I hesitate to put this image on my blog. If you like shotguns, you might want to cover your eyes and skip to the text below the image. Ready? If you’re so inclined, click the image for a larger view. That’s the “Impala Plus GP28A00CU Plus Urban 12GA. 3″ 28″ CT-5 Color Synthetic Shotgun“. … Continue reading AAAAAHHH! My eyes! My eyes!
Found on Gab. Clickit to biggit. Isn’t that great? I don’t have a very “visual” imagination – mine’s more textual and linear, perhaps not surprising in a writer – but some people have the most amazing ability to pick up what you or I might consider trash, or flotsam and jetsam, and assemble a… Continue reading Cool!
Don’t send up the Bat-signal for this nightmare!
I was astonished to see this mask, representing an ancient, evil bat-deity named Camazotz. The resemblance between it and the comic-book figure Batman is uncanny. Collective Spark reports: Camazotz, (meaning ‘death bat’ in the Kʼiche’ Mayan language of Guatemala) originated deep in Mesoamerican mythology as a dangerous cave-dwelling bat creature. A cult following for… Continue reading Don’t send up the Bat-signal for this nightmare!
Saturday Snippet: Early artistic tribulations
Former doctor Donald Stewart studied all the way to graduation as an M.D., then fled the medical field to become an artist. He wrote about his journey in an amusing and interesting account titled “Past Medical History“. I’ve chosen an early chapter from the book, wherein the author describes early, faltering attempts at art in… Continue reading Saturday Snippet: Early artistic tribulations
For musical firearms enthusiasts with a lot of money
It may be heretical of me to say so, but I’ve never particularly liked Elvis Presley’s songs. They just don’t appeal to me. Nevertheless, he’s probably among the top five iconic American singers of the past century, and looks set fair to remain at that pinnacle long after I’m dead. It seems he was… Continue reading For musical firearms enthusiasts with a lot of money
I had to laugh – and suppress a shiver – when I read about a new knife (actually, more like a short sword) from Jean-Marc Laroche, a French knifemaker and artist. The hilt (perhaps “handle” would be a better term) is his creation; the blade is from Swedish knifesmith Roger Bergh. (Click to enlarge)… Continue reading Creepy!
If it had sails, it’d be gon-dola with the wind!
I was mind-boggled to find this video over at the always interesting Old Salt Blog. NPR reports: “Noah’s Violin” is the most recent creation of Venetian artist Livio De Marchi. He’s sent plenty of other wooden works out to sea, including a giant shoe and an origami hat. This large-scale replica is made from… Continue reading If it had sails, it’d be gon-dola with the wind!
Doofus Of The Day #1,084
Today’s award goes to the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art at Aalborg in Denmark, which apparently has rather too much trust and rather too little common sense when it comes to paying for exhibits. A Danish museum wants an artist to return around 534,000 kroner ($83,000) he had been given in cash to recreate… Continue reading Doofus Of The Day #1,084
Examining Stone Age art using Stone Age lighting
I was intrigued to read how Stone Age art – paintings on the walls of caves – took on an entirely new perspective when viewed using the sources of light that would have been available to the artists, rather than modern lighting. In the wide chambers and narrow passageways of Isuntza I Cave in… Continue reading Examining Stone Age art using Stone Age lighting
Not your average romance novel . . .
Mark Longmire is a graphic designer in Knoxville, Tennessee. At his Web site, he pokes fun at various and sundry aspects of modern life – including the rather over-the-top covers used to sell romance novels. Here’s a montage of some of his variations on that theme. Click the image for a larger view. There… Continue reading Not your average romance novel . . .