This is the artist.
Cracked me up. NOTHING, at all, at all wrong with it. Actually very, very clever. I tip my hat to her.
You get it, right? Love the folds. Wow. Love where her head is positioned.
No. No. It is NOT a matter of getting your mind off the gutter. She wanted to see how many would get it.
Very, very old and sacred symbology. Font of Life. Where all life starts (bar modern ‘test tube’, IVF, babies).
You do KNOW that church, cathedral and abbey doorways have portrayed this since time immemorial. You did KNOW that, right? See classic picture below.
I had not encountered this lady before BUT I will rectify that soon.
Just observe and marvel.
Appeared on my Facebook timeline yesterday. Made me SMILE.
I would have been quite surprised IF they hadn’t loved it! It is a very positive, upbeat review — which it had to be given that I did love the wine.
But, also surprised that they left it at that. They don’t have many reviews this year. I would have thought that they would have shared my post. C’est la vie. I am cool. It was their call. Their loss. SMILE.
I saw the ‘book out of stone’ picture (highlighted in red on the top image) on my Facebook timeline this morning. I was intrigued. Somebody had opined that it was PhotoShop. That did not ring true. So, I did a bit of digging. Glad I did.
Pretty amazing. I can see how it is done but I also appreciate, fully, that it is a hell of a lot of work. You are basically chiseling off layers and layers of stone. Very clever. I was impressed.
I wanted to share with YOU. Check the YouTubes. Enjoy.
I have been a long-term subscriber to this Facebook page:
Today’s treat was the picture shown in the 2nd image above. I was blown away. What detail. Looks like a photograph. So realistic. What talent. What patience. What dedication.
That she was female and British was a bonus.
I shared the Facebook post on my Facebook timeline and I was amazed by the folks that reacted and responded. She definitely gets attention and admiration.
Her father, James Hayllar, was also a famous painter. Here is one of his paintings.
A picture for the first bottle shown above (yes, with the first word blurred) turned up on my Facebook timeline. It intrigued me because I have been helping a good friend that just bought a hot sauce company. We have been playing around with provocative names BUT I could never be this crude. I thought it was a joke. But, to make sure did a quick Google. Wow. It is real. Made in Australia which would explain the name. But, here was the kicker. It was available from Amazon. Here is the link. I kid you not.
Then, as is Amazon’s wont, they showed me other recommendations. That is where I found these. Had to share them with you. What do YOU think?
Remarkable Act Of Spontaneous Charity In Sri Lanka, By A Norwegian — Feel Good, Amazing Scenery YouTube.
A real, feel good video. You will be GLAD I shared it with you.
As soon as I saw the ‘still’ image I knew it was Sri Lanka! I am good like that. It was over 50-years ago BUT I still recognize the land of my birth.
I watched it. So quintessentially Sri Lankan. The tea shop owner could have been my brother or son. Very Sri Lanka. Loved it.
Wanted to share with you.
Check out the SCENERY. This is Sri Lanka UP COUNTRY.
This Norwegian guy, Harald Baldr, appears to make a very decent living — good enough to be quite generous — making YouTube travel videos. Good for him. Seems like a real nice guy. The world is better (and richer) for folks like him.
He has quite a few YouTube videos shot in Sri Lanka. Check them out ‘Harald Baldr’.
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Check Category ‘Sri Lanka’.
“1A Relics”, Ellsworth (Maine), On The Way To Acadia — Veritable Aladdin’s Treasure Trove Of Delights.
Click images to ENLARGE.
Attribution WILL be enforced.
The Incredible Bathrooms!
We saw the building in June 2017, the first time we went to Acadia via Bangor (and Route 1a) rather than the longer (and maybe the more scenic) Route 1.
In 2017 it was empty. We thought that that was a great shame.
In June 2018 as we drove by we saw activity and stopped. They said they were going to be opening next week! We were excited.
This June we stopped. And aren’t we glad we did.
What a place. Creativity and imagination run riot. And a treasure trove of wonderful STUFF. Not badly priced either. Yes, individual consignment stalls and it all blends together into a tantalizing whole. We could have spent hours there BUT we know we will stop each and every time we go to Acadia and we go to Acadia quite a lot.
You have to stop, explore and enjoy. You will love it and memories will stay with you for a long time.