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Top QTube Events for the Week (Oct 8-14)

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

In the immortal words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live for forever”. In the same spirit, we bring to you a week meant for learning and growing (with a couple of laughs thrown in, because what is life without humor). And we’d be extremely happy if you joined us for any (or all, hint hint) of the events happening at the cafe this coming week. So come on over and have a cup of coffee with us.

 

Dr. Rahul Sharma (AGEAC)

THE ASTRAL PROJECTION - Procedures to consciously enter into that fourth dimension (astral world) were known in Egypt. The gnostic studies have inherited those keys, and therefore, you can enjoy unusual experiences such as travelling in time and visiting other dimensions. web-www.ageac.org/en or ph-9868453843

Date: 10 October 2018

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

World Art Branding Conclave

We are the art branding and promoter company. We believe in encouraging the artists and help them to spread their art on much larger scale.

Date: 12 October 2018

Time: 11 am to 7 pm

Entry: FREE

 

That Was Funny

An Evening of Laughter is What We Guarantee… Some of The Best New Comics in Town and Some Proven Funny People Take The House Down With Their Freshest Material…

Date: 12 October 2018

Time: 7 pm to 9:45 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Phonicsounds

The Phonicsounds workshop will use the synthetic Phonics methodology to enhance reading and spelling skills in students. It’s a hmulti sensory workshop which includes letter sounds, letter formation, blending activities, segmenting rules, tricky words etc. All attending candidates will be given lesson plans and a certificate.

Date: 13 October 2018

Time: 11 am to 5 pm

Entry: Rs. 5000/-

 

Empire Educare

Boost Your Business with YouTube, Udemy, Skillshare etc. Learn how to create engaging, trending videos for your business or self to achieve growth and profit.
Understand what goes behind the scenes and how you can take a pie of this ever growing online world.

Date: 13 October 2018

Time: 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Phonicsounds

The Phonicsounds workshop will use the synthetic Phonics methodology to enhance reading and spelling skills in students. It’s a multi sensory workshop and certificates will be provided to all the attending candidates. It includes lesson plans, letter sounds, letter formation, blending activities, segmenting rules, tricky words etc.

Date: 14 October 2018

Time: 11 am to 5 pm

Entry: Rs. 5000/-

 

Empire Educare

Boost Your Business with YouTube, Udemy, Skillshare etc. Learn how to create engaging, trending videos for your business or self to achieve growth and profit.
Understand what goes behind the scenes and how you can take a pie of this ever growing online world.

Date: 14 October 2018

Time: 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Have a great week!

Top QTube Events of the Week (Sep 24-30)

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

In the immortal words of Green Day, “Wake me up when September ends.” And guess what? Just like that, September has brought along its last week. We don’t know what you’ve got planned for the week, but this is what we’re going to be up to. So why not join us for an event or two?

 

Vinspire Training and Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.

Mothers today are addicted to social media be it whatsapp, facebook, insta or twitter but do you know you are being stalked! It is so important to understand the correct saftey measures to make sure you are safe online. Tips to avoid hacking and other cyber crimes! Welcome to this insightful journey!

Date: 26 September 2018

Time: 11 am to 1 pm

Entry: Rs. 600/-

 

Dr. Rahul Sharma (AGEAC)

THE FOURTH DIMENSION - “Einstein’s theory of relativity” proved the existence of other dimensions, apart from this 3D world. Several phenomenas such as LEVITATION, the BERMUDA TRIANGLE, ETC. ETC can only be explained by means of this doctrine. Details-www.ageac.org/en or call-9868453843

Date: 26 September 2018

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

cre8designlife

Join us for a thought provoking session on “How to Consciously set intentions to achieve your dreams and goals.” Our focus will be on : What are intentions, Learn The Power of Intentions, Why intentions play an important role, Letting go of repeated instances and cycles in your life, Daily Techniques to use this power to achieve your dreams and goals. Who can attend: OPEN to all those who welcome change in their lives. Pre-Registration is mandatory, no walkins. Doors Open at 10.00am
Register on the link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/setting-conscious-intentions-to-achieve-your-dreams-free-to-attend-tickets-50037290884

Date: 27 September 2018

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Toybank- The Opentree Foundation

Toybank promotes development through play for underprivileged children. This event is organized to bring people together to learn and play different board games and understand the Power of Play!

Date: 27 September 2018

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Empire Educare

This workshop will help you learn the technical and fundamental aspect of youtube. You can build your own brand or your business by creating videos for YouTube.

Date: 28 September 2018

Time: 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

The Funny Room

Do you have some hidden talents that you’ll like to bring it out in the open? Have you been scribbling in your diary with lots of ideas? Does the spotlight intrigue you? Then it’s time you take the stage with an open mic night! But, if you’re still not so confident, you alwats can be inspired by others. The experienced comics coming in will definitely motivate you. The Funny Room’s Stand Up – Open mic is where you should be.

Date: 28 September 2018

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Quantum

Path To Profit is our opportunity to interact with you and understand your investment needs. We travel across various cities in India and guide our investors, both existing and potential, through the investment process.

Date: 29 September 2018

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Artbeats

The workshop aims to introduce basic strokes, techniques and make everyone enjoy brush lettering. Brush lettering is so on trend right now and we’re so excited to bring you this workshop. We’ll teach you from basic to advance level techniques just bring your creative self and let’s have lettering party.

Date: 29 September 2018

Time: 2:30 pm to 5 pm

Entry: Rs. 1500/-

 

Kathasangam

Kathasangam Storytelling is a open performance platform for storytellers, musicians and stand up comics. This will be the 9th edition of Kathasangam Storytelling.

Date: 29 September 2018

Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Entry: Rs. 150/-

 

Pratik Patodia

This is a seminar on entrepreneurship and business. Things that are very important to know about and before starting a business and if you are already into business who to run it better. Focusing on entrepreneurship , their problems – finding solutions and discovering traits.

Date: 30 September 2018

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Entry: Rs. 200/-

 

Aaroham/ Dr. Preeti Chawla

Being in the Now is the objective. Connecting to your deeper and true self to be to maintain calm, stress free, balanced mindset. Working on the self to cross mental obstacles.

Date: 30 September 2018

Time: 2 pm to 5 pm

Entry: Rs. 1000/-

 

AGEAC

Have you ever wondered like -Who am i? Why am i born? What is the purpose of my life? Are the dreams that I get during sleep true and revealing something? How was the Universe formed? Are there unknown living worlds around us? How can I get some peace in mind and real happiness in my busy life? Get answers for these and many more questions in our life from the course “New Vision of Life”.You can attend the introductory session to know more to make choice to sign-up for the course.

Date: 30 September 2018

Time: 6 pm to 7 pm

Entry: Rs. 200/-

 

Have a happy, happy week!

DIY of the Week – Rock Photo Holder

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Hi there!

So, it seems that we’ve hit upon a bit of a trend in August (completely unintentional, we promise). It seems that all of our DIYs for the month have featured rocks! (Maybe because August was so rocking?) So, in keeping with this trend, we’ll round off with the last project of the month also featuring, you guessed it, rocks.

This one is also pretty easy to do, and is a great way to personalize a work table or a quiet corner in your home. So, let’s get started!

Image source - One Little Project

Image source – One Little Project

 

What you need :

1. Rocks (any shape, size and number, as per your preference – though it’s easier to use smoother rocks the first time around)

2. Copper wire

3. Needle nose pliers

4. Paint (at least one dark color as base, and one light (or white) for contrast)

5. Paintbrush

6. Marker or thick pen

7. Varnish or mod podge (if you wish)

Image source - Crafted in Carhartt

Image source – Crafted in Carhartt

 

What to do:

Step 1

After washing and drying the rocks, paint them over with the base colors. You might have to give several coats to make the color stand out, instead of showing light and transparent.

 

Step 2

Once completely dried, paint small repetitive designs with the contrasting light shade. You can make lines, stripes, dots, stars, or whatever else takes your fancy. Once dry, top off with a coat of varnish to seal the colors in. (This is not compulsory, but suggested, as it ensures that your paint colors don’t fade quickly.)

Image source - One Little Project

Image source – One Little Project

 

Step 3

Take the edge of the wire, and loop it around the middle of the marker, then, straightening the remaining end, slide the marker out of the loop. Now, take the other end of the wire and loop it three or four times around the rock.

Image source - Sometimes Homemade

Image source – Sometimes Homemade

Image source - Jenny Doh

Image source – Jenny Doh

 

Step 4

Now just take any photograph, postcard, note, and slip it between the smaller loops, and your photo holder is customized and ready for display!

Image source - Rustic Crafts

Image source – Rustic Crafts

DIY of the Week – Marbled Rocks

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Hi there! What’s a great way to start the week? With a dose of creativity! And in our role as your creative pal, we’re back with another DIY project for you to get your hands on. This week we’re going to make marbled rocks, which you can use as decorative pieces, paperweights, or even just put a bunch of them in a glass bowl to create a cool centerpiece.

So let’s get started, shall we?

 

What you need:

  1. Rocks, ideally white or grey, and as smooth as you can find
  2. Various colors of nail polish (or paint)
  3. Shallow and wide pan or vessel
  4. Water
  5. Disposable gloves
  6. Toothpick or skewer
  7. Newspaper or tarp, to cover your work surface and to dry the rocks
  8. Clear varnish, optional
Image source - Parenting.com

Image source – Parenting.com

 

 

What to do:

Step 1

Find an even-leveled surface (like a table), and lay out your newspaper or tarp. Now take the pan or vessel and fill it with water about halfway. Wash and dry the rocks and keep them ready.

 

Step 2

Take the nail paints, and one by one, start pouring a little in the middle of the water, layering it with another color, then another, as shown in the picture.

Image source – Kiwico

 

Step 3

Now take the toothpick or skewer and, dipping it ever so slightly in the center of the paint pile, drag it to the edge of the paint. You can also make zig-zag patterns or swirls.

Image source - Kiwico

Image source – Kiwico

Image source - Omelto

Image source – Omelto

 

Step 4

Put on the gloves, and then hold the rock and dip it into the paint design, submerging it into the water. Then take the rock out and lay it on the tarp to dry. You can coat the rock with varnish once it dries, and this will help the colors remain strong and fast on the rock.

Image source – Kiwico

 

And there you have it! Your colorful rocks are ready to brighten up any old corner of your house, your desk, even your garden! Hope you have a colorful and enjoyable week!

Image source – YouTube

DIY of the Week – Castanets

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

We’re back to start off your week creatively! And in keeping with our recent string of handmade musical instruments (well, except for the slight deviation last week), we’re back with another super easy instrument DIY.

This week, we explore the ease, simplicity, and total fun that are castanets! And if you’re wondering what a castanet is, these are the clickety-clackety little instruments you’ll often see in the hands of flamenco dancers.

Image source – Spoj

Image source – Dreamstime

 

What you need:

  1. Several pairs of metal bottle caps (the kind you get on glass bottles of soda)
  2. Cardboard sheet to cut into pieces
  3. Scissors
  4. Markers or sketch pens to make your designs
  5. Strong glue
  6. Rubber bands
  7. Craft paper and glue, if you want to decorate your castanets more intricately
Image source - Kygo

Image source – Kygo

 

 

What to do:

Step 1

Measure the length of your index finger and cut the cardboard into pieces that measure twice that length, making them approximately one and half inch wide.

Image source - DIY Enthusiasts

Image source – DIY Enthusiasts

 

Step 2

Round off the edges of your cardboard strip.

 

Step 3

Create intricate designs with your markers towards the two rounded off edges. (If you are gluing on craft paper instead of drawing directly on the cardboard itself, try folding it in half as in the next step, before cutting and gluing the paper on).

Image source – YouTube

 

Step 4

Fold the cardboard piece in half, length-wise, and place a bottle cap on one of the inside edges, about half centimeter from the end. (Make sure the sharp edged side is the one against the cardboard.) Glue it on. Then repeat with another bottle cap on the other inside edge, gluing it in place. Make sure that the caps are aligned with each other when hold the fold closed.

Image source - DIY Inspired

Image source – DIY Inspired

 

Step 5

Hold the cardboard in the closed position, with the bottle caps touching each other, and tie it with a rubber band, and leave overnight, so that the glue may dry.

 

Step 6

Remove the rubber band, and voila!

 

 

Your castanets are ready for you to enjoy! And as promised, they were super easy to make. So go, make some more! Try out different designs, different cardboard lengths, or widths. Till next week! Enjoy irritating your neighbors till then. Happy clicking and clacking!

 

Image source - YouTube

Image source – YouTube

Top QTube Events of the Week (July 23-29)

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

We had a good week, and are currently busy gearing up for another great one. Just like you probably are. So how about we make those plans come together, and see you come down for one of these cool workshops, or even just stop in for a cup of coffee and a good book. We’re happy either (or both is better), as long as we get to see you!

Here’s a rundown of the exciting things happening at the Cafe this week!

 

Dreamcatcher Weaving Workshop with Trishna Patnaik

Learn this fabulous ancient art form of Native American origins in the dream catcher weaving workshop and acquaint yourself with this amazing art form. The workshop will teach you how to make delicate and intricate pieces using weaves of thread, beads and feathers. Dream catchers, according to the lore, are supposed to catch good energies and give you good energies and vibes in return. It is also a very relaxing art form that will teach you how to focus on your aesthetics. So what are you waiting for? Come participate in this fabulous workshop, weave your favourite dream catcher in your most loved colours and combinations. Age Group: All age groups are welcome.  Take Away: One mid-sized Dream catcher For registrations please contact Trishna Patnaik on 9867982075. Last date for registrations is 24th July, 2018, on first come first serve basis.

Date: 25th July 2018

Time: 4 pm to 6 pm

Entry: Rs. 1000/- (including art material)

 

Toybank- The Open Tree Foundation

Toybank promotes development through play for underprivileged children. This event is organized to bring people together to learn and play different board games and understand the Power of Play!

Date: 26th July 2018

Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

CVMD

Empowering women making them emotionally strong to face the society. Providing a non-judgmental platform for the women to show case their talent and rediscover themselves.

Date: 27th July 2018

Time: 5 pm to 8 pm

Entry: FREE

 

LAJA

We dared to imagine a world with a tribe of women who are adept at everything, but most importantly, at discovering each others’ worth and supporting each other, come what may. We dared to create a platform for the same, LAJA. By God’s grace and with your consistent support, we have come a long way. LAJA is evolving and we feel beyond overwhelmed to have you be a part of it.

Date: 28th July 2018

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Entry: Rs. 500/-

 

 WebDudes.in

Learn techniques to get your messages delivered to the Inbox instead of the Spam folder. Techniques to get your prospects to reply to you. The ways to create good databases. About Software Apps to send out Bulk Mail. About Bulk Mail Services.

Date: 28th July 2018

Time: 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

“Journey of a Song” by Heterotopia Media and Entertainment Private Limited

Music is a mode of expression. Sure, you can be taught how to sing and the technicalities behind it – but can you be taught how to express? At this workshop, the intention is to allow your creative juices to flow and to create something out of nothing. “Journey of a Song” is a workshop that explores a song – from an idea to the final melody. Participants will be taught to create a new song with fresh lyrics and melody during the course of the workshop.

Date: 28th July 2018

Time: 4 pm to 8 pm

Entry: Rs. 2500/-

 

Become an Author in 7 Days by Pavan Priakash Badllani

Become an Author in 7 Days. This 1-day workshop is an exclusive workshop created for anybody who’d like to write their book in 7 days and become self-published authors. Writing a book creates authority, credibility and positions you as an expert in your line of work. Learn the secrets of best-selling authors, marketing & publishing formats when it comes to writing books with Pavan Badllani.

Date: 29th July 2018

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Entry: Rs. 1000/-

 

Triumph

A therapeutically inclined workshop for those suffering with bouts of depression and thoughts of self harm. An event with group therapy.

Date: 29th July 2018

Time: 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Entry: Rs. 300/-

 

See? Didn’t we tell you it was going to be a great week? So go ahead and rearrange those plans to incorporate some time to learn something new, or talk it out. Have yourself a fantastic week!

‘Art’ your worries away

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Fear, anxiety, worries, apprehension, nervousness, stress, these aren’t mere words on paper any more. With fast lifestyles, heavy workloads, long commutes, and overall stress, everyone feels the pinch sometimes, some more than others. And we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to help alleviate that stress. But how can a small change to your daily life help ease those 10-12 hours of “go-go-go!”? The answer – art, or rather, art therapy.

Art therapy is basically you taking a few moments at the end of each day to de-stress with the help of paints, sketch books, coloring books, and the like. And the reason why it works so well is because it creates a safe place free from judgement to express your inner emotions through the art you pursue. And no, the aim is NOT to create beautiful pieces of art, but rather just to create, with no expectations. This allows you to make things more freely, and as you do, you can disconnect from the world, as you lose yourself in the calm, almost meditative strokes of your paintbrush, pencil, or even the smooth roll of the potter’s wheel.

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While people who are considered “good” at art keep in touch with their artistic pursuits, some even going ahead to make it their career choice, most people tend to let go of art once those mandatory school classes finish off. The reason for this is most often the fact that they weren’t good enough according to their art teacher, parents, and/or peers. But the thing is, keeping in touch with your creative side (even if you don’t have a “skill” for it) helps alleviate stress, boost creativity, leads to positive feelings, and also helps you process and deal with negative emotions better. Basically, it’s something everyone needs.

Think of your body as a glass. It has a certain capacity, beyond which it cannot hold things. Now, as you fill this glass with water, the available space left to take in more, lessens. Once it’s full, it’s full. Anything you attempt to put in after this point will result in an overflow, and well, a mess. Your emotions are like that water. They need an outlet so that you have space for more. Art gives you a safe, harmless way to sort through and expend emotions that you probably don’t even think you need to deal with.

And you don’t need to be at your wit’s end to consider this. This is ideal for every one, at any age. It doesn’t restrict itself in any way.

So, here are some ideas that you can try out, until you find the type of project(s) that suit you best.

 

1. Sketching or Doodling

Remember how you used to fill up the back of your school notebooks with endless doodles, signs, and random lines drawn? Well, the kid version of you really knew what they were doing. Just 15 minutes of random doodling at the end of the day can slowly start to help alleviate stress. It’s not only one of the easiest methods to apply, it’s also the most cost effective if you’re on a budget, because you can easily find paper and a pen/pencil around the house.

Image source - WikiHow

Image source – WikiHow

2. Adult Coloring Books

The importance of bringing a bit of color back in your life is so understood now that several companies have launched coloring books aimed specifically at their adult clientele. From complex mandalas, to fill-in classic artworks, the design ranges are large and varied. You can also find designs online, and just print them out. But you needn’t worry, if you can’t find any, any old children’s coloring book works fine too. So time to dust off those old coloring pencil and sketch pen sets!

Image source - Dailyburn

Image source – Dailyburn

3. Bullet Journaling or Homemade Planners

Have a very busy schedule, and need to create an endless amount of to-do lists? Why not make a customized planner for yourself? With how-to guides readily available on all online platforms, find yourself an idea that suits you, and just create your own. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as suits you. From checklists, to mood meters, and calendars, you can use this method to take your work, and your commitments, and turn them into something pretty. Just make sure to add some color at the end of the day, once you’ve filled in all your data and appointments.

Image source - YouTube

Image source – YouTube

4. Hobby classes

This is, thankfully, pretty easy to do nowadays, as popularity of such classes is off the charts. As since the demand is high, so is the supply. Try your hand at different types of art, through any number of seminars, workshops or classes that are help in and around your neighbourhood. You can easily find listings online, or through social media. Just hit search. Activities can range from pottery classes, to embroidery workshops, to even a dance class or tw0!

Image source - YouTube

Image source – YouTube

Know the age old dialogue “I wish I was a kid again”. Well, for a little while every day, you now can be. So hit pause on your worries, and pick up that pencil, pen, paintbrush, and get your art on! You might not necessarily be creating “beautiful” work, but you’ll certainly be working towards a happier, calmer, and more beautiful you.

Bottle Cap Art Ideas for DIY Enthusiasts

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Glass bottles are infinitely better than plastic bottles. Not only are they fully recyclable but can be recycled multiple times, saving lots of natural resources in the bargain. Glass is also a much safer option when it comes to storing foodstuffs and liquids. However, what delights art lovers the most is the metal caps that come along with these bottles. These old-school sealers are malleable, yet sturdy and can be put to a range of uses. Here are a couple of décor items you can craft from these caps.

Creative Photo Frames

These photo frames have been created by sticking bottle caps along the edges of blackboards. Use a hot glue gun for sticking. The board can be used for making family announcements, movie plans and lots more!

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Cap-o-clock!

Instead of numbers, use quirky bottle caps as markers on your clock. You’ll still be able to tell the time just fine, plus, you’ll have a trendy wall clock at your disposal!

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Put a Cap on It Coasters

Bottle cap covered coasters are sturdy and are perfect for protecting your wooden furniture from heat and stains. Use cardboard sheets as your base and glue on the caps using a hot glue gun.

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Say It in Caps Nameplate

Create your own nameplate by spelling your name or family’s name using bottle caps.

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3D Wall Art

Stick bottle caps in multiple layers to add dimension to your art piece. Voila! Your 3D wall piece is ready.

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Strange Sculptures from Around the World

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

The sculptures that find their way into museums are usually elegant and beautiful to look at. Proportionate bodies support attractive faces and an other-worldly charm emanates from these lifeless forms. But, there are artists who aren’t fans of conventional standards of beauty. They use their talent to shock and startle viewers. Here are some really bizarre statues from around the world!

Goslar Nailhead, Germany

This creepy statue is situated in front of the Town Hall in Goslar, Germany. Sculpted by Rainer Kriester in 1981, it is said to act as an allegory of being at the mercy of overwhelming powers. No wonder the nails pierce the head is such a brutal fashion!

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Giant Hand, Chile

Four fingers and a thumb stick out of the desert sands in Atacama. Depending on how you see it, the hand appears to be reaching out to the sky or sinking to the bottom of the earth. This 11 meter tall gigantic hand was built by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal in the early 1980s.

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The Awakening, National Harbour

An over 70 foot tall giant appears to struggle to extricate himself from his sandy prison. As though frozen in a photograph, his partially-freed body sticks out of the earth. His fingers are curled and his mouth hangs open in a silent scream. It seems as though he would come charging at us if he did succeed in fleeing his subterranean prison. The sculpture was created in 1980 by J. Seward Johnson, Jr.

The Awakening sculpture, National Harbor, Maryland.

The Giant Eyeball, Dallas

Chicago-based artist Tony Tasset created this veined eyeball as a symbol of knowledge and power. The sculpture is 30 feet tall and has been made from fiberglass, resin, oil paint, and steel.

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Image courtesy: Michael Cagle

The Headington Shark, Oxford

Designed by sculptor John Buckley, the shark is said to “express someone feeling totally impotent and ripping a hole in their roof out of a sense of impotence and anger and desperation… It is saying something about CND, nuclear power, Chernobyl and Nagasaki.” The sculpture was installed on the 41st anniversary of the Nagasaki atom bomb drop.

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Image courtesy: The Guardian

 

5 DIY Ideas to Jazz up Boring Photo Frames

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Photo frames are better loved than the reticent album because they proudly display your memories to all who set eyes on them. Complete with fold-able stands and easy to hang hooks, these boastful objects can be easily placed on your wall or desk or shelf. But, because of their value, photo frames are often sold at exorbitant prices. Just a bit of glitter or an extra rose can jack up the price by a couple of hundred rupees. Why let these easy-to-make objects burn a hole in your pocket, right? With a bit of patience and dedication, you can design your own photo frames, and guess what, they can be infinitely more creative than the ones you purchase from stores. Here are 5 ingenious ideas to add that extra something to your homemade frame.

Bottle cap frames

If you’re a beer lover, you’re sure to end up popping open a couple of bottles every month. Instead of discarding the caps, collect them in a box and after you’ve built up a decent collection, use these caps to decorate wooden frames. Use a hot glue gun to stick these caps on the borders of the frame in creative patterns.

bottle cap

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Circuit board frames

This is perfect for tech geeks. Attach strips of circuit boards on the borders to frames to your geeky photo frame.

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Toy frames

If you’ve got a lot of miniature toy models, this DIY idea will help you design an interesting photo frame and preserve these little plastic playthings.

Pillar Box Blue

 

Washi tape frames

Colourful washi tapes are easily available in craft stores and even online. Purchase a few colourful ones and place them in interesting patterns along the borders of the frame.

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Seashell frames

Collect a couple of unique shells on your next trip to the beach. Use a hot glue gun to stick these shells to your frame in interesting patterns.

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