kqedscience:

To Make A Spacecraft That Folds And Unfolds, Try Origami
“Scientists and engineers at NASA are using origami techniques to help solve a fundamental dilemma facing spacecraft designers: How do you take a big object, pack it into a small container for rocket launch, and then unpack it again once it arrives in space — making sure nothing breaks in the process.”
Learn more from NPR. 

When science and art converge! :D

kqedscience:

To Make A Spacecraft That Folds And Unfolds, Try Origami

Scientists and engineers at NASA are using origami techniques to help solve a fundamental dilemma facing spacecraft designers: How do you take a big object, pack it into a small container for rocket launch, and then unpack it again once it arrives in space — making sure nothing breaks in the process.”

Learn more from NPR. 

When science and art converge! :D

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deyvarah:

idrawgood:

solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

I was actually going to write a long post about this yesterday, but this lovely comic sums up all my points perfectly! Artists, please read this! It can be hard to break out of your bad “my art sucks” habits, but you gotta try. I used to do that ALL THE TIME, but a few years ago I made a conscious effort to change and I feel my art is much better for it. It’s not easy, it’ll take practice, but it’s worth it. Love your art!

I’ve been meaning to put my thoughts on this in words for a while now but this post just takes them right out of my mouth! THANK YOU

I was beginning to think I’m the only one who feels this way x_X


I carry a pack of origami paper in my pocket just to fold whenever the mood takes me. This little one was folded at the bar during the Germany vs Brazil match. Took a shine to Eva and settled in her hair :)


Daily Rainbow project. Kinda more the ‘sporadic whenever I find time between my thesis’ rainbow project, but close enough eh :)

Also I know it’s kind of cheating to use the sky for blue, but i’d missed the bluebells and there aren’t many other blue things in the woods. 


culinarycanvas:

Hummingbird.

Food art :D

culinarycanvas:

Hummingbird.

Food art :D



Love is a series of collages that were created using pieces of over 60 store bought puzzles. Although puzzle pieces are unique, and can only fit into one place within a puzzle, they are sometimes interchangeable within a brand. These puzzles were cut using the same die, but depict unrelated images.

This is an amazing idea and something I desperately wish to do.

Love is a series of collages that were created using pieces of over 60 store bought puzzles. Although puzzle pieces are unique, and can only fit into one place within a puzzle, they are sometimes interchangeable within a brand. These puzzles were cut using the same die, but depict unrelated images.

This is an amazing idea and something I desperately wish to do.

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magik-spells:

Nothing like sorting and refitting broken glass to improve my day 😊 #crmarch #archaeology #historicarch #thingsilike

Someone else who likes to do this :D

magik-spells:

Nothing like sorting and refitting broken glass to improve my day 😊 #crmarch #archaeology #historicarch #thingsilike

Someone else who likes to do this :D

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natashakline:

Make Something Everyday Part Two :)

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natashakline:

For all the artists out there. xoxo

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Me + Beer + Sharpies. Surprise coaster doodles!


who-let-the-daleks-out:

thenerdgirlcometh:

I actually believe artists and scientists think very similarly. Complex, abstract thought? They both have that down. It’s all about where that thinking takes you after that.

Words cannot describe how much I love this post.

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Caught in the act! Chalk is a great thing to carry with you.


I recently bought Keri Smith’s ‘The Guerilla Art Kit’ and am LOVING it. Inspired by one of the activities in there, I have been leaving origami paper dragonflies in various places around Amsterdam. Most of them end up on Trams since I fold them to pass the time on my journeys. 


Anger doodles! What makes you angry? How do you feel when you’re angry? What colours, shapes, imagery come to mind? Draw an angry doodle next time you’re mad, let it out onto paper!

Anger doodles! What makes you angry? How do you feel when you’re angry? What colours, shapes, imagery come to mind? Draw an angry doodle next time you’re mad, let it out onto paper!


When you’re angry at a sketch that didn’t turn out as well as you’d hoped, doodling over it in sharpie is surprisingly therapeutic haha.

When you’re angry at a sketch that didn’t turn out as well as you’d hoped, doodling over it in sharpie is surprisingly therapeutic haha.