Posted: July 27th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Favorite Things, Funny, Heroes | No Comments »
Legendary Mad Magazine artist Jack Davis departed this mortal realm today. He drew many classic Mad covers and contributed countless hilarious images to my favorite magazine of all.
He was also a well-known artist in the world of horror comics. Look how well he captured the greatest monsters of all time!
Here’s his take on Tarzan.
And his anti-smoking look at cigarette advertising. Don’t smoke, people!
Thank you for bringing so much fun to life, Jack Davis!
And by the way…Mad Magazine is alive and well in the 21st Century. Take a look!
Posted: July 12th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Birds, Cleverness, Home | No Comments »
Photo by Bronwyn Berman
There aren’t a whole lot of trees in Tokyo, Japan. And so the local crows are hard-pressed to find enough twigs to build their spacious nests. Fortunately, crows are notoriously clever. They are known to craft tools to snatch hard-to-obtain food, for example, and memorize the schedules of trash collectors to scavenge from.
In Tokyo, they’ve found a sturdy twig replacement. Cast-off clothes hangers!
Photo by Brian G. Kennedy
Photo by Goetz Kluge
Who knew Tokyo residents discarded so many hangers? Let’s hope they keep it up, for the sake of their local crow families!
Posted: June 15th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Beauty, Goals and Achievements, History | No Comments »
Australian Aboriginal artist Loongkoonan was born in a time and place where births of native people were not recorded, but estimates she was born somewhere around the year 1910, which makes her 105 years old or so. She took up painting in her 90s as a way to keep busy!
Her art is inspired by her Aboriginal upbringing and the many years she spent exploring her country on foot. Traditional Aboriginal art uses dots of paint to record memories and knowledge.
Loongkoonan has created around 380 works, using acrylic paints on canvas and linen, during her career and shows no signs of slowing down. Bringing beauty and joy into the world is an ageless pursuit!
To learn more about Loongkoonan and her Aboriginal heritage, visit mashable.com, where these pics are from!
Posted: May 28th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: History, Nature, Trees | No Comments »
In a field in Danvers, Massachusetts grows the oldest cultivated tree in North America. The Endicott Pear Tree was brought over from England around 1630. “I hope the tree will love the soil of the old world and no doubt when we have gone the tree will still be alive,” proclaimed John Endicott to his children when he planted it on his Danvers farm. The pear tree took to its new home like nobody’s business. Here’s a pic of the Endicott Pear Tree in 1879.
American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow praised the tree, saying, “To those who ask how I can write so many things that sound as if I were as happy as a boy, please say that there is in the neighboring town a pear tree, planted 200 years ago, and it still bears fruit not to be distinguished from that of a young tree in flavor. I suppose the tree makes new wood every year, so that some parts of it are always young. Perhaps this is the way with some men when they grow old. I hope it is so with me.”
Here’s the Endicott Pear Tree today.
It is still producing sweet, sweet fruit!
To learn more about the Endicott Pear Tree, visit wimp.com That’s where all these pics came from!