The Japanese take cute to a completely different level. Case in point: these tiny edible kitties, which are both adorably cute and tasty too. Caroline, a Japanese mom, made these for Cat’s Day (also known as Neko no Hi), which was on February 22. The little kitties are made from nerikiri, a sweet white-bean paste that’s mixed with a type of rice that’s similar in texture to mochi. Caroline also made all of the little accessories herself too.
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.
Every day life is such a beautiful thing, and these display that nicely. Tremendous.
A Song of Ice and Fire women & Pre-Raphaelite Art (+ associated artists):
- Joan of Arc (1865), John Everett Millais - Night (1880-85), Edward Robert Hughes - Ophelia (1894), John William Waterhouse - Vanity (1907), Frank Cadogan Cowper - Mary Magdalene (1858-60), Frederick Sandys - The Soul of the Rose (1908), John William Waterhouse - Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses (1891), John William Waterhouse - Priestess of Delphi (1891), John Collier - The Beloved (1865), Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Valykrie’s Vigil (1906), Edward Robert Hughes
Photographs and Watercolors Merge in Surreal Paintings byAliza Razell
Using self-portrait photographs and watercolors, artist Aliza Razell has been exploring several abstract narratives by merging the two mediums in Photoshop. Her first series, Anesidora , involves the story of Pandora’s Jar (Pandora’s box was actually a jar, a detail misinterpreted in the 1400s), while the second is inspired by the Finnish word ikävä, meaning the feeling of missing someone or something. You can see much more of her work over on Flickr, and you might interested to know Razell is the older sister of young photgorapher Fiddle Oak, featured here last year.
“Miniature topographies inside 200-gallon fish tanks, based on traditional landscape paintings. Keever fills the tanks with water once he’s sculpted and placed the miniatures, and colored lights and pigments create dense, atmospheric environments. He views his works as an evolution of the landscape tradition and deliberately acknowledges the conceptual artifice.”