Jeliza Patterson

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prostheticknowledge:

The Pixel Painter

Meet Hal Lasko, 97 year old retired graphic designer, who spends his days making art on MS Paint. Pixelites … prepare to have your heart’s melt … video embedded below:

Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.

Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.

Hal also has a website where you can see more of his works, which you can find here

Reblogging this today as today would have been his 99th birthday (he sadly died in July the 6th this year). He even had a Tumblr blog, hallasko.

RIP Hal Lasko

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fallen-lights:

I’m opening up commissions for the fall & winter!Some extra details:Shipping is not included in the prices, and is the responsibility of the commissioner.  I will ship internationally.Any commission over $200 can be split into payment plans.For more details, please email me at laura@fallenlights.net or follow this link: http://fallenlights.net/prices.html
If you know anyone who might enjoy my work, please feel free to pass this along to them, thank you!

fallen-lights:

I’m opening up commissions for the fall & winter!

Some extra details:

Shipping is not included in the prices, and is the responsibility of the commissioner.  I will ship internationally.

Any commission over $200 can be split into payment plans.

For more details, please email me at laura@fallenlights.net or follow this link: http://fallenlights.net/prices.html

If you know anyone who might enjoy my work, please feel free to pass this along to them, thank you!

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art-of-swords:

Mamluk Knife with Decorated Scabbard

  • Dated: 14th - 16th century 
  • Measurements: overall length 21.5 cm; blade length 11 cm

The blade is made of watered steel decorated with three embedded coral beads and the inscription "The time of the reign of Sultan Malik Zahir". On the reverse of the blade reads, "Fly high, bird of distress and revenge, your rigor and fairness affirm human fate".

The knife has a square tapered handle of blue glass. The ivory scabbard is richly inlaid with mother of pearl, brass and stones, representing the heavens, with gilt silver fittings with garnets and turquoise.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Galerie Arcimboldo

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Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday

Painter, if you paint with love, paint me some black angels now
For all good blacks in heaven, painter show us that you care

Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)

(Source: foxwin, via blackcontemporaryart)

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dogslug:

hallokatzchen:

aintasuperhero:

she’s perfect i want to be her

Valerie Kasanita Adams (formerly known as Valerie Vili), ONZM (born 6 October 1984) is a shot putter from New Zealand. She is a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion. She currently holds the New Zealand, Oceanian, Commonwealth and equal World Championship records with a personal best throw of 21.24 metres.

Adams is one of only nine athletes (along with Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jacques Freitag, Yelena Isinbayeva, Kirani James, Jana Pittman, Dani Samuels, and David Storl) to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event. She is the first woman to win four consecutive individual titles at the world track and field championships.

(via fitocracy)