Friday, 29 April 2016

zenga bros

Zenga Bros - Tall Bike Tour from Zenga Bros on Vimeo.

if you only watch one inspirational video today. creativity pays you back. and back. and back.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

asghar khamseh

after the post in which i lamented the presence of so much work devoted to young naked white female people here's this via lens culture. acid attacks certianly aren't only common to iran so i'm including this not as a comment on that country, whose culture and people i know and love, but to draw attention to what happens when one group of people assume an authority over another. these are not pretty images but equally they're not the lives of the poeple who have to live them.

Monday, 25 April 2016

ukelele basics

bad habits can accrue really fast and it's best to iron them ut as early as possible. my truly horrible strumming technique was ironed out by watching this and practising really, really slowly. and there's a nice blues progression to play with at the end.

philip coppoloa

i only wish this was longer. some nice binding action going on too. from it's nice that

Saturday, 23 April 2016

language familes

i came across this language map a while back and i never tire of it. check it out in detail here

Thursday, 21 April 2016

jake shimabukuro

technique tips from the master. i'm so not anywhere near what he can do it's hilarious. really useful tho

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

youngho kang

you can dredge thru interminable pictures of naked people (and when i say people i mean young people, young white female people - just saying) and then all of sudden up pops something that forces you to pasy asttention. youngho kang knocks it out of the park

Monday, 18 April 2016

rogerio silva

can't beat a lovely piece of dance. and this. from rogerio silva, is a lovely piece of dance

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Wednesday, 13 April 2016


ink and watercolour from kikyz1313. i like the not using of her real name. currently showing in culver city california - i'd love to see these up close

Monday, 11 April 2016

rs thomas

no poetry in an age. so here's this

Thirteen Blackbirds Look at a Man


It is calm.
It is as though
we lived in a garden
that had not yet arrived
at the knowledge of
good and evil.
But there is a man in it.


There will be
rain falling vertically
from an indifferent
sky. There will stare out
from behind its
bars the face of the man
who is not enjoying it.


Nothing higher
than a blackberry
bush. As the sun comes up
fresh, what is the darkness
stretching from horizon
to horizon? It is the shadow
here of the forked man.


We have eaten
the blackberries and spat out
the seeds, but they lie
glittering like the eyes of a man.


After we have stopped
singing, the garden is disturbed
by echoes; it is
the man whistling, expecting
everything to come to him.


We wipe our beaks
on the branches
wasting the dawn’s
jewellery to get rid
of the taste of a man.


which is not the case
with a man, our
bills give us no trouble.


Who said the
number was unlucky?
It was a man, who,
trying to pass us,
had his licence endorsed
thirteen times.


In the cool
of the day the garden
seems given over
to blackbirds. Yet
we know also that somewhere
there is a man in hiding.


To us there are
eggs and there are
blackbirds. But there is the man,
too, trying without feathers
to incubate a solution.


We spread our
wings, reticulating
our air-space. A man stands
under us and worries
at his ability to do the same.


When night comes
like a visitor
from outer space
we stop our ears
lest we should hear tell
of the man in the moon.


Summer is
at an end. The migrants
depart. When they return
in spring to the garden,
will there be a man among them?

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Thursday, 7 April 2016

paper marbling

handy downloadable guide to paper marbling

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

more linocut

this is part of nice wee series on linocut. plus you get to ;isten to some polish

linocut technique

suoerhandy video from felcut - includes nice segment on using a slipstrop.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Friday, 1 April 2016


napowrimo starts today. here's some prompt lists if that's your thing


found poetry review

paper swans