Fan Art Fridays: Temporary Hiatus

Fan Art Fridays will be back next week!

Enjoy previous fan art from the series.

Gallery Mondays: WHAC Mural @ 181 Street Station

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Can you believe I didn’t see this mural as I exited the 181 Street subway station in NYC a few weeks ago? It was impossible to miss on my way back home, though.

Created by WHAC (Washington Heights Arts & Comics), the mural depicts several comic-esque animals in shades of green, pink, and blue against a gray background. There’s also the occasional white and yellow creature.

It’s so hard to pick a favorite animal on this mural, but if I really had to narrow it down, I’d say the rabbit. When I stare at the rabbit for too long I start to wish it would hop out of the photo I took. It would be so fun to play with!

Interestingly, there are a lot of animals in the mural with wings (birds, butterflies, a bat, a unicorn, and a dragon). I can’t seem to figure out if that has some sort of underlying meaning. The only thing I’ve been able to connect it to is the fact the mural is temporary, which is like a bird flying away from its perch and never returning.

Learn more about WHAC at www.whac-nyc.work.

June Favorites: Princess Charlotte, #OITNB Season 4 & “This Is What You Came For” Music Video

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June was heartbreak month in Hollywood.

The worst two for me were Demi Lovato & Wilmer Valderrama, and Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris. The former really messed me up.

Then there was Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid, but I don’t really think the fans for either of those two are ever too torn up about them being single…

On the plus side, I did discover some really awesome music in June.

Here are my faves in pop culture and entertainment for June 2016!

Favorite News Articles

1. Princess Charlotte’s debut. She looks just like her big brother and her daddy! And she’s got her mother’s charm 🙂

2. This grandma thanks Google in her search queries. Please give her the pleasure of visiting Google’s offices. I’m sure she’d make everyone’s day.

Favorite Music

1. “BOSS” by Disclosure. Oh, but I’m sure this track looks more than “good on paper.” Heck, I’d get it framed!

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Fan Art Fridays: Idris Elba

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On my way home from work today, I discovered that the upcoming movie The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba is going to be filming in New York City’s Garment District this weekend.

This probably means that there’s a chance you’ll see Idris Elba in the area. Time to start flipping out!

Fingers crossed he’s in the scenes that they’ll be filming.

Because of this awesome news, I can’t stop thinking about Idris Elba, so I went ahead and found some fan art of him on Deviant Art. This digital portrait by dolgwol was inspired by his character on the BBC series Luther.

I think I have a thing for digital art that look like paintings.

View the original fan art here.

 

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Celine Dion @ Paris Couture Week 2016

Celine Dion Paris Couture Week 2016

Celine Dion is stealing the show during this year’s Paris Couture Week!

When she’s not busy falling over in her heels on the way to a Dior show, she’s sitting front row at Giambattista Valli’s looking totally fabulous in a monochrome maxi dress!

She paired the printed dress with a long jacket of a similar print and added a pop of color with a pink flap bag. I’m not particularly fond of the clash between the prints on the dress and the jacket, but I absolutely love the dress and the bag together!

Below are two dresses and bags inspired by this look.

Dress:

1. ASOS, $53.38

2. Oasap, $34.99

Bag:

3. Dillard’s, $44.50

4. Luisa Via Roma, $2,550.00

Gallery Mondays: Teacups and Teapots

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Happy Independence Day!

I saw this lovely work of art above the table I sat at with my family while eating at Perkins in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada back in May. I was fascinated by how detailed each teacup and teapot were depicted!

The signature on the bottom of the piece was very hard to decipher, but searching through Google with the photo I took of it brought up some results suggesting that it’s by Nicole Favresse. The work is called Porcelaine de Paris I

I chose this piece for today in particular because July 4th, also known as Independence Day, reminds me of all the drama that went down in the 13 Colonies before 1776—like the Boston Tea Party.

These look like the kind of porcelain cups and pots they used to make and drink tea with back then, don’t they?! Clink a sassy cup of tea today and celebrate your independence, my fellow Americanos!