Link round-up

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Sorry for the quiet couple of days – my brother is getting married next weekend and I had to spend some time getting myself organised for it, plus I desperately needed some studio time. That studio/computer/life balance can be a bit tricky sometimes, can’t it. It doesn’t seem to matter where I am, there’s always a little voice in the back of my head telling me that I’m in the wrong place and I should be doing about five other things!

Right, I’ve got a big pile of stuff that I’ve been collecting, so I thought I’d put some of it together in a links post.

Sister Diane over at the Craftypod has a real blast from the past with this great photo essay about Spirograph. It’s a total nostalgia hit.

Lindsay Landis has a tutorial about taking professional photos of small items that some of you might find useful.

Architecture blog, BLDG has a fascinating article about the allure of underground cities.

A moving article about designers who are working on creative solutions to help homeless people from the very intriguing WebUrbanist blog. I particularly loved the amazing inflatable buildings that run on the waste air from buildings.

This is a ridiculous story about a 13 year old boy who was suspended for three days by an Arizona public school because he sketched a picture that resembled a gun. The drawing is reproduced in the news story and I have to say that it looks far more like a plan of a building to me than a gun. Ha, I’m betting half of us would get ourselves suspended from school too! I used to draw mushroom clouds all over my school text books, it didn’t mean I fancied a bit of nuclear war.

I enjoyed this story from The Guardian about humour in art. It mentions the work of Hyungkoo Lee, whom I hadn’t heard of before but whose work tickled me.

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I’m behind on replying to the blog comments but I will get to it in the next few days. I do read and appreciate all your comments, even if I don’t manage to respond to them straight away.

Apologies to Annie Ok for misspelling her last name – apparently it’s Ok, not OK. I’ve changed the blog post in question, Annie.

Thanks go out to the following people, who all linked to here or to the Diary Project:
Abstract Inner Visionz
Natural Logo Design Blog
Max Lieberman
NoRaHzArT
Maramcp
Lindsay Obermeyer
Lisa Mikulski
and a special thanks to Tina Mammoser, who has been repeatedly pimping me in both her blogs.

Thanks folks, I appreciate it and if I’ve accidentally missed anyone out, I apologise.

OK, better get off and have a shower and then get back into the studio…

I am an artist & purveyor of obsessive projects based in Hebden Bridge, England. My work involves the accretion of large numbers of small objects - pins in fabric, knots in string or hundreds of envelopes - to make sculptures that deal with fragility, loss, repetition, obsession and time.

4 thoughts on “Link round-up

  1. You’re welcome, Tina. I’m glad you like the blog – I feel as though I’m still just learning all this stuff myself so writing the business articles is a way of articulating what I’m learning and spotting ways in which I can improve my own presentation.

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  2. You’re welcome, Tina. I’m glad you like the blog – I feel as though I’m still just learning all this stuff myself so writing the business articles is a way of articulating what I’m learning and spotting ways in which I can improve my own presentation.

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