Today's Wonder of the World is...the Rubber Band!
Photo by PieceofPeace.etsy.com
Is that not the prettiest rubber band ball you've ever seen? I'd love to have a whole basket of those in different sizes on my coffee table. I found them at Piece of Peace, on Etsy. (Where else?!) The kits contain new bands and a sphere to wrap, and I bet they'd be a fun project to keep Sam busy for maybe fifteen minutes or so this summer. Of course my boys would probably pick the bands off one by one to fling at each other, and Tanner the Slobber Dog might gnaw the balls to pieces, but anyway...where were we?
Oh yeah. Sorry.
THE WONDER OF RUBBER BANDS!
I ask you, who hasn't enjoyed stringing rubber bands into fun designs?
Flickr photo by akwdragon
You haven't? Sweetheart, it's not too late! Get a hammer and some nails and start stringing!
Or you could just let the bands fall where they may.
Flickr photo by ladyhawker
It's Mr. Bill! Oh nooo! Remember Mr. Bill?
Mr. Bill might need a rubber band man friend to play with. Knowing how injury prone the guy is, why not go ahead and make a little tropical island universe for him to recuperate in? Look, there's even a rubber band dog to keep him company! (I wonder if the dog gnaws on himself?)
Flickr photo by Amy Watts
Rubber bands might give you a lot of artistic freedom.
Flickr photo by richszu2003
Flickr photo by nicolekenney
That piece of art by KS Rives makes me hungry for pasta.
I know some art should be experienced, but this makes me a little nervous.
Flickr photo by angimangi
I'd hate to get tangled up in a fancy art gallery and start flapping around like a fish.
I might risk it though if that net was showing with Patrick Gunderson's work at the Infusion Gallery in Los Angeles starting next week (April 1-25, 2009.) I discovered him just a few days ago when I ran across his flickr photos.
He does digital art that blows my mind.
This rubber band one is my favorite.
Flickr photo by PatrickGunderson
Isn't that beautiful?
Click on his website to see more. It might be music to your eyes.
Flickr photo by stu_wp
Speaking of music, enjoy the Spinners Rubber Band Man before you bounce on out of here!
Have a wonder-full weekend, y'all!