Discovered: The first new blue pigment in 200 years
Scientists discover a new blue, by accident of course, as is often the way with scientific discoveries. The color was discovered by chance by a group of Oregon State University chemists who were heating up chemicals to find new materials for electronics. They named it YinMn (pronounced “yin-min”) which stands for the elements it’s made of: yitrium iridium, manganese, and oxygen.
They continue to search for a new stable, heat reflecting brilliant red, the most elusive color to synthesize.
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I am teaching two workshops at the Shemer Art Center for Summer artSpace.
Tuesday June 17, 2014 Clothes Pin Toy Art Workshop From 10 AM – 12:15 PM and again from 12:45 – 3:00PM
Tuesday June 24, 2014 Duct Tape Toy Art Workshop From 10 AM – 12:15 PM and again from 12:45 – 3:00PM
Both workshops will be inspired by the exhibition Joy of Toys on view at the Shemer Art Center this Summer. The work included in this show highlights toys from around the world created out of recycled materials. Join these workshops to create your own toys out of found objects. Enrollment is online – forms can be downloaded HERE
Enrollment is online – forms can be downloaded HERE
Fearless Family Home House Tour
Name: Cyndi Coon
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years; owned
Cyndi’s home, a ranch-style house built in 1958, is a stunning ode to all things found, reclaimed, and vintage. It’s a home you can stare at for hours: peering into glass-fronted cases, admiring collections of ceramics, and wondering at the story behind each object. It’s about as far away from childproofed as you can get. Nevertheless, it’s home to two girls both under the age of eight.