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Sandy’s Cottage Pie
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“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain.” ~ Vivian Greene

Wintergatan is a folktronica band from Göthenburg, Sweden. They have just released an awesome youtube video that premiered on February 29, 2016. I think this is an impressive piece of performance art and is well worth checking out. I admit, I’ve watched this video quite a few times.

What did you think of this video? I would love to hear your thoughts…

The Amazing Marble Machine!
Sam Feldt – Flinstering (Mixtape) I felt that “Flinstering (mixed tape) by the talented Sam Feldt was fitting as my first music post here on my personal blog. I feel that this hour long compilation of house music is upbeat and joyful which is perfect for when I’m working on bright and happy artwork in my studio. If I’m sad […]

I love playing video games and my favorite genre of video game is of the artistic variety. I put the video game Flower in that category.  Flower is for the PS3 and PS4 platform by That Game Company, designed by Jenova Chen and Nicholas Clark.  My son introduced me to this game and I’m very delighted he did!  Flower is one of the most relaxing, beautiful games that I have ever experienced.  It is a Zen poem come to life! The visuals are stunning and the game play mesmerizing. When I play flower, I feel that I’m submerged into a beautiful painting full of colour and light which is a joyous treat for the eyes. The same is true for the ears, the musical score is composed of gentle, flowing orchestral movements with a new age vibe which acts as the perfect finishing touch. Now that I really think about it, I stand corrected! You don’t play Flower, you experience it.

Flower is easy to play and no prior gaming experience is needed because the game only requires one button (any button on the controller). This makes the game great for everyone, from a toddler to granny!  The game storyline also conveys an ecological message, another plus!   I pop  Flower in the PS3 game console when I need to unwind from a long day because it is very relaxing. This game is in my top five on my list of favorite games and I highly recommend it. You can download Flower from the PlayStation Network or for an added bonus you can get it bundled on disk with two other great games Flow and Journey, which are also by That Game Company. The video above is courtesy of F34RTEHR34PER on youtube.com.

Have you ever played Flower? If you have, what was your experience?

Video Game Review: Flower

At the beginning of 2015 The abandoned Church of Santa Barbara in Llanera, Spain was transformed into a skate park. The skate park features the art of Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel, known for his brightly coloured geometric art inspired by graffiti. The church was built in 1912 by local architect Manel del Busto, but some years later it was abandoned. Recently it was rediscovered by a group of skaters, who thought it was a great place to skate.

The church is now called Kaos Temple, or simply La Iglesia Skate. Sponsors for the project are Red Bull and various online donors, who contributed more than $25,000 to the project. In December 2015 artist Okuda San Miguel installed his bold murals, which is in keeping with the style you see on skateboards or graffiti.church-converted-skate-park-03

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Welcome to the Kaos Temple a Skaters Paradise!

This is one of my favorite videos by the Indie group Ok Go . It is called “Skyscrapers” from their 2008 album “Of the Blue Colour of the Sky“.  I love how the ambiance and grit of the song combine so effortlessly with the fluidity and poise of the provocative tango dancers. Their montage of dance moves with vividly colourful costumes coordinating flawlessly against a vibrant urban backdrop is pure genius! The video was directed and produced by Grammy Award-winning choreographer and director Trish Sie (the dancer in the clip) paired with Moti Buchboot.

Did you love the video as much as I did? What are your thoughts?

Skyscrapers – A work of Art!

I found this awesome video on youtube of Market Street in San Francisco circa 1906 with sound! I love this vintage stuff! Enjoy  :-)

San Francisco 1906