A Little Bit of Everything

Halloween came and went and I forgot to draw a new picture for it (I do already have a Halloween themed picture, but I got impatient and posted it in JUNE (see Candy Corn Birds).  So instead, here is a cute Halloween picture that I did not draw:

 


Great.  We officially acknowledged Halloween so now we can all move on to Thanksgiving (my next post will be about why I have a character on my Nintendo Wii of a 1 year old boy named “Turkey”.  It’s really quite an amusing thanksgiving story).  Anyways, this ghost picture came from a site that was recommended to me by a reader and is called Glennz Tees.  Glen is a graphic designer and got his start submitting designs to the popular t-shirt site “Threadless”, and he now has a company of his own.  The designs are creative and cleverly humorous, and they are on SHIRTS which is a bonus because the art is WEARABLE!  The site is worth checking out: 

 
Here are some other ones that I like:
“Clownfish”

“Extreme Beginnings”

“Experimental Music”

“Outfished”
 
“Photo Bomb Squad”
 
Another great site that was passed on to me recently is this one: “An awesome blog about nails”
 
I like it for a few reasons  1) ‘An awesome blog about nails’… how can you not want to read further in to that??  Nails!?  I’m captivated.  2) I love art made from unconventional things.  It breaks every rule that I used to think applied to art (for my childhood views on art, see my post called “How It All Began” from Sept), and yet we still end up with something that is very much art.
3) I like nails.  I like that although nails are a simple, familiar and plain things individually, together they can form masterpieces, like this one:
 
 
Here is a close up:
 
It reminds me a bit of schooling fish; on their own they are vulnerable and small but unite as a group to become something larger and complex, like the ones in this scene from Finding Nemo:

 
Anyways, here are a few other examples of nails joining forces to break down the long-held belief that they are only for hardware stores and carpenters.  They have deeper desires than to simply hold pieces of wood together, or be put in the wall to hang a calendar or picture.  They strive for excellence in the field of fine arts, and I believe that some of these amazing creations are just the beginning of what nails have to offer us.  The various artists who created these (see website for names) have a unique talent and vision…and a lot of patience.  I don’t think I’ll ever look at nails the in same way again.
 
Nail Crow!
 
Nail Moose! 

Wow!

 Nail Mini Cooper!
 
Nail Portrait

Close up. 

So that concludes our art discussion for the day.  Please keep sending me suggestions for art to post about.  These were GREAT and I’m always looking for new art to explore.  Stay tuned for the Turkey post next time…
 
 
 

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