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Love labor intense artwork-and always looking for ways to streamline my process



Some people just have an unreasonable amount of patience.  Honestly, living with someone who had as much focus as Luca Iaconi-Stewart might drive me batty, but nevertheless, hats off to this amazing replica of a Boeing 777.  As a designer, he gives himself plenty of runway.

From thisiscolossal.com

Inspired by high school architecture class where he was assigned to create simple paper models using cut paper manilla folders, San Francisco-based designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart went home to begin construction on an extremely ambitious project: a 1:60 scale reproduction of a Boeing 777 using some of the techniques he learned in class. That was in 2008, when Iaconi-Stewart was just a junior in high school.

Unbelievably, the project continues five years later as he works on and off to perfect every aspect of the plane. Relying on detailed schematics of an Air India 777-300ER he found online, he recreates the digital drawings in…

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A new direction from a fave artist/printmaker



Day 2 at Creative Bubble and I carried on drawing large-scale studies of British wildlife for something I’m planning to do in coming weeks. Alongside the two hares I did yesterday I scribbled a hedgehog and badger.


My drawing style changed slightly with each animal; quite jerky with the hares, spiky on the hedgehog and quite blocky on the large, ponderous badger. I guess that reflects the way the animals look but I wasn’t expecting such a difference in the way I did my drawing strokes – it just happened.

4 animals straight on

I also like drawing onto newspaper. The overall piece is about 10 feet long and maybe five feet high and I’ve enjoyed working on such a huge scale after spending several days drawing hares into a tiny sketchbook and into a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. It’s much more physical and my shoulders and neck are aching now. Back to a tiny…

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Yes- we all do

Chad Stark

I saw this article on BuzzFeed and felt it was definitely worth re-blogging. Enjoy 🙂

1. A Fire Pit IN THE POOL

2. A Door That Turns into a Ping-Pong Table

A Door That Turns into a Ping-Pong Table

Shouldn’t every door be a secret Ping-Pong table?

3. Chilled Produce Drawers in the Kitchen

Chilled Produce Drawers in the Kitchen

4. A Wine Cellar Trap Door

A Wine Cellar Trap Door

5. A Sleepover Room

A Sleepover Room

6. A Door Handle That Automatically Turns Off Electricity and Gas When You Leave

A Door Handle That Automatically Turns Off Electricity and Gas When You Leave

7. A Swing-Set Dining Table

A Swing-Set Dining Table

8. A Built-In TV for the Bathtub

A Built-In TV for the Bathtub

9. A Glass-Encased Fireplace

A Glass-Encased Fireplace

10. A Loft Hammock

A Loft Hammock

11. A Hot Tub That Flows from the Inside to Outside

A Hot Tub That Flows from the Inside to Outside

12. A Huge Round Bedroom Window

A Huge Round Bedroom Window

13. A Stained-Glass Door

A Stained-Glass Door

14. A Library Staircase/Slide

A Library Staircase/Slide

15. A Bone-Shaped Pool for Your Dog

A Bone-Shaped Pool for Your Dog

This dog can hardly contain himself.

16. A Waterfall in the Bathtub

A Waterfall in the Bathtub

17. A Waterfall in the Hot Tub

A Waterfall in the Hot Tub

18. A “Swimpond”

A "Swimpond"

It’s a man-made swimming pool that…

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Barbie, photography-fun!

Every Day A Dollie

Well, it’s six degrees out now and snow storm Hercules dropped about eight inches on us between last night and this morning. Brrr! We shoveled some yesterday and there was plenty more to shovel when we woke up. But that’s all behind us and it’s time to relax in front of the fire. Yay!

Even though it was crazy cold and wickedly windy, I could not resist it when the sun came out and shone on the snowy landscape. Time for dollie photos! Yep, I braved the elements and got some fun photos.

Let me give ya some advice if you ever get the crazy notion to follow my lead…don’t. Okay, those who are still with me, this is what you do:

> Dress your dollie and actually pose her in the position you think you will be photographing her in. Because plastic can get brittle in extreme…

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Enjoying this new series from Scribblah!


subversive stitch

First day of the new year and I’m laid up with a nasty cold and there’s torrential rain and gale force winds outside and there’s loads of houswork and DIY to be done. Feels like life has stitched me up. Anyway, no time for any new art today because after all the stuff I had to get on with, the choice was do a drawing or watch the new episode of Sherlock on BBC1. Sherlock won.

So I settled on this drawing that I did at the Green Man festival a couple of summers ago, remembering the sunshine. The original is in my sketchbook but this is a reworking on top of a solvent transfer print I did from a digital photograph that I have altered in Adobe Photoshop. This woman was on the main field, enjoying the music and knitting at the same time. Cool.

This piece is being…

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