Posted: April 23rd, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Architecture, Artwork, Fun, Picnics, Summer | No Comments »
The weather is getting warmer, grassy green parks are starting to call, and stomachs are beginning to rumble…
This can only mean one thing. It will soon be picnic time!
Artist Michael Beitz invites you to imagine inviting everyone you know to lunch with you al fresco at his tree-length picnic table.
Tree Picnic, 2014, ©Michael Beitz
Of course, you’ll need to pack a picnic basket big enough to hold all the goodies you’ll need at such a jumbo table. For inspiration, take a look at the seven-story corporate headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company in Newark, Ohio.
It’s never too early to start preparing for summer!
Posted: February 24th, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Fun | No Comments »
Swiss-German master painter Paul Klee depicted dreamlike images in his celebrated works. Here is Landscape With Yellow Birds (1923).
Lesser known are his handmade puppets and love of puppetry. Ompomhappy has posted a wonderful collection of the master’s magical creations.
Funny, Paul Klee’s puppets painted just like Paul Klee! The joy Paul Klee found in puppetry is wonderful to behold. Does it inspire you to create a puppet of your own?
Visit ompomhappy to see more of Paul Klee’s puppet love.
Posted: June 14th, 2015 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Cleverness, Fun, Home | No Comments »
And they always look a little sad and forlorn.
Luckily, gnomes (and fairies, to be fair) are always in need of housing. And there’s nothing they like better than to move into one of these babies. With planning, imagination, and spare time for fun, anyone can transform a sad-looking tree stump into an inviting home for wee members of the magical realm.
(This excellent gnome home found here)
(This roomier gnome mansion found here)
Whether or not a gnome (or fairy, to be fair) chooses to move into one of these fantastic creations, I would much rather see a gnome home than a forlorn stump, so I’d better get building. For tips on how to build a gnome home, there is no better resource than Jennifer Pilcher. She will break it down for you with pictures of homes so charming you will want to send the gnomes packing and move in yourself!