Thursday, 28 May 2015

Miniature art (paging TW!)

This guy creates some extraordinary things employing unusual techniques. I tried to find out a few facts about him, but there doesn't seem to be very much out there... His name is Salavat Fidai and I believe he's Russian. He has a store on Etsy.








Here are a couple of time-lapse videos of the artist at work. (They're best enjoyed without sound because whoever chose the soundtrack has appalling taste in music!)



Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Witty old men and a Zen contribution from a wise woman...

Three old couples were having tea one fine day. They were all chatting and whatnot when one of the men, trying to get a chuckle, said to his wife, "Pass the honey, honey!” Getting the chuckle he expected, he smiled smuggly. A moment later, the second man said to his wife, "Pass the sugar, sugar!" This got a bit of a bigger laugh, so the third man, although not quite as clever or quick-witted as the other two, decided to join in the fun. He waited for the perfect opportunity, cleared his throat, turned to his wife and confidently said, "Pass the tea, bag!"


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GrannyJ sent us these clever "Zen" pearls of wisdom. Thank you, GJ!

1.   Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just piss off and leave me alone.  
2.   Sex is like air. It's not that important unless you aren't getting any.
  
3.   No one is listening until you pass wind.

4.   Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.
  
5.   Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
  
6.   If you think nobody cares whether you're alive or dead, try missing a couple of mortgage payments.
  
7.   Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
  
8.   If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
  
9.   Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
  
10.     If you lend someone 20 bucks and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it. 
  
11.      If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
  
12.       Some days you are the dog,  some days you are the tree.
  
13.       Don't worry; it only seems kinky the first time.
  
14.       Good judgment comes from bad experience ... And most of that comes from bad judgment.
  
15.   A closed mouth gathers no foot.
  
16.      There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one works.
  
17.   Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.

18.   When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. It is difficult only for the others. It is the same when you are stupid.
 

Monday, 25 May 2015

Fierce dragons, by a talented artist

These dragons were drawn by Patricia, the daughter of our very own Lynn in VA. Chalk is a difficult medium to master, but our young artist achieves very good results! The drawings are at Parkway Brewery, in Salem. Lynn explained to me that these are lung dragons, the snakey looking ones associated with Chinese art. Patricia allowed her mom to help with the scales! 

We'll done, Patricia, and thank you, Lynn, for sharing.






Sunday, 24 May 2015

Surreal lips

These pencil drawings by artist Christo Dagorov are beautiful, but somewhat disturbing...