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How Three Special Friends Stole Our Hearts and Won the Internet

How Three Special Friends Stole Our Hearts and Won the Internet | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

On March 13, 2013, @harlowandsage launched on Instagram and the world was introduced to Harlow, a big loveable Weimaraner; and Sage, an adorable little Daschund and older sister to Harlow.

 

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Artistic Mom Makes Amazing Mosaic with 10,000 'Dots' of Play-Doh

Artistic Mom Makes Amazing Mosaic with 10,000 'Dots' of Play-Doh | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

One day, artist and mother of three Lacy Knudson was playing with Play-Doh with her children when she serendipitously mixed some colours together and made her first ‘dot’. It dawned on her that these dots could be a creative way to make art and still be with her children at the same time. Play-Doh mosaics, or Dozayix were born.

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'Humans of New York' -Daily glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City

'Humans of New York' -Daily glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Collecting quotes and short stories from the people of New York, Brandon's 'Humans of New York' is a creative and provocative blog. With nearly two million followers on social media, HONY now provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City.

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10 Animations that Show How Faces Age Over Time

10 Animations that Show How Faces Age Over Time | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

The aging process is ongoing and one we don’t typically notice on a daily basis. However, when you see childhood photos of your grandparents or parents (or even yourself!), the difference can be startling.

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Miniature Masterpieces! Clay Artworks on the Outside of Altoids Tins

Miniature Masterpieces! Clay Artworks on the Outside of Altoids Tins | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Redditor Qoth recently uploaded an album of clay polymer artworks affixed to the outsides of Altoid tins. The artist is Qoth’s mother, and most of the artworks below were made as gifts for family members. According to comments, each piece can take days to complete. And the polymer clay actually affixes to the tins after being placed in a toaster oven.

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Frame By Frame: The Art of Stop Motion

The magic of stop-motion animation has enthralled audiences for over a century, but with the advent of CGI, many thought it was at risk of extinction. Yet despite these fears, animators all over the world continue to manually create unique stories out of physical materials, be it clay, sand or paint, puppets or people.

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'Reflections'-Portraits of People

'Reflections'-Portraits of People | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

 Tom Hussey is an award-winning lifestyle advertising photographer based in Dallas, Texas. In a series entitled Reflections, Hussey shows a series of elderly people looking in a mirror at their younger self.

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Infographic: The Evolution of the Superman Logo From 1938 To Now

Infographic: The Evolution of the Superman Logo From 1938 To Now | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

While our new 2013 Superman looks as handsome and buff as ever, though, the symbol on his chest looks kind of different from the last time we saw him. Of course, that symbol has changed a lot in 75 years.

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Top Student Google Doodles of 2013

Top Student Google Doodles of 2013 | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Doodle 4 Google is a competition open to K-12 students of U.S. schools to create their own Google doodle. This year’s theme for the doodles is “My Best Day Ever…”

 
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How Historical Figures Would Have Looked Today

How Historical Figures Would Have Looked Today | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

A history TV channel called Yesterday comissioned this series of famous faces from history with modern makeovers. The project saw digital artists working closely with history experts to ensure that the historical characters were given a real sense of how they would look in the 21st century.

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10 Resources For Inspiring Students With Art

10 Resources For Inspiring Students With Art | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Inspiring students with art is not always easy. But these Learnist resources have you covered - with a look at art technology and history.

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Engaging with Drama

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This article reports on a multi-site global, ethnographic, and mixed methods study on student engagement. Their research has closely examined how engagement and disengagement operate subtly, simultaneously and relationally in the places and spaces where drama is made.

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Stunning Map of the World Made Of 1238 Gemstones & 250,000+ Pieces of Stained Glass

Stunning Map of the World Made Of 1238 Gemstones & 250,000+ Pieces of Stained Glass | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Using a novel technique called ‘Grand Artimmosa’ that he created himself, English-Chinese artist Chris Chamberlain has created one of the most incredible artworks.The pictures and video do not begin to do justice for what seeing it in person must be like.

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Fabulous art from Jessica Fortner - Freelance Illustrator

Fabulous art from Jessica Fortner - Freelance Illustrator | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Jessica Fortner is, a freelance illustrator from Toronto, Canada. She works in both traditional and digital media for editorial, advertising, and fine art projects.

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100 images for visual brainstorming

“ 100 images that can inspire you when you are brainstorming about new products or services.”
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Johnson Tsang~Surreal imagination with intricate craftsmanship= Brilliant Ceramics

Johnson Tsang~Surreal imagination with intricate craftsmanship= Brilliant Ceramics | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

 Johnson Cheung-shing Tsang is a Hong Kong sculptor specializing in ceramics, stainless steel sculpture and public artworks. Tsang’s works mostly employ realist sculptural techniques with a surrealist imagination, integrating the two elements, human beings and objects, into creative themes.

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15 Amazing Sculptures Made from Old Watch Parts

15 Amazing Sculptures Made from Old Watch Parts | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Susan Beatrice is an artist and sculptor based out of Glassboro, New Jersey, USA. She started All Natural Arts as a celebration of nature in the form of jewelry and other whimsical items. The designs are created with the environment in mind. Recycled, upcycled and repurposed objects are combined with natural elements into unique, Earth-friendly items.

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10 Important Things for Students to Be Good Digital Citizens [infographic]

10 Important Things for Students to Be Good Digital Citizens [infographic] | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 27, 2013 4:17 PM

The one about hiding the Internet is a real challenge. We have adults doing it and kids do it all the time.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, September 28, 2013 6:50 AM

I appreciate their effort to get these issues into an info graphic 

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Dazzling us again after 70 years, Van Gogh's long-lost sunflowers

Dazzling us again after 70 years, Van Gogh's long-lost sunflowers | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

British art historian Martin Bailey has unearthed a colour photograph of the original painting, which reveals the work in all its glory, far right.

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Artist Isabelle Dalle Absolutely Fantastic Digital Anatomical Portraits

Artist Isabelle Dalle Absolutely Fantastic Digital Anatomical Portraits | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

French digital artist isabelle dalle has realized a series of digital anatomical portraits, influenced by the traditional art of medical journals.

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Building Mindsets Towards Learning with Technology in Schools

Building  Mindsets Towards Learning with Technology in Schools | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

The visual "discusses the correlation of the school mindset on technology innovation in learning, and the alignment it has with administrator support, professional development, and the corresponding hardware/infrastructure within the school/classroom "

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Biopic Actors vs Their Real Life Counterparts

Biopic Actors vs Their Real Life Counterparts | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

From artists and musicians, to politicians and sports figures, the biopic is a popular film type in Hollywood and can be a defining role for many actors. While the selection below runs the gamut of ‘critical acclaim’, the visual resemblance is quite uncanny.

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Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Paul Bourke is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. Since October 2010, Bourke has been documenting fractal patterns in nature as found on Google Earth. On his site, he has a comprehensive gallery of satellite imagery that shows these dazzling patterns along with the requisite links to the KMZ files. This allows users to see the locations for themselves on Google Earth.

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14 Colourful 'Kaleidoscope' Sunset Photographs

14 Colourful 'Kaleidoscope' Sunset Photographs | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Matt Molloy is an artist, musician and photographer who has a brilliantly unique and artistic style of smearing sunsets and skies together by photo stacking multiple time-lapse images. Matt based out of Bath, Ontario, Canada will present you with some colorful, almost kaleidoscope like, painted landscape and sky formations you never thought were possible. Matt's three favorite things in life are art, music and travel, where he constantly looks to explore and combine these in creative new ways.

 
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Painter Turns Tree Holes into Works of Art

Painter Turns Tree Holes into Works of Art | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

In the city of Shijiazhuang, China, an artist has brought smiles to pedestrians by painting drab tree holes and turning them into works of art. Since February, over eleven tree trunks on Jiuzhong Street have become the canvas for aspiring 23 year-old art student, Wang Yue.

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