Kathy Muir

46 Flips | 3 Magazines | 956 Likes | 6 Following | 7 Followers | @Theleens | Scottish singer-songwriter pop/rock. co-producer; art/music blogger; 'beautyintheaye' founder; photographer; motorbike rider. Collaborates with visual artists.

Two new Sylvia Plath poems have been discovered, and they are chilling

People often roll their eyes at young women going through what is often called their “Sylvia Plath phase,” but for most of us, that phase never …

Teenage Photographer Captures Life In Hong Kong In The 1950s

Street photography is nothing like shooting in the studio, because you're capturing life in the moment and shooting from a bystander's perspective …

Photography

Female Samurai Warriors Immortalized in 19th Century Japanese Photos

Most of my generation’s exposure to Japanese culture came heavily mediated by anime and samurai films. One cultural artifact that stands out for me …

Ancient History

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Artists Who Use Their Sketchbook as Handheld Galleries

The sketchbook is a special place for an artist. It’s like a playground—a place where they can try out new techniques, imagery, and generate new …

Drawing

First full Edgar Degas retrospective in nearly 30 years shows an artist who liked to be in control

For today's art, does Edgar Degas matter?<p>That's the question at the heart of a large and fascinating retrospective exhibition newly opened at the Museum of Fine Arts here. The unsurprising answer being offered is yes — unsurprising because who would mount a complex show to assert irrelevance? Yet, …

Art

The World Today - Six paintings could be work of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai 02/11/2016

The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai was one of the world's great masters.<p>Best known as a woodblock printer, his image depicting a giant blue wave …

Sweet and Easy

the john muir exhibit - sound_and_music - kathy muir - sweet and easy<p>by Kathy Muir<p>About the Song<p>John Muir (1838-1914), Elizabeth Colborne (1885-1948) …

Music Videos

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Everything you ever wanted to know about photography, explained in 5 minutes

The folks at The Co-Operative of Photography have created a video that explains the entire history of photography—from the first historical mentions …

Everyday Scenes Playfully Transformed Into Speed Sketches

When not creating commercial illustrations for magazines, book, web, and TV, Tokyo-based illustrator Hama-House finds time to create these playful speed sketches of people doing everyday activities. Upon encountering an inspiring subject, the artist pulls out a notebook and a pen and quickly begins …

Drawing

This Photographer Makes Platinum Palladium Prints of Nature That Last 1,000 Years

Nobuyuki Kobayashi is a Japanese photographer who creates gorgeous platinum palladium photo prints of nature. His project is titled “Portrait of …

Quickly Improve Your Handwriting with These Fantastic Resources

If you’ve always wanted to improve your handwriting but never got around to it, here’s your chance. If you’re a firm believer in graphology — the …

Children’s Book Illustrations from British Library

As part of the huge trove of public domain images being posted on Flicker — which I reported in 2013 — the British Library has assemble a large …

British Library

Lost Scottish folk tales published online

<b>The notebooks of the Scottish folklore pioneer Alexander Carmichael have been prepared for publication.</b><p>It will be the first time Carmichael's work has been available in its entirety.<p>From 1860, he spent 50 years collecting legends, songs, curses and oral history from Gaelic-speakers.<p>Researchers and …

Scotland

France installs vending machines giving out free short stories at train stations

No book? No problem. A series of vending machines have been installed across France that dispense short stories for train passengers to read on their commutes.<p>The unique idea comes from Short Édition, a French publishing company with a large online community of writers that submitted thousands of …

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Hand cut papercut images of Japan, contrasting old/new/ancient/modern

Hand cut papercut images of Japan, contrasting old/new/ancient/modern