Textile Artist Creates Beautiful Hummingbirds

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“Hummingbirds are possibly the most beautiful thing on the planet. They way they thrum their way around flowers, little blurs of jewelled light. I made this hummingbird a few weeks ago and wasn’t sure about the best way to display him until the husband suggested making him appear to drink from a flower. Thank heavens for wire :) He now lives with his new owner (the hummingbird NOT the husband) and she has him displayed in her conservatory – exactly as he was meant to be.” – Amanda Barnes, textile artist. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Me, Myself & Irene

Photo of the Day: Me, Myself & Irene

Hurricane Irene (top center) churns over the Bahamas in this MODIS satellite image. Irene, now a Category 3 storm with winds of 120 miles per hour, is projected to possibly clip the Outer Banks region of North Carolina before moving up the eastern seaboard of the U.S. (NASA via Getty Images)