Saturday, January 30, 2010
Bones are rigid organs that form part of the endoskeleton of vertebrates. They function to move, support, and protect the various organs of the body, produce red and white blood cells and store minerals. Bone tissue is a type of dense connective tissue. Because bones come in a variety of shapes and have a complex internal and external structure they are lightweight, yet strong and hard, in addition to fulfilling their many other functions. One of the types of tissue that makes up bone is the mineralized osseous tissue, also called bone tissue, that gives it rigidity and a honeycomb-like three-dimensional internal structure. Other types of tissue found in bones include marrow, endosteum and periosteum, nerves, blood vessels and cartilage. There are 206 bones in the adult human body and 270 in an infant.
Eric Silva is an original in the field. Check out his work. He usually exhibits at the ACC show so go and see the work in person. There is nothing like the real thing. Support artists and handmade work. Eric's prices are reasonable. Take your friends and your parents to the ACC show.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I am so stoked for this class! I think it'll be a really great time. To help kick it off, I've got some really great links for you all to go to for some materials (some are related to this first project and some may not be). So, here you go:
www.bluegooseglen.com (if you want Merino wool, this is a really great supplier!)
Enjoy surfing these links and I'll see you all in class.