Artist Hilariously Augments Thrift Store Paintings With Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Characters

Altered Thrift Store Paintings by Mike Wellins

Artist Mike Wellins augments thrift store paintings with sci-fi, fantasy, and horror characters, often with hilariously twisted results. The augmented paintings, as well as prints, are available at the Peculiarium gallery in Portland, Oregon and at the gallery’s website. We’ve previously posted about a number of artists creating augmented thrift store paintings.

Altered Thrift Store Paintings by Mike Wellins

Altered Thrift Store Paintings by Mike Wellins

Altered Thrift Store Paintings by Mike Wellins

Altered Thrift Store Paintings by Mike Wellins

Altered Thrift Store Paintings by Mike Wellins

images via Peculiarium

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Striking Sculptural Headdresses Made of Flowers and Other Natural Materials

Sculptural Headdresses Made of Flowers And Other Natural Materials

Japanese artist Takaya arranges flowers, vegetables, and other natural materials into striking sculptural headdresses. Takaya worked in the culinary industry before transitioning in 2004 to his present vocation as a floral artist.

Sculptural Headdresses Made of Flowers And Other Natural Materials

Sculptural Headdresses Made of Flowers And Other Natural Materials

Sculptural Headdresses Made of Flowers And Other Natural Materials

Sculptural Headdresses Made of Flowers And Other Natural Materials

Sculptural Headdresses Made of Flowers And Other Natural Materials

photos via Takaya

via Fubiz, Visual News

Lively Baby Nigerian Dwarf Goat Headbutts a Very Gentle Fluffy White Dog Who Doesn’t Seem to Mind

A tiny baby black Nigerian Dwarf goat named Peppa Lass headbutts, climbs on, and generally acts annoying towards a very tolerant Komondor dog named Duchess, who is nothing but a gentle giant with the hyper hircine youngster. According to their humans at Denman’s Critters, Peppa Lass gets along with everyone.

Peppa Lass our little Nigerian Dwarf goat loves our two dogs, Duchess and Pharaoh. Peppa Lass loves to play, jump on, cuddle and even scratch with the our two gentle Komondors. It is never a dull moment around here!

Just last week Peppa Lass dressed up in pink and went outside in the snow with Pharoah.

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Lowpoly Bot, A Twitter Bot That Turns Photos Into Beautifully Abstract Polygonal Images

Lowpoly Bot Polygonal Image Converter Twitter Bot

Artist Mario Klingemann has created Lowpoly Bot, a Twitter bot that automatically converts photos into polygonal images that are often quite beautiful. Be sure to read the instructions on the Lowpoly Bot Tumblr before trying it. Using hashtags, a variety of filters and effects can be requested–otherwise, the bot randomly creates the image. Due to Twitter photo restrictions, the bot posts no more than one image per minute, which can result in a bit of a wait.

Lowpoly Bot Polygonal Image Converter Twitter Bot

Lowpoly Bot Polygonal Image Converter Twitter Bot

Lowpoly Bot Polygonal Image Converter Twitter Bot

Lowpoly Bot Polygonal Image Converter Twitter Bot

Lowpoly Bot Polygonal Image Converter Twitter Bot

images via Lowpoly Bot

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’20 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work At BuzzFeed’, A Clever Animation Poking Fun at BuzzFeed’s Obsession With Lists

Fusion has created “20 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work At BuzzFeed,” a clever animation poking fun at BuzzFeed‘s distinctive obsession for making lists and what happens to those who dare to disagree with the tried and true formula.

Bold: I have an idea…no more lists.
Boss: You’re fired
Bold: Fine I don’t wanna work in this stupid fart Factory anyway. I want to dream. I wanna live. I want to be the best me that I can be not some mindless reactionary glued to a computer all day. I have a soul and it is not your and it never will be. good day sir.
Boss: Wait…you just listed more of the top 18 ways to quit your job that I have ever seen. Back to work, we got a big list to get through today.

images via Fusion

‘Everything But the News’ Plays Catch With Three Different Food Delivery Drivers

“Hungry? There’s an app for that.”

Everything But the News host Steve Goldbloom orders food from three different app-based delivery services–SpoonRocket, Sprig, and Caviar–after Noah Pink forgets the tuna salad for lunch. After a short discussion of their respective companies, Goldbloom somehow convinces them to each play catch with him, but they decline to stay and eat.

Fantastically Surreal Computer Animations by Jonathan Monaghan

Artist Jonathan Monaghan creates experimental animations that venture beyond the surreal to a world in which goats with rainbow eyes fly out of airborne baroque palaces. The computer animations at times resemble video game cut scenes or architectural renderings, but the similarity is quicky dispelled by the bafflingly bizarre orbs, pulsating modernist and/or baroque buildings, and other oddities that populate Monaghan’s worlds. Witness a Street Fighter character stumble upon an angelic golden lamb in this excerpt from “Sacrifice of the Mushroom Kings.” Or perhaps, as Monaghan describes it, “a majestic invasion of a fantastical spacecraft, part flesh, part baroque architecture” in this excerpt from “Alien Fanfare.” Whichever animation you watch, prepare for bogglement.

We previously posted about Monaghan’s animation, “Dauphin 007.”

via Robert Popper, Boing Boing

Puddles the Sad Clown of Puddles Pity Party Performs Australian Bush Ballad ‘Waltzing Matilda’ for Australia Day

To celebrate Australia Day, Puddles the Sad Clown of Puddles Pity Party released his moving rendition of the bush ballad song “Waltzing Matilda.” The National Library of Australia has called the popular tune “the nation’s unofficial national anthem.”

Puddles is backed up by Dick Rowlinson on tack piano and Tim DeLaney on the upright bass.

Happy Australia Day to all my Aussie Pity Party Peeps! Swagman? Jumbuck? Billabong?? The Australians have a word for EVERYTHING! I love it.

‘The New Yorker’ Demonstrates a Potential Social Media Threat Posed by Winter Storm Juno With a Clever Cartoon

weather alert

A recent New Yorker cartoon by artist Joe Dator demonstrates the potential social media threat posed by Winter Storm Juno. The storm is expected to hit the Northeast region of the United States with upwards of 24″ of snow in some areas.

Handsome White Cat Hides From His Pal in an Overhead Straw Basket Hanging Amongst Drying Radishes

A beautiful longhaired cat named Nora looks all around for her buddy Shiro, a handsome white cat who is cleverly hiding amongst the hanging radishes. It’s only when she head butts a straw basket overhead that she discovers her fuzzy pal was right there all along.

Radishes

photo via shironekoshiro