Friday, August 6, 2010

Hello T-Shirt

Its been a while but I'm starting to get back into the swing of things. I have been busy thought not here. In addition to the mourning of a death in the family and also a reunion of sorts. I have been working on my baskets diligently and will share them as soon as I've finished the images for them. One recent project which I am ready to share is a couple lines of t-shirts I've recently uploaded to Redbubble This post pic is an example of the work and it can be found here and check out the others I've posted as well. I'm also thinking about doing a shirt a day blog, I hope you've all been well and are ready to see more from me. James Leese

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spring 4

Thats right its a picture! I hope you like it, I like it. I like it enough that I couldn't really care less how you feel about it, but you do like it right? Ah well its stuff is right here.

Vik Muniz On His Art And Creativity

I promise you won't regret taking the time to watch. In fact you will most likely be pretty glad you did, trust me.

Check Out This Awesome "Forest Urchin" Mini Munny!

Created By Kill Taupe using a Kidrobot mini Munny. I love his "wooden" mask, color and little bits of moss. He may just be my new all time mini Munny favorite. You can find him over here.

Morons Stare Into Infinity

Recursion turns a very obnoxious webcast into a moment of Reflection.

Another Beauty from Kim Asendorf

Originally uploaded by Kim Asendorf

Pretty sweet huh? I think so which is why I put it up. Kim's Flickr stream can be found here, and should provide you some enjoyment. So if your into that kind of thing check it out.

Bart Bonte's Factory Balls 3

I've wasted far too much time playing this today. As an industrial design major I really enjoy the process order, component of this game, and it does get hard, and it can be found here.

A Brief History Of Pretty Much Everything By Jamie Bell

Its like the Cliff notes of animated history, and its very funny.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I am using this post as an opportunity to apologize for the lightness of posts this week, but I have a great excuse I discovered and and got sucked in but I promise to pull myself out as soon as I finish

Bubbo The Plus Size Toad

I want you all to know that its not as easy as you may think, to keep going to Etsy and finding the coolest monsters for you.  Some day's I don't feel like I will be able to find any thing new for you at all. So now you

Clifford Stoll's Acme Klein Bottles Where There's One Side To Every Problem

This is the advertisement for the Klein bottles from Cliff Stoll, which I mentioned about a few post ago (Clifford Stoll's TED talk post) Its as funny as he is and does a good job of reflecting the personality of this great thinker. Here is the disclaimer from his site Acme Klein Bottles -

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

test49 By Catfurnace

Originally uploaded by catfurnace
This is test49 created by Catfurnace This happens to be another piece from the Generated Art Group which didn't have to wait around for inclusion here on Steadfast. I want the T-shirt for this. Oh well, to see the rest of the artists photo stream click here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Incredibly Inspired Performance Of Sarah Jones At TED

I have admit that I had no idea who she was. I am now better for having seen this and I have to say I laughed my ass off. This is twenty minutes of tour de force comedic genius, enjoy.

Boxo107 And A Rant

I had someone try to tell me today that science was bad, modern medicine was bad, and that prayer is the only real way to be whole. She shut up after I told her that I would have died at seven if not for an 

A Random Chicken Moment

I was e-mailed this the other day by a friend. I have no idea of who took it. Where it was taken, or any thing else. If someone knows, let me in on it and I will update the post, but for now its just a very strange random

Anna And Her Amazing Antlers By Dkoss2

This little piece of awesome is named Anna judging by her bio She's one outgoing monster sure to please. I especially like the colors Dkoss2 chose for her. The green is a beautiful shade which compliments the pink

Dots Splitting And Shrinking Into A Foam Of Color

From the maker of Boxspin, Balls Here at Phun.

rand logs40 swr2000 774

Originally uploaded by frank richter
This is from an artist named Frank Richter. I really like it. I believe that it was originally text or a screen shot that was processed by frank into this. If I ever figure out the source material I will share it with you. He does happen to belong to the Generated Art Group on Flickr and his stream can be found here.

The Amazing Mind Of Clifford Stoll

This guy has long been a personal hero of mine who has managed to make huge contributions across a number of scientific fields, from topology to computer science, from education to physics (and Klein bottles) and the whole time being a great inspiration to scientists in all fields.

I will be posting on his Klein bottles shortly. I've been on kind of a kick you know.


I'm rolling out some new stuff and working on posts. Contemplating the fragility of evil, which may be its defining feature. With the fragility of man evil can consume, but in the end evil itself is destroyed through its own fragility. Any way here's this piece its very recent and can be found here.

Haeckels's Art-forms In Nature

I've Posted on this book before and when tempted again I just decided to put up all my favorites at once or at least the white on black pieces. So here they are. Their page at wiki Commons is here.

Klein Bottle Insanity

This is three nested Klein Bottles. Created by Alan Bennett With the apparent objective of making us insane. You can think of this object as a 3-D mobius strip, or three 3-D mobius strips and can be constructed with

Eye-stalk Friend, Well What Would You Name It?

Anyone who knows me knows I love eye-stalked tentacled monsters. What could be better? This guy was created by Hillyhill and is entirely needle felted by hand which I can imagine being a real pain the ass. The

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Beautiful Math Of Coral By Margaret Werthiem


This is one of the best TED talks ever given. Anyone with a love of math or biology or crafts or anyone at all even would love to hear this. This is the lady who with her sister are responsible for crocheting an entire coral


Originally uploaded by Gwen Vanhee
This piece is by the artist Gwen Vanhee. I really like how different the two halves are. I don't think I would have realized they were the same piece without having seen them together. We call that a diptych and this a very original and beautiful example of one. His photo stream is here. check it out, and his rock'n mullet.


Some new work for you. I actually had not intended to spend as much time as I did today rendering out work. I ties up my computer an awe-full lot but recently I've begun to become suspicious that my computer

Geek Dad The Book, And 10 Ways To A Geek Girls Heart!

I think Geek Dad is one of the best things that Wired has to offer and on may 4th the long awaited book will be available. Today at the Geek Dad blog was an timely article on winning the heart of a geek girl, something

Cyclops Bunny!

Yes its another one of Stringfellowart's wonderful monster bunnies. I actually know two people who are collecting these guy's, and I get told how much I would love them. I say, well you did find them on my blog

Sunday, February 7, 2010


This the piece which graced the title box for the last month and now it is here as a post. So what do you think? Its things are right here. Its been a slow day around here. Just how Sunday should be. 

Geometric Geomantic

Geometric Geomantic
Originally uploaded by Zonal1
Usually I like to pull pictures from the GAG's pool starting with the oldest postings, things that I've had plenty of time to be certain that I really like, and although this one is from the front I'm pretty sure I like it and as a Rorschach test this could keep you going for hours. Fly's head, Buddha, A Tattoo'd apple, its great. and Its by Zonal1, whose photo-stream can be found here.

Death Ray!, Yes Thats Right, Your Very Own Death Ray!

This is like 50 points for your mad scientist street cred. Who doesn't want one of these? My whole life I've wanted a death ray and they start at only $350.00. Well you can be sure the villagers will be stomping up my 

Stunningly Beautiful; Frans Lanting's The Life Project Slideshow

Truly one of the greatest nature photographers. Frans Lanting's work can be seen in Time, National Geographic and Audubon magazines. In this presentation he takes us on a journey through time and also

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Nadia By Zafras

Unbelievably adorable, is the way I describe the work of Zafras. This is Nadia and she is the greatest thing at this moment. This is not the first time that Zafras work has been featured here. They are distinct for their


So here is my latest. I don't know how long this series will run for. I have probably told myself it was over about five times only find myself back at it. I tell myself just for fun, that I'll see it in another color, so I do.

Plew! A Cute New Little Guy From Adopt-A-Bot

All of Brian Marshall's Adopt-a-bots are pretty cool, but I happen to like this one the best. He can be found at Etsy. there is also an Adopt-a-Bot Blog which can be found here.

The Incredible Artwork Of Tom Shannon

Inspiring and magical; Tom Shannon's magnetic artwork is inspired by the solar-system, nature and science is truly wonderful, as is the talk. 

Music Box Guts!

I want one of these kits so bad. For the last two hours I've been trying to figure out which song of mine I would most like to hear in music box form, and what kind of box I would make for it? which may actually be

Generative Knot

Generative Knot
Originally uploaded by isaac bordons
Where I come from people might look at this and utter "Bit'chin Camero" regardless that there is in fact no Camero here, or even a car, but instead a virtual knot made of boxes. A generated knot that is so great i'm left with no response that is actually referential to the image in question. therefore- the bit'chin Camero. This image was created by Isaac Bordens his Flickr stream is here I have not yet come across a website for him but I'll keep you posted.

"Really" Young Frankenstein, Makes Dessert!

This is the single funniest thing I've seen all week. I found it at Neatorama. Those responsible are Jack as the Doctor, Oliver as the doctors older brother, and dad behind the camera. Its not just awesome its awesome to

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Frankenfort The Happy Monster

This guy is simply deranged. His creator swears that he's just a cool trivia loving, laid back kind of guy. But I say watch out, he looks like trouble to me,  he can be found over here on Etsy and is made by MonstersEtc.

Swipe3 or Smear

This image captures nothing but motion, with no objects or subjects, It may just be some kind of visual verb connecting two objects or ideas to each other, but which by itself carries no weight. All its stuff can be had here.

Geoffrey Cooper's Beautiful Geocentric Watch

From the designers website- "A science and science fiction inspired watch that uses a motion similar to planets rotating around a sun. The rings of the watch are in constant motion, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.

The Incredible Mecha-Kinetic World Of Arthur Ganson

If you don't know of this guy's work then do yourself a favor and watch his TED talk (after the page-break) These are the most beautiful machines I've seen in a very long time, and I feel confident that if you can push through the first couple minutes, you will be greatly rewarded, I promise.

Picture 17

Picture 17
Originally uploaded by pixel noizz
I really love this piece, Its from the artist Pixel Noizz. It reminds me of the work of Dr. Desmond Henry. Pixel Noizz's Flickr stream can be found here. The Noizz is also a member of the GAG (Generated Art Blog) at Flickr.

Spiders Spin Golden Cloth

"To produce this unique golden cloth, 70 people spent four years collecting golden orb spiders from telephone poles in Madagascar, while another dozen workers carefully extracted about 80 feet of silk filament from each

Jillpenney's Troglodytes

I am a big fan of these guys. They're precariously balanced between cute and monstrous. Which isn't an easy thing to accomplish. The little horns and eyes are hand made and painted and I can't imagine someone not

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Drunk Blogging, You Got A Problem With That?

Sorry, folks, I get a little punchy sometimes, Don't let it cloud your judgment of the picture. Which can be found over here if your interested.

Update On Nothing!

UPDATE: I looked into it and yes, you do in fact have to pay the $4.99 shipping and handling charge for your shipment of absolutely nothing at all, making the jerk who thought this up, a freaking genius. Why waste my time

Monday, February 1, 2010

Another Lang Monster

Another Lang Monster
Originally uploaded by origami_madness
It is truly amazing what can be done with a flat piece of paper. Generative art is not just art made on the computer but the art that results from any iterative process. This can be seen in the work of the last artist as well as the creator of this one, Origami Madness. Whose photostream can be found here

William Kamkwamba On Harnessing The Wind

About as inspiring as it gets don't you think?

Another From Haeckels's Art-forms In Nature

And for no other reason than its beautiful and completely out of copy write enjoy. The rest can be found here.

Meet Dexter The Latest Monster To Grace These Pages

Wiggletiggy say's about him "What can I tell you about Dexter. Just the other day I caught Dexter pouring instant concrete into the waterbed. Oh yeah, he likes to cook his popcorn with the lid off. Him and other

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stelarc: The Artist On The Edge Of Humanity


Yawn, I have been dragging to get anything done today, But pushing on, I will do. I for the most part have been lost in my own thoughts the most prescient being the idea that the universe may in fact only exist as far

The Wooden Sculpture Of Brian Andrews

Here is the work of another member of the GAG who's work will inspire and amaze. This piece like his other work is sculpted wood, beautiful stuff. Brian Andrews is a long time member of the group pretty much since

Behold The Similarities Between The Universe And A Brain Cell

Originally reported by Mark Miller of Brandeis University

Nothing Is For Sale On Amazon

The Biggest question I have is when you buy nothing for a penny do they still expect you to pay the $4.99 Shipping and handling?... OMFG this guy may be a genius! here's the link to buy nothing.

UPDATE: I looked into it and yes you do in fact have to pay the $4.99 shipping and handling charge for your shipment of absolutely nothing at all, making the jerk who thought this up, a freaking genius. Why waste my time trying to make products, when I can sell nothing at all and make dough on the shipping.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Franken Gerbil- Franken-awesome!

Created by Ugly-gerbil, He's the coolest thing right at this moment! He can be found over here.

Pin Barrel Harp, Preparing Our Ears For Our Future Robot Overlords

On a geek level this is incredible eye candy, from a mechanical point of view its truly Hypnotic. Musically it alternates between exquisite and unbelievably horrible its The Long And Winding Road as a train wreck.

Boxom 10

So its a little dark, theres nothing wrong with that. Some rooms in fact require things just like this, mine does.

'Liquid Chaser', Beautiful ,Surreal and Hypnotic

Be sure to click on the High Definition button, then just kick back and enjoy. Posted by Mind Pie with images from Royalty Free HD and music by Tom Fehy who can be found here he also happened to be quite an 

Rational Circles Detail By Stephen Schiller

Stephen Schiller's beautiful image can be found in the Generated Art Group on Flickr. This is a small section of a larger work. His photostream is here, where you can find a number of wonderful things.

Peter Callesen Paper Crafter, Extraordinaire!

Truly amazing work, He has a great website with many examples of his art. from small single sheet pieces to huge installations taking up entire galleries. It can all be seen at

Oliver Sacks On What We Can Learn About The Mind From Hallucinations

This a great talk, Oliver Sacks is brilliant, and the best part is that he talks about Charles Bonnett syndrome.

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Big New Yermit, 'Scooter Yermit'

This new Yermit might be my favorite from Jenny Croal. He comes with a pizza a laptop and a messenger bag. As a proud Yermit owner I can assure you that you'll love him. More Yermits By Jenny can be found at


I am getting impatient for spring and the colors it brings. Join me in my yearning by staring at this picture for a few moments. If after a few moments you decide you want to go on staring at the image, Then this can be arranged here.