Years & Years put out a new album today called Palo Santo, and I’m really loving it!
My faves on the album are “Hallelujah”, “Rendezvous”, and “Karma”, which happen to be the more upbeat tunes on the track list. I’ve always loved the ballad-y songs from Years & Years, but this time around I’m digging the danceable melodies.
In celebration of Palo Santo, I’ve decided to feature this fun fan art of lead singer Olly Alexander for this week’s Fan Art Fridays. The watercolor piece is by Viva (@artisqueer) on Instagram. I absolutely love the flower crown look on him. He’s totally working it!
View the original on Instagram and check out Palo Santo on Spotify.
Today is February 2, aka Groundhog Day, and, as usual, the groundhogs are not in consensus.
Punxatawney Phil in Pennsylvania saw his shadow, predicting we’ll have six more weeks of winter. Meanwhile, Staten Island Chuck here in New York City says spring is fast approaching. And then General Beauregard Lee in Georgia went and ruined the odds with his prediction that winter is definitely sticking around for a bit.
Once the winter is gone by May, I’ll be able to deal.
A few theaters in New York are showing the 1972 film Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray as Phil Connors this weekend to coincide with this yearly meteorological madness. I also found this fun watercolor inspired by the film on Etsy, painted by andyrama. The watercolor depicts the scene in the film where the groundhog takes the wheel during a car chase.
I don’t care how good you are at predicting the weather, buddy. I’m not letting a groundhog drive a car that I’m sitting in, much less during a car chase. That’s just not gonna fly with me.
View the original fan art on Etsy, and buy it if you like it!
On my way to work over the last few weeks, I’ve had the delight of walking passed Nina Edwards‘ Metropolitan Fashion exhibit in the Garment District’s Space for Public Art.
The exhibit features fashionable women in major cities painted in watercolor. My favorite of the exhibit is “London Calling.”
From Big Ben in the backdrop to the outfit this blondie is wearing, the watercolor oozes with wanderlust vibes. I absolutely love the floral jacket she’s wearing!
Learn more about the exhibit here.
Just a little over 48 hours from now, Lady Gaga will take the stage at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas for the Super Bowl LI halftime show.
Lady Gaga revved up her Little Monsters with some saucy dance moves and a face mask over on Instagram yesterday.
I’m really hoping her tracklist doesn’t only include songs from Joanne, because I want to relive my high school days with some of her hits from The Fame and Born This Way.
In anticipation of Lady Gaga’s halftime show performance, I’ve decided to feature this amazing watercolor painting by Russian artist Evgenie. Inspired by the album cover for Joanne, this fan art reminds me of Francesco Primaticcio’s Double Head.
View the original fan art here.
So first he cuts his hair and now he’s going solo. As in, signed-a-record-deal-with-Columbia-as-a solo-artist solo. Harry Styles is makin’ moves, yo.
I’m not a fan girl when it comes to One Direction or anything, but since Zayn left I really haven’t paid much attention to the band. Harry’s departure (if it’s for good) will probably cause me to end up forgetting about the band entirely. Zayn and Harry are literally the only ones that seem interesting to me.
I don’t understand why the band members can’t do their solo projects on the side and still stay a band (like Fergie and Will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas). It can’t be that hard!
Anyway, enjoy this fan art I found of Harry Styles on Tumblr. He appears to be performing a determined walk out with a fedora on his head in the monochrome watercolor. It doesn’t get more official than that.
View the original fan art here.
Mindy Kaling turned 37 today. Gosh, I hope I look as good as her when I’m that age!
In honor of her birthday, I’ve decided to feature this watercolor created by Liana Kangas Neff, inspired by a line from The Mindy Project where Mindy says, “I eat cereal out of wine glasses.”
I kind of want to buy this now.
You can get it for yourself over on Etsy, and be sure to check out the rest of Liana Kangas Neff’s art here.
Second new series on the blog! (Betcha didn’t see this coming!)
Fan Art Friday is going to be an awesome weekly segment where I post a fun piece of fan art I find online. This week’s fan art is of Aria Montgomery (played by Lucy Hale) from Pretty Little Liars. The art was submitted to the Pretty Little Campaign during the hiatus before season 6.
I really love how this one stands out from the rest. I wasn’t expecting to see anything in watercolor while I searched through the pages of fan art. I wonder if this was scanned in or edited digitally. It was probably the latter. Either way, I think it’s a really creative depiction of Aria Montgomery. The choice of blue and green color really makes her look soft and sincere.
View the original here.