Category Archives: Art, Music, Crafts, etc.

Things That Make Me Smile No.166: Glass Blowing

It’s been a while since I shared a video focused on glass blowing rather than shaping. If you’ve been following my smiles, you probably know I have been fascinated with glass blowing since I was a kid. I used to … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 04-26-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Research (Creativity) A neuroscientist and composer discuss how they are working together to understand creativity through their different perspectives. https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/5/16597660/david-eagleman-anthony-brandt-runaway-species-creativity-neuroscience-psychology-design-interview Resistance (Literature) Blending personal history with literature, the author explores … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.165: A Cappella The Sound of Silence

I find a cappella groups amazing, as you might have guessed if you follow my smiles. This is both a favorite song (it even appeared in an earlier smile) and one I find very appropriate in our current climate if … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 04-19-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Reading (Science Fiction) A fascinating list of 17 novels that influenced the science fiction genre with annotated commentary detailing why the author (or quoted others) believe each work belongs in … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.164: Art with Tulle

This video offers evidence there’s an artist for every possible medium. Benjamin Shine creates incredible portraits and art with tulle, something I never would have considered possible until this. His philosophy in approaching the medium is equally impressive. Prepare to … Continue reading

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