A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)
I worked with Studio Ghibli and Mondo to create new, official posters for two of my favourite films, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.
These Japanese editions will be available exclusively at comic con. English versions will be available online at a later date.
Once again, a big thank you to the folks at Ghibli and Mondo for giving me the chance to do this.
All of the above paintings were painted by a THREE YEAR OLD!
She has autism and is being called the “Mini Monet”
—Iris Grace Halmshaw’s colorful, impressionistic watercolor paintings have an ethereal, glowing, floral beauty, prompting comparison to Monet. Halmshaw, who lives in Market Harborough, England, is 3 years old, autistic and does not speak. Her parents first handed her a paintbrush hoping to help her connect with others; their hopes were more than realized. “When she started doing art therapy we thought it was amazing, but we’re her parents so we think everything she does is amazing,” her dad, Peter-Jon Halmshaw, said. Others thought so, too – and now Iris Grace’s paintings are selling for almost $1,300. Her first painting was sold at a charity auction. Profits from other sales of her paintings go toward her art supplies and therapy.
Check out this amazing little girl’s art:
—- This needs a bajillion notes
Aww this is so beautiful. I’ve given much thought to being an art therapist.