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For the Love of Art, Nature and Everything Creative
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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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Amazing Photorealistic Painted Street Scenes Of New York, Chicago & Other Cities

Amazing Photorealistic Painted Street Scenes Of New York, Chicago & Other Cities | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

American photographer Nathan Walsh produces astonishingly photorealistic paintings of cityscapes that reflect the bustling complexity of modern urban centers. 

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Tuija Sinisalo~Lappeenranta, Finland

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Sunset

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Stellar Photo Manipulations the Old Fashioned Way

Stellar Photo Manipulations the Old Fashioned Way | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Photo manipulations have been a mainstay of photography, even before the advent of Photoshop, but with the ubiquitous use of program by everyone and their brother, the world has become flooded with seriously questionable work.

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Dreamy Illustrations from Huebucket

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The wildly flourishing designs of Bangkok based illustrator Chalermphol H. are a lot like that moment you wake up from a dream, unsure of whether you'r
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The Art of Rock Balancing by Michael Grab

The Art of Rock Balancing by Michael Grab | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Michael Grab is an artist that has been ‘rock balancing‘ since 2008. Much of his recent work has been done around the Boulder, Colorado area. Grab finds the process both spiritual and therapeutic.

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LOVE THIS! THANKS!
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Photos That Inspired Norman Rockwell’s Paintings

Photos That Inspired Norman Rockwell’s Paintings | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

A prolific artist, Rockwell produced over 4,000 original works in his lifetime. What some people may be unaware of is that Rockwell meticulously composed photographs that he used as part of his artistic process to create his famous paintings and illustrations.

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Alma de la Melena Cox~Spiritual and Whimsical Art

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Alma de la Melena Cox began her artistic career in fiber art and her award-winning quilts soon gave way to painting and then fabric collage. 

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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

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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

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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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Simple pleasures ~Art by Katie Daisy

Simple pleasures ~Art by Katie Daisy | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Sometimes the most simple pleasures in life can be the most meaningful. Katie Daisy, a wandering artist who grew up on a small farm in Illinois, draws inspiration from rural life and the natural world. She believes her life’s purpose is “to share a message of joy, love, and light through art-making while inspiring others to discover their passion.”

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The Artwork of Beijing artist Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man Series

The Artwork of Beijing artist Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man Series | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it
  Liu Bolin is an artist from China's Shandong province. Born in 1973, he currently lives and works in Beijing. Known as The Invisible Man, Bolin’s most popular works are from his “Hiding in the City” series; photographic works that began as performance art in 2005. Helped by his assistants, Bolin stands still for hours in a landscape while they paint on him to create a camouflage, blending him into his surroundings.
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Enjoy finding the man!

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Amanda Beck: Waltzing Animals in a Victorian World

Amanda Beck: Waltzing Animals in a Victorian World | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Take a trip back in time with us, to a world where fashion is seriously classy and the people manage to be proper and animalistic at the same time.

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LEGO Artwork of Nathan Sawaya

LEGO Artwork of Nathan Sawaya | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Nathan Sawaya is a New York-based artist who creates awe-inspiring works out of some of the most unlikely things. His recent North American museum tours feature large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks. LEGO® bricks to be exact.

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The Neon Boneyard: Neon Sign Graveyard in Vegas

The Neon Boneyard: Neon Sign Graveyard in Vegas | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Located in the outskirts of Las Vegas is Reed Whipple Cultural Center, where The Neon Boneyard (also known as the Neon Museum) is hosted. Here, over 150 discarded signage and used marquees from the 1930s to the present day are preserved. How awesome is this?

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