Posted: January 11th, 2017 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Cleverness, Photography | No Comments »
American artist Harry Everett Smith is mostly known for his experimental film making in the 1940s. But he also composed music and painted. From 1961 to 1983, he picked up every paper airplane he found on the streets of Manhattan. The survivors of his dedicated collection have been photographed by Jason Fulford and published in Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith, Catalogue Raisonné, Volume I.
Harry found this colorful plane on October 29, 1980 at Broadway and East 23rd Street.
He found this slim flyer March 17, 1979 at West 28th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Broadway.
This newspaper plane was picked up on January 20, 1968 at Fifth Avenue between West 34th Street and West 35th Street.
And where did Harry find this polka-dotted beauty? You’ll have to buy the book to find out!
I think I’ll make an eye-catching paper plane and leave it on the street for some present-day soulmate of Harry to find and pick up. Maybe you should, too!
(All photos © Jason Fulford)
Posted: November 24th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Holidays, Personal Plea | No Comments »
How lucky we are to have such a wonderful family.
Let our roots grow deep in our love for each other.
Let our hearts, friendships, and homes be blessed with truth and forgiveness.
Let us honor each person for their unique qualities and special characters.
Watch over each and every one and keep them safe,
Fill their lives with goodness,
And weave us all closer together.
Posted: November 13th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Beauty, Cleverness, Nature | No Comments »
Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy heads into nature to create works of art by arranging leaves, sticks, rocks, and ice into dazzling patterns.
His art is transient. Wind can blow it away. Movement can scatter it. Heat can melt it. But for a short, precious time it brings beauty, order, and innovation to the wilderness.
“When I make something, it may vanish, but it’s part of the history of those places,” he says.
See more of Andy Goldsworthy’s amazing art here. And check out his books. They would make wonderful holiday presents!
Posted: October 4th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Artwork | No Comments »
Celebrated for his magical illustrations, including a comic strip he drew that brought an L. Frank Baum Oz book to life, American writer and artist Walt McDougall published his own weekly fantasy stories for children in Sunday newspapers from 1902 to 1905.
Not to be outdone by the beasties of Oz, McDougall invented his own magical creatures. Behold, the thirsty Panjandrum!
And the gas-guzzling Gastritus.
And the aptly named Three Strange Things!
Not to mention the Jagmetty.
And the Pollygus, as Jimmy saw him.
Many more of Walt McDougall’s fanciful creatures and much of his art can be found online, though his books are no longer in print. Thank you, Internet!
Posted: September 14th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Artwork, Cleverness, Goals and Achievements | No Comments »
Artist Telmo Pieper takes flat, tw0-dimensional drawings by kids and renders them into visual marvels you would swear were three-dimensional.
Artist Wendy Tsao takes two-dimensional drawings by kids and turns them into actual three-dimensional toys. In fact, you can commission her to make a soft, huggable version of any drawing you send her!
Obviously Telmo and Wendy have discovered the secret of what it takes to turn imagination into reality. It’s just a little extra imagination!
Posted: July 27th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Favorite Things, Funny, Heroes | No Comments »
Legendary Mad Magazine artist Jack Davis departed this mortal realm today. He drew many classic Mad covers and contributed countless hilarious images to my favorite magazine of all.
He was also a well-known artist in the world of horror comics. Look how well he captured the greatest monsters of all time!
Here’s his take on Tarzan.
And his anti-smoking look at cigarette advertising. Don’t smoke, people!
Thank you for bringing so much fun to life, Jack Davis!
And by the way…Mad Magazine is alive and well in the 21st Century. Take a look!
Posted: July 4th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Cleverness, Fireworks, Holidays | No Comments »
Most fireworks on the Fourth happen at night. And they’re EXTREMELY NOISY. It’s fun to stay out late, and it can be fun to be blasted by bangs. But it’s also fun to take matters into your own hands and create your own fireworks schedule, and here’s one easy way to do it in broad daylight.
All you need is a sidewalk or driveway and plenty of sidewalk chalk. Yes, the big stuff!
There’s one more thing you need. A little imagination. And voilà! Explosions of colorful fireworks. Add your own sound effects, and have a Happy Fourth of July!
Posted: June 15th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Beauty, Goals and Achievements, History | No Comments »
Australian Aboriginal artist Loongkoonan was born in a time and place where births of native people were not recorded, but estimates she was born somewhere around the year 1910, which makes her 105 years old or so. She took up painting in her 90s as a way to keep busy!
Her art is inspired by her Aboriginal upbringing and the many years she spent exploring her country on foot. Traditional Aboriginal art uses dots of paint to record memories and knowledge.
Loongkoonan has created around 380 works, using acrylic paints on canvas and linen, during her career and shows no signs of slowing down. Bringing beauty and joy into the world is an ageless pursuit!
To learn more about Loongkoonan and her Aboriginal heritage, visit mashable.com, where these pics are from!
Posted: April 23rd, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Architecture, Artwork, Fun, Picnics, Summer | No Comments »
The weather is getting warmer, grassy green parks are starting to call, and stomachs are beginning to rumble…
This can only mean one thing. It will soon be picnic time!
Artist Michael Beitz invites you to imagine inviting everyone you know to lunch with you al fresco at his tree-length picnic table.
Tree Picnic, 2014, ©Michael Beitz
Of course, you’ll need to pack a picnic basket big enough to hold all the goodies you’ll need at such a jumbo table. For inspiration, take a look at the seven-story corporate headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company in Newark, Ohio.
It’s never too early to start preparing for summer!
Posted: March 6th, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Cleverness, Games | No Comments »
Ten years or so ago, when he and his brother were kids, reddit user one23abc didn’t have the means to afford expensive card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokémon. What do do? Invent their own card deck for strategic game play, of course! All it took was paper, markers, creativity, and a whole lot of time. The result? Creature Cards!
There are three types of cards—Creature, Evolution, and Item. Each player starts the game with three Creatures, one Evolution, and one Item.
Special powers and various strengths are involved with each original character, and the game provides hours of free entertainment. Oh, and Creature Cards came with something extra—all the fun of thinking it up and making it happen. Nothing is out of reach with an imagination!