Sophie Vlaming by Sophie Van Der Perre for L’officiel Paris August 2014
HEY THERE LOVELIES!
In honor of reaching a pretty cool number of followers, I’m doing a lil’ art giveaway! It’s gonna work like this:
- You gotta be following me, cause this is a gift to the people who are sweet enough to wanna see me on their dash every day <3
- I’m going to be giving away a pack of hand drawn stickers to one person for every 100 that reblog this post! No limits! I will make a TON of stickers if I have to. Each one will have 5-10 or so stickers and they’ll be a few inches big each! I’ll package em’ all nice and everything.
- To oneeee person I will be giving away a big envelope full of lots of handmade stuff including but NOT limited to: two felt pins somewhat like these, lots of stickers (probably about 20 or 30), a mix CD with a hand drawn cover, a few lil collages, a few 5 x 7 drawings, and one 8 x 10 painting. I’ll probably throw in a lot of other cute stuff, too!
- I’m gonna be choosing the winners with a random number generator, so it’ll be totally fair for everyone! (I’ll pick the main winner first and then pick sticker winners from the remaining people, just to be clear!)
- I’ll ship these anywhere! Yay!!!! (even the stickers!)
- Only reblogs count, but you can reblog as much as you wanna.
- For an idea of what this stuff might look like, check out my art tag!
Oh, and I’ll be picking winners on July 28th when I get back from the beach! So you have plenty of time to reblog n stuff. Good luck <3 And thank you all for being such kind and lovely followers!!!!
HEY EVERYONE it’s nearing the last week to reblog this! So go for it, if you want some goodies! :)
Dean Kamen’s DEKA Arm is an electronic prosthetic that mimics natural arm and hand movement with an amazing level of finesse. It’s controlled by electrical signals from the wearer’s muscles. This week, the DEKA Arm became the first muscle-controlled prostheticapproved by the FDA for sale to the general public.
In the FDA study, 90% of test subjects were able to quickly adapt to using the DEKA Arm for tasks that were impossible with traditional arm prosthetics, like brushing hair and using keys and zippers.
This is a cyborg we can all support.
“Lovers’ eye”, eye miniature on ivory, c. 1830s. Hand-painted miniature of a left hazel eye on ivory in heart-shaped pendant.
Eye miniatures or Lovers’ eyes were Georgian miniatures, normally watercolour on ivory, depicting the eye or eyes of a spouse, loved one or child. These were usually commissioned for sentimental reasons and were often worn as bracelets, brooches, pendants or rings with richly decorated frames, serving the same emotional need as lockets hiding portraits or locks of hair. This fad started in the late 1700s.
Eye miniatures are believed to have originated when the Prince of Wales (later George IV) felt the need to send the widow Maria Fitzherbert a token of his love. This gesture and the romance that went with it, was frowned upon by the court, so that a miniaturist was employed to paint only the eye and thereby preserve anonymity and decorum.