Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
In the second half of this craft segment, Cheri shows us a how to make a terra-cotta clay sun, inspired by Mexican art.
Tags:How to Make a Terra cotta Clay Sun Part 2,art projects,cheri lynn,clay sun,craft projects,crafts,jumbobaystudios,mexican art,terra cotta,terra cotta clay,terra cotta sun
Grab video code:
Begin by sketching out an idea for your clay sun. You can also include part of the moon and the face of your clay sun. Slice off a piece of clay and begin molding it into a circle shaped. This will become the center part of your clay sun. Try and smooth out the circle as much as possible. Use small pieces of clay to shape your petals or rays.
Next, use your clay needle to score the base end of your petals and the corresponding place on the circle. Rub a little water or slip onto the score marks. Use your clay knife to join the seam. Shape a medium sized piece of clay into a crescent to make the moon. Use your clay needle to trim excess off and smooth out the edges.
Next, use a small piece of clay to make an eye. Use your clay needle to trim the clay to the right shape. Using the same process, form lips out of small pieces of clay. Attach the moon, eye, and lips to the sun by scoring and slipping them into place. Smooth the two edges into one seam with your clay knife. Use your fingers and water to smooth the entire surface of your clay sun.
Next, use the tip of the pencil to draw details such as eyelashes and any textures you want to add to the smooth surface of the sun. Let your clay sun dry for 24 hours.
Next, pick the color scheme from your acrylic paints. Begin painting your clay sun, remember to paint your edges and that you can use the red color of the terracotta clay as one of your colors. You can use paint pens for accents that are too small to paint with your paintbrushes. Continue painting until you think it's finished. Enjoy your terracotta clay sun.