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Big Bang Boom

I’ve posted a tremendous work by the stop-motion animator Blu on this blog before. It was his work Muto.

Blu is back with an amazing take on the creation and evolution of our planet and the creatures upon it, including us human folks.

Settle in and prepare to be entertained as the world gets started and ends with a “Big Bang Boom.”

Feel Good Friday – Hey, Soul Sister

Hey, I haven’t visited with you fine folks in quite a while. My apologies for not foisting my opinions and ideas and funky finds onto your cyber space in recent weeks.

So, I’m back today to present a Feel Good Friday tune.

It’s been stuck in my brain for weeks. Nothing dramatic or edgy, just a catchy tune from Train. Choo-Choo!

It’s “Hey, Soul Sister.”

And, if you like the way the lyrics are animated in the Train video, check out this Muto video of animation painted along sidewalks and buildings by the artist Blu.

Art on the Plinth

I love projects that involve a ton of people expressing themselves with no censor.

One & Other, along with sky ARTS is giving citizens in the UK a chance to do just that.

For 100 days starting yesterday, every hour on the hour, a different person will stand atop a plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square and create their version of art. All citizens of the UK are welcome to sign up for a chance to create on the spot.

The One & Other site has a livestreaming video to show everyone who’s on top of a spot usually reserved for statues  and what they’re doing.

In the first two hours I popped in, I’ve seen a man inflating balloons and releasing them and the latest is a woman sketching.

Express yourself UK!

Updated: Hello to all my visitors from the One & Other site. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheesy Poof Velvet Elvis

How many times have you heard the phrase “Don’t play with your food” blasted out into the atmosphere when dining in such luxurious eating establishments as McDonalds and Taco Bell?

If those unruly kids can create art with their fries and guacamole, I say let them play … that is as long as I’m seated far away from them.

Here’s some food art to tempt your palate and your creative eye …

A rendering of Elvis made from cheesy poofs and velvet.

For more from the Picasso of the french-fried potato, check out EclecticAsylumArt.

He paints with everything from chocolate sauce to mascara to ketchup and plastic army men.

Amazing stuff.

Face Painting at its Highest Level

You can’t go to any little community street fair, church event or fund-raiser without someone slapping some paint on anyone under the age of 7 willing to slow down for at least three minutes.

Artist James Kuhn has painted his own face at a level of creativity that’s much higher than tiny pumpkins for fall or reindeer for Christmas.

His paintings are elaborate and completely transform his noggin into something that comes alive in a whole different manner.

He’s taken his painting project to the 365 phase, with a different facial facade for each day. On his Flickr site, he’s also got videos so you can see his art in action. I recommend checking out the great white shark.

He’s produced a photo book of his face painting too.

Everything from pop culture icons to food to nature become his subjects.

Here are just a few of my favorites.

BTW, this is my first NaBloPoMo post for November.

Come back every day this month and see what’s happening here at the Squirrel Queen’s palace.

Heck, just come back every day forever.

The Queen commands thee.

Meat Art

No, it’s not the Bacon of the Month Club’s mailing for October.

It’s art.

Artist Simone Racheli uses paper mache, wax and other stuff to create full-sized objects that appear to be made out of meat. It’s a bit gross, but also compelling. I can’t look away.

If you can read Italian, here’s a story about the exhibition in an Italian art magazine.

If you don’t read Italian, InventorSpot has some more details about the exhibit.

Super Creepy Pumpkin Carving Tutorial

Enough with the politics. It’s OCTOBER!

Time to celebrate spooky Halloween.

If you want the most stunningly scary pumpkin in your neighborhood, artist Ray Villafane has an entire photo tutorial on how to carve the monstrous pumpkin you see above. He shows you the tools you’ll need and a step-by-step photo shoot of the process from giant orange gourd as nature created it to the misshapen, eerily pale freak perfect to frighten the brats next door.

He’s also got tons of other creepy pumpkin carvings for you to check out on the tutorial page.