Since we've got a a lot of new peeps, I'll do a re-intro too.
Hi, I'm Darin 👋 I play piano (mostly improvisational, some jazz) and do some composing here and there.
I don't post much, but I find the lovely artwork you all post here super inspiring, and a wonderful respite from all the shouting that goes on at the manchild-ruled social sites.
Because it doesn't happen very often, I celebrate every time somebody purchases one of my maze prints.
This is the maze called "Drought". I started drawing it during the wildfires of 2020. We were confined in our home as the air outside was over-the-top hazardous with smoke and 4mm of ash settled on every surface outside. I drew as I waited to hear the evacuation order that, thankfully, never came.
Detailed Study, Oil, 8x 6 inches
Available tomorrow morning on http://www.EveryDayOriginal.com
Without our magnetosphere to protect us, the solar wind may have long ago stripped away Earth’s atmosphere, leaving Earth looking much more like Mars looks today: barren, dry, and lifeless.
Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our magnetosphere, but it’s one of the many extraordinary things that make life possible on our little world.
You are cordially invited to a Fiber Arts Zoom Meetup on Sunday, May 22!
PDT 10am-noon; EST 1pm-3pm; UTC 1800-2000
Chat with Fedi friends while working on your embroidery, quilting, crochet, mending, knitting, macrame, weaving, felting, spinning, etc. (Other arts, crafts, and repairs are welcome too.)
Another old #collage #poem, from a few years ago. One of my favorite ways to make a collage poem is to take a structure from a more mundane genre of material (in this case, math proofs) and then fill in the gaps with subject matter that's more fantastical/surreal/mysterious (vaguely ominous implications about aliens). It pretty much always produces interesting results :)
F is for Flight. Another postcard in my series called "Journey of the Imagination" for Tom Froese's Skillshare course, The Style Class.
I always thought flying over the fields in a jet made them appear like a crazy quilt. So this was the prefect image to represent watching a young person imagining flight.
Had a possibly fun idea for an art exercise!
This is a track called Rising Winds by Mid-Air Machine, from the album At Arm's Length - https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ask%20Again/at-arms-length-piano-centric-songs-1
Distributed as Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Take a long canvas, start at one end, and draw/paint your interpretation of the music as the track progresses. It's a 2m40s track so it's a quick-ish exercise. Don't think about it too much, just paint what you feel.
Tag with #ArtMusic then everyone can compare what they did :D
For those not familiar, the developer was strongly opposed to including a local timeline in the app - somebody must have talked him out of it at some point 🤷♂️
If you were avoiding the official Mastodon iOS app because it didn’t have a local timeline, there’s good news: the latest version now supports it!
But finding it is not super intuitive…
Tap the magnifying glass icon on the bottom of the screen (VoiceOver will read it as “Search”) then tap “Community” at the top - there’s your local timeline!
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