Tag Archives: Art

Cat-a-ccino

I worked part-time in a coffee shop for seven years and my foam-making skills were adequate: I could make enough for a customer who really wanted it. Sculpting it like this? Not a chance. However, giving how quickly foam dissolves … Continue reading

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PhotoLab is my new toy on my new iPad

The initial app is free on iOS but I spent the five bucks to ditch the ads. It’s pretty similar to the Photofunia site. I finally found a combination that didn’t “wash out” the main subject of the picture. This … Continue reading

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Italian #32: Artemisia Gentileschi

Back to the art world for today’s Italian and my entry covers another woman who contributed immensely to what is called the Baroque period, Artemisia Gentileschi. While Sofonisba Anguissola was only allowed to paint portraits, Artemisia had the opportunity to do historical and … Continue reading

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Big Eyes Worth Seeing

The good news is the Tim Burton who makes the movies I like without regret years later showed up to make this adaptation from the same duo responsible for Ed Wood. Any bad news? Nothing too serious other than I’m rather … Continue reading

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Playmobil figures substituting for people in paintings

Click here to check out this artist’s work. I only recognized about half the pieces he did because I consider Basquiat’s stuff to be unimpressive. I also find it funny that the adaptations are done by a French guy due to … Continue reading

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Commander Arcturus Rann by Michael Golden

A long-awaited delivery show up in the mail this morning, my personally commissioned piece from Michael Golden! I met him last year at Austin’s WizWorld. Most people know him more for Marvel’s GI Joe comic and as the co-creator of X-Man Rogue. … Continue reading

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The Monuments Men: Don’t Bother

A rather schmaltzy synopsis about how the (Western) Allied Forces undertook semi-dangerous missions to recover stolen artwork from the Nazi regime. We also went despite tepid reviews because The Lego Movie was sold out and we had free tickets to iPic, a … Continue reading

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The ultimate mash-up of comics and Eighties tunes

Check out this artist’s take on numerous New Wave/Post Punk/Alt-College acts as key members of the Justice League. Very funny and he did a great job on who he matched with whom. If you poke around the site further, you’ll … Continue reading

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Happy 2014 everyone!

We took it relatively easy again this year. Somara went to work (and continues) to make all the overtime she can because people still receive iTunes gift cards for the holidays. I imagine that for every problematic code Somara facilitates, hundreds, … Continue reading

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MechaPops v. Skipszilla!

I hunted down Austin Rogers again at the convention for another commission since his Regular Show mashup from last year rocked! I asked him and he willingly complied. This year all I requested was something involving Pops and Skips, the rest … Continue reading

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Italian #22: Sofonisba Anguissola

When someone mentions Renaissance-era artists, the most common names listed off tend to be Italian…and male: Michelangleo, da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, Donatello, Botticelli; those are the ones I easily recognize. However, one woman did manage to stand out in what … Continue reading

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