Valentines 2015

I decided to make something simple for my daughters for Valentines Day.

I had seen a smaller version of this online somewhere.

STEP 1
Make the art in Word and print it
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STEP 2
Cut the stencil by hand using a utility knife and a straightedge (ruler)
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STEP 3
Attach the stencil to the board with rubber cement and pins
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STEP 4
Paint the stencil with acrylic paint, using two colors
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STEP 5
Remove the stencil
STEP 5 – B
Realize that rubber cement and pins were not the way to go with this
STEP 5 – C
Frown at the results.
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STEP 6
Sand down the whole thing.
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STEP 7
Ask a friend who is an artist if you can use her Cricut. Thank her for helping make a new, precision-cut stencil.
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STEP 8
Paint that.
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STEP 9
Remove stencil.
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STEP 10
Redo the first attempt.
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STEP 11
Give to daughters.
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Really cool stuff

More suited for studio filming than movie-set filming, but I can’t wait to see what people do with this:


The camera is not moving here, folks. It films 360° at all times. Move the POV live with your phone or in post.

It’s a great time to be alive.

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So cool. Again, I can’t wait to hear what people do with this. Some student is going to save their money and get one of these and make some really cool music.

 

Photography is art

* Note: as you look through the photos of events and people, the photos of celebrities and politicians will seem pointless and boring.
* Note: there is simply too much pain the world. Damn it, people; be kind.


 

National Geographic
Photo of the Day: Reader Favorites from 2015


 

The Atlantic
Photos of the Week: 12/5 – 12/18

All of The Atlantic’s Photos of the Week through the years are fantastic.


 

The Atlantic
Sony World Photography Awards


 

The New York Times Year in Pictures


The Guardian
Photographer of the Year: Yannis Behrakis


The Telegraph
Pictures of the Year

Part 1Part 2, Part 3, Part 4