The above linked article tells more about Nathan Tan, a local artist who I met at the opening of Keith’s Chicken and Waffles, which is owned by a friend. Nate did the art for Keith’s, and my daughter, an art major, recognized the artist.
Nate also designed masks and put them up for sale on his website. I got some when they were avaliable. They are beautiful and worth checking out. His website for the masks is located at https://www.shopnewskool.com/accessories. He has many other items available there, too.
I’m glad that the article was written about him. He’s started a children’s show on online TV, which is linked in the article. It’s designed for the kids whose parents lack the creativity or skill to teach them art at home while we are still in the pandemic. I hope it goes far.
The above linked article tells about a small part of Frida Kahlo’s and Diego Rivera’s lives. The part that is told about is the time that they lived in San Francisco. It covers Rivera’s murals and how Kahlo reacted to living in San Francisco. It also covers the reason they got remarried after being divorced for a short time.
I enjoyed the article and it gave a little more insight to their lives. It is definitely worth reading.
I have been waiting for things to start opening in my area. Nothing has been open for months. Last week, things have slowly been opening, including hair salons and gyms.
I got the email that one of the museums will be opening soon. One of the first exhibits is Frida Kahlo, as mentioned in the above linked article. I thought I’d missed it when the museum closed. I’m so excited. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get there and start my adventures again soon.
The above linked article was fun to flip through. I don’t have the energy to recreate artwork, but it sure is fun to look at. These are certainly creative people. The one below is my favorite recreation.
An artist took some drawings that kids had made and he turned them into photo realistic images. Some of them are scary, but most are rather interesting. I had some fun flipping through the images in the above linked article. I think the two below are my favorites.
When we suspected that school might be closing back in mid March, my daughter and I took most of our stuff out of the cubbies at school. We left a few paintings behind, thinking that we’d be back in a few days. We also had paintings on display in the student building.
Once we went to Zoom, we asked the instructor a few times about when we’d be able to get in and retrieve our belongings. “The dean will contact you.”
During the final Zoom meeting, we were told that we’d be contacted during the first week of June to get the paintings that were on display in the student building. What about the stuff that is in the cubbies? No response.
Last night, June 26, we were FINALLY contacted about getting the paintings that had been on display. No word about the stuff in the cubbies. I scheduled my time and asked about getting ALL of our stuff. “Yes. But you have to sort it out yourself because I don’t have any idea what’s yours.”
Well, at least I have a day and time that I should be getting everything. Finally. Fingers crossed.
In the above linked article, an architectural company set up templates for children to build their own towns out of paper. It looks like fun, and it should keep kids fairly busy. If you do any of them, please send photos of what you and/or your children have done.
I was looking at the bookshelf inserts in the above linked article. I decided that I wanted one. They are adorable! Then, I started looking at prices. Nope. Not happening. While they are beautiful, I just can’t justify spending that much money on decorations for my book stack. I still enjoy looking at the photos of them, though.
She started out giving talks about body image and about how Barbie gives children a warped image of what’s normal.
When her grandchildren found the box of items from her talks, she went on a quest with the grandchildren to find Barbie dolls that look like each member of the family.
She started making custom Barbie sets. Many of them are shown on her blog and on her Instagram page. They are funny and very creative. She did a beautiful job of capturing the way life really is, and not just the way it is in Barbie’s world.