Golden cape made with silk from a million spidersSource: The Guardian, see the full story: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jan/24/spider-silk-cape-show Photo gallery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/jan/23/golden-silk-cape-spiders-in-pictures?intcmp=239Golden cape made with silk from a million spiders2 years ago in Personal More Like This
STORY BY: Maev Kennedy PHOTOGRAPHY: David Levene
It has taken eight years and more than a million Madagascar Golden Orb spiders to create a work of art "with the quality of a fairy story".
Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley, a textile artist and a designer-entrepreneur respectively, have created a shimmering golden cape from spider silk, a fabric not woven in more than a century.
They stress that the spiders, big enough to cover the palm of a hand, were only "borrowed" from the forest, and returned there after a day. Peers says the spiders are "only mildly venomous", but Godley has an impressive scar on his neck. "They do have quite a strong bite," Peers admitted, "enough that you would feel like shaking them off quite quickly."
Peers learned about
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Birthday, Beach, Best of Show and other news!!Birthday, Beach, Best of Show and other news!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist's Corner!Sorry i haven't done this in like forever! :^^': hehe. So this is only like 50 deviations, and a lot of them are from the same people. But don't worry, i have like a bunch more to do!! XD haha. I love my watchers and i hardly say thanks to you guys so thanks! :3 hehe. And yeah, some bad news :/ my camera broke soooo i have to get another one :/ it really sucks. BUT enjoy this, alrighty?! haha You guys are amazing! ~Artist's Corner!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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VACATION IS OVERHELLO MY DEAR FRIENDS,VACATION IS OVER1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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I HOPE EVERYTHING IS OKAY FOR ALL YOU,
VACATION IS OVER AND I AM BACK,
I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING,
FOR FRIENDSHIP,SUPPORTS,VISIT MY PAGE,FAVES AND COMMENTS
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It's been a long time...:435: by 8o-clockgratel by esmahanozkananonymous by photographybyfallonfinding silence by LuizaLazarSense and Sin by SerkenilJourneys end by RickHaigh:thumb263350814:feel the monochrome by sultan-alghamdiWunderbar by DpressedSoulIn Prague 2 by RafalBigda42 Ghost Traps by VrohiRowboat on the seashore by Pajunenway to the beach by augenweideHOUSE PARTY by gingadorunning by Lisa-Schneider:: tomorrow is another day :: by HarisDrakoucnoktabir by MistyTableauThe Curious Children by anneclairesIt's been a long time...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Thank you for the support - feature #05/2012Thank you for the support - feature #05/20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
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September Feature - part I We Are Fragile by wchild Twilight Blue by Ian-Plant Don't look back in anger - Short-eared owl by Jamie-MacArthur twins dead head tattoo flash by oldSkullLovebyMW :thumb324874885: Whiskey and Wine by stengchen Eternal Ride by danverkys dunnotar castle II by pulsiv To fade with the dusk by JPtHart escalier10 by kankrelax Berserker by bakarov Overgrown Window by dementeddiva23 the groundskeeper by Phixotography None by amiliay Before the apocalyps by To-SiLand :thumb325494939: The fallen by iNeedChemicalX gnome by Gai-Gaal :thumb318718443: Morning by acukur Happy Valentine's Day by ZoranPhoto my first name is Angelene. by slavic-frost Milky Way Above a Sea of Clouds by RobertoBertero NKP 765 Steam Illinois Terminal 1072 Wabash 1070 by EternalFlame1891 Mr big Ears by bluediabolo Structure Goes Mad by FramedByNature Chateau de Noisy 01 by Bestarns ...budapest V... by roblfc1892 l- - -l by gradation-of-despair :thumb324260236: I see you by guidoneko Rats and tea 03 by Villainess-Vi War is Over! by KeldBach Distance by MikkoLagerstedt Shadows of Dusk -The Reaper II by MD-Arts Skoven III by Mar-jus Spring by liutawras Villa Albanaise 01 by Bestarns .718. by Nigrita The Sleeping Beauty by TaNgeriNegreeN1986 :thumb188550317: Wyvern by Trefle-Rouge letting darkness grow by NuSunt Surrounded by the light by landscapes-flake the towers by kriegsmaschineSeptember Feature - part I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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NS Heritage Units!!For all my fellow railfans...NS Heritage Units!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Northfolk Southern just announced that it will be bringing out 18 heritage units.10 will be SD70ACes, and the others will be ES44ACs
The EMDs will be painted in the factory, while Altoona will paint 5 ES44s, and the remaining 3 will be painted at Chattanooga
The 18 predecessor railroads selected for heritage paint are:
Central of Georgia
Lehigh Valley (red)
New Haven (not definite yet)
New York Central
Nickel Plate Road
Norfolk & Western (blue)
Pennsylvania (Tuscan Red)
Pittsburgh & West Virginia
Savannah & Atlanta
Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia
Gun control and Sandy HookIve stayed quiet about this long enough. Does anyone else not see this as an excuse to get draconian laws passed limiting guns...gee...just like what happened after 911 and the patriot act? In politics, you never let a tragedy go for use in your own agenda.Gun control and Sandy Hook2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so they want to have stronger background checks and limit magazine sizes. How precisely does that stop someone bent on mass killing? The shooter at Sandy Hook was denied a gun so he took his mothers guns. The system worked but yet he still got hold of 5 guns. 4 handguns, used in the school, and one AR15 that was inside the vehicle he drove to the school.
Did you read that correctly? The AR15 was NEVER used. The 4 shotguns probably had 10 clip magazines, maybe less, maybe 6. Why is this important? Because it is all the rage to get this "military style assault rifle" off the street. This coming from the same organization that gave guns to the Mexican drug cartel under "Fast and Furious". These same guns where used to kill border
Unframed-Nature's "Baby Nature" Contest!:iconfireworkplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconfireworkplz:Unframed-Nature's "Baby Nature" Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconbeauroseplz: THEME: SPRING- "BABY NATURE" :iconbeauroseplz:
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Any kind of baby animals- newborns, young animals, newborn birds or their eggs.
Larvae of insects- insect eggs, cocoons, chrysalises, caterpillars.
Newly planted trees, or new saplings, small and young trees, new buds on trees, newly budding leaves or flowers, opening flowers, flowers of springtime preferably in their earliest stages, spring tree blossoms of early spring.
While this IS a Spring Contest, think of the most baby aspects of Nature, which usually do occur in Spring, and please DO submit your very BEST quality work with us!
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FATHERSdedicated to...FATHERS11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Love you daddy by MultiCurious The Purest Kind of Love by LASKANWLF
Unforgettable moments by Litratobyberneserose The next generation by RezzanATAKOL Soldier Boy by SublimeBudd
In Memorial to my son by FrodoPrime N e w D a d d y by AliWithAnEye Follow the leader by fiberweave
Feeding the pigions by mbsinar All alone by Adsarta Fathering. by adeux
Fun with Daddy by potnoodle420 together by HeretyczkaA me and Marco by st2wok
today, 03.19, in Italy we celebrate Father's Day! Greetings to all the fathers!
News - DD - Features: Arkansas, Favs, Watchers:iconchampagneplz:I wish all my friends and watchers a wonderful 2013, full of inspiration and creative vibes!:iconchampagneplz:News - DD - Features: Arkansas, Favs, Watchers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks to :icontatasz: who suggested it and :iconSaTaNiA: who approved it, I got my 5th DD today for "Winter Glow" This is a wonderful surprise and a super motivation to start the new dA year! Thank you so much for this great honor
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Artist's Corner well i've finally got all of this done :3 heheArtist's Corner3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm amazed at what you people do, i love your work and it's just wow for me (:
on the better note, even though i don't have a camera yet, my mommy is giving me money and i'm saving up! woot. I will have some more photos posted up soon, but most likely they'll just be drawings :3 maybe in two weeks i'll have some photos from a trip i'm going on, it depends on what we do with our disposible cameras
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Photo Tips- small things that make big differencesSo I decided that I'm too much of a nerd to not write some kind of instructional photography article.Photo Tips- small things that make big differences3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've fought the urge for a long time, because I have such an incredibly large amount to learn that I feel wrong telling other people what's up. But hey, I got off work early today and ate half of a pizza and didn't feel like getting off the couch so I did it anyway. So there.
If you disagree with any of this, feel free to rant at me angrily over the internet.
Also, I'm sleepy and I didn't proofread this much and there's a chance that none of it makes any sense at all.
Anywho, here are things that I have learned the hard way. There are a good deal more, but I decided to start with just five, that are very general and apply to all areas of photography.
Carly's Photography Tips- small things that make big differences.
This seems like it should be self explanatory, but sometimes on your tiny little camera screen it can be very hard to tell if you've gotten a
Farewell to The CountJerry Nelson, best known as the voice and pupeteer of Sesame Street's numerically-obsessed vampire, The Count, has died:Farewell to The Count2 years ago in Personal More Like This
He did a great deal of work with Jim Henson and company, so, anyone who A) was a child, and/or B) ever watched TV, will most likely have seen or heard him at some point.
Due to the fact I suck at math, The Count obviously failed me on that front, but damn did I get some good tips on maniacal laughter.
"AAAH AAAAH AAAAH AAAAH................twelve."
And the world sighs with relief.*whew*!And the world sighs with relief.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Premium Members, you've just leveled up!You heard it here first! Because we are so appreciative of all your continuous support, we wanted to include a little something special to the Premium Membership package. While we have many more changes in the works that will knock your socks off, I'm excited to announce that we've just added an ongoing 10% discount on Prints and deviantWEAR purchases! That's ten percent off all Photo Prints, Fine Art Prints, Wrapped Canvases, Art Gifts, T-shirts, Backpacks, Hoodies, and the rest of our devious gear.Premium Members, you've just leveled up!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wanna' know the best part? The 10% will almost always stack with other promotions we're running. For example, if we're running a 15% discount on Fine Art Prints, you'll get 25% off thanks to your Premium Membership! While it's not quite as extreme as my favorite show "Extreme Couponing," it's pretty sweet, right?! And, no, you don't have to cut any coupons or pay for this upgrade... just think of it as an additional benefit to your current Premium Membership as a thank you from devi
RIP Rik MayallOne of my fave comedians has died.RIP Rik Mayall8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pretty much everything Rik Mayall starred was in was over-the-top, offensive and purile.....and it always had me in stitches.
Edit: Now this is how you do a tribute
Big Brother has better things to do.The paranoia that our governments are spying on us has resurfaced again in this past week, with the NSA's "Prism" program being the latest issue for conspiracy theorists to wet themselves over.Big Brother has better things to do.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its connection to Britain's GCHQ activities means we have politicians on the air day and night saying that the public have nothing to fear.
And we don't.
All they care about is that we pay our taxes. Beyond that, they're not watching us. Even if they wanted to, they couldn't. They don't have the manpower of funds! There are roughly 2 million CCTV cameras in the United Kingdom, meaning there is 48 million hours of footage produced per day. All that can logically be used for is to track and capture people who break the law. The same goes for any internet monitoring that might be conducted by the security services. Unless, of course, the conspiracy theorists are also suggesting that over half the population of the country are working for secret intelligence?
It wouldn't surprise me if they did make
Orcs of MaineEveryone's used to politicians badmouthing each other and highlighting flaws in their opponents to try and belittle them in front of the eyes of the public.Orcs of Maine2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my little corner of the world, things like fraud and corruption regularly bubble to the surface, usually by way of the media. The police investigate and the offending politician is, more often than not, destroyed. Possibly literally, as they're not usually heard from again, but more likely because the parties distance themselves from the offending moron, who was stupid enough to misbehave while the public gaze was upon them.
The parties use incidents like that to discredit their rivals and question their abilities to govern.
Occasionally an irrelevant element of a politician's personal life will crop up as the focus of a jibe, but it's never seen as anything more than that. Using, say, a harmless hobby to try and smear someone in Parliament would be seen as monumentally petty.
"Petty" is not a word American politicians seem to h