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Sundaylies with Salamanders, Multiverses, John Cleese and more!

Hello friends! It’s me, Surly Amy!

Mindy can’t come to the Sundaylies today because she is now a superhero who can control the powers of physics while simultaneously fighting crime in the court room. Look, just DO NOT mess with this woman. DO what she says and everything will be cool.

She told me she needed a day off and I was like. “It’s totes cool Mindy, you do what you need to do girl, just please don’t create a black hole in my livingrom like you did last time.” “No. It”s true, it did suck all the dust and dirt out of my art studio and I appreciate that, I really do but I haven’t been able to find my paintbrushes or my cat* since.”



NOW On to our links!

First of all- here is a cartoon from my internet-friend (Shut up, Mom. That is totally JUST like real friendship.) Jon Rosenburg who has been sick in the hospital, but he is getting better. We send him love and want him to make more art because he has a strong sense of politics and humor in ye old visual form and we love him for it.

Support his patreon here.

Now on to the bestest links on the intertubes this week:

Mad Art Lab

New Mad Art Cast!
Seriously why aren’t you listening to Mad Art Cast? It’s so good and funny and helps cure art-anxiety, which is probably a real thing. And if you are listening, thank you. I drew you a daisy. *crumples up daisy and throws it behind her* This week we talk Salamanders, Axolotls And Digital Drawing With Ethan Kocak. Check it out here.

The Doomsday Clock! (with art) Time is ticking  and that clock has spun around on us twice now I think. Click the link to learn more.

A behind the scenes look at our Mad Art Lab back channel with Scenes from a MAL: NASA Wants YOU!
Art and featured image by Beth!

Read how John Cleese went full Dawkins on his twitter feed.

A Tech Writer Explains Fashion. OH GOOD. THAT’S WHAT WE NEED. Link here.



Grounded Parents!

Hey, they have a really cute logo. Have you noticed?


Seriously cute!

Bethany goes over a recent meta analysis of research into how violent images affect young children. In short, please try to filter what your little ones see. Link here.

Lou’s weekly links include a piece that talks about how to react when children say they can’t do something when you know they can. As with most things, the answer is complicated.



School of Doubt

Jay follows up his previous post on Bloom’s taxonomy by addressing some of its critics. Link here.



Thats it my darlings! Have a wonderful day and a great week… see you next time Mindy has to fight “The Wolves”! Coming soon to a theater near you. Dun dun dun…

*No cats were harmed in the making of any black holes or this blogpost and I have actually never owned a cat which is probably why I still can’t find it. #allergies

Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia, science-loving artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and is currently in love with pottery. Daily maker of art and leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Tip Jar is here.

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