POSTS x MICHELLE

July 18, 2014 at 11:37pm
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WARNING: This is NOT just another picture of war. This photo is from 2 days ago in Gaza. A father lost an innocent son who was playing soccer on the beach. Our Instagram-perfect beach pictures and stories don’t end with children being bombed and killed. It shouldn’t happen anywhere else. Follow journalist @aymanm to stay updated about Gaza. (at Gaza)

WARNING: This is NOT just another picture of war. This photo is from 2 days ago in Gaza. A father lost an innocent son who was playing soccer on the beach. Our Instagram-perfect beach pictures and stories don’t end with children being bombed and killed. It shouldn’t happen anywhere else. Follow journalist @aymanm to stay updated about Gaza. (at Gaza)

May 27, 2014 at 12:03pm
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Self portrait, Oil on canvas (3’x4’)

Self portrait, Oil on canvas (3’x4’)

12:00am
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Self-portrait detail, Oil on canvas (3’x4’)

Self-portrait detail, Oil on canvas (3’x4’)

May 26, 2014 at 10:30pm
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Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

I saw a drummer in Central Park give his sticks to a little kid, so that he could have a try. Ten minutes later, this was happening…

humansofnewyork:

I saw a drummer in Central Park give his sticks to a little kid, so that he could have a try. Ten minutes later, this was happening…

9:44pm
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I like how metallic silver, Kuretake Co. brush pen looks on orange-y yellow (standard clasp envelope)! I’d love to see the metallic silver on this surface with emboss.

I like how metallic silver, Kuretake Co. brush pen looks on orange-y yellow (standard clasp envelope)! I’d love to see the metallic silver on this surface with emboss.

5:00pm
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I finally have another post related to education! I was starting to feel like a bit of a phony with my blog description. haha

This is a video titled: Constructing Childhood by Raul Gutierrez, who is the founder of TINYBOP, a studio for educational apps. 

What’s most interesting to me about the content of Raul Gutierrez’s presentation is the list of things he says kids need. I think the list applies to adults as well.

Here is the list:

  • Freedom / Even freedom to be bored
  • Escape
  • Quiet
  • Danger (within reason) / “How are you supposed to learn about confronting fear and danger if you don’t have these experiences in your life?”
  • Time for questions, an open forum

There’s so much more to this talk. It’s worth 20 minutes of your life. 
In this age of speed, sit back and enjoy!

miche//e

May 21, 2014 at 1:56am
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Finally tried the brush pens from Kinokuniya in NYC. I really like how the brush tip holds its form. Guessing it’s mostly bc the brushes are brand new. Fun to write with & hoping to try coloring with the red one!

12:59am
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Drawing the sassy little Lily from Modern Family.

Drawing the sassy little Lily from Modern Family.

May 13, 2014 at 12:54am
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Self portrait

Wanna say it’s done… But the truth is I just painted right over all the features I painted. So: #WIP #WhatIsFinals

Self portrait

Wanna say it’s done… But the truth is I just painted right over all the features I painted. So: #WIP #WhatIsFinals

April 22, 2014 at 2:23pm
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Reblogged from crossconnectmag

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Israeli visual artist and painter Roy Nachum (1979), believes that art should be accessible to everybody, even those who are visually impaired and for this reason his latest work “BLIND" combines painting with Braille signage.

The moment which made the artist re-contextualize his signature pixel technique into Braille, came about a few years ago, when a chance encounter with Braille signage at a museum exhibition forced him to think of new ways in which the blind could possibly experience visual artworks. Until then, he had been utilizing the idea of pixels painted one-by-one to create micro worlds that come together in order to form the pattern of a single reality or of a dream. Most of the themes of his pixelized oil paintings on canvas derive from his brain’s hard disc which is why one could characterize him as a ”digital painter”.

Nachum’s photo realistic oil paintings illustrate surrealistic images of a fantasy realm, which employ Braille and a “double vision” technique that challenges those with sight to question the limitations of their vision. All the texts comprise poems written by the artist and inspired by the paintings. via

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Visual art for the blind

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April 20, 2014 at 9:39pm
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Reblogged from wasbella102
wasbella102:


A Seascape, Shipping by Moonlight by Claude Monet
(detail) 


beauty

wasbella102:

A Seascape, Shipping by Moonlight by Claude Monet

(detail) 

beauty

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April 17, 2014 at 11:01pm
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Quick color study using North light before Noon. Made without focusing on likeness.

8:10pm
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Reblogged from blue-voids

blue-voids:

1970’s interiors, Verner Panton

Such fun interiors. Don’t see this kind of design these days. I’m reminded of The Grand Budapest Hotel. The bright colors, patterns, and playful shapes are so enjoyable.

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8:07pm
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An in-progress painting from studio time today. Live model. Oil.

April 9, 2014 at 2:24pm
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luckypeach:

noodles shoveling

This perfectly encapsulates life at RISD. Still relevant now in April since Spring is probably not happening. Don’t be fooled by the sunshine, Providence residents.  

luckypeach:

noodles shoveling

This perfectly encapsulates life at RISD. Still relevant now in April since Spring is probably not happening. Don’t be fooled by the sunshine, Providence residents.