By New York artist Holton Rower. Completely mesmerising to watch – I’d love to know what kind of paint they’re using! It looks so…liquid? Like it’s watered right down, but the colours are still so intense that I don’t think it can be. They must take a million years to dry!
Kind of a grown up version of those paintings we used to make at primary school Galas where you tape paper to a pottery wheel and pour paint on! (Maybe that’s why I’m so taken with these)
Watching footage of the Christchurch earthquake, I’ve realised how vital it is for people to tell their stories. Not only for the teller, but also for the listener – hearing stories of miracles and hope can really strengthen the hope and faith of people who are struggling.
When life came crashing down around us in June last year, we looked everywhere for inspiration, for any small sign of hope that Lulu might be alright. We got very little from the Medical community, only bad news from the internet, and we simply didn’t know anyone else who was dealing with anything like what was happening to us. People gradually began to tell us other stories though, tales of their own tragedy/despair/hope/healing experiences, and we began to realise that crisis is a universal human experience – we all need propping up some times, and we can all offer a shoulder to lean on at other times – no matter what the circumstances.
So a couple of months ago we put this little video together and launched it into cyberspace, in the hope that someone who needs it will find it one day.
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
The internets never cease to amaze me! There are so many clever people out there doing so many clever things -and here are a couple I’ve found recently:
Plinky is a tool for writers and wannabe writers. It provides you with a daily prompt to get you writing, and if you’re uninspired by the prompt of the day you can trawl through their archives and pick something from a previous day.
You can also read other people’s answers, follow people whose style you like, and be followed by others who like your style.
If only there was a tool to help with generating interesting blog post titles!
Pinterest is….hmmm…kind of an image cataloging service. A ‘virtual pinboard’. It’s been a lifesaver for my hard drive, I’ve been able to upload/offload all the precious saved images I’ve collected over the years, and it lets me organise them into themed ‘boards’ (such as food, home, craft etc). You can look at other peoples boards too, and search by keyword for images – an amazing inspirational tool. Some people even seem to be selling products via Pinterest, (don’t be alarmed, there is no hard sell) COMPLETELY ADDICTIVE, I warn you.