Illustrator Thomas Lamadieu creates quirky depictions of people inhabiting the strange spaces between buildings in his original photographs of the sky. His latest pieces are set against backdrops above South Korea, Italy, Germany, Austria and Spain, some of which also incorporate trees as hairstyles from various landscapes!
Edward deeds created over 283 drawings done on ledger sheets, each bearing the name of the hospital, State Hospital No.3, a Lunatic Asylum in Nevada, Mo. where he was a patient. The drawings were later rescued from a trash heap by a 14 year old boy in 1970, and discovered thirty six years later by Harris Diamant. You can listen to the full story in this incredible NPR interview and view more of Deeds work at The Electric Pencil.
Check out these incredible images of ancient ruins from all around the world (featured on the Mother Nature Network). Mark Cunich, an aerial photographer, captured these images by using a DJI Phantom Vision drone equipped with a camera (so cool)! If you like these images take a peek at Skypixel for more amazing photo's captured by drones!
Nikolai Tolstyh takes photos of paper animal silhouettes in beautiful, natural settings. The combination is incredible by using nature to provide both the color for the cutout and a scene to frame the animal. LOVE!!!
Her faeries climb the bare, brown trees,
And set green caps on every stalk;
Her primroses peep bashfully
From boarders of the garden walk,
And in the reddened maple tops,
Her blackbird gossips sit and talk.
-Hanna R. Hudson, The Atlantic Monthly, April 1868
UK artist Emillie Farris creates intricate one-of-a-kind embroider hoops that feature detailed forest flora and fauna. Her work is all hand-stitched and kept on their original frame, drawing the viewer’s attention to the amount of handiwork that went into each animal’s coat or spotted mushroom cap! AMAZING!
The Wearing of the Green
By Dion Boucicault (1820-1890)
Oh! Paddy, dear, and did you hear
The news that's going round,
The shamrock is forbid by law
To grow on Irish ground.
Saint Patrick's Day no more we'll keep
His color can't be seen
For there's a bloody law agin'
The wearing of the green.
I met with Napper Tandy
And he took me by the hand
And he said "How's poor old Ireland?
And how does she stand?"
She's the most distressful country
That ever you have seen,
They're hanging men and women there
For wearing of the green.
Then since the color we must wear
Is England's cruel red
Sure Ireland's sons will n'er forget
The blood that they have shed.
You may take the shamrock from your hat
And cast it on the sod,
But 'twill take root and flourish still
Tho' underfoot 'tis trod.
When the law can stop the blades of grass
From growing as they grow,
And when the leaves in summer time
Their verdure dare not show,
Then I will change the color
I wear in my caubeen,
But till that day I'll stick for aye
To wearing of the green.
But if at last our color should
Be torn from Ireland's heart,
Her sons with shame and sorrow
From the dear old sod will part.
I've heard a whisper of a country
That lies beyond the sea,
Where rich and poor stand equal
In the light of freedom's day.
Oh, Erin! Must we leave you,
Driven by the tyrant's hand?
Must we ask a mother's welcome
From a strange but happy land?
Where the cruel cross of England's thralldom
Never shall be seen
And where in peace we'll live and die
A-wearing of the green.
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