ArtThread on Canvas: Artist Nava Lubelski

 
Artist Nava Lubelski begins by poking, painting, dripping, and generally destroying her canvases before carefully adding “mended” details to the raw and exposed edges. Using the laborious technique of hand-stitching and knotting dream catcher-like nets across the naked patches, Lubelski’s works will appeal to your crafty side, as well and draw you in with her bold color palette.
 

 
(images courtesy of navalubelski.com)

DIYDIY: Make a Friendship Bracelet Out of Old Clothes


Beef up your stack of friendship bracelets with this no-cost, no-sew DIY that will take on whatever colors or textures you choose! From one T-shirt alone, you can make 1-4 double-wrap bracelets, so you’ll have plenty to share with your friends.
TIPS: Regular, jersey knit t-shirts work the best for this project and the more colorful the better!
When you cut your strips diagonally, this will create one continuous strip of fabric. Cut this into whatever lengths you need for your wrap bracelets.

BeautySummer Neons by China Glaze

It seems that summer and super hot colors go together like 4th of July and fireworks! 2012 is a big year for neon, and as we just start to crest into the summer months, things will only get hotter.
That’s why we are IN LOVE with China Glaze’s Summer Neon Collection of nail lacquers. Paired with your personal arm party and some cutoffs, these colors are enough to make you “glow wild”. Colors pictured from top to bottom are Flirty Tankini, Hang-Ten Toes, Sun-Kissed, I’m with the Lifeguard, and Orange You Hot?
Here’s the full line-up of all twelve colors in the Summer Neons Collection!
Would YOU try these?

MusicThe Idler Wheel . . . Fiona Apple’s First Album in Seven Years!

It’s been a while since we last heard our beloved Fiona Apple out with a new album (seven years in fact) but today marks the day! For all of you Apple fans, it’s time to run out and grab the epically titled, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, or The Idler Wheel . . . for short.

When you listen to her newest single Every Single Night it only takes a second to realize that this fruitful beauty hasn’t lost a thing, especially not her affinity for a quirky-yet-sensual music video complete with octopus hat!

BeautyLulu*s How-To: Rainbow Eye Shadow Tutorial

OK, so I know that rainbow eyes may not be what you wear to the office, but I couldn’t help indulging in this season’s trend by creating an eye-catching look on our model Grace. If you’re even a little bit daring, you can try this look for a festival or a Friday night, and you’ve got to admit, it’s pretty crazy cool!
We used the /0/” target=”_blank”>Paint Eye Shadow Palette by Milani, which is wonderfully pigmented for some seriously saturated color!
1. Start with a layer of foundation to act as a primer, but also to help the colors come out truer. Working from the innermost corner of the eye, apply your first color.

2. Use a separate brush with concealer to straighten out the edge; the concealer will act as an eraser to cancel out any stray color!

3. Continue adding lines of color and concealer as desired, and work your final color from underneath the eye to the outermost edge.

4. Finish with black eyeliner and mascara!
Hot Tip: Use a different brush for each color so that you can touch up your colors along the way!