Art teacher in New Zealand , use tumblr for students, different sites for each class .... check my other sites... newschoolillustration newschoolpainting newschooldesign newschoolsculpture newschooldrawing newschoolphotography newschoolprintmaking... I use tumblr to set up resources for the week of teaching .. cheers for all of you that post quality art
Batman attachments can turn ordinary candles into bat signals
Justice doesn’t need electricity to do its duty. With these 3D-printed Batman attachments, you can now turn a simple candle into a beacon of hope. Simply stick its prongs onto the side of the candle, and you instantly have a mini Bat-Signal in your home. We cannot guarantee though that an equally mini Dark Knight will arrive.
The attachments come in different types of metal and include logo designs from 1992, 2001, 2003, and 2008. Created by Geekhex, the geeky candle accessories can be purchased here for $35.
Photography through the microscope - inclusions within gemstones!
I am a native Los Angelino who loves gems and what’s happening inside them.
From the first time I looked through the microscope, into the heart of a gemstone, I was absolutely hooked and after I opened the Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones by Eduard Gübelin and John Koivula, I knew what I wanted to do with every moment of my free time.
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At the center of most of Sanchez’s pictures are the random bits of minerals stuck in a larger gem as it forms–what are called inclusions. To collectors, they’re imperfections that reduce the value of the stone–to Sanchez, they are things of beauty.Top two images are Negative Crystals, empty spaces in the shape of crystals !
1.Negative crystal in spinel
Field of view = 2.9mm • Depth of field = 0.85mm
It’s not uncommon for spinel to form negative crystals within, but this is one of the most shockingly perfect negative crystals I have come across. The way the light races across its terminations and ghosts the inner cavity with a confusion of color makes this negative space one of the most exciting pieces in my collection.
When photographer John William Keedy was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder — arguably the defining psychic malady of our era, and something that paralyzed even Darwin — he began documenting his experience in a moving photo series, an unusual and remarkable manifestation of the link between creativity and mental illness.