Coronatessellations: Newest to Oldest (Reverse Chronological Order)
Updated: Aug 7, 2020
This is all the coronatessellations (collages / pieces from recycled items) I've made -- with newest ones on top. I'm updating them when I make new ones. You can look on Instagram and search hashtag #coronatessellations to see all of the ones that everyone has done; someone called it a "virtual quilt"! :)
You can join in on the fun too & put #coronatessellation on your photo.
I like to make collages and hang them on my wall, but you can also make temporary arrangements of items you have and take a pic. It's fun & relaxing to make them! :)
You can also check out @wearegoodatthis on IG for more fun.
Making the Digital Images on Different Color Backgrounds -- gogobox app (< 1 minute)
I use the gogobox app to take the picture and place it on different color backgrounds -- to post it on IG.
Step 1: "Upload from Device"
I take a photo with shadows as a square (not a diamond). I use the "Upload from Device" feature in "Content Creation & Classification" to crop out the shadows, then I save this image on to my camera roll.
Step 2: Draw feature
I then use the Draw Feature in "Content Creation & Classification" in the gogobox app. I choose a color for the background and then press "Image" to select the image I just took from the camera roll. Then I rotate the square into a diamond
Immediately below is a tessellation of all of my coronatessellations -- actually from oldest to newest. :) It was too hard to keep up with changing the tessellation in reverse chronological order. Haha. :)
Then, after this each individual one -- in reverse chronological order, newest to oldest -- is bigger with some more notes. Others have more notes and behind-the-scenes on that post.
"A Tessellation (or Tiling) is when we cover a surface with a pattern of flat shapes so that there are no overlaps or gaps."
Sidewalks and Sunsets🚶🏻♀️🌅 5 of 9. The colors were really vibrant that day! 🌈 😀 I didn’t edit or alter the photo I used for this painting 📸👉🏼, but I might play around with that stuff though. 😎 Coronatessellation #119. Post created with gogobox app.
Sidewalks & Sunsets 🚶🏻♀️🌅 4 of 9. I saw a sailboat ⛵️ in this shadow! 👤😎📸👉🏼. Oops! I flipped the sail compared to the photo. Maybe it won’t work. 🤣 Found a couple other cool sailboat photos too!⛵️📸: #traveladdict1000 sunset in Tanzania & #nate_dumlao / @unsplash. Coronatessellation #118.
Sidewalks and Sunsets 🚶🏻♀️🌅 3 of 9. This is a different view of the same evening as Coronatessellation #115. Taking photos of sunsets is very relaxing and painting them is also relaxing, maybe even more so. 👩🏻🎨😀🧘🏻♀️ You should try either one or both out — even if only for yourself and not for public consumption (if you don’t feel like posting it) and see if you like it. As I learned recently, optically to the human eye 👁 , sunrises look similar to sunsets, but I’m rarely awake for sunrises. 🤣. I assume they’re beautiful. Actually I’m enjoying this, so the next series will be all Sunsets, maybe a few Sunrises thrown in. 😎 Coronatessellation #117.
Sidewalks and Sunsets 2 of 9 🚶🏻♀️🌅. I turned this shadow 👉🏼📸👤 into an abstract garden. 🌺🌸🌼👩🏻🎨😎. Coronatessellation #116. Post created with gogobox app.
Sidewalks & Sunsets 🚶🏻♀️🌅 1 of 9. This is a painting based on a photo of a sunset I took awhile back 📸🌅. I really liked the colors of the sky and clouds. I really enjoy doing a painting interpretation of photos I’ve taken or seen (as you may have noticed). 🤣 First, I was going to do an interpretation of this shadow I took (👉🏼 photo 3), but I didn’t like how it was turning out. However, I really liked this shadow and it made me think of the glass pyramid of the Louvre (#timroosjen / @unsplash ) , but it was from a shopping cart 🛒 🤣. I ❤️ how there can be such cool shapes in the shadows of ordinary objects. Coronatessellation #115.
Puzzle painting 9 of 9. 🧩🎨
We did it! This was inspired by Guernsey, #enrapture / @unsplash. It’s a cactus! 🌵 And also they are all aerial views of water and land. What I was thinking about was playing around with the idea of desert 🌵(where it’s dry) with water💧 and also different perspectives. In the big painting / completed puzzle, all the water is sky or air and the little hangglider in tonight’s painting is a butterfly. 🦋 That’s the cute thing I mentioned from last night. 🥰. Also, the aerial views all put together form a normal or ground perspective to see the cactus. It’s just how you look at things. 😀👀👁. Bonus: Sort of a preview from “Sidewalks & Sunsets”. 🤣. It’s a sunset photo, playing around w/ #instax#instax. 📸🌅 Coronatessellation #114.
Puzzle painting 8 of 9. 🧩🎨🖼. I liked this photo of farmland in Portugal from #humphreymuleba / @pexels because it reminded me of a fingerprint! 🕵🏻♀️ When I was painting it, it also reminded me of painting a zebra stripes and there was a zebra I wanted to paint actually. 🦓 🎨 😎 It’s pretty much done, but one more cute little thing tomorrow. 🥰 I like the different patterns from all the different places around the world, but you can still pretty much tell what it is. Tomorrow, I’ll describe the thinking behind it. 🧐Coronatessellation #113. Post created with gogobox app.
Puzzle painting 7 of 9. 🧩🎨🖼. Aerial view from Port Felix, Canada: #ronwhitaker / @unsplash. I don’t know what the yellow part is. It looks like gold in the water! 💰🤣 Almost there! The next series will be 9 part, Sidewalks & Sunsets, inspired by things I see on my block or from my apartment.🚶🏻♀️ 🌅 Coronatessellation #112. Post created with gogobox app.
Puzzle painting 6 of 9. 🧩🎨🖼. Cabo Menor, a tiny island off the coast of Spain. Inspired by 📸 #willianjusten / @pexels 👉🏼. A lot of artistic interpretation with this one. 🤣. Coronatessellation #111. Post created with gogobox app.
Puzzle painting 5 of 9. 🧩🎨🖼. We’re still in Indonesia! Inspired by 📸 #tomfisk / @pexels 👉🏼. I realize that this photo & painting has more of a pattern and is less cohesive in terms of the big puzzle picture, but I just really liked all the lines and patchwork shapes in this aerial photo of farm fields. 😀 It look like it was planned; kind of like a patchwork quilt. Well, it was planned — for farming, but not a photo. 😎📸 Coronatessellation #110. Post created with gogobox app
Puzzle painting 3 of 9. 🧩🎨🖼. This painting was inspired by an aerial view of Orleans, Massachusetts 👉🏼📸 #nathananderson / @unsplash. Do you know what it is yet? 🧐😎 Coronatessellation #108. Post created with gogobox app.
Puzzle painting 2 of 9. 🧩🎨🖼. I didn’t look at yesterday’s painting and it is looking like a puzzle! Let’s see if I can keep it up. 🤣 Inspired by an aerial view from the Maldives 👉🏼📸🏝 from #eegan / @unsplash. Coronatessellation #107. Post created with gogobox app.
Puzzle painting 1 of 9. 🧩🎨🖼. Each painting is also inspired by a photograph. 📸. 💡I selected 9 photographs to form a different larger image at the end of the puzzle.😀 This photograph 👉🏼📸 is an aerial photo of waves 🌊 in the ocean. #innermostlimits / @pexels. Paintings are inspired; not replicas. Here, I wanted to capture the motion I felt looking at the photo of the waves in the water. 🌊 💦 Coronatessellation #106. Post created with gogobox app.
Puzzle Painting 4 of 4! 🧩🎨🖼. Sun at dusk / late sunset. 🌅 Put all together it’s also the sun, but the way I painted it, it can also be viewed a different way and seen as a flower. ☀️🌸😎Tomorrow we will embark on a 9 piece puzzle painting! Each painting is an individual painting and then the pieces when viewed from a different perspective will make up a larger painting. 🧩🎨🖼. Coronatessellation #105. Post created with gogobox app.
uzzle Painting 3 of 4. 🧩🎨🖼. Early sunset 🌅. I also didn’t look at at the previous pieces. The next one was going to be night, which would be evenly spaced in terms of hours represented in the paintings, but the sun doesn’t shine at night. 🤣. So it will be late sunset/ dusk. 👉🏼📸👹. Bonus monsters from my walk. Maybe cuter without the mouth. Some adhesive from an outdoor sign. 🤣 Coronatessellation #104. Post created with gogobox app.
Puzzle painting 2 of 4. 🧩🖼🎨 Day ☀️. Turned out pretty similar even though I didn’t look at the one from yesterday. 😎. Coronatessellation #103. Post created with gogobox app.
1 of 4 Puzzle Painting! 🧩 🎨🖼 This is an idea I had for the next 4 pieces — to paint something that is an individual painting and recognizable on its own, but then when it is put together with other pieces it makes something bigger — particularly if you rotate it 45 degrees. 👉🏼📐🎨😎 All of the paintings are individual paintings which are the same, but also slightly different. This is sunrise or dawn. 🌅. It’s interesting I like working with the diamond ♦️ of the coronatessellation concept, but here also creating something that can be viewed rotating it in a square. Can view it in multiple perspectives. 👁 Each one is like a puzzle piece. 🧩 I could paint them all today. What would be the fun in that? 🤣 Coronatessellation #102. Post created with gogobox app.
This shadow from my walk 👉🏼👤 looked like a dreamy paradise sunset🏝 🌅 , but it was just the sidewalk! 🤣. See 📸 from Key West, Florida by #jules_cesure / @unsplash. I decided to do an abstract representation of it. I wanted to show the texture that I saw in the sidewalk, so I decided to use bubblewrap technique as in Coronatessellation #76. That turned out pretty cool 👉🏼, but I thought if I want texture, why not just use the bubblewrap? 😎 So the applicator or process became the art. 😀👩🏻🎨 Coronatessellation #101. Post created with gogobox app.
Bugs helping me mark #Coronatessellation#100! 🐛🦟🦋👩🏻🎨🖼. I made it and then there was something missing — it needed some green stink bugs! How many people have said that? 🤣. The big moths (White-Lined Sphinx Moths) and the green stink bugs actually live in the same area in Arizona’s Chiracahua mountains. Bug key 🐛🔑👉🏼Coronatessellation #100. Post created with gogobox app.
Bug Bouquet! 🐛🦋🦟.💐 Some of them really look like flowers, especially the butterflies and moths! 💐🤣. I made another bug key 🐛 🔑 👉🏼. Another bonus mini photo shoot 📸 from my walk. This tree bark really looked like some rock formations I’ve seen. 🌳🚶🏻🤣 photos: #joshuabrits#alexazabache#oscarstubbs / @pexels Coronatessellation #99. Post created with gogobox app.
Bug mosaic! 🐝🐛🦋 Bugs aren’t scary; they’re beautiful. 😀 Inspired by @natgeo article on how bugs are disappearing! There’s a lot we don’t know about them. We know ~1 million species, but scientists estimate there are 5 million or more! 👩🏻🔬 In the spread which had great 📸, I noticed that there were lots of different bugs, but some were similar color & size or all winged etc. and that grouping some together would make a nice arrangement. 🖼 Making the #coronatessellation has become a fun part of my routine. It’s relaxing. I get inspired by different things, but I might stick with bugs for a couple days. There were some other cool ideas I had for the other ones. I made a key 🐛🔑👉🏼, so you can tell what each bug is. Bonus: fun photos 📸 from another part of my routine: my walk. Little guy looks like he’s hiking in the woods, but it’s a plant in a flower bed outside my apartment building. 🤣🏕🚶🏻📸 Coronatessellation #98. Post created with gogobox app.
Bokeh or the blurry unfocused part of photograph 📸 is beautiful to me as I mentioned in Coronatessellation #66. We usually pay attention to the focal point, but not the background. It usually reminds me of Impressionist paintings and this part of photograph 👉🏼📸 from #memyselfaneye / @pixabay with colorful spherical flowers definitely did. Both the focal point and non focal point (which I painted 🎨) were interesting. 😎. Interestingly, some of the most famous Impressionist paintings by Monet and the ones that link Impressionism to modern abstract art were from when he had cataracts. 🖼 He actually saw the world as blurry! 👁 So it wasn’t a deficiency, it gave him a different perspective on the world. Coronatessellation #97.
Art from the sidewalk! 👉🏼 This is based on a shadow of plants on the sidewalk by my building. I really liked the shapes that were formed. 🔵🔺🟨Then when I was thinking about it, I liked the idea of turning the shadow back into the real thing just by the color I chose. 👤🌱 🎨 😎. I was going to paint it solid green, but then I liked how it looked this way. It looks more alive and plant like to me. 🌱😎 Look down and around, there’s beauty in everyday life. 👀😀 Coronatessellation #96.
👉🏼📸This photo from @nasa of the ICESCAPE mission was beautiful and it appealed to me because of all the different geometric shapes that appeared from the water and ice. 🧊💦 The fluidity reminded me of acrylic pour paintings I’ve seen; like this one 👉🏼 from @pmcze / @unsplash 🎨 Btw, the entire title of the photo is “The ICESCAPE mission, or "Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment," near Alaska. Original from NASA. Digitally enhanced by @rawpixel.” Coronatessellation #95. Post created with gogobox app.
👉🏼 Aerial View of mini Cocoa Beach, Florida 🏖😎 I like aerial / drone photography because it is beautiful and a view we can’t see from the ground. Sometimes you can’t even tell what it is, but it’s still beautiful as I mentioned in Coronatessellation #48 & #80. 😀 But here is a cool photo from above and you can tell what it is, but the people are tiny like ants. 🐜😀 Original 📸 👉🏼 @mikaelcho / @unsplash. The scene is inspired by @albakerphoto. He makes fantastic miniature scenes based on real places! 😀 Check it out!💡 Note: This is not to scale and not exact. Just for fun and it was fun! 🚫📏🤩🙃 I wanted to use the little guys again. 😎 For sand effect, I used brown sugar and glue. For waves 🌊, I used tissue paper which I crinkled up and wet before gluing. I made tiny beach umbrellas ⛱ with paper and bamboo skewers. Toothpicks would have been smaller and more to scale. 🤣. Coronatessellation #94. Post created with gogobox app.
United we stand (apart). 🇺🇸😷 Hang in there, everyone! Stay safe & vigilant! 😷😎Coronatessellation #93. Post created with gogobox app.
Simple to make, but an important timely idea. As I learned in thei Vox video, the concept is important in modern art. A white canvas is not just a white canvas.
👉🏼 Made w/ Saran Wrap! This heart 💓🎨 painting idea from @feeling.nifty had a cool effect and I was surprised to see it was made with Saran Wrap! 😬 It was fun to do because you get to feel the paint squish around and you don’t know how the painting will turn out. 😀👉🏼 The Saran Wrap looks super cool and I will reuse it in a future piece. Coronatessellation #92. Post created with gogobox app.
Stag Beetle! I think. 🤣. I’m not an entomologist, but I did memorize a bunch of bugs 🐜🐛🕷 not that long ago. This was inspired by @craftwhack insect craft project idea & she mentioned @freevintageillusttations. There are a bunch of cool public domain vintage illustrations on all different topics there. ✍️ 🖼 This is from a book from 1895 with lots of insects on the cool vintage illustration page 👉🏼, but I didn’t see the names. When I looked at some on the internet, it looked like the stag beetle. I just thought the pincers were cool. Fortunately, if you don’t like bugs, I think this is bigger than real life.😀 I think they only are max. ~2 inches. Coronatessellation #91. Post created with gogobox app.
I saw a bird house that was cute & looked like a little human house and I remembered these cool technicolor birds I saw. 🐤🏡 I’m not sure how structurally sound my construction of the roof is 🤣, but it is bamboo. Bamboo skewer toothpicks that is. 😎Coronatessellation #90. Post created with gogobox app.
Raining umbrellas! ☔️☔️☔️🤣 What do you use when it’s raining umbrellas? ☔️ ☔️ ☔️🤣. Inspired by a few different surreal Rene Magritte@magritte_officialpaintings 🖼 and the@umbrellacovermuseum! Fun motto: Celebrate the mundane! 🎉 It’s#UmbrellaCoverDay! There’s one at the bottom. 😎. I have a minor fear of umbrellas (pellebaphobia 🤣☔️ from the Latin root: pellebant); one clipped my finger when I was opening it when I was little. I still use them. I just watch my fingers. 👀👐 I don’t have a fear of umbrella covers though. 🤣Coronatessellation#89. Post created with gogobox app.
👉🏼 Nabta Playa! Stonehenge is the most famous megalith (prehistoric monument made of stone) but Nabta Playa is the oldest! It’s around 7,000 years old and in Egypt. They used it to tell the seasons by looking at the stars and sun. They were probably the first human astronomers. 🌟 if you notice some of the stones are in different lines. ➖ If you 👉🏼 right I, you can see it with shadows and how they might have used these stones as a calendar by measuring the shadows. 📅👤🌞They also probably used the stones in alignment with the stars during different parts of the year. 🌟💫 There is another photo: ground’s eye view. I laid on the ground to take the photo. 🤣📸. I made this the same as mini-Stonehenge by recycling some cardboard. ♻️ 🎨 Coronatessellation#50. Check it out here or on https://wearegoodatthis.com, search: Coronatessellation. Info.@discover.magazine. Coronatessellation#88. Post created with gogobox app.
This JFK quote popped in my head: Independence Day and patriotism on the mind. It is ~60 years old, but fits well today. 🇺🇸 Stay safe & vigilant, everyone! 😷😎.🇺🇸Coronatessellation#87. Post created with gogobox app.
Inspired by a potato. 🥔🤣 Actually a pretty potato dish that was shaped like a flower 🌸 from@mad4davis. I cut my thumb last week and I’ve been wearing gloves but cutting the fingers off so I can use my hand 🖐, but protect my thumb in a sort of half-human half-cyborg fashion. 🤖 I have been saving all the fingers / partial gloves as artistic materials. I was planning to use them today, but I wasn’t exactly sure how until I saw the potato flower. 🥔🌸😎. Coronatessellation#86. Post created with gogobox app.
A mini-attempt at quilling — rolled paper. 😎 I’ve seen some videos on it. There is special paper and special tools, but I just made strips from some scrap paper. I made a few clouds and then I decided to add some color to the sky by making some kites 🪁 using double recycled plastic ♻️ ♻️ 🎨. I used it as a painter’s palette before cutting some kite shapes. Coronatessellation#85. Post created with gogobox app.
Why did the chicken cross the road anyways? 🤣🐔 Inspired by#JokeDay! 🤣 Someone has got to talk to the people (me 💁🏻♀️) about how they paint the highway. Those lines are not straight. 🤣. Hope you got to laugh a little bit today! 😆🤪🤩. Coronatessellation#84. Post created with gogobox app.
Masking tape and paint! 🎨 A mistake made it better too. 🤣 I just saw a cool@art_serenaYT video on painting windows with tape so I did an interpretation of it with different shapes. When I was going to add some orange to an unpainted area, some dropped on the other already painted areas 🤣 👉🏼, so I added more on other areas. I think it made the painting better anyways. 💁🏻♀️.It’s SO much fun and SO rewarding to take off the tape and see what is revealed. 😀 🖼 Coronatessellation#83. Post created with gogobox app.
ou did not fall down a rabbit hole! 🐰🐇 🕳 🤣 I never got to use Polaroid cameras in real life (before my time), but I always thought they looked really cool and artsy. 📸🎨. I got an Instax from@fujifilm_instax_northamericawhich can print photos from my phone like it’s a Polaroid camera! It’s so fun to have a tangible photo instantly! Even this photo of a lemon I took 🍋 📸👉🏼 looks super cool. I’ve seen some other photos where people took a photograph of a Polaroid in the location and the photo of a photo looked really cool! I decided to play around with it during my daily walk. As I mentioned for Coronatessellation#54, I take photos in the same place every day during my walk. I used the gogobox app to crop and make adjustments and then printed them on my Instax. The first one is zoomed in using gogobox app.#2#2is actual size, but I thought zoomed in one looked best to get the rabbit hole effect, so I put it first. 🐰🐇 🕳 🤣. It looks like something you could create with a computer, but you can only create it by hand 👋📸🎨 and also with computers / smartphones. 🤣🤳🏻📸Coronatessellation#82. Post created with gogobox app.
Another ode to circles! and also one of my fav diagrams: Venn Diagrams! 😀 I had circles on the mind because it’s#TauDay. 🔴🟡🔵. The colors in the overlapping areas are the colors that appeared when I mixed the other 2 areas. 🎨😎 Coronatessellation#81. Post created with gogobox app.
👉🏼 Marble Painting inspired by Bolivian terrain. I saw this really cool aerial photo of Bolivia from#Carolynon@pexels. 👉🏼📸 At first, I couldn’t tell what it was. 😆 I thought it was cloth or a textile, but if you look closely you can see little trees. I decided to use marbles to create some of the lighter areas. BUT when you work with marbles, you can’t control them and so a little more than the actual photo. I knew this going in, but it’s so fun to paint with marbles! 😎 I also used marbles on Coronatessellation#31. I also used string technique to do an interpretation of the curved area. I got that from different acrylic painting videos and also from a video of a cake I saw on@chefclub. Coronatessellation#80. Post created with gogobox app.
Sacajawea! 🇺🇸😀 I saw a cool@weirdhistoryvideo about the Lewis & Clark Expedition and of course, she was featured. Something cool about the expedition was that because they were in the Louisiana Purchase (technically not the US) they didn’t have to abide by US law and they decided it should be egalitarian. So Sacagawea got a vote & was a leader and York who was a slave in the US also got a vote and was a leader. 🔹 This was in 1804 — decades before the abolition of slavery or women’s suffrage. 🔹 I thought of it because today is#CanoeDay and Sacajawea actually saved a lot of the artifacts and journals from the expedition that we have today and it’s related to a boat or canoe. One of the boats (canoe? 😆) 🚣♀️ capsized. She calmly swam and collected them all and with a baby on her back. I did an artistic interpretation of the stamp she is featured on and placed it on the corner of an envelope. I used scraps of string to make her hair. They weren’t black so I colored them black with a marker. 🤣💌📬🇺🇸 Btw she’s also featured on the Sacajawea dollar. Additional info:@britannica. Coronatessellation#79.
I wanted to do this@cecilemclorinsalvant #theartassignmentfor awhile (she’s a Grammy Award winning jazz artist & visual artist btw 🎵🎶🎨) for awhile, but the assignment was to#1draw outlines of human figures (👤✔️ no problem 😎) make a mobile or a piece that hangs in the air...Hmmm 🤔 I am working with a piece of paper. So I couldn’t figure out how to make it work...until today! 💡😀🎨 I used hot glue and a cord to give structure to the piece, which gives the illusion of movement like a mobile. I liked the concept of the cutouts because they are all human in form, so the same that way, but are all different — just like us humans. 😀 👥✌️❤️🌎 I actually made a lot more little guys, but it looked good simple like this. I have some ideas on how to use them in new ways for an upcoming piece.#YouAreanArtist Coronatessellation#78. Post created with gogobox app.
Though the butterflies 🦋 are originally from a funny weird cool scarf or tie🧣I saw in a magazine, it reminded me of coral, so I put the butterflies under the sea and made a sea-themed piece. 😀🌊. The fish are double recycled ♻️ ♻️🎨. It’s packaging that I use as a painter’s palette and then I cut it into little fishes. 🐠 🐟 🐠 .Coronatessellation#77. Post created with gogobox app.
👉🏼 Recycled Bubblewrap Pointillism version of Starry Night! ♻️🌠🖼 I painted a reverse version on bubblewrap and then put the paper on top for this cool print. I wasn’t trying to paint an exact version of the painting; just experimenting and having fun. I was intrigued with the bubblewrap paint technique since I tried it yesterday. 😎 It was really fun! 👉🏼 You can see Coronatessellations#1 to #75 on my walls. So cool! More info on https://wearegoodatthis.com 😀 Coronatessellation#76. Post created with gogobox app.
🐴🗣🎵 “A horse is a horse of course of course. And no one can talk to a horse of course. That is of course unless the horse is the famous Mister Ed!” 🤣 I used to watch Nick at Nite which had TV shows from the 50s & 60s (like Mister Ed) when I was really little. I probably watched them more than my parents did growing up. This@gucciad was funny and reminded me of Mister Ed. I recycled some bubble wrap & used it to paint the edges in a mixed greenish yellow mottled look. ♻️ 🎨 Coronatessellation#75. Post created with gogobox app.
I’ve been looking at lots of photos of nature 🏞🌵🌱🌴🍃. Initially, I wanted to do a collage and make it look like a nature scene, but then I just cut out interesting images. 😎 Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow like the drippy trippy fruits and leaves. 😍🍊🍃Coronatessellation#74. Post created with gogobox app.
👉🏼 Chichen Itza, Mexico! I’m on a kick with these ancient monuments! 😎 Made this & found cool photos & a surrealist collage! 🎨📸😀 I saw an article from@readersdigest about ancient monuments built around the sun since it’s the solstice.☀️ Es El Castillo (The Castle). At the equinoxes, you can see a shadow of 7 triangles made with the staircase, which look like a snake 🐍 That’s what I represented on the top with 7 triangles.🔺 Also at the top of El Castillo, there is a carving of a snake symbolic of Quetzalcoatl/ Kukulcan, a major Mayan god. 🐍🙏 What’s cool about El Castillo, is that there are 4 stair cases with 91 steps & 1 step at the top = 365! That means they knew there were 365 days in the year without modern technology! 🤓 Another graphic I found from oncoloring.com Info:@britannica & #blogxcaret
👉🏼 Ancient Aliens! 🛕⏳🗿👽🤣. Inspired by my Dad, the Infographics Show YT I saw today plus also the@history channel. My Dad had like 59 Ancient Aliens episodes saved on the DVR! Probably more. 🤣 Yeah, the Sphinx and Stonehenge weren’t built by aliens or so we think 🤔🤣, but that’s the “ancient” part. I traced them from oncoloring.com and then painted them.💡👉🏼 I haven’t had lights since Coronatessellation#5, so it was def. time to bring them back. It is the lighting technique I developed when I was making my Dinosaur UFO Abduction Cake, but it looks better here. 🦖👽🎂 Coronatessellation#72. Post created with gogobox app.
Wanderlust, one of my favorite words! It evokes adventure & whimsy just thinking about it. 🧚🏻♀️🧜🏻♀️✈️ I saw the word when I was watching other people do calligraphy ✍️🤣 on@quantastic_yt video. It’s oddly relaxing to watch 😌 🧘🏻♀️. I also have been looking at lots of photos of different places around the globe 🌎📸 and it makes me want to go see them in person too! 😎. So I decided to put those ideas together here. Clockwise: Cambodia, Italy, Montana, California and then a pretty realistic illustration of an island that is shaped like a kidney with a volcano 🌋 on it. 🤣. Coronatessellation#71. Post created with gogobox app.
Inspired by TIna Turner! “We’re going to take the beginning of this song and do it easy, but then we’re going to do the finish rough.” 🎤🚢👯♀️👯♀️ Had to bling it out for her, so more adventures with gold leaf. 🤣. Tina first became famous in East St. Louis & St. Louis and I’m from St. Louis. When I was little there were riverboats downtown and they would have a dinner cruises and music. I remember dancing when I was really little to Proud Mary! They would always play Proud Mary because we were on the Mississippi and rolling on the river! 🤣🚢 👯♀️👯♀️Coronatessellation#70. Post created with gogobox app.
Does this describe me? Maybe. 🤣. But this is how#bethanyheck describes Cooper Black font in a voxdotcom YT video. Cooper Black is everywhere! Look around. 👀😀 I thought it was a perfect description of Cooper Black! I ❤️ fonts! Different fonts evoke different moods or feelings from the reader. When I’m working on a presentation or report, I’ll probably spend no less than 20 min. on the fonts and formatting. 🤣 📑📊I usually don’t get to use fun fonts in professional things. Sigh. 🙃 Fonts seem trivial, but it matters for readability for the user and how your message is conveyed to and perceived by the reader. In fact, Oswald Cooper used to advertise Cooper Black as being the best font for “far-sighted printers with near-sighted customers” 🤣🤓📇. Coronatessellation#69.
Inspired by Dorothy Parker! Famous American writer from the early 20th century. Her poems and writings are still quite modern 100 years later and they are very funny! 🤣 BOLD would be a good word to describe her. Also it’s funny that a Lunchables ad “fun & natural come together” seems to describe her — her poems are in a very natural voice like you’re talking to her. It’s a Reese Witherspoon quote that “Funny doesn’t sag,” but it sounds like something Dorothy Parker would say too. 💁🏻♀️🤣. I wrote a haiku about her before too. I was flipping through this book I got. 👉🏼Coronatessellation#68.
♻️👯♀️💋 Marilyn Monroe shoutout with a recycled and modern twist (combat boots)! When I saw the white plastic bag, I thought it kinda puffed up like her dress in Seven Year Itch. 🎥🤣 And 👉🏼 when I made it, it was under the AC vent & you can really see it move (video). 🤣 The only legs I could find were Gal Gadot’s with combat boots, so that adds a modern twist. 🦵🏻🥾She was actually wearing a sequined evening dress with them. However, Marilyn would probably not approve. Haha. 🤣 Coronatessellation #67. Post created with gogobox app.
Bokeh! 📸🎨 It’s actually a photography effect or term for the blurry or out of focus parts of a photo. One example is bokeh caused by lights. It comes from the Japanese word for “blur”. 🔹 I think bokeh is cool because we want photographs to be in focus and only think about the focal point of the photo, but the out of focus parts can be beautiful too! Also eventhough it is a snapshot of a split second in time, bokeh gives the effect of movement to me. 🔹 This is a collage / mixed media piece with paint that I made inspired by the colors in a bokeh photo from@thr3eyes/@unsplash. I also recycled scraps of tissue paper and painted it as well, which gives the effect of the delicate different colors of light. ♻️💡 Info from@photographylifeblog. Coronatessellation #66. Post created with gogobox app.
Frankenstein helps save lives! 🤖👩🏻⚕️❤️ Not a Frankenstein Valentine 💕🤣! The Frankenstein movie inspired Earl Bakken as a kid to study medicine and electricity. 👨🏻🔬💡 In 1957, he came up with the first cardiac pacemaker — using electricity to jumpstart lives — like Frankenstein! 💓🤖🤣. But of course, Dr. Bakken did all the IRB stuff and conducted good clinical research, not science fiction. Over the years, the devices have saved ~4.5 million lives! 👩🏻⚕️ Got this from@natgeo video. ❤️💕❣️💖💓 I don’t think I’ve cut out hearts like this since I was a kid; it was fun & relaxing. 🤣🧘🏻♀️ Coronatessellation #65
Benjamin Franklin! My fav Founding Father! 😎🇺🇸. A polymath; he was a genius and inventor in several different fields: from medicine 👩🏻⚕️ to science (electricity 💡 🪁 ) to music 🎵 and even 🏊♀️ . Does this represent a love letter he wrote to someone? NOPE! Way funnier. 🤣When he was 16, his bro had a newspaper & he wanted to write a column, but his bro wouldn’t let him. SO a young Ben Franklin made up an identity as an old lady widow and wrote a very popular column 👵🏻✍️. Eventually his bro found out and put an end to it. 🤣 From@weird_history YT video; a lot of other fun stuff. He was also almost killed when he was trying to cook a turkey 🦃 (his fav bird which he wanted to be the national bird 🇺🇸 instead of the bald eagle 🦅) with electricity 💡! Coronatessellation#64. Post created with gogobox app.
👁 🐑🦔👩🏻⚕️👩🏻🔬. One-eyed sheep and Sonic the Hedgehog help treat cancer! This one also inspired by a@tededucation video & also my life. In the 50s, farmers in Idaho noticed that their sheep were being born with 1 eye! US government scientists figured out that it was a flower, corn lilies causing it and they identified the chemical and called it cyclopamine after the cyclops sheep. 😎👁🐑 40 years later scientists made the connection that a gene in humans and animals, which is actually called Sonic the Hedgehog after the video game character 🤣 can be mutated in cancers. Drugs with a similar structure to cyclopamine, vismodegib and sonidegib were recently developed & can help treat these cancers. I used to give talks on vismodegib and I helped write & implement a clinical trial on it. 👩🏻⚕️ I did some paint and recycled little pieces of a plastic bag for the fluffy part of the sheep. ♻️🎨 Tomorrow, my fav Founding Father. You may know who it is already, do you? 🇺🇸 Coronatessellation#63. Post created with gogobox app.
Inspired by a Homer’s Odyssey @tededucationvideo about plants 🌱 🔮 which were thought to be magical and mythical for a long time. Then pharmacologists discovered that the plants described matched real plants, Snow Drop flowers. And not only that, but also that the side effects of the plants could be what was described in the Odyssey. So the magic in the Odyssey was just pharmacology! 👩🏻🔬 😎 In addition, drugs derived from these plants (active ingredient: galantamine; chemical structure shown) are used to treat conditions like Alzheimer’s. 🧠👩🏻⚕️ Check out compoundchem.com or my website for more info. ♻️🎨 I recycled a plastic bag to make the snow drop flower petals. 😀
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Idk if this is “Dadaist,” but it was just fun! 👩🏻🎨🤣 Dadaism was a movement around WWI where they challenged what art was. It’s known for its collages, “found object” sculpture like the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp as well as poetry. 🎨📝 This fits in with Dadaism in that it’s a collage, which exemplify Dada’s “riotous and anarchic” nature (Dadart.com) but I arranged it purposefully. Dadaists would also cut words from the newspapers and make poems, so that kind of fits too, but many of the Dada poems would be more stream of consciousness and word salad. 📝🥗 You know they were random words from the newspaper. 🤣. This is also a haiku. I’ve been into writing haiku and poetry since trying it out for Haiku Day back in April. 😎 Tomorrow, pharmacology. I promise it’s cool. 👩🏻⚕️👩🏻🔬 Coronatessellation#61. Post created with gogobox app.
2 distinct branches of Abstract Expressionism in 1 painting! 😀 🖼 Color Field Painting and Action Painting exemplified by Rothko (with color blocks) and Pollock (splatter paint) respectively. Though they are distinctive branches, I thought it would be fun to put both branches in one painting. 😎🎨 👉🏼 right for rotated picture to see color blocks a la Rothko. Color Field painters were methodical and they were deliberate about the color choice and placement. 🟧🟦⬛️ In Action Painting, the painting was actually just the end of result of the art of the movements and actions it took to make it. 🎨👋Inspired@thecanvasyoutube video on the Irascible 18. Check it out! 🔹
Tomorrow making sense or nonsense with Dadaism. 🤣👩🏻🎨. Coronatessellation#60. Post created with gogobox app.
Bowie: “Ain’t there one damn song that can make me break down and cr-yyyy?” 🎸🎤Inspired email@example.com an artist who did a really cool piece based on the Beck lyric “Get crazy with the cheez-whiz”. 😎🎨 Also this painting has a double meaning because there has been a lot of pain and tears in America. 🇺🇸😢 This is in contrast to Bowie’s “Young Americans,