Jan. 23rd, 2015

Friday! And January is nearly at an end.

Time for some links!

» Michael Sydney Moore

“The process begins with taking taking a series of photographs at a chosen location either at your house or in my studio. Whichever is more convenient. This stage usually takes around 2 hours. More than a hundred photos are taken until a set of three are chosen that I like. This informs a series of tonal drawings that allow me to better judge which would best suit a painting.”
Got that? These are paintings! This guy is extremely talented. The process is so labor-intensive that he only produces a handful of paintings per year.
He’s also only 23 years old. Simply amazing.
Hat tip to Tina R. E.

» White Album App

“Take 24 photos & have them sent to your door without seeing them digitally first.”
They claim “it’s like a disposable camera… just better.” You get a bound photo album sent to you in a couple weeks after submitting the 24 photos you take in the app.
I question how successful this will be, but who knows? I like the notion. It would be a neat little keepsake.

[A quick update from July 24, 2015: White Album had to shut down. 🙁 ]

» A Cup of Jo: How to outsource your life

No kidding. Every single thing you need done you can outsource.
In the US at least. (Most of this not available in Canada, or probably other countries either.)
Still: fascinating.

» Failman

“The man who fails.”
The goal is to complete each level by performing a series of simple tasks. The animation and art in this is quirky to say the least. I like it.

Bonus Link!

» Tree Change Dolls

“These dolls have been rescued and rehabilitated from op-shops and tip shops around Tasmania. These lil fashion dolls have opted for a ‘tree change’, swapping high-maintenance glitz ‘n’ glamour for down-to-earth style. I hand repaint the dolls faces, mold new shoes, and my Mum sews and knits their clothing.”
All that is known about whoever is doing this is that he (she?) is an artist based in Tasmania who tries to find old, used Bratz dolls and removes all the gross makeup and turns the dolls back into likenesses of children.
It’s kind of fascinating.

Have a lovely Friday everybody!

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