So…. Remember the Yong Author Challenge we did last year? The one where every person who sent in a story got feedback from a published author and the winners got their story published in an anthology (and paid for the story)?
This one. It’s pretty fantastic. If you haven’t checked it out, you…
Nails inspired by Amanda Sun’s Ink.
Okay so it’s my first time to do watercolor (sort of) nails. I used nail polish + acetone on a white base and left my index finger white so I could draw on the branches with black acrylic and add cherry blossoms. These were easier than I thought.
Nail polish used:
Essie Bachelorette Bash
Orly White Tips
Review for Ink is on the book blog HERE. If you check out the review you’ll see a picture of the first time I tried nail art. I redid my Ink nails just to see the improvement.
Nail art would totally qualify you for the Geek Out contest coming in October, and this example is so creative and fun! Couldn’t resist some early idea sharing :)
El Gallo Locon. Hand Embelished Acrylic and Glitter over Digital Print
(From Private Collection)
El Moises is leaving his mark as a modern day artist that brings the essence of urban culture and barrio flavor to mainstream fine art arena. The foundation of his artwork is influenced by the Chicano, American, Native American, and Mexican cultures that are reflected in his art pieces.
Narrating history, culture, visions, and street life, he creates the core elements of a chic, vibrant cornucopia. The artist’s distinctive style is bright, intense, and exhilarating with countless strokes of brilliant colors flowing in all directions layered on his images, often distorted and surreal, bordered in a bold black outline.
Inspired by his roots, El Moises accents his wood carved frames with a Native American and/or Mexican folk art touch often bringing the artwork outside of the square dimensions.
El Moises persistently creates innovative, inimitable work that conveys wit, ethnicity and sincerity. The lively, extraordinary artworks of El Moises tell stories that are at times humorous, moving and often derived from a life experience.
See more at www.artedemoises.com
Keep in mind that if you enter our library’s Latino art contest, you can do physical mixed media like this colorful piece by El Moises or ANY other form of art you can imagine. We’ll accept photography, poetry, film and music, as well as sculptures, ceramic works, and wood crafts. Be as creative as you’d like!
Watch this Tumblr for information about our contest running all next month! And if you’re curious about prizes, we have iPad Minis, Meininger Art Supply gift cards, and Best Buy gift cards to award the winners. If you’re at all artistically inclined, you should totally participate!
So doge. Many decimal. Much classification. No Dewey. Wow.
For anyone that finds Dewey Decimal Classification mystifying, I give you Doge…
TTW is kicking off to a great start here at Southglenn! Along with SHINY diy touchscreen gloves, we’re being invaded by giant pixel creatures monsters!