SFF Dads, and a Song for the Arctic Ocean

Wednesday Wanderings: Art from Books, Shakespeare in Miniature, Strange Twitter Battle, and Tolkien Re-enactors

I've seen a lot of these type of things done. I find them beautiful- fully as beautiful as the original book itself. A lot of people feel that it's wrong to destroy a book like this. What do you think?: Art From A Book Here are some more books. This time, tiny books by and … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Art from Books, Shakespeare in Miniature, Strange Twitter Battle, and Tolkien Re-enactors