Thoughtful Thursday: You can Print what?

Ever wished you could instantly summon a pizza, no awkward phonecall required? How about having a custom pair of shoes at the push of a button? Guess what, guys: I think we're finally living in the future. Thanks to 3D printing, all you need to build tangible objects is a machine and some material: zero skill … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: You can Print what?

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Thoughtful Thursday: More than Meets the Eye

“My paintings are multifocal,” the British Op artist Bridget Riley once explained. “Not being fixed to a single focus is very much of our time.” Without a clear point to fix on, the eye involuntarily moves around an image, bringing elements of the picture in and out of focus. This is the idea behind Optical Art, or … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: More than Meets the Eye

Thoughtful Thursday: A (non) Permanent Mark

Have you ever wanted to get a tattoo and save the art and humanities? Well, now you can! Thanks to Ink for the Arts, a project by Cuseum, you can now decorate yourself in non-permanent righteous activism. They're selling really cool tattoos online for only a dollar, and every dollar (minus shipping and handling) goes straight … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: A (non) Permanent Mark

Thoughtful Thursday: Life in Miniature

Small Wonders is currently open for entry, which is getting us pumped about small art. Yes, a wall-sized canvas slathered in every color of the rainbow is amazing but what about something like this? Artist and photographer Derrick Lin captures the minutiae of everyday office life across landscapes of notebooks, paper clips, and coffee mugs populated with … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Life in Miniature

Thoughtful Thursday: Anxiety and Depression and Creativity

I've met a lot of artists with either depression or anxiety, and I've also met a lot with both. Most of the time, my friends that have these diseases try n0t to let them get in the way of their creative processes, but sometimes their mental illnesses can hinder them from creating, like they could be … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Anxiety and Depression and Creativity

Thoughtful Thursday: 10 Images to Help You Get Some Rest

March 2nd through the 9th is National Sleep Awareness Week and to help you get in the mood we've assembled a set of the most restful and calming images that have passed through our gallery. Enjoy! Isn't this just calming... That gradual change is color is like my gradual change in yawning... The northern lights have … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: 10 Images to Help You Get Some Rest

Thoughtful Thursday: Random Acts of Art

Ever walked around Baltimore and found something like this? Chances are, no. That's because artist Idle Ph.D. has an intense social media following who spring into action whenever an art drop happens. What's an art drop you say? Across the country, there's a community of artists who create art specifically for the reason of leaving … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Random Acts of Art

Thoughtful Thursday: Stay Happy and Creative!

The most creative people you know can also seem like the happiest people, right? According to a new University of Otago study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, the path to a happier state of mind requires you get creative ― quite literally, and just once a day. The study suggests that people who do at least one creative activity a … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Stay Happy and Creative!

Thoughtful Thursday: Fogaholics Unite!

We're thinking about Stormy Weather this week, as we close out the year, with just a few days left for entry to one of our favorite shows at the Annapolis Maritime Museum! Thus, we were particularly struck by the unique images of Nick Steinberg's exploration of fog in San Francisco and how this dynamic weather … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Fogaholics Unite!