Rainbow Loom (Hook Only) – Autumn Leaves Bracelet “Pop Art” Edition | How To

Hello everyone!
This is a variation of the “Autumn Leaves” bracelet. It’s slightly different than the original design since it has one extra outer border. It’s a hook only design and for those of you who have already made the first one, it won’t be too hard to make this one as well. You can use any colors you like, but I’m going to show you how to make it with red, blue, yellow, black and white ones, since I wanted it to have a “Pop Art” look. You will need approximately 156 rubber bands: 20 red, 18 blue, 20 yellow, 56 black and 56 white ones. In this video I’m using opaque ones and for the white part of the bracelet, glow in the dark ones. I hope you like it and thank you for watching!

All the products I used in this video are from the www.rainbowloom.com webstore.


Street Art Valencia (Spain) documentary

We continue to explore the worldwide street art scene. This time I use a few spare hours I got in Valencia, to discover the Barrio El Carmen, in the historical centre of the city. First of all, I have to recognise that the quantity and the quality of graffiti and street art is astonishing. Secondly, I must realise that I really don’t know anyone of the street artists that lives and operates here. However, thanks to a smartphone, after a few hours, I start becoming familiar with Blu, Erica Il Cane, David De Limon, Deih and Felipe Pantone. Ultimately street art helps making Valencia’s historical centre more lively and human



Color Pop

Color Pop

@dooleydooleywoahh as a color pop princess.💙💛
Fantastic jagua henna by Sarahenna
Dress from Se•lyn Boutique & Crystal Shoppe


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Muse, Music and Melodies

On Sunday I went to see Muse, possibly my favourite band of all time, to watch them play the entirety of one of their earlier albums (Origins of Symmetry), followed by a collection of all their ‘hits’. To put it simply, they were astonishing, and there were many remarkable things about the performance as a whole, needless to say their incredible playing, improvisations and energetic engagements of the song were crowd-pleasing, but what really stood out to me was the fact that they hardly spoke. In fact Mathew Bellamy, the lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter/pianist and genius, addressed the audience twice in the entirety of the 2 and a half hour show.

Did this mean he was not comfortable speaking publicly? Did this mean he did not want to engage with the audience? Of course not. In fact, afterwards, everyone I spoke to praised that he, nor the others, had not spoken, or volunteered any personal information or indeed referenced any of the previous performances of the day. I wondered why it had been so effective, with their wordless transitions from one masterpiece to another inspiring a kind of awe; then my girlfriend said: “They knew that their songs could speak to us in more ways than words ever could…” – Eureka! She was right!

The Bard once said: “If music be the food of love / Play on, give me excess of it…” – I doubt there is anyone reading this that has not heard this famous quotation which encapsulates the idea that music can feed our emotional states; in this particular case love. But I think music is even more universal than that, it is a medium which can cross language, station and tap in a more direct way than even poetry or art can, into the very core of human feeling. Perhaps this is why the Buddhists believe that it was the musical note of the ‘Om’ that created the universe and that still resonates throughout the universe today. In addition we see that the very greatest poetry often utilises rhythm (such as iambic pentameter in the Shakespeare quotation above) so that the words we are hearing evolve in a kind of musical way.

Take another very famous quotation by the Bard:

“Thus with a kiss I die.”

At first glance this sentence seems extraordinarily simple, especially considering the works of the man who penned it. But in terms of its rhythm it is immensely complex! There is a ‘stress’ on the word “Thus” giving a heavy blow to the first word, then another stress on the word “with”: separating it from the “Thus” so naturally the there comes a slight pause between the two heavier sounds: “Thus (pause) with” then “a” is an un-stress and so it flows quickly but then the “kiss” has another stress which halts the rhythm again. “Thus (pause) with a kiss (pause)” The final stresses fall on “I” and “die” in addition to them being an internal rhyme which puts huge emphasis on them and underlines them to the audience. And so, the sentence is naturally broken up in a way that communicates its own musical timing when we read it. Of course an actor might choose to break the convention of the rhythm of the language, but this would probably make the line sound rushed or out of place. When due weight is given to the stresses of the line then it suddenly takes shape and becomes more powerful. “Thus (pause) with a kiss (pause) I die”

We see that sound and music can actually influence us in profound ways. In fact musical patterns are easier to remember than simple prose. Why is it that every student with exams complains that they can’t remember any details for an exam, and yet they are able to easily recite every-single-word to every-single-song from an artist they enjoy? And so it was with Muse that their songs influenced us in a way that no words can, if they had told thousands of people to all crowd into one space and jump up and down in a frenzy no doubt they would have been laughed at, but the power of their music, the way the rifts and melodies gripped hold of your very consciousness and made your flesh tingle, caused us to do as they bid.

So what is the object of this article? To show that music is essential in our lives, and also can be used to help us experience catharsis, i.e. to cleanse our bodies of negative emotions by experiencing them (such as deep sorrow with a song we find moving). It can also help us to recall, it can lift our spirits, and it can inspire other works of art around them. Unfortunately I have forgotten who it was that penned this line, but I despite this in my belief the truth of its metaphor stands: “All life is simply frozen music”

Thank you for reading.

Peter Blake. The Art of Pop: Soup Cans & Superstars Documentary clip

Peter Blake. The Art of Pop: Soup Cans & Superstars Documentary clip.

Painter of urban realist subjects and pioneer of ‘Pop Art’.

Alastair Sooke champions pop art as one of the most important art forms of the twentieth century, peeling back pop’s frothy, ironic surface to reveal an art style full of subversive wit and radical ideas.
Alastair also explores how pop’s fascination with celebrity, advertising and the mass media was part of a global art movement, and he travels to China to discover how a new generation of artists are reinventing pop art’s satirical, political edge for the 21st century.

Featuring Artists:
Andy Warhol
Roy Lichtenstein
James Rosenquist
Claes Oldenburg
Ed Ruscha
Peter Blake
Allen Jones
Xu Chen
Ray Johnson
Nicola L
Marcel Duchamp


Brian Sewell Big Art Challenge UK Art Prize Full Series:

Understanding Contemporary Art Full Course:

Art After Metaphysics:

Naked Emperors: Criticisms of English Contemporary Art:



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