I follow Whoogle on WordPress which has a lot of Doctor Who news (sometimes my feed is only Whoogle, which is a lot of new stuff). I don’t go through all of it, but every once in a while I find a gem, like this one. A minimalist poster by Stuart Manning of the episode Flatline. Which I thought was a great episode.
I love street art. I used to see more of it in Chicago than where I live now, but that is what the Internets is for. I’ve found some lovely street art on Pinterest and immediately threw it up on my Art of War(ms) My Heart board, which you should go and follow if you haven’t yet. Here are a few of my favorite new pieces.
What fun. I wish I could go there and be the puppet!
The interweaving of arms and roots and wall are just wonderful.
The concept of this piece is brilliant. The detail amazing. I love the little footsteps.
And my absolute favorite is the following piece. What emotion.
Someone made an animated version of the intro to Buffy the Vampire Slayer which includes hundreds of wonderful homages to the original show. Check out some of these homages highlighted on the post by Zimbio.
Watch this amazing couple dance on the side of City Hall during an art festival. It is quite beautiful and an amazing feat. I hate heights, so … respect.
Check out Nerdist’s posting on cartoon characters in nerdy Halloween characters as imagined and drawn by Isaiah Stephens. Check out his other work on DeviantArt and Tumblr. Such as his imaginings of the Magic School Bus Kids All Grown Up. Some amazing artwork here folks! But my favorite so far is his Mulan as Xena, so much nerdy girl warrior goodness I’m about to explode!!!
Sandro Miller and John Malkovich collaborated on a photography series where they recreated some famous photos. Malkovich did an amazing job portraying different genders and ethnicity as he modeled for Miller. The essence of each famous photo is capture brilliantly and in one or two I did a double take that it wasn’t the same photo twice. To see all of them check out the original posting on Bored Panda.
Here in Texas, we believe bigger is better. This goes for antique malls and left over independent book stores. Dallas is surrounded by a bunch of cool towns with little fun shops in them, and we decided to take a trip to Denton this weekend to check it out. Upon arrival we entered into a humungo book resell shop that also had an impressive record collection.
Did I tell you about the 1970’s record player we bought a while back? It functions as our TV stand as well. Slowly Chris has been collecting records and occasionally we play them a little too loud at night and dance around our living room.
The only qualm I had with the bookstore was that there were no price listings anywhere, and only a few items had stickers on them. So, I went up to the counter not knowing exactly how much everything was going to cost. I try to live life in the now, with a sense of free spirit, but no price markings makes me a bit anxious. I got the books anyway.
We also went into three antique malls all within two blocks of each other. Texans take their antiquing seriously! Well sorta. Each antique mall is divided into booths were various individuals display their wares. Or in some cases, their junk.
Some of the shops are well organized and hold cool items, gems, or hidden treasures that make me want to buy all the things!
Not surprisingly, there are a lot of Star Wars collectibles in these antique malls.
One fun thing about antique malls is all the weird and random, sometimes scary, items that we find. I’ve seen a baby doll head on a lamp, a white fake Christmas tree with blue feathers springing from it, and a lamp stand that looked like a porcelain bottom with a rose tattoo. In Denton we found scary clowns and dolls that come apart at the seams.
One booth that is in almost any antique mall, and usually my favorite spot ever, is the hidden book corner. So many books! So little time to look around and see what treasures may be hidden and waiting to be read.