Hello! Doing summaries is one of my favorite things to do on Ello - along with having conversations and seeing all the wonderful creative things people post. Today I'm going to show you four of the Ello communities. Later on I'll feature more. You can find the full list here:
The community for all things DIY. Mention @ellodiy to share your projects.
Recent Post by @hellobuttonhead
I made my own soap! The textured-top bar in the foreground is blended with an apple cinnamon fragrance oil. The creamy bar in the background is scented with sweet orange chili pepper.
These cold process soaps are curing in a closet for the next few weeks. Every time I open the closet door, I get a whiff of their amazingness. I can't wait to lather up!
@ellodiy asks for the recipe and @hellobuttonhead links to it... very cool!
A little tidbit ... I work at an Essential Oils, Fragrance, and Flavors company and we sell to soap and candle makers from individuals to major companies. I'm proud of where I work. :-) This was a completely unintentional sales pitch... http://www.lebermuth.com/ - John
@ellogifs is all about, well... ummm... gifs? Yes, gifs!
My image below is static - but wow - you should see the gifs on the site. They are tiny looping works of art. Some dealing with physics and crazy math I can't begin to comprehend, some magical snippets from old vintage movies. I love gifs.
The image below is this one... prepare for time travel...
In @ellojewelry we're learning something about
Fancy Facets - Master Stonecutter: Atelier Munsteiner
As beautiful as gemstones can be in their raw state there is no denying that a little lapidary can go a long way to further enhance a stones brilliance.
Lapidary or stone carving has come a long way from days of prehistoric times when wielding chiseled weapons played more of a role in your place in society then how much you were adorned.
With the boom of lapidary popularity in the 1950's there emerged a pioneer who would later be known as the 'Picasso of Gems'. His name is Bernard Munsteiner...
utterly gorgeous - works of art. - John
Anatomical GIFs Show the Internet Tearing Us Apart
"A tattooed underwear model is slowly ripped apart from the inside in Ínsula, a collaborative GIF set between Chilean artist Jon Jacobsen and Colombian fashion artist Daniel Ramos Obregón.
Jacobsen tells The Creators Project that Ramos Obregón's photos evoke, "the transformation of one body affected by it’s inner projections," a.k.a. the conflicting avatars that occupy our social media-driven lives. Jacobsen then illustrated the photos and turned them into GIFs,
this is fascinating, thought provoking, and darn creepy all at once. - John