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Did you participate in World Photography Day?

Did you participate in World Photography Day?

Today is World Photography Day. It’s a day to get people who enjoy photography to go out and take some photos. Then, you are encouraged to upload one photograph to their online collection. This is the World Photography Day Gallery for this year: http://www.worldphotoday.org/gallery/ I enjoy participating in this special day.  I’ve done so since 2011. Today, my feet were sore from the weekend, so I took photographs in my back yard.  I got several of the yellow roses, a…

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Brussel’s Floral Carpet

Brussel’s Floral Carpet

This is truly amazing. In Brussel, Belgium they have replicated a medeival carpet using begonias.  It includes close to a a million flowers and spreads out for 300 square meters.  Grass, tree bark, and other materials were added to blend the colors.  1,000 volunteers are needed to put it all together. In 1971, the first Carpet of Flowers was created in Belgium’s capital.  Now, the carpet is recreated every two year.  The next display will be created in 2010. You…

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Art Break: What One Can Do With a Piece of Paper

Art Break: What One Can Do With a Piece of Paper

I was rambling around the web today and came across the website of artist, Peter Callesen.  He creates the most amazing things out of a sheet of white paper.  I’m amazed at such creativity out of a single form. Check out some of his creations: The Peter Callesen Collection

Teenagers Photograph Their World

Teenagers Photograph Their World

The Hayward Public Library in Hayward California has a new exhibit.  All the photographs were taken by teens. The inspiration for the exhibit is John Stilgoe’s book “Outside Lies Magic.”  Eight teens were given digital cameras and told to explore Hayward.  They roamed the streets and captures their world through the camera’s eye.  The photographs are on display at the Hayward Public Library’s Main Branch until October 6th. The Daily Review newspaper has a photo gallery of the kids at…

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Disability Leads to Art Form

Disability Leads to Art Form

Kevin Connolly was born without legs. The Montana native is healthy otherwise. He skateboards and has done things the rest of us born with legs only dream of. But, his appearance causes others discomfort. He has lived his life with the stares of strangers. Though he has lived a normal life, he can’t get around those looks of pity and anxiety. On a trip to Europe, Connolly took a photograph of one gawker. That one photograph has turned into 32,000….

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