Thursday, September 18, 2014

Circus Girl's Big Reveal

Finally, the big REVEAL on the 5th and final Circus Girl adventure.

Out to get the real scoop about the new Mischief Circus, our intrepid news hour reporter went undercover. Her disguise was ingenious -- her trademark blonde bouffant hairdo smashed under a dark wig and her face hidden by a fake beard.

Expecting to expose the dark side of Mischief Circus, the only dirt she found was the dirt under her fingernails from having so much fun!

Check out these posts to see the previous adventures of Circus Girl HERE and HERE.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

16 of the Most Magnificent Trees in the World

Here's an amazing 125+ year old Rhododendron Tree in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada. Technically a rhodo is a shrub but this one has grown to mythic tree-like proportions.
125+ Year Old Rhododendron grows in Ladysmith, BC, on Vancouver, Island.
How do I love thee, tree? Check out these other amazing trees HERE.
Let me count the ways; you change carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe, you sequester carbon, and you provide shelter for countless critters. There are many reasons for which we should all be tree-hugging hippies, but within the scope of this article, all we’ll focus on is how amazing some of them look.

Granted, not all of these amazing beautiful trees are trees (the Wisteria is a vine, Rhododendrons are shrubs, and bamboo technically belongs to the grass family), but we’ll give them a pass because they are amazing, huge and beautiful. So once you step outside and take a breath of fresh air, hug the nearest tree and say thank you!

25 Famous Movie Scene Locations In Real Life

Christopher Moloney, a Canadian photographer and film buff, has created a playful photo series called “FILMography" that pair scenes from famous movies with their real-life modern locations.

Moloney travels to cities like New York, Rome and Ho Chi Minh to find the locations where these famous scenes were filmed. Photos like these can be pretty simple, but they require a good eye and a careful hand so that you could get the perspective just right.

Here's a few photos in the series:

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Annie Hall


Circus Girl (Part 2)

The adventures of Circus Girl, aka The Bearded Lady continues.

This time she's trying her hand at juggling with seals . . .

. . . and being a human cannonball!

There's a fifth and final act for Circus Girl in the works. The big question is whether or not she chooses to stay with the circus or to shave her beard and try her hand at some other line of work!

(I've created these images using elements and backgrounds from the Mischief Circus website. I use Photoshop CS5 to create these digital collage art works.)

Brazilian artists create 70ft tall characters on six silos in Vancouver

Twin brothers and Brazilian artists Octavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, known together as Os Gemeos, just finished their latest project – a colossal mural covering six, 70ft industrial silos on Granville Island in Vancouver, Canada.

The mural, which is part of the Vancouver Biennale, depicts six vividly colored 70 foot (23 meter) tall characters. The six silos are wrapped all the way around,giving it a total area of 23,500 square feet (7,200 sq meters).

The twin brothers took almost the whole month to finish the piece – the grandest one of their career so far. These cartoonish giants are also a part of Os Gemeos’ on-going “Giants” mural project, parts of which have already brought life and color to many other major cities around the world.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Circus girl

I may be on a bit of a roll here with these digital collages featuring Circus Girl.

The first two are done. More are in the works.

Spectacular! Sensational! Circus Girl Takes to the air!

The Circus Procession! Circus Girl leads on Jumbo!