All posts for the month June, 2012

Farewell speeches

Published June 13, 2012 by ciarrasurvivingibart

Yesterday we said our farewell speeches to the class. Our teacher made her own speech where she mentioned every one in the class. Her comment about me was that I always showed my art in my work and that she hoped I’d use my talents in high school. I know I will. Many people only go into art class because of the easy credits, but I’m just passionate about it. I know that the art room will end up being my favorite room in the whole school. I’ve seen the people and the work on display and it makes me think of the Art Gallery. I know that I’ll try nothing but my hardest in and out of school.

For the first time I feel sad about leaving my middle school. So far, these have been the best two years of my education. I’ve never had such great friends and teachers. And although I’m ready for high school, although I’m ready for summer, I know now that I’ll never forget my grade eight class and the family we became.

Now I have some art from deviantART. Click on the photo for a link.

Published June 8, 2012 by ciarrasurvivingibart


Sometimes I find things in my research on the net that make me go wow.  Sometimes they are so simple, so unique or so insanely beautiful it is ridiculous.  Today’s Friday Finds falls into all 3 of those categories.  Dutch company, LACE FENCE has created a uniquely beautiful yet infinitely functional product that redefines the humble fence.  In their own words:-

LACE FENCE is a Dutch based company that designs & produces unique architectural fabric delivered globally. LACE FENCE has grown into a product which lives up to the highest standards for a variety of applications.
From safety fence to artpiece. Our only limitation is our own imagination.
The combination of the handmade delicate lace patterns with the industrial look and feel of the metal fencing is unique, and proves that functional can also be beautiful.  Lace Fence works in close collaboration with each client to ensure that each fence…

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Published June 8, 2012 by ciarrasurvivingibart

The Collabor-eight

I always advise travelers — whether you’re going halfway across the world or on a stroll through a nearby town — to support local artists and crafters. The most authentic and memorable souvenirs that you can bring back with you will likely be the handmade, individualized pieces – rarely the mass-produced tourist tchotchkies. I’m the first one to throw a buck to a street performer, buy an LP off an unknown star-in-the-making peddling demos on the sidewalk, and scout out one-of-a-kind fashion finds for my wardrobe. You can easily remember your adventures through the unusual collection you accumulate.

My latest find has already grabbed some major attention. Read on to see the wearable street art that I picked up in Trier, Germany!

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Published June 8, 2012 by ciarrasurvivingibart


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The Spanish guerilla art collective Luzinterruptus (previously here) is at it again. Their latest intervention took place on May 15th at Plaza de la Cebada in Madrid. Collecting over 2,000 used plastic cups and containers in the previous month, the artists filled them each with blue water, placed them in a 6 x 4 meter rectangle and lit them. This was to represent the community public swimming pool that had been demolished by the city in 2008 with the promise of building a new and improved pool. Four years later, still no sign of a pool, while plans are now evolving into a high-end entertainment center and gourmet food marketplace which will be too pricey for the people of the neighborhood.

The light installation in the shape of a swimming pool was a reminder of what the space once was and what it should rightfully be…

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