Category Archives: Smiles

Things That Make Me Smile No.187: DIY Mechanical Kit

I share mechanical puppets and the like often, but this one is available as a kit that allows you to both build and animate your own automation. It’s pricey, but everyone can enjoy the video and imagine going through the … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.186: Steampunk Music Video

I’m trying to choose smiles with some form of inspiration for those undergoing the NaNo (a 30-day challenge to write 50,000 words) during the month of November. This is a powerful song with an evocative feel. Don’t watch the video … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.185: Coffee Art

My mother sent me an amazing coffee artist (who knew that was a thing?), and as I was searching for an article to share, I ran across this video. The video shows a different artist trying her hand at coffee … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.184: Mechanical Puppets

Meet Long Ma, a Chinese legend come to life thanks to La Machine. The French theater company created this horse dragon as a gift in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between China and France. The reason might be … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.183: Gold Rush

Here is a beautifully haunting tale of the gold rush in song form with steel guitar and a flute bridge. This is why I listen to country. There are many of these powerful songs, as many as the stereotypical kind.

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