“All the secrets in the world worth knowing are hiding in plain sight.” – from Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
AS220 and Rogers Free Library will present a 3D Printer workshop on Feb. 27, 2014 at 6:30pm. See a 3D printer in action, learn how it works and what it can do. This is a free event and open to all interested. This workshop is presented as part of the “Reading Across Rhode Island” programming for the 2014 selection of “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan. For more information, click here.
Happy New Year! Have you noticed any thoughts of possible resolutions drifting through your mind these days? Personally, I dislike resolutions … they seem to come pre-packaged with the cynical threat of failure. I prefer the anticipation of embracing new ideas, trying new things, and nurturing new habits. These seem somehow friendlier and more approachable. And so, may I humbly submit for your consideration this friendly and (perhaps) new habit for 2014: Found-Object Doodling!
I saw this, a couple of days ago, on the inkygirl blog by children’s book writer & illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi, and I wanted to share it with you:
Ah! Inspiring in the best sense of the word, because this is something everyone can do! Click on the photo above, or the article link, to read (and see) more. Doodling will warm-up your creative muscles, and there’s no pressure to “make it perfect”. It’ll bring a smile to your face and to those around you. It contributes more art to the world and reminds us that art is all around us. And all it takes to get started is a Sharpie in your pocket.
“Unfortunately, in one way or another the world is going to tell you every day that you shouldn’t try to be an artist. But for three minutes here today, I want to tell you that you should. I hope you do it. With everything you have.” ~Blake Morgan
Bookmark it. Share it on Facebook. Tweet about it. Refer to it in conversations with school committee officials and policy wonks, businesspeople and community leaders. Print it out and bring it to your holiday family dinners, to have at-the-ready! And please, share it with your kids.
Many thanks, C.B., for reading so much and sharing the good stuff!
The Bristol Art Museum invites you to celebrate the opening of the new museum, and the artwork by Penelope Manzella and John Udvardy, this Sunday, December 8th from 1pm ’til 4pm in the newly-renovated carriage house at Linden Place on Hope Street in Bristol. Read more about the renovation in the East Bay Newspapers article, “Bristol Art Museum celebrates grand opening on Sunday”.