Posts by Sara Barnes

June 23, 2017

15+ Online Art Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Week

Learning a new skill is easier than you think. While sitting in a classroom might seem like the only option, online classes are now more popular than ever. Art, photography, and design courses are all at your fingertips with sites like Craftsy and CreativeLive. Plus, they're taught by people at the top of their field. This gives you the valuable opportunity hone what you already know—or get acquainted with something that’s brand new.

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June 23, 2017

“Doctor Who” Super Fan Builds a TARDIS Library for His Detroit Neighborhood

For many years, free libraries have brought communities together through the act of sharing books. Often, this endeavor takes the form of small, waist-high boxes that sit along sidewalks and by parks. With a “take a book, leave a book” policy, you have a dozen or so titles to choose from. In Detroit, however, one Doctor Who devotee has taken the idea and created his own life-sized TARDIS library. TARDIS is Doctor Who's iconic—if not unconventional—time machine.

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June 21, 2017

Brilliant Resin Jewelry Encapsulate the Swirling Beauty of the Real World

We often wish that we could harness the splendor of the natural world and carry its beauty wherever we go. While that is but a dream, there are ways to encapsulate that feeling through the things we wear. Miha Debeljak of Wood All Good creates wood and resin jewelry that’s “in harmony with nature.” Available as pendants or rings, the pieces are colorful, statement-making accessories inspired by locales in the real world.

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June 20, 2017

Artist Transforms Herself Into Mind Bending Optical Illusions Without Photoshop

Artist Dain Yoon is quickly becoming a master of illusion. Last year, the then-art student wowed us with her mind-bending body art that's mesmerizing in both its technical skills as well as its ability to make you do a double take. Using a combination of makeup and watercolors, she creates surreal paintings over her hands, face, and surrounding environment.

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