Category Archives: Art ‘n’ stuff

One of a kind: LoveHeyLola

If you like unique and applique, you will just fall down crazy over the gorgeous jewels and bits at LoveHeyLola

I so admire the interweb for having clever, funny (Jessica – the jewellery maker, is a crack up and writes a hilarious blog), one-of-a-kind shiz for sale.  And big ups to Etsy for taking Paypal!  My new necklace is on its way.

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A beautiful filigree butterfly alights on this mechanical garden comprised of vintage clock and watch components.

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Ingredients:
Watch face – salvaged
Large gear – salvaged cuckoo clock part
Rhinestone flowers – thrifted, vintage earring components
Small gears – salvaged watch parts
Key – vintage, thrifted
Bails – salvaged chain links
Butterfly – new, personal collection, prior to 2009
Silvertone chain w/clasp – thrifted

Instructions: Wear, love, smile!

The fine print:
This necklace was created using primarily salvaged and thrifted parts. Buying jewelry created in this manner ensures that you are not only getting a completely unique piece with character and history but it also means that negative environmental impact is kept at a minimum.

Check out the Etsy shop here, and bonza bonus – it only costs US$7 to deliver to NZ!

Mind the gap

Street art rocks.  3D rocks.  Put ’em together, and I can hardly contain my frothing excitement. 

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These huge, amazing optical illusions by German artist Edgar Mueller were created as a part of a 30th anniversary of a street painting competition held in Germany every summer.  Read more about the crevasse and other works of Mueller here.

He spent five days, working 12 hours a day, to create the 250 square metre image of the crevasse, which, viewed from the correct angle, appears to be 3D. He then persuaded passers-by to complete the illusion by pretending the gaping hole was real.

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This video shows how it’s done. 

Jill Greenburg: Monkeys, dogs and bears

These portraits of monkeys, dogs and bears seem to show more emotion and feeling than some human portraits do. 

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Check out more of Jill Grennburg’s brilliant work here.

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Streetsy

For your fix of daily street art, in the vain of Banksy and other urban artistes, check out Streetsy.com.

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Streetsy’s Best of 2008 is a visual representation of the weirdo year that ’08  truly was.

Simpsonised Art

These famous works of art have been given The Simpsons treatment.  Pretty fab.

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Start Making with Ponoko

Ponoko lets you design stuff online, and then sell it.  Blimmin genius.

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You can design your own jewellery range and funky designs for the home. It’s free to set up an account and Ponoko provide templates and design kits to help you along the way.   What you waiting for?  Go get making.

This is Sand

This is a totally relaxing way to waste a few hours and feel tres creative in the process. 

Basically, I am an artist.  Yes I am.  And this is sand.

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This is what I like to call The Mountains of the Pink Sea.   Don’t question art.