Just some Friday afternoon thoughts.
Sooo, did you know plants are light sensitive? When you think about photosynthesis, it totally makes sense.
We made our photo prints using spinach, but you can use anything from strawberries to daisies!
Check out our guide for how to get the best print from the plant matter you choose.
To be filed under ‘Super cool artsy-craftsy shit that I will never do.’
Hey, it’s National Poetry Month!
Why not wrap empty milk cartons in scrap fabric — and use as planters?
I know. I know. I’ve been on a spring planting kick lately.
But this simple milk-carton-wrapped-in-fabric reuse idea from Camilla Fabbri of the Family Chic blog (mentioned previously here, here, and here) is worth sharing, especially this week, as some folks are looking at decor sorts of ideas for Easter.
Gardening in … an old wagon wheel? Yes!
In some wheels, an herb garden could be neat — with the spokes separating plant groups.
See also: Benches and tables made from wagon wheels.
Poppytalk has a cool Guest Tutorial by Ruth Bleakley:
This easy (I promise!) printmaking tutorial is a great way to use up styrofoam meat trays that you are probably hoarding (or maybe that’s just me…) and it would also be a fun craft for kids, as long as you did it outside.
It’s essential that you get water-based block printing ink (it costs about $3 a tube) - otherwise this tutorial goes from an “easy” to “the-reason-why-I-never-majored-in-Printmaking” tutorial because the cleanup is much more difficult for oil-based printmaking ink - that being said, if that’s what you have on hand, go for it - actually, if that’s what you have on hand, you are probably somewhat beyond styrofoam tray printing anyway!
The rest is here: poppytalk: DIY: Easy Relief Printmaking
Pretty impressive idea, to figure out something useful to do with Styrofoam meat trays! Maybe we can get Ruth Bleakley involved in The Uncollection. A Mr. Cart meat-tray print would be cool!
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” -Maya Angelou
a clock made from a bicycle wheel
Want (for T)!
Losers from the Debt Deal: Students
Graduate students would be the hardest hit, as the bill proposes an elimination of the interest subsidy on federal student loans for “almost all” of them. This means that beginning July 1, 2012, grad students will be responsible for the interest on their loans while in school and during any subsequent deferment period.
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