July 24th, 2014

likeafieldmouse:

Whitney Bedford - Selections from the Shipwreck series

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rhamphotheca:

Wisconsin Is Getting Smothered by Millions of Horny Maylies

Close your mouth while looking at these photos, or a bug might fly in.

by John Metcalfe

This storm-cloud-looking apparition is actually a massive swarm of mayflies, an “emergence" of them, to get all Lovecraftian. Mayfly nymphs spend a year or two in the water (in this case, the Mississippi River) munching on organic decay.

Then, when summer arrives, they take flight en masse and proceed to make sweet bug love before immediately going back to the water to lay eggs and die.

This year’s emergence was so large people were comparing it to the last Biblical-style, one in 2012. If you don’t recall that stunning example of life’s majesty…

(read more: CityLab)

photographs via: La Crosse NWS

#tbt to my favorite mug I ever made

#tbt to my favorite mug I ever made

July 23rd, 2014

theonlymagicleftisart:

Facebook / Edward Hopper Mash-Ups by Nastya Nudnik

July 22nd, 2014

myampgoesto11:

Sculpted miniature landscapes by Kendal Murray

Kendal Murray’s miniature sculptures stage dream-like narratives that are played out by microscopic identities with giant personalities. Short stories and tall tales are enacted in a range of playful and dramatic scenarios that are imbued with social, symbolic and personal meaning. Glass teapots, grass-covered purses, mirrored makeup compacts and open books set the stage for each scenario, offering the delight of the unexpected, the puzzle of a question and the possibility of a dream escape into make-believe worlds.

July 21st, 2014

pardalote:

cubebreaker:

North Carolina based artist Yumi Okita crafts these beautiful textile butterflies and moths with lifelike colors and patterns.

And some more embroidered moths and butterflies. Because stunning.

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Franco Tosi

From Mitosi series

2013

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July 20th, 2014
Sitting in my grandmother’s chair by a window in my room and knitting. #26goingon86

Sitting in my grandmother’s chair by a window in my room and knitting. #26goingon86

July 18th, 2014

red-lipstick:

Carson Ellis (b. 1975, Vancouver, Canada) - The Infinite Corpse

(Source: corpsey.trubbleclub.com, via 2headedsnake)

theantidote:

Single Black & White Bud Vase by Cynthia Vardhan Ceramics

theantidote:

Single Black & White Bud Vase by Cynthia Vardhan Ceramics

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July 17th, 2014
#tbt to an early self-portrait. #girlonfire

#tbt to an early self-portrait. #girlonfire

#tbt to one of my former student’s paper creations

#tbt to one of my former student’s paper creations

July 16th, 2014

jacobvanloon:

I’m introducing this new landscape series here at Tumblr. Landscape vignettes created in watercolor from memories of growing up in Wisconsin. 

Summer Studio Sale

These four new works, along with over 20 other pieces from my studio archives are now available at my webstore. Contact me here or by email with any questions: j@jacobvanloon.com

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