The joy of the Internet is also its drawback: there is simply too much information, much of it excellent, for the mind to absorb. I hope that in making these suggestions for your web surfing I have singled out some of the best.

I am convinced that artists don't always know what they know, or how they know it. Take a look at these two blobs which I created in 2001 and 2002 . Then surf over to a recent article on Stellar Turbulence at the National Science Foundation . The correspondences are truly eerie. What I conclude is that we are all part of the same universe, in whatever form we take.

Web Urbanist shows us what can be done with a band saw, using left-over scraps. James McNabb has created some astonishing urban sites as well as furniture and accessories.

An innovative Ph. D. student in electronic Arts picks up scraps from the streets of New York City - things like cigarette butts, hair follicles, gum wrappers - and uses them to analyze their DNA structure. Using the clues found in the genetic material she then creates faces based on her findings. Her work has been called "genetic surveillance", and has attracted the attention of forensic scientists, and is lately being output using a 3D printer.

A talented photographer has shot six photos of a cityscape over a two-hour time period and then used flash technology to show you a living portrait of the results. Just move your mouse right and left over the resulting image - it's quite remarkable.

We have looked at paper art in the past. Here are some additional examples that stand out. Be sure to scroll down and see Anna-Wili Highfield's horse, and the black and white birds by Christina Empedocles.

Discovery News tells us that hobbit humans had large brains. Hobbits were small-sized humans that lived on an island off of Indonesia until about 12,000 years ago. New scanning technology has revealed that their brains were bigger than was previously thought. Be sure to scroll through the photo gallery of skulls of some of our possible predecessors.

NPR discussed the biopic Renoir, a French film that looks at the late years of the impressionist's life. The director of the film found a forger, also a gangster, who could convincingly mimic the artist's gestures and movements when he was 74 years old and crippled by arthritis. Renoir continued painting, although he was in pain and anguished by the recent death of his wife, with the paintbrush partly supported by the bandage on his arm.

Artist Amy Gross uses materials like wire, beads,ribbon, and digitally printed fabric to create some lovely mixed media objects. By clicking on the photos you can enlarge them to see them in sharp detail.

Jennifer McCurdy is a talented ceramist who creates each of her pieces by hand and achieves some beautiful organic shapes. Be sure to click on the vessels to see them enlarged.

For a rare photographic experience, look at highspeed images of ink as it is dropped into water. These are truly exquisite photos.

c.Corinne Whitaker 2013