Sew Far, Sew Good: I Embroider On Old Tennis Rackets

I always stumble over my words when I answer the typical “so what do you do?” question. I’m a designer by training. I’m passionate about film photography, and I work as a VJ (which means I do visuals for music shows, and not what you think. Yeah, I know…). But lastly, and the most loudly, I

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Sew Far, Sew Good: I Embroider On Old Tennis Rackets

I always stumble over my words when I answer the typical “so what do you do?” question. I’m a designer by training. I’m passionate about film photography, and I work as a VJ (which means I do visuals for music shows, and not what you think. Yeah, I know…). But lastly, and the most loudly, I say “embroiderer.” I love that term. It’s like being a carpenter or a bricklayer, because there is a simplicity to it, to being a ‘maker’. This is why I create the work.

There is a rhythm to sewing that I find extremely calming, matched with an unadulterated celebration of color, and then at the end I’ve produce something aesthetically-pleasing, so there is great reward in that entire process.

The first threadsketch I created was through a series of opportunities and mistakes. I was working at a gallery at one stage, with idle hands, and at the time I had nothing on me except cotton, a needle and a scrap piece of felt in my bag. I believe I drew a rabbit. Ideally, I shoot all my references, and much like traditional embroidery, I map out the lines before I move on to thread. There are no rules to my process, purely because I don’t really know any of the rules, and those that I do, I try my best to ignore, and in so that way I cannot know what I’m doing wrong. It’s a self-imposed freedom that makes embroidery feel like play.

Motivation and inspiration are two very different forces in my work, and are not mutually exclusive. I’m often motivated by boredom. Apparently I suffer from ‘ADS’ – always doing something. Inspiration comes from finding new materials to use: strange color palettes, conversations with good company and so on. Inspiration keeps me stitching through the times that I lack motivation, and vice-versa.

Tulips

Blue paper petals

Rose

What a racket

Other works: Molly

Steve Zissou

Chewy

Silent

Hand Naai

Nonku

Pineapple pendant

Skull pendant

Humming bird

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/embroidered-artworks-on-tennis-rackets-other-things-danielle-clough/

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These 14 Simple Objects Will Make You Stare And Still Totally Blow Your Mind. I’m Baffled.

Optical illusions are such fun because, even if you know your eyes are being fooled, they are fooled anyway. It’s a wonderful feeling, to get lost in an illusion. That’s why, as a kid, Eye Spy books were the best. A talented artist by the name of Josh Sommers created some optical illusions that

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These 14 Simple Objects Will Make You Stare And Still Totally Blow Your Mind. I’m Baffled.

Optical illusions are such fun because, even if you know your eyes are being fooled, they are fooled anyway. It’s a wonderful feeling, to get lost in an illusion. That’s why, as a kid, Eye Spy books were the best. A talented artist by the name of Josh Sommers created some optical illusions that I think are just too cool not to share. He is a photographer and artist specializing in photo illustration, photo manipulation, panoramic and landscape photography… and boy, is he good. They may seem simple, but you’ll just keep staring when you realize how intricate and confusing these are.

There is no start, there is no end.

Balance? Forget about it.

This seems simple… but it’s not.

A new twist on a classic illusion.

Wait, what?!

Woah… I could just keep staring.

This can’t be built… right?

But where dose that pillar go?!

Wait a second… my perspective just keeps changing.

Your eyes won’t be able to follow this.

What the…?

Escape would be impossible.

At least they are helping each other out.

See what I mean? These images are so trippy. Share them with others by clicking below, or check out more of Josh’s work online.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/josh-sommers-optical-illusion/

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Surreal Photos That Make You Look Twice

Erik Johansson is a full-time photographer and retoucher from Sweden, now based in Berlin, Germany. The wildly successful artist does both personal and commission work for big brands around the world. His latest commercial project with Adobe had Erik doing live photoshopping at a modified bus stop. The campaign went viral, with over 15.5 million views to date on YouTube.

Erik has also done a TED talk in London, and it’s clear that the sky’s the limit for this incredibly talented young artist (born in ’85). Johansson states:

“I don’t capture moments, I capture ideas. To me photography is just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in my mind. I get inspired by things around me in my daily life and all kinds of things I see. Although one photo can consist hundreds of layers I always want it to look like it could have been captured. Every new project is a new challenge and my goal is to realize them as realistic as possible.”

Below you will find a small sample of Erik’s artwork. For the latest, be sure to check him out at the many links below. If you like what you see, prints are also available for purchase at Fine Art Pub.

ERIK JOHANSSON

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MAKING A FRIEND!? – Yandere Simulator (Personalities & Photography)

Yandere-chan makes a friend at school, thanks to the new personalities in Yandere Simulator! Game Link: Merch: Instagram: Reddit: Twitch: Twitter: Facebook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4VjM7TGZOY

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