Category Archives: Art, Music, Crafts, etc.

Things That Make Me Smile No.159: Dotwork Mandala

An artist at work creating a complex dotwork mandala that develops a 3D appearance before your eyes. Enjoy: Note: I was pointed in the direction of this piece by Patricia Loofburrow, an author of noir steampunk I’ve reviewed many times.

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Things That Make Me Smile No.158: Cake Design

Enjoy this glimpse into the work of an incredible cake designer. She has two cake companies in the U.K. and maintains a YouTube channel with detailed “how to” videos for elaborate cake designs. If you want to check out her … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 02-08-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Vacation (Life) This article explores the value of vacations, identifying the most effective length and practice to maintain self care and avoid burnout. https://lifehacker.com/how-frequently-should-you-take-a-vacation-1820263353 Recycling (Art) An artist uses recycled … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.157: Tap and Funk

I don’t know whether it’s because I recognize a bunch of the clips or I’m just amazed at the talent and research necessary to match motion to music, but this certainly made me smile and even laugh. I never noticed … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 02-01-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Diversity (Science) This article examines the various obstacles, cultural, social, etc. that discourage female students from pursuing a career in the sciences and hinder the career of those women who … Continue reading

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