Blog URL: http://eqmusicblog.com
EQ Music Blog was launched in 2005 originally as Electroqueer.com: a pop and electronic music blog featuring new and exciting artists written by American born, London living music enthusiast Raj Rudolph. Not satisfied with just the radio-friendly and Top 40 playlists, EQ’s mission of discovering relevant and inspiring new talent quickly caught on and since then has emerged as a noted and respected online music tastemaker.
EQ Music Blog has captured a devoted worldwide audience with well over half a million unique visitors in 2012 and has featured hundreds of music interviews with some of pop’s finest including Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Hurts, Erasure, Robyn, Scissor Sisters, Imogen Heap, Róisín Muphy, Sam Sparro, Martin Solveig and BT. [Read more]
Blog URL: http://modernbodyart.co.uk/blog/
Our tattoo artists are forward-thinking and dedicated; they feature regularly in UK and international tattoo magazines and work at the best tattoo conventions. Being passionate and driven about tattooing means they constantly create the best tattoos possible, to the benefit of both customer and artist. We regularly have some of the world’s very best tattooists guesting with us. Previous visitors include Jeff Gogue, Xoil, Derek Noble, Tim Kern, Jason Butcher and many others. We were one of the very first UK studios to offer Laser tattoo removal and so can give you the best service with unrivalled experience. [Read more]
Blog URL: http://galleries.blogs.bucknell.edu/
The Art Galleries are a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. These encounters occur in the Samek Art Gallery, the Downtown Art Gallery, the Museum Collection Study Room, Connections Gallery, and the Project Room. Presenting visual art in critical contexts is consistent with Bucknell’s high academic standards, the Galleries challenge students and extend the intellectual life on campus in an informal lifelong learning environment. The Galleries are academic art labs where experimental art, innovative curatorial practices, and co-curricular programming generate new ways to engage and inspire audiences.
Known previously as Center Gallery, what is now the Samek Art Gallery was renamed for Bucknell and Gallery patrons Edward and Marthanna Samek after a generous gift in 2001. The Samek Art Gallery presently holds a collection of 5,000 objects highlighting the art of our time. Other strengths include: The Samel H. Kress Collection of Baroque and Renaissance, Japanese decorative art, modern and contemporary, and historic prints. [Read more]
Blog URL: http://flirtyfleurs.com/
Flirty Fleurs is a blog about flowers and the floral designers who make them into art. Creativity and the art of ‘making’ require dialogue. The full purpose of the Flirty Fleurs blog is to encourage and inspire. We value art, we value insight, and we value opinion. Visit our Submissions page to see how you can contribute. [Read more]
Blog URL: http://www.futuregirl.com/
Hi! My name is Alice and this is my craft blog. Most often you’ll find me crocheting or knitting. Less often I’ll be embroidering, hand sewing, or using my sewing machine. I like posting patterns and tutorials. I love hearing from my visitors, so don’t be shy! [Read more]
Blog URL: http://www.themusicninja.com/
The Music Ninja is a multi-genre music discovery site based out of the deep, dark and melodic shadows of the internet. With one simple goal, to only feature the best music we come across, we have swiftly infiltrated the ears and minds of Ke$ha fans and permanently set them on the path to better, more fulfilling music. Discovering music has evolved. Radio committed suicide for repeating the same hits over and over, print magazines are at the brink of extinction and the tubes of the internet are getting clogged with so much bad music, it is nearly impossible to filter through it all. Fortunately, we have been trained in the secret arts of auto-tune detection and mediocre bass lines to bring you digestible daily updates of genuine up and coming artists across all genres whose music truly deserves to be shared. And along the way a couple of fun remixes and mash ups.. lets not take ourselves too seriously now! [Read more]
Blog URL: http://www.fatcap.com/
Later in 2007, after we made great additions to the team, we decided to get global and cover the international graffiti on a brand new blog. At the same time we were launching that blog, we started a crazy project, that became, after months of conception, and even more months of development, the website you’re surfing on. The purpose has always been the same since the beginning: provide a top-notch yet simple product, to give an exhaustive snapshot of the street-art culture all over the world. [Read more]
Blog URL: http://paperkraft.blogspot.com/
My name is Ron Rementilla and I started blogging in February of 2006 after a friend saw some of my papercraft collection at home which included books, kits, and printed patterns from the internet, she put the idea in my head about sharing it through blogs. Prior to this, I’ve been collecting papercraft books and kits since I was a kid, most of the old ones that I have are of the punch-out type and paper automatas. My collection of free downloadable papercraft patterns from the net only started in 1997. I’m based in the U.S. and work in the technology field. [Read more]
Blog URL: http://www.theartleague.org/blog/
Welcome to the blog for The Art League, a multi-faceted visual arts organization serving artists in the DC Metro area and beyond. We post news and information for artists, students, exhibit- and event-goers, and everyone else interested in art.
Bookmark our blog, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter, or subscribe to our RSS feed to get the latest news from The Art League — upcoming classes, new exhibits, fun events, and more! In addition, you can expect to see these regular features: Art League Events, Art League News, Artful Resources, Artist Interviews, Artist Opportunities, The Art League Gallery, The Art League School, Travel Workshops [Read more]
What do kids learn from art? More than you might think! At a time when funding for arts education is being cut in favor of math and language arts, it’s important to realize all that the arts can do for our children.
Art builds the imagination, fosters creativity and problem solving, and develops fine motor skills.Art can teach kids many important lessons:
- Develop eye-hand coordination (which also helps with writing and literacy)
- Observe the world around them, and learn to trust their own eyes rather than what they think they “should” see or know
- Make comparisons and make choices, distinguish between what’s important and what isn’t
- Improve by practicing, and take pride in their artistic growth and development
- Develop an understanding of what goes into making a work of art-helping them appreciate the work of other artists
But did you know that art also helps to develop language skills for reading and writing and the cognitive skills needed for math? Participating in the arts helps children learn to focus, to listen, and to be tolerant of new ideas and different people. The arts also help kids learn the value of doing a good job for its own sake, of taking pride in their work, and of setting goals for themselves and reaching those goals.
According to Americans for the Arts, children who regularly take art classes are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. They also point out that art classes help kids stay out of trouble and away from destructive influences.
Drawing and painting are excellent and enjoyable ways for kids of all ages to become involved in art. Many kids (and grownups, too) think they “can’t draw” because their drawings don’t look exactly like real things. They think this means they don’t have any talent, and perhaps shouldn’t bother to try. But the great thing about drawing is that it’s a skill. Anyone can learn to draw and anyone can get better at it. Painting adds the element of color and stretches kids’ imaginations and opportunities for exploration, experiment and creativity. Art helps children become creative adults with good problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Art can be a source of enjoyment and accomplishment that will last their entire lives.