Carl Sagan Day Art Update
Remember Â when I said I was working on a Carl Sagan Day project? It’s all finished!
I created a limited edition series of pendants to honor Carl Sagan and to help raise money for the Center for Inquiry.
You guys, I’m so seriously honored to have been part of this project.
I remember being a little kid and sitting on the shag carpet while my Dad watched, Cosmos. It wasn’t until years later that I actually understood what was being discussed but the beauty, wonder and awe from that television series truly impacted me and inspired me in a multitude of wonderful ways. It made me feel like there were mysteries left to unravel, adventures to take, lessons worth learning and ultimately art to make.
I now own Cosmos on DVD and not only can I finally completely understand the concepts being discussed, it amazes me and inspires even more now! It’s pretty freakin’ fantastic that a show from 30 years ago can actually hold it’s own as far as production quality and content today. It’s still more intelligent and beautiful than most of what is aired on major networks today. Seriously, by far.
If you haven’t watched Cosmos, I highly recommend it. You can evenÂ watch it for free on Hulu. You will not be disappointed and if you play it for your children you just might raise a little scientist, astronomer or a science-enthusiast-artist of your very own.
And of course, Cosmos is just a drop in the bucket of the contributions to science and skepticism made by the late-great Carl Sagan.
A special thanks to all the nice folks at CFI and to Ann Druyan for allowing me to create art to honor a skeptical hero. Please check out all the exciting events CFI and their affiliates have planned to honor and remember Carl Sagan and if you would like to support CFI and own a limited edition Cosmos Surly made by me, click here.
*end shameless self-promotion and fan girl behavior*
Oh, awesome! Definite want. Sagan’s musings about star stuff gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.
So great amy! :)
Every day is Carl Sagan day for me
@Chad K Brown: Awwww. COTW :)
I actually read some Demon Haunted world on my lunch break today!
Wow, they look awesome Amy. I can’t wait for my “Star Stuff” pendant to arrive.
I never feel more euuman than when Iâ€™m watching or reading Carl. And great stuff Amy!
We may be made of star-stuff, but this is made of awesome.
Totally buying a voyager pendant, btw. ;)
Amazing. I’ve placed my order…
Any chance those will be for sale at Carl Sagan Day in Fort Lauderdale? Cuz I’ll probably get to go there this year!!! *squee*
@Montsecor: I am pretty sure they will have them there but I’m not sure.
@Skept-artist: Favorite comment ever! (thank you) :)
@amy: do you know if there is any sort of directory, or site where people can find out what is going on in what area for this momentous occasion??
I live in Virginia, the land of bible thumpers and tobacco.. I doubt there are many people here that want to celebrate reason.. but meh.. who knows..
I also want to mention to everyone that Cosmos is available for instant watch on Netflix.
So if anyone here has Netflix, they can go to the netflix website and watch it there as well OR if you have a PS3, Xbox or other internet ready device hooked up to your TV you can stream it there..
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