Do you know how ink is made?

Here’s a fascinating little film for a Friday afternoon. Who knew so much work goes into making ink? How do these guys keep their hands so clean? And why do I now want to eat it after watching this? Probably raises a few more questions than it answers but it’s totally worth watching just to see just how much passion and craftsmanship goes into making the inks that many of us rely on to make our art.

(Mmmmm industrial honey…)

(via the very ace apartment therapy blog)

writing entertaining journals

Fellow bubbler Darren Stones recently conducted some highly scientific research on journal topics and found that out of a sample of 800 journals, 268 were announcements about being featured.…

It got me thinking … what if you haven’t been featured? What do you write about then? Each of the ideas below link to examples of entertaining, informative and interesting journals written by other bubblers. If you can think of any other unique examples, let me know and I’ll add them to the list.

  1. Interview a fellow Bubbler (Caanan)
  2. Teach us how to do something – write up a guide or a how-to (Chris Wahl)
  3. Show us your techniques or how you produced a recent work (Marilyn Brown)
  4. Tell us about your day job – do you have a secret life outside the bubble? (rubyred)
  5. Let us know about a creative project you’re wo

redbubble t-shirt blog

So I had some time on my hands over the long weekend and I got to thinking that we could do with somewhere we can plug the awesome work of RedBubble t-shirt designers.

If your work isn’t in the popular or featured tabs then it can very quickly slip into the abyss so I thought I’d start a little blog to showcase some of the fine designs on offer. It’s called bubbling under the surface and it’s an ’unofficial redbubble t-shirt blog".

There will be a mix of old favourites and some you may have missed first time around. If there’s any designs you think we should feature then please bubblemail me – I’m looking out for the hidden gems.

Let me know what you think!

Nat :)

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