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Monday, April 30, 2012

Monkey Takes Self-portrait

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Believe it or not, this is a self portrait. When award-winning photographer David Slater left his camera unattended, this grinning macaque seized his opportunity. Fascinated by his reflection in the lens, he then somehow managed to work the camera. He even managed to snap a shot with Slater in the frame!

 "One of them must have accidentally knocked the camera and set it off because the sound caused a bit of a frenzy, said Slater, 46. At first there was a lot of grimacing with their teeth showing because it was probably the first time they had ever seen a reflection. They were quite mischievous jumping all over my equipment, and it looked like they were already posing for the camera when one hit the button. The sound got his attention and he kept pressing it. At first it scared the rest of them away but they soon came back - it was amazing to watch. He must have taken hundreds of pictures by the time I got my camera back, but not very many were in focus. He obviously hadn't worked that out yet."

Interestingly,  controversy brewed  when website Techdirt questioned about the ownership of those photos. The website was later asked to remove the image from its pages by a news agency acting on behalf of Mr Slater – sparking a fresh debate about the true copyright holder.

Here are some quotes from both parties.
Slater - "Until I hear from the monkey’s lawyers, I will stick to the belief that I own the copyright"

Techdirt - "If I leave out a stack of crayons for my son and he colors the walls, do I get the copyright on it?"

What's your take on this?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cecelia Webber

In one of my previous posts (Human Flowers), I shared some mind-blowing floral assemblages of humans from an e-mail forward I received. There was no mention of the incredible artist behind those astounding creations and I was clueless until yesterday when I stumbled on the artist's website. She is Cecelia Webber, a New Hampshire-born artist working primarily in experimental digital photography and acrylic painting.

Check out her butterfly and bird series composed solely from human bodies.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sharon Blackman

Essex textile artist Sharon Blackman uses recycled textiles, buttons and applique techniques for her creations. Simple pleasures like crunchy autumn leaves, home baking, The Darling Buds of May, the colour green, the scent of bluebells, a trusty old book, staying in on rainy days, warm tea and apple cake are captured in her work.

The Princess And The Pea

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ali Bee's

Another cookie post, I know! Bear with me,pallies! I can't help it! Pictures like these just make me smile. I'm constantly blown away by the amazing stuff people can do with cookies!!

Just look at these Project Runway inspired cookies! They were donated to the Oh La La Fashion Fundraiser by Ali Bee.

And after you have picked up your jaw from the keyboard, hop over to her blog. Check out her "Tangled" and Kentucky Derby Day cookies!! You won't be disappointed, I promise!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bug Memorials By Carmichael Collective

Ever given a thought to the countless bugs we've squished or swatted ?
In a homage to the numerous bugs that laid belly-up on city streets, Carmichael Collective created a series of bug memorials to promote their Minnesota-based creative agency.

A tribute to a cockroach that lived its life to the fullest. 2012 -- 2012.

I'm so sorry I squished you with a rolled-up newspaper but I couldn't risk having you multiplying in my kitchen. RIP little fella.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Karmen Sega

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Swoon over these adorable handmade leather bags and slippers by Australian Karmen Sega.

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Each piece is unique and individually crafted from beautiful Italian leather and imported skins from all over the world.

Coin purse

Karmen Sega Old Bus Deport Market, Kingston

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Can you believe these cute little pieces of art are cookies!?? I can't imagine anyone popping them into their mouth!
I found them via ArtyMcGoo where blogger Mrs. Elizabeth Adams chronicles her creative pursuits.

Baby Shower Cookies

Asian Culture Inspired Cookies

Victorian Cookies

The Sound Of Music

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.....

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Peter Pan

Alice InWonderland