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Happy Father’s Day!

Posted: June 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Today we give thanks for great dads everywhere. Love you, Da! You’re the best.

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Happy Easter!

Posted: April 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Celebrating Easter can be hard on pets. This unfortunate reveler has one question on its mind: WHO DID THIS TO ME?

All the usual suspects are undercover, of course. Thanks to paper plates and craft supplies.

Some are hiding under a shell.

And even Mom is incognito.

“Mom” image found at this fun website.

Maybe this mystery will be solved. Maybe not. But all Easter-frocked pets deserve an extra treat today!

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It all depends on your point of view

Posted: April 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

How do you look at the world? Remember, there are other angles!

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Merry Christmas!

Posted: April 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Science!

Posted: March 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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Lap snail!

Posted: February 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

Have you ever longed for a snail you could hug?

Here’s a beauty, a Giant African Land Snail. What would you name him/her?

For tons more snail love, check out exoticsnails.eu

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Howl O’ween

Posted: October 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

It’s not so easy to come up with the perfect Halloween costume. These dogs have put a lot of thought into it and come up with something to bark about.

Here’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Donatello, to be exact, the team inventor. This crafty canine definitely exhibits Donatello’s special genius for cobbling together something special from stuff he’s scrounged from the trash heap.

The Dynamic Duo lives again in doggy form! Batman and Robin are ready to save the day. And fetch.

This greyhound doesn’t need to chase the bus. He IS the bus. MIND BLOWN.

And, in the not-so-subtle-hints department, these fast-food impersonators are practically shouting “Fill the dog bowl, silly human!”

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Creatures featured

Posted: October 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Celebrated for his magical illustrations, including a comic strip he drew that brought an L. Frank Baum Oz book to life, American writer and artist Walt McDougall published his own weekly fantasy stories for children in Sunday newspapers from 1902 to 1905.

Walt McDougall

Not to be outdone by the beasties of Oz, McDougall invented his own magical creatures. Behold, the thirsty Panjandrum!

Walt McDougall

And the gas-guzzling Gastritus.

Walt McDougall

And the aptly named Three Strange Things!

Walt McDougall

Not to mention the Jagmetty.

Walt McDougall

And the Pollygus, as Jimmy saw him.

Walt McDougall

Many more of Walt McDougall’s fanciful creatures and much of his art can be found online, though his books are no longer in print. Thank you, Internet!

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Taking it to the next level

Posted: September 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Artist Telmo Pieper takes flat, tw0-dimensional drawings by kids and renders them into visual marvels you would swear were three-dimensional.

Telmo Pieper

Telmo Pieper

Telmo Pieper

Artist Wendy Tsao takes two-dimensional drawings by kids and turns them into actual three-dimensional toys. In fact, you can commission her to make a soft, huggable version of any drawing you send her!

Wendy Tsao

Wendy Tsao

Wendy Tsao

Obviously Telmo and Wendy have discovered the secret of what it takes to turn imagination into reality. It’s just a little extra imagination!

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Crop critters

Posted: August 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Fruit and veggies play an important part in everyone’s diet. But they’re usually simply sliced up and stuck on a plate. How boring! This is where food artists get creative. How much funner is it to eat a banana that looks like an octopus? So much funner!

A kiwi koala—too cute to crunch?

Here’s how a cucumber orca breaks the surface of a dinner plate.

A melon owl keeps watch with grapes  eyes peeled for anyone looking for fruit for dessert.

And “snow peas, please” is all you need to say about this fresh garden dragonfly!

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