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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 9/29/2011

Sep 29, 2011

by Alison Feldmann

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“You can’t eat the orange and throw the peel away: a man is not a piece of fruit.” — Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has magazine covers, narrative paintings, shiny things and oracle future.

 

Literary quarterly The Paris Review has been known for provocative, intelligent content since its founding in 1953. Flavorwire pulled together some of its favorite Paris Review covers, which range in artistic medium and subject matter — but never fail to catch your eye. What’s your favorite?

 

Oracle cards are so fascinating; far from the dark predictions of a tarot deck, oracles are more — well, fun loving and maybe a little goofy? Artist Ellis Nadler’s “Cards of Wu” series is inspired by classic divination cards and rendered in woodcut. (My favorite is the “amniotic tuba.”  [Via 50 Watts]

As a fan of graphic novels and comic strips, Charlie Roberts‘s “100 Short Stories” — a series of narrative drawings and paintings — are satisfying in a direct, blunt manner. They remind me of a bizarro version of Billy’s aimless travels in “Family Circus.” [Via Boooooom]

Like many a tiny science nerd, I had an extensive geode, fossil and polished gem collection as a kid. (Still have ’em, in fact!) These photos make me want to shine mine up all over again. See more on Captain Tenneal’s Flickr stream. [Via Pour Porter]

 

Do you know of a forward-thinking art, style or design blog? Post it in the comments! And make sure to check out past installments of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere!

Blue Ocean painting landscape Olympic Coast- an original watercolor painting
Blue Ocean painting landscape Olympic Coast- an original watercolor painting
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RESERVED  Vintage Aerolux Light Bulb with Glass Lamp
RESERVED Vintage Aerolux Light Bulb with Glass Lamp
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Heath Small Teapot with Cork
Heath Small Teapot with Cork
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14k Gold Small Pebble Ring | Stacking Ring | Nature Inspired Ring
14k Gold Small Pebble Ring | Stacking Ring | Nature Inspired Ring
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onyx-marble obelisk candle holders
onyx-marble obelisk candle holders
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Hand woven rag rug - 2.7' x 2.9' ,,Dark blue, light blue, zigzag''
Hand woven rag rug - 2.7' x 2.9' ,,Dark blue, light blue, zigzag''
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44 comments

  • outofline

    outofline said 4 years ago

    Funny Coyote. Love the top photo!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 4 years ago

    Love those Oracle cards. Great graphics.

  • TripleGemini

    TripleGemini said 4 years ago

    So great!! Love the Paris Review covers!

  • CatalogHouses

    CatalogHouses said 4 years ago

    Feeling the breeze and the sun on our faces!

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 4 years ago

    Those geodes are amazing. And the narrative painting with the coyote is hilarious. Love it.

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 4 years ago

    Oh those Oracle cards are too much! I used to read Tarot years ago and just started doing a series of paintings on to of my old deck. Makes me nervous to do it (don't know why) but do it I must....

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 4 years ago

    I am with TheNightJar...oracle cards rock. I collect tarot cards, but don't know how to read them. :-) Delightful blog, as always.

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky said 4 years ago

    The oracle cards are absolutely wonderful! I'd love to have a deck of those!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 4 years ago

    Those geodes are amazing, I love going to my local museum and staring at all the gorgeous colours contained within like twinkling caves!

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 4 years ago

    Neat stuff, as always. I just went to the gem fair with my son this last weekend to poke around in all the boxes of loose rough and polished stones. We picked out a few really neat things... I too am a dork when it comes to pretty mineral formations.

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 4 years ago

    Wow, wow, wow. What great roundup, once again. I love those Paris Review covers...great graphic design that still holds up. And love Charlie Roberts' illustrations!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 4 years ago

    Great items again! Loved this :)

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 4 years ago

    L O V E !

  • MouseTrapVintage

    MouseTrapVintage said 4 years ago

    Love those drawings by Charlie Roberts! I immediately had to share them with my cartoonist hubs, Mr. Box Brown. He love them, too, and had never heard of Roberts! Thanks, Alison!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 4 years ago

    Great collection! Love the stones.

  • ballandchain

    ballandchain said 4 years ago

    fabulous! and always inspiring, thanks! :)

  • acuriousbrood

    acuriousbrood said 4 years ago

    Enjoyable.

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 4 years ago

    always so beautiful

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 4 years ago

    I still have my rock collection too!

  • jewelsbymoon

    jewelsbymoon said 4 years ago

    superb!

  • galleryoncentral

    galleryoncentral said 4 years ago

    These Paris Review covers bring back memories of perusing old book shops. Love the oracle cards too. Thanks again for another great blog ; )

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 4 years ago

    Cool photos!

  • SellmySeoul

    SellmySeoul said 4 years ago

    Nice collection.

  • TerraCasa

    TerraCasa said 4 years ago

    The Paris Review covers are lovely! They would make such great posters to frame in a room.

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 4 years ago

    Great collection!

  • oddmod

    oddmod said 4 years ago

    Very inspiring! Love the Charlie Roberts illustrations especially... makes me want to pick up a paintbrush and do some sketches. Thanks for sharing!

  • katikamade

    katikamade said 4 years ago

    the Paris review covers are wonderful! Love the illustrations!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 4 years ago

    Love the review covers !!! So wonderful !!

  • volcanogirlcreations

    volcanogirlcreations said 4 years ago

    Really nice, I love printmaking! My favorite is the Ambassador! Aloha!

  • lumieredumatin

    lumieredumatin said 4 years ago

    the cut stones are a mysterious world on their own

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 4 years ago

    those Art Paris reviews are so great! I remember talking about it in art history class in Paris :)

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 4 years ago

    Enjoyed my peruse down the page, like the magazine covers, the sliver lining print and the geode collection, always had a facination with rocks as well. Once again great read. Thanks

  • NewModernArt

    NewModernArt said 4 years ago

    Great collection! Love the clever coyote!!!

  • justmejewelry

    justmejewelry said 4 years ago

    nice stuff

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 4 years ago

    "Cards of Wu" funny.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 4 years ago

    Exceptional! Geodes each hold a micro cosmos. So fascinating. Thanks so much!

  • DeaDia

    DeaDia said 4 years ago

    Incredible, psychedelic geodes! Captain Tenneal's photos are awesome...just tumblrd.

  • ArgentTonic

    ArgentTonic said 4 years ago

    amazing stones!!!

  • SandraEterovic

    SandraEterovic said 4 years ago

    I am completely in love with Charlie Roberts' work....thank you Alison!!!!

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 4 years ago

    Wonderful artwork. The rocks..I used to love hammering rocks apart to see what was inside. Beautiful collection!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 4 years ago

    Jennifer Davis rools!

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 4 years ago

    Love all the photo's on the various subjects, especially the cut gem stones! Thanks for your article!

  • luxe

    luxe said 4 years ago

    gorgeous!

  • MWFiberArts

    MWFiberArts said 4 years ago

    Love the oracle cards!

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