Ok... I became aware of "Things I Love Thursdays" a couple of weeks ago through the Geek Girls x Bloggers Fb group and as I see that it is a quite lovely thing, I've decided de jump in.
I have to say that Thursday has always been my favorite day, because it is blue, round and very nice, synesthetes will understand, for the ones that don't know what synesthesia is, here is a link: Neuroscience for Kids (This is not a great page but I find that they explain it very well).
Ok, so today is my favorite day and I find that writing about things I love is a good way to honor it.
And as much as Mandy Loves Supernatural, I love watching youtube videos about speed paintings... other things I love:
DIGITAL ARTISTS I LOVE
I love how she uses the colors and all the curvy girls that she draws
I love how he uses the colors and simple shapes to build amazing paintings every day.
BOOKS I LOVE
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
Yes... it's about paintings...
On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art today worth over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there’s more to this crime than meets the eye.
Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting—a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum—in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire’s studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery.
Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late nineteenth century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.
Mr. Penumbra's 24h-Open Bookstore by Robin Sloan
About books and geeks, pretty funny :D
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls.
CRAFTS I LOVE
I used to make a lot of them but I don't have time lately. Let me introduce you to the LOKIGURUMI! Hehehe
I love making my own tees. These are the next ones, Star Wars and Alice in Wonderland:
Hope you like some of the things I love and I'll be posting more next Thursday!