Allure by black-dicefish
A couple of years ago I discovered that I have Synesthesia – a neurological condition that causes different senses to be combined, rather than separate. A common trait of people with Synesthesia (synesthetes) is always perceiving letters, numbers, and words with certain colors attached to them. For example, ‘A’ will always be red to me, ‘B’ is brown, ‘C’ is yellow, ‘D’ is navy blue, etc. I also see colored shapes when I hear certain sounds, and perceive textures when I smell certain things. My sister also has Synesthesia and she is the reason I discovered my own. Up until that point, I thought seeing each letter as a color was normal. There are over 60 known kinds of Synesthesia and my sister has traits that I do not, such as tasting voices and perceiving numbers with personalities.
Synesthesia by ThePathOfDreams
Most people with Synesthesia are creative and artistic by nature. And since this condition involves a lot of color, I thought I’d gather a collection of pieces with beautiful color palettes, and also include art by syesthetes as well. And even if you don’t have this condition, everyone loves color!
The following pieces are filled with many vibrant colors!
League of Legends – Zyra Fanart by alexnegrea
With all of the zombie-like occurences in the news recently, I have to admit that I’m a little nervous that a zombie apocalypse could be just around the corner. Who knows if I’m right or not, but I guess the best bet is to be prepared, just in case. And don’t forget, as noted in the Zombie Survival Guide, “Blades don’t need reloading.”
Despite my huge fear that zombies could be walking down my street at any minute, I’m a fan of “The Walking Dead” on AMC. I am super excited that there will be a marathon on July 7th, and can’t wait to rewatch so many of my favorite episodes. As part of my excitement, I decided to search Etsy for “The Walking Dead” creations. Now I want to watch new episodes – August 12 can’t get here soon enough!
Also, did you know that Mom’s Basement had an exclusive interview with a “The Walking Dead” walker! Check it out here.
10 – Duct Tape: Daryl Dixon
Duct tape art – how creative! These pieces look awesome and I love that you can have them created in custom colors.
9 – We’re All Infected
Let everyone know the truth that “We’re all infected.” – The Walking Dead
What time is it? Time to get a watch! Or actually, time to get an awesome clock made from a record!
George of GeoArtCrafts creates clocks by using old vinyl record albums and a big imagination. Nothing can compare to a silhouette of zombies traversing a graveyard that tells time.
Not in the mood for a zombie showdown clock? Interested in something a little less horror but still geeky? George has other designs of record clocks, so don’t waste any more time and go check him out!
In my recent Hunger Games treasury, I touch on the topic of what ebooks and digital readiness of entertainment have done for physical copies of books, and this reigns true for vinyl records. I may be an all around geek, but I still have a good vision of what life was like before all of this wonderful new technology that fuels my new obsessions. I have a small library in my closet, an eclectic collection of vinyl records (as you can see in a couple of these pictures), tubs full of cds, and even a few cassette tapes lying around. Though I always have my Kindle and iPod classic at the ready, with hundreds of books and thousands of songs. Hey, I can appreciate the past while living in the present, right?
Vinyl records are a big part of my life, and my bedroom. I’ve been collecting for years, always on the lookout for new ones to add to the family. I’ve rarely buy them brand new, as I don’t find it as fun that way. Sure, I can readily find any album I can think of for sale online, but that takes away from the hunt! There’s just something about heading out to a local record shop, or garage sale, and thumbing through a stack of old vinyls. Once I spot one I don’t have, I get the feeling of accomplishment, accompanied by so much excitement to take it home and pop it on the turntable for the first time.
The true challenge lies in even finding ones worth buying. I can’t tell you how many copies I have just for the sleeves, or for decorative purposes. Since, as I mentioned, almost all of mine have come from used sources, it’s always a gamble as to whether it will play or not. While I keep them either way, I love finding new ways to use them. Sure, it pained me at first to hear of people melting them down to melt them into bowls and bracelets, but now I have such a huge appreciation for the art and how it’s grown. To be honest, it’s even been a shock to me how much is available from vinyls now! Everything from guitar picks, to chandeliers, to updated uber artistic versions of the old bowl method. I’m truly amazed, and cannot express how in love I am with every single one of these items. To the crafty people behind these creations, thank you for helping keep vinyls alive, in one way or another. I invite everyone to share in this movement, and take a gander at this amazing treasury.
Look at these amazing vinyl-made items.