From the prehistoric cave paintings of our Palaeolithic ancestors to the provocative graffiti of contemporary artists like the UK’s elusive ‘Banksy’, art has given people a means by which to escape the often harsh, realities of their everyday lives since time in memoriam.
Have you ever wondered why children are so creative and imaginative? It’s because they lack a trait that many adults have, unfortunately, grown into. It’s known as fixedness.
It’s been too long since my last post on this subject. I have 3 or 4 lined up but have not had the time to dig into them. I thought I would get back into it with a post on how to make concrete planters.
Have you ever been watching a movie and thought to yourself, ‘How did they so effectively create that character?’ or ‘where did they get the idea for that special effects makeup?’. I think it is safe to say that we all have at one time or another; but did you ever expect to get an in-depth answer to either of those once rhetorical questions? Now you can!
As promised, here are some photos of some of the concrete water fountain features I have in mind.
Symphony Nova Scotia’s special sci-fi concert that Hallowe’en evening was hosted by John Rhys-Davies, a Welsh actor who played Gimli the dwarf in the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”, and our author George Burden had the chance to meet him!
When I pour concrete shapes, I will often use a Styrofoam block to form the cavity. Cutting Styrofoam cleanly is not easy. Based on a few designs I saw on YouTube, I made a hot wire cutter that does indeed cut like a hot knife through butter!
“At the end of my life, I will have judged my success by how much I have been on my knees in the garden tending to my beliefs,” says Eddie Foisy on his passion for creating gardens inspired by Faeries, Camelot, Robin Hood and Dickens at his farm in Cape Cod.
Many years ago, when I was in my 20’s, I decided to make some of the Christmas presents I would give to my family. This year, I decided to revisit some of that fun and use my configurable mold to create some concrete gifts for friends and family.
Most of us know how to reset our computers and other tech devices but how do we reset ourselves? I don’t mean things like our body clock — every seasoned traveler has their own way to combat jet-lag — but what happens when our mind gets clogged?