Sunday, July 24, 2011

While I'm still strugglingto catch up....

I came across this nifty art piece involving knitting:
365 Knitting Clock

Click here to view the article. The link is to an article rather than the artist's website because the article has way more info and photos. You can view the artist's website here.  The clock knits a 2 meter long scarf in a year. What a great concept.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

This is neat for web/ graphics AND metals!

If you've been reading this blog at all or actually know me, you know I have my multi-armed Hindu goddess arms in many, many fires.  Well, in my search for web background inspiration I cam across these two sites:

The first site, ColourLover, allows you to create your own patterns and colorize them and/or search through thousands of already created patterns. Whatever you create goes into the pattern database so it can be used by anyone else who comes across it or knows its precise name.  And you can re-color it to whatever color scheme you like, then right click to save it to your computer.  The same goes for the Japonizer but has a limited number of traditional patterns to choose from in the gallery.  But here's the kicker.  Not only is this great for all the web people out there, but metals people can use it to make patterns for PNP to etch their own custom patterned sheet!  How cool is that?????