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Guest Post: The Incredible (Inedible) Egg by Donna of MyOBT

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A big thank you to Donna of MyOBT for her article about these gorgeous folk artworks made on eggshells.

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EggArtbyAngela on Etsy

I was looking for something to post on Easter, and I came across the Ukranian art of Pysanky (A.K.A. Pysanka). Typically done on wooden or blown-out eggs, the art form uses a wax-resist technique, similar to that used to create batik patterns. The name Pysanky comes from the Ukranian word for write, because the traditional folk designs are written on the eggs with beeswax rather than painted on.

I really enjoyed these designs, and I hope you do, too. Have a happy Easter!

To see more eggs, click here.

Guest Post: The History of Rock by Donna of My OBT

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Thank you to the incomparable Donna from My OBT, whose mission is to provide us with one beautiful thing every day.

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A History of Rock in 15 minutes: 348 rockstars, 84 guitarists, 64 songs, 44 drummers, 1 mashup

Today’s beautiful thing is a brilliantly-done mashup offering up a (partial) history of rock and roll music. The brainchild of Ithaca Audio, the video uses an invented (and inventive) Facebook feed to tell the story.

Of course, we could argue endlessly about the inclusion – and exclusion – of certain songs and artists, but it’s a very tidy and intriguing package as is. Here’s the filmmakers’ very thoughtful response to viewers’ comments about the songs included:

To read the rest of the article and view the video, click here.

Guest Post: The Watcher by Donna from My OBT

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Many thanks for this article to Donna, who posts one beautiful thing on her blog every day.

 

Maxwell Whitmore

Maxwell “Coby” Whitmore was a commercial artist from Dayton, Ohio, who enjoyed a long and productive career as an illustrator and painter. His illustrations appeared on the covers of publications including The Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. He contributed illustrations to many national and international ad campaigns as well.

Read the rest of this article here.

Guest Post: The Really Great Pumpkin

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Guest Post: The Really Great Pumpkin

Thanks to Donna from My OBT for finding us such delightful stuff.

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@Edward Cabral Edward Cabral

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Guest Post: Bottle Boys

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Guest Post: Bottle Boys

If you’ve never heard these guys, you’re in for a treat. Many thanks to Donna of MyOBT for this guest post.

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Creative Juice #56

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Creative Juice #56

This very special edition of Creative Juice features posts from My OBT, one of my very favorite blogs. Every day, Donna shares something beautiful—or not so beautiful. I include at least one of her posts in CJ each week, but I have so many in reserve I thought I’d bless you with a whole bunch today. If you enjoy them, you might want to subscribe to My OBT so you never miss a single one.

Guest Post: The Glass Oasis

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A big thank you to Donna of MyOBT for today’s guest post. Donna consistently discovers truly amazing creations. Be sure to visit her blog!

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Neile Cooper

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Guest Post: Off the Wall

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Guest Post: Off the Wall

Thanks to Donna from MyOBT for this gorgeous guest post.
We’re planning a remodel. Do I dare try this?

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San Bartolo Medallion Stencil by RoyalDesignStencils San Bartolo Medallion Stencil by RoyalDesignStencils

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Guest Post: Private Lives

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Guest Post: Private Lives

Many thanks to Donna for this guest post, which first appeared on her blog (one of my favorites!), My OBT.

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Guest Post: Merry Christmas, 1966 Style!

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Guest Post: Merry Christmas, 1966 Style!

Note from Andrea: Thank you, Donna, for these wonderful videos! (She posted this on her blog, My OBT, last Christmas.)

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