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How I turned Japanese learning into an alternative art education

Two months ago I took one my dreams seriously. It happened while doing sketches for the seashell art photobook project when I realized how influenced I am by the Japanese aesthetics. I’ve been interested in Japanese arts and crafts for years but since I couldn’t read, write or speak Japanese this was always a second-hand …

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The 5 best sculpting materials for modeling, molding and casting without a kiln or oven

The 5 best sculpting materials for modeling, molding and casting without a kiln or oven

Although I started this blog thinking I’d focus mostly on 3d printing, I changed direction as I realized I prefer to test out ideas through crafting and not while sitting at my desk trying to concoct ideas directly on my laptop. I love technology, but only for developing ideas and not when coming up with …

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The Best Books on Seashell Crafts

The Best Books on Seashell Crafts

A review of the best books on seashell crafts curated by Anca Ioviță, author of the “Diamond Dust (Poems From the Black Sea)” 5-volume photo book series, as well as three other books on gerontology. Going from arts to humanities to engineering to medicine, this polymath still reads career guides during adulthood, not so much to find the perfect career – which is different at each life stage anyway – but just to get inspired on new things to try and create.

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How to collect art when you’re a minimalist renter

True, collections can get out of hand. Collections can be a huge mess you leave behind. But collections can also make you appreciate art in a tactile way and they allow you to support the artists who made those pieces of artwork possible.For a long time, I was window-shopping art galleries and antiquities shops. Sometimes, …

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