Blackbird Designs

12 Dec 18
the back office

Every year, Exeter Geography graduate and ex-followthethings.com intern Jemma Sherman gives her Dad a snow globe for Christmas. After taking our Geographies of Material Culture module the term before Christmas 2017, she made a new one. Here it is. And here’s what she wrote to him in his Christmas card… [actually it’s Jemma’s coursework. We […]

11 Dec 18
Navrongo Boy

With Laura Lorenzetti Soper “If 2017 left you breathless and exhausted , then brace yourself,” we wrote last year. Sorry to say, things haven’t slowed down. The business leaders, authors, journalists and academics who gave us their 2019 predictions foresee a shaky economy, a troubled world order and continued anxiety — but also a renewed […]

11 Dec 18
Rahid Bhat Online

Sixteen historic designs that changed the game. By Richard P. Hallion Air& Space Magazine | The history of aviation brims with airplanes that have represented the pinnacle of design: swift fighters, long-range bombers and transports, exciting sport biplanes, experimental airplanes that used the sky as a laboratory. Many set notable records, helped win wars, increased our […]

11 Dec 18
Children's Lit Review

The Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan was published in 2003 by Antheneum Books for Young Readers.  It is about Blackbird, the only completely black bird in Africa.  All the other birds admire him for the color of his feathers, they beg and plead for him to draw designs on their feathers so they can be just […]

10 Dec 18
Black Mountain Games

Designing a game around a single specific piece of media is a challenge. Currently I’m trying my hand at a game that (hopefully) simulates the plot beats, story elements, and political undertones of Fullmetal Alchemist (FMA) by Hiromu Arakawa. I’m not going to try to summarize what it’s about, so if you haven’t already seen […]

10 Dec 18
Two Brothers Weblog

BY FAZALE RANA – DECEMBER 20, 2017 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. –Acts 17:11 Is there scientific evidence that the earth is only 6,000 years old? In spite […]

09 Dec 18
GeekMom

This week’s Comic Book Corner includes some titles our writers found particularly exciting, including ‘Vampirella & Dejah Thoris,’ ‘Life Is Strange,’ ‘Ironheart,’ and ‘Infinite Dark.’ We can’t wait to tell you more!

08 Dec 18
Rhonda Dort

By now you already know how much I love this pattern and what a wonderful time I had creating each and every block and border. But with each pattern I tried to add a personal touch or two or three. This blog post is jam packed with pictures, 41 I think, and each one is […]

08 Dec 18
GeekMom

‘Goliath Girls’ #2 dropped this week, and I have to say I’m loving it! Packed with action and wit, this comic blends the elements of Japanese monster hunter-style manga with elements of American teenage superhero comics to give you something truly unique.

07 Dec 18
mlouied

Which artist did you decide on doing album art for and what was the style/look that you were trying to achieve? The artist that I decided on doing an album art for is Blackbird Blackbird. They did a floral album which. What was the random album name that you modeled your design after? Did you feel […]

06 Dec 18
The Tiny Activist

Written by: Renée Watson Illustrated by: Shadra Strickland For ages: 5-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: Community, POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Events, Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, Emotional Growth. Summary: Adrienne, Keesha, Michael, and Tommy are all best friends living on the same street.  After Hurricane Katrina strikes, the foursome are separated as each of their families deal with the outcome in different ways. The narrators […]

06 Dec 18
Katie Town

Thursday 6th December Conducting Pictorial Autopsies: Why do we analyse art? To get inspired  To improve and learn towards our own practice Close examination can reveal interesting and relevant reflections of the world we live in. Because doing so can enable a deeper level of appreciation and understanding of the work we are investigating. Because […]

06 Dec 18
Finding Nature

Our research into nature connectedness has been named by Universities UK as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its impact. Central to that impact has been our pathways to nature connectedness. In May 2017 our pathways to nature connectedness were published in the journal Plos One. The paper outlined the key findings from 3 […]

05 Dec 18
Fearnan Village Association

Keith Brockie provided this avian update: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy There have been some unusual avian visitors to Fearnan during November. Firstly, a single magpie was present in the village for a week in early November – quite a rarity away from urban centres as it is heavily persecuted by game estates in […]

05 Dec 18
AiPT!

Blackbird #3 is a great exploration of magic and emotions.

05 Dec 18
Northern Housing Magazine

A Merseyside housing provider has launched a flagship development of shared ownership and rent-to-but homes in Walton. One Vision Housing’s (OVH) Blackbird Grange provides 66 newbuild homes, consisting of a mix of two-, three- and four-bedrooms homes. The development occupies the site of the former Walton Hospital, which is the birth place of the Sir […]