How did you translate Sandy Skoglund’s Fox Gamesinto a pop art drawing? 
I tried to have the pop art feel in my picture by adding more vibrant colors and a sense of whimsy that is prevalent in a lot of pop art.
Shannon, Drop-in Drawing, September 9, 2014

How did you translate Sandy Skoglund’s Fox Gamesinto a pop art drawing? 

I tried to have the pop art feel in my picture by adding more vibrant colors and a sense of whimsy that is prevalent in a lot of pop art.

Shannon, Drop-in Drawing, September 9, 2014

What makes art “pop”?
Your perception of the intention of the artist. 
Melissa, Drop-in Drawing, September 9, 2014

What makes art “pop”?

Your perception of the intention of the artist. 

Melissa, Drop-in Drawing, September 9, 2014

dDIY #16: Design into Action

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The exhibition Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives (currently on view at the DAM) is inspiring visitors to express their ideas in poster form. Posters of all sizes, colors, fonts, and perspectives have taken over the museum’s Design Workshop as people are delving into the design process.

For dDIY#16 it’s your turn to get in on the action. Get tips from designers on how to create a poster that speaks your mind and sends a message. Download your guide to effective poster-making here

Since its installation in May, over 3,500 people have contributed their summer stories to the Summer is… project. Some people have shared their vacation plans: “Summer is…Lake Michigan with family”. Others have shared memories: “Summer is…when we first met”. And everyone agrees that ”Summer is.. hot.” Above all else, though, Summer is…a celebration of community. We’ve been itching to share the many ways this project has brought the community together and now we have a handy dandy means to do so: download our guide to Summer is…!

How did you choose which portrait to draw?
Sascha (right): “I chose this one because there is so much activity, especially with all of the leans.”
Theo (left): “I chose this because it’s Gandalf!”
Theo and his grandfather Sascha, Drop-in Drawing, August 12, 2014

How did you choose which portrait to draw?

Sascha (right): “I chose this one because there is so much activity, especially with all of the leans.”

Theo (left): “I chose this because it’s Gandalf!”

Theo and his grandfather Sascha, Drop-in Drawing, August 12, 2014

Was it hard to combine abstract and realistic elements into your drawing? 
This was the first time I have ever really drawn anything! I had trouble putting abstract into the drawing, so I tried to do a stained glass effect.
How did you choose which portrait to draw?

They are all so beautiful. This one is just so tender. But it the choice wasn’t an easy one.
Diane, Drop-in Drawing, August 12, 2014

Was it hard to combine abstract and realistic elements into your drawing? 

This was the first time I have ever really drawn anything! I had trouble putting abstract into the drawing, so I tried to do a stained glass effect.

How did you choose which portrait to draw?

They are all so beautiful. This one is just so tender. But it the choice wasn’t an easy one.

Diane, Drop-in Drawing, August 12, 2014

Jumping from failure to failure with undiminished enthusiasm is the big secret of success.

Via explore-blog - wisdom to start the work week by! 

Quote from pioneering physicist Savas Dimopoulos in Particle Fever, the excellent documentary about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson – a tenacity that characterized some of the greatest achievers and innovators in history.

Pair with Pixar’s cofounder on the importance of fostering a fail-forward culture.

A Colorado summer isn’t complete without outdoor concerts and live music. This Pairing, created by Adam Lancaster, is designed to bring even more fresh music your way. Given the theme “color,” Adam chose songs to match artworks in the DAM collections. So put your headphones on, jam out and discover some new bands—links to each song are below!

About Adam: Adam Lancaster is a 20 year music industry veteran in Denver who’s most recent role as Music Supervisor at Dynamite Laser Beam where he selected music to combine with visual images in commercial, TV and film. Adam also writes and produces music as well as creating video content as a videographer. 

About Adam’s Pairing: Over the years I’ve learned that a person’s creativity is best when it’s immediate and unadulterated by internal or external influences. That being said, for this Pairing, I went with my first reaction to each artwork. Whether is was an emotion, a color or something ironic that struck me right away, that’s what I went with. 

"Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

"Red Orange Yellow" by The Photo Atlas

"All Around the World" by Dinosaur Pileup

"What’s Love Got to Do With It" by Tina Turner

"This Blue World" by Elbow

Turner's Apothecary Mood-o-Meter

Via the Peabody Essex Museum: an art prescription to suit your mood. Take a quick quiz to find which J.M.W. Turner painting matches your state of mind. According to the Mood-o-Meter, we’re feeling like this: