Category Archives: Life

Things That Make Me Smile No.119: Notes on a Triangle

This short video could be characterized as synchronized swimming for geometric shapes or a primer on how to form fascinating patterns in quilting. It looks at the ways triangles can split, turn, and reform into a wide variety of shapes … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.118: Handpan Music

In Smile 89, I showed a video of Daniel Waples playing a handpan in the London Underground, and my love of steel drums and variants hasn’t changed. Here is a TEDx where he talks about how he got started, a … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.117: Innovative Art Tools

An amazing, innovative way to do 3D digital drawing that opens a whole new type of creativity. You have only to listen to the wonder in the artists’ voices to understand how this new tool changes art itself.

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5 Interesting Links for 03-24-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Psychology (Fonts) I never understood the slam against Comic Sans. I was never a fan, but it did me no harm either. Here’s another perspective on the psychology behind it. … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.116: Steampunk in Action

While the logical follow up to my essay last week would be a work of steampunk art I had created, I have only the one mechanical dog that I’ve shown you before (the artwork for my article is a celebration … Continue reading

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