Beowulf Sock Pattern

Gryphon Perkins adapted the introductory text of Beowulf into a knitted sock pattern! Hwaet! Listen! Thus begins the immortal tale of the hero Beowulf, the bard summoning the attention of his audience. And so begin these socks, which give the text of the first page of the surviving manuscript, a copy dating to around 1000 […]

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Bag Painter Chris Crites

And now for something completely different. Seattle artist Chris Crites, aka bag painter, creates modern-day portraits from mug shots of the past using a five-color palette, a 10/0 brush, and a paper bag. Once the subject is chosen, Crites draws a loose sketch on his medium of choice. His original photograph is then adjusted and […]

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