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´Whirlpool´ embroidery detail by Annemieke Mein, a Dutch-born Australian textile artist
who specialises in depicting wildlife.

Found on another great art resource.

“Magpies in a Summer Field” by Rob Barnes (click the image for more from Rob)

The Bourneside Gallery, BTW, has an excellent online arts and crafts resource. Just a reminder too that if you're interested you can find my complete list of art sites here, or by going to the favourite tags section at the end of my "White Rabbit" Index.

A beautiful Orivit Art Nouveau vase, from a blog well worth visiting

Discovered for me by Tamarlass, whose pages are also a treasure trove of beautiful things and well worth visiting!

My photo of the immense glass roof of the British Museum, from the stairs leading up to what is now the Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind exhibition (see below).

Not having my camera with me, I took this with my Kindle Fire HD's front-facing webcam, which is really only designed for things like Skype. It was a case of point in several directions, take lots of shots, and hope for the best... We have only seen the sun a few times so far in 2013, so this was a lucky day!

From the British Museum's Facebook Page:
Here’s a sneak preview of an object being installed. It shows a reindeer engraved on bone and is around 13,000 years old.

We saw this exhibition yesterday... truly wonderful. The careful, intricate work and artistic imagination of people in those times (going back 40,000+ years) is amazing.

Click the picture for a very good review of the Exhibition, which runs until 26 May 2013.

Looking at the achievements of people who lived so long ago, I couldn't help imagining the title of a hypothetical future exhibition, part of which would read "departure of the modern mind". But that's another story.

A fragment of a rather wonderful embroidered bookmark created by Sonya Walker

Click the image to see the whole thing, which includes a quote from Dr. Seuss' book "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut"

"Light and Dark", Brazilian agate sculpture by Perry Brent Davis

One of many gems to be found on the pages of Louvain95 (Lou) (click her tag above for more of her posts featured here).

From the page:

"Thirty five years ago I had yet to be born, but artist Scott Weaver had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today. The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move ping-pong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco, all recreated with a little glue, some toothpicks, and an incredible amount of ingenuity. He admits in the video that there are several toothpick sculptures even larger than his, but none has the unique kinetic components he’s constructed. Via his website Weaver estimates he’s spent over 3,000 hours on the project, and the toothpicks have been sourced from around the world..."

Thanks to Elegantlady (Roberta) for another of her excellent and generous shares!.

One of many beautiful pieces by Preston Singletary and Dante Marioni, melding Tlingit glass design with classic Italian cane work - click the image for more.

Found on the beautiful pages of Toetie.

"Froufrou", one of many masterpieces of paper folding by Vincent Floderer

From the wonderful SU pages of my friend Lou, now here on Categorian!

"Petergate" (York, England)


"Spring City"

"Nantahala" (North Carolina)

Beautiful art quilts by Elizabeth Barton

"In my work I attempt to address both conceptual and formal issues. I wish to explore the beauty of everyday environments; in troubled times it is especially important to be aware of beauty and wonder. I want to reference archetypal memories to assess our own place in the history of time. I want to create a sense of place but also reveal the dynamic bones of the scene.

"Reflected light, translucency and the effects of time are recurring themes; I strive to translate into fiber the marvelous effects of light and color. Repeated patterns of windows and architectural forms are a leifmotif. Recently more ephemeral patterns such as those created by water and shadow have become a source of inspiration. The aim is to make work that glows with light and is rich with color and nuance; a work in which the unified composition is satisfying, but the details are fascinating..."

Thanks to bluluuluu for introducing me to this artist.

If you liked this...

[Watercolours by Elizabeth Barton a.k.a. Irene Spindler)]
[Art quilts by Linda Gass]

I really like these Lumina clay leaves by Camille Young. She starts by mixing acrylic paint into a little Lumina polymer clay, and then rolls the clay through a pasta machine at thickness setting 4-5.

Click the picture if you are interested in the rest of the process!

Gold and yellow jellyfish - some very attractive hand-blown glass by Chris Lowry and Chris Richards, from Hot Island Glass in Maui, Hawaii.