Anish Kapoor is an artist and a colossal, controlling asshole: there was that time he said that the presence of his $270M sculpture in a Chicago park gave him the right to decide who could take pictures in a public space. (more…)
via A history of artist Anish Kapoor and his assholic mission to own the color black — Boing Boing
Of course, the attention he gets from coverage like this of his jerky exploits was probably exactly what he was looking for. We’re talking about him, right?
Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I preferred this graphic novel short story to some of the regular installments in text-format of the Mercy Thompson story. The artwork was beautiful, the colour-scheme was perfect – moody and Gothic – and Adam in particular was beautifully drawn. He looked almost as young as he’s actually supposed to appear. (Although Mercy looked rather younger, TBH.)
It’s nice to have a Jesse-centric story, as she’s one of my favourite characters and I love her interactions with Mercy. And a genuinely unnerving old-wives’-tale Big Bad, too! Four stars all round.
ETA – must also add, as always – where the heck is the contemporary Bran-centric story, with a real romance for him? Where? WHERE? It must surely be in the works? Surely? Please?
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Image – Mathias Appel on Flickr, public domain.
Since I began blogging this past year, it’s been such a joy to discover cat inspired artwork all over the world. I am amazed every day by the unending inspiration that the feline form (and temperament!) provides. Although I love so much of the art I find, certain cat artists quickly became favorites – and…
via 8 of Kitty Curator’s Favorite Cat Artists — Katzenworld
How adorable are these? I need a cat. I also need a print (or preferably an original) by every single one of these incredibly talented artists.
re this post, all I can say is
See what I mean? Put Romesh in a kipper tie and a crimplene dinnerjacket, YOU’VE GOT A MIRACLE! Both of the backing-oohoohoohs-to-Smokey-Robinson kind, and also a minor bitter, twisted comedic miracle. That’s what you got.
Next up, we have some blueberry cheesecake as I continue to practice my food illustration while also following our prompts for the April challenge this month. When it comes to “puddles” and spring food my first thought went to another form of art known as plating. That wondrous ability that chef’s have to transform a plate […]
via The Joy Of Blueberry Puddles — Doodlewash
Looka that. a) beautiful, and b) I’m HUNGRY!
Texture I am a texture lover. For those out there that did not follow my old web site, I used to use newspapers to doodle on. Towards the end of my old website I had an impending feeling of doom. What if someone recognises a photo that I do not have rights to modify and…
via Texture – In which Scruffy is Awesome — Little Fears
Isn’t that Kraken a little cutie? hmmm… maybe if LF manipped photos of texture-y fabrics and papers into his vids? hessian cut-out shapes, hand-made paper? This is my only semi-useful suggestion.
Well it looks like I’m starting our brand new April Art Challenge of Spring Things with a hot cappuccino as it’s really chilly here. Or a bit of an April Fool’s joke depending on how you want to look at it. Apparently, Mother Nature didn’t realize this day was supposed to be sunny and warm and […]
via Cold Spring Day — Doodlewash