Wednesday 24 December 2014

A Festive Pic of the Week . . .

Well, this is probably my last post for 2014 (A little early for Pic of the Week, I know), so I'll finish the year with this gem by an artist who goes by Brandrificus (Brandy) over on DeviantArt, an impressive US artist self-taught in the world of digital art.  Her gallery is definitely worth a visit if you like fairies and fantasy :)

So have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year, and thank you all for being there for 2014.

'Holly' by Brandificus

Monday 22 December 2014

It's Ma Birthday!!!

Today - that be the 22nd December - marks a special day.  It was the day I came to be.  Yep, me.  Moi.  My little self.  I be a whole 21 years old (*Cough 34...).

So, for my birthday, I want everyone to give me their old newspapers because I want to make one of these paper mache masterpieces!!!  How awesome is this!!!

Check out the guy's website.  He's a master at paper mache.

Friday 12 December 2014

Sauron is STILL trying to take over Russia...

I found this article yesterday.  Apparently Moscow in Russia were planning to build a Middle Earth monument in celebration of the release The Hobbit.  They were planning to erect a glowing ‘Eye of Sauron’ on the top of a city skyscraper.  However, plans were scrapped due to complaints from both church and city leaders.

But how awesome would that have been?  After the (not so recent anymore) eruption of Kamchatka Volcano in Eastern Russia, Russia (or that part anyway) became known as New Mordor.  I posted a blog about it almost exactly a year ago (what are the chances…lol) and had to re-share the images I posted, proving why Russia has claim to that name.

Kamchatka volcano in Eastern Russia


So how apt would the glowing ‘Eye of Sauron’ be sitting on top of a Moscow skyscraper?  It would have been perfect!  The final touch to the New Mordor theory!  Such a shame they had to cancel that idea.

Anyway, in celebration of the release of the The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies, the last in the epic trilogy – and maybe the last visit to Middle Earth in general – I’ve chosen this picture for this week’s Pic of the Week.    

Have a great weekend everyone…and remember, the Eye of Sauron is watching (although he won’t be bringing presents regardless if you’ve been naughty or nice…)