All done in sunny Brighton!


Our final  bulk editing for the DVD’s ended last week in Brighton, so we’ll be announcing the launch dates for them very soon. We also have some other news concerning our working with local community services, but more of that in another post when things are firmed up better.

For the moment we thought we’d share with you these bizarre shapes developed by Chris Sangwin, check out his site and go buy his book if you like a head scratchin read! (Follow the link to his site)

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Easy Art Pro picture quiz begins…

 Richard Allport Image Quiz 1

This picture was taken recently and looked so strange we thought it fitting to launch a regular quiz to see if anyone can guess what the picture is of. We look forward to receiving your emails to with what your ideas are!

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Amazing maize mazes!!!

Richard Allport giant-maze

(Click image to enlarge and scramble your brain at how big this is!)

I just got off the phone to a friend who told me about these incredible “Maize Mazes”. As the name suggests they’re mazes made from maize! So instead of me waffling on about how they’re created, visit the link below and go pay them a visit!

Click here to visit the official Maize-maze Association website.

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Australia Day Monster sculpture prep art…

Richard Allport Australia Monster Design001

After the success of Australia day at two Sandwell schools recently, I was inspired to sculpt the monster that the map shape turned into (See a couple of posts below). Based on this creature here is the first of several images created to allow the process of sculpting the form in 3D to begin. Further posts will show the progress so check back from time to time.

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Brilliance emerges amongst Grove Vale’s scribbles!

Richard Allport Grove Vale scribbles

Today saw the second sessions of the seven-week creativity workshop course at Grove Vale School.

Once again, true to form the pupils took to the ideas like ducks to water and quickly created all sorts of imagery from basic random scribbles.

The scribble technique is a commonly used method to generate randomness in designs and art and it’s surprising how many different shapes, objects, animals and faces you can spot in a mess of wavy lines if you look at them long enough!

The image above took centre stage as one pupil inadvertently doodled Einstein’s theory of mass-energy equivalence….when asked to explain what they were thinking about they commented…

“In physics, mass–energy equivalence is the concept that the mass of a body is a measure of its energy content. In this concept the total internal energy E of a body at rest is equal to the product of its rest mass m and a suitable conversion factor to transform from units of mass to units of energy. If the body is not stationary relative to the observer then account must be made for relativistic effects where m is given by the relativistic mass and E the relativistic energy of the body. Albert Einstein proposed mass–energy equivalence in 1905 in one of his Annus Mirabilis papers entitled “Does the inertia of a body depend upon its energy-content?”

Needless to say we were all quiet for a while!

(Look at the picture upside down!)

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Just when you think it’s all going downhill…!…???

Magnet? Nope…a brilliant optical illusion! Watch all the clip to see how it works.

(Apologies for the annoying advert!)

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Awesome distorted sculptures!

Evan Penny’s genius distorted sculptures on display in New York. Pity about the lack of sound but the visuals make up for it!

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FREE bizarre linear clock!

Richard Allport clock

Check out this unusual linear clock and have it tootling away on your desktop…

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