Pejac (Spain) - Miniature Silhouettes and Optical Illusions
Spanish artist Pejac creates on his window miniature silhouettes in cut paper or acrylic paint. The window is then captured on camera, showing the riskiness and fragility of the art of tightrope. Over the past couple of years, Pejac has been getting recognition for his simple, clever public art and gallery work. Using brushes, pencils, acrylic paint and sand paper, he creates works that blend into their surroundings using existing elements and textures. Often socially and politically engaged, his works vary from small interventions to large mural-like pieces. (src. Hi-Fructose Magazine)
© All images courtesy of the artist
diy colour block clock
Like me are you in need of a quick DIY to spruce up that bare wall in your home office or room? I came across this diy clock by Molly from Almost Makes Perfect, and love the concept. I am a huge fan of colour blocking, and while you can be as wild with colours as you wish, this is a good example of a minimal blocking where texture plays a part. Personally I like the clean and simplistic option of the bare clock face and single colour against the beautiful wood grain.
• A clock kit (purchase here:)
• Wood clock base
• Acrylic paint of your choice
• Painters tape
not pictured :
• A small paint brush
• A pencil
• Sand paper
• Anything with a circular shape to trace around
Step 1: Sand your clock to get a smooth finish, then tape off half the wood with your painters tape and burnish it by smoothing with your nails.
Step 2: Using anything that has a round shape and is smaller than your clock, trace around the shape for a semi – circle, think pot lids (Molly used an old trash bin that was sized just right).
Step 3: Mix your paint with water so it’s more of a wash rather than a thick layer of paint.
Step 4: Paint the center and then carefully free hand around your circular shape. Make sure you dont have much paint on the brush when you do the edges or it’ll bleed.
Step 5: Once your paint is dry, slowly remove the tape and assemble your clock kit as instructed.
Wouldn’t these make great holiday gifts?
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Number of segments that Sunday News shows on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox gave to the People’s Climate March on the day that it happened: ZERO.
Even if media outlets didn’t find this historical event significant enough to take time for, Americans sure did. An estimated 400,000 people took a stand against man-made climate change in a march that extended over 4 miles long in the streets of New York City.
Como no son malas noticias, no tiene caso cubrirlas, verdad?
Grounded leaders are able to do away with traditional leadership stereotypes based in gender roles.
We’re all familiar with the phrase “men are from Mars and women are from Venus.” In the business world, this has had unfortunate consequences for male and female leaders.
Male leaders were typecast as dominant competitors who played politics inside hierarchies and were great at leading with power, while female leaders were expected to understand connection and communication and lead people and teams better.
With this lens, the business world developed a whole theory of preconceived notions and biases about what to expect from men and women leaders. And like most assumptions, these supposed differences took on a life of their own. Over time, we became experts at typecasting people and, ultimately, shackling men and women to these stereotypes.
It’s time to put an end to this preoccupation with gender differences. It represents an old way of thinking and does a real disservice to both men and women.