Aug 1-7, 2010

August 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

018 – This week, I found inspiration to create with a pen and the beauty of a badge or two.

And, at the end of the day, it’s design with intention.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

I happened across a very cool, sketchy, doodly (it’s a word!), inspirational project. So, first, big kudos to the team who thought this up because it’s imaginative, creative and strengthens a true artist community.

It’s THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT, where each artist is sent the same blank Moleskine sketchbook (you can choose a themed cover) that will be exhibited on a gallery/museum tour across the country — and then will enter into the permanent collection of THE BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY for public viewing.

They have only two rules… “first, the book must be used in some way and, second, the sketchbook must stay within its original dimensions.”

In 2011, the project hits the road and GOES ON TOUR, so be sure to map out one of the seven lucky cities (dates and cities subject to change).

Check out the site for ALL THE RULES and to see how you can participate.

Kudos, indeed.

(via @arthouse)

I have been a Foursquare member since January 2010 and am the proud owner of six badges. One of which is apparently in the TOP 16 UNUSUAL FOURSQUARE BADGES. That’s right. Jealous much?

Each of the 16 (if not all) are sought after and adored by many a user since Foursquare’s launch in 2009.

The badge designs are creative and inspirational in the fact that they are not only chic in aesthetic and simplicity but also designed with strong intentions – creating the need and want to obtain them.

Most of these 16 are not collectible any more and were actually available through obscure activities (which obviously makes them rare and coveted). So the question remains, how does a gal get her hands on one of the rare AND available badges — say the GOSSIP GIRL?

“Without further ado, please enjoy this collection of interesting badges, ranging from rare and retired, to quirky and puzzling.”

(via @foursquare)


These miniscule pencil tip carvings by DALTON GHETTI are painstakingly crafts of art. Each creation takes up to two and half years carving the most delicate feature of a pencil: it’s lead tip.

The art is beautiful in it’s time, patience, craftsmanship, and uniqueness.

Have a great week…
~ Jennifer

“To say that something is designed means it has intentions that go beyond its function. Otherwise it’s just planning.”

~ Ayse Birsel

TAGS: moleskine, sketchbook, art, carving, pencil, sculpture, badges, medals


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