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: April 12th, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Favorite Things, Writing | No Comments »
Just when a kid is a good enough reader to check a book out of the library—not a picture book, but one with a hundred pages all crowded with words—there is Beverly Cleary, ready to make a reader laugh and think and laugh again. Here’s to a very happy birthday for the writer who taught me Ramona was a name and convinced me that a mouse could ride a motorcycle. Thank you, Beverly Cleary!
Posted: April 6th, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Cleverness, Funny, Puns | No Comments »
Posted: April 1st, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Funny, Holidays, Warning | No Comments »
Did you know April Fools’ day is a national holiday? Have fun on your day off!
Posted: March 27th, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beauty, Holidays, Nature | No Comments »
Bringing its A game to this year’s Easter festivities is…
the Automeris larra caterpillar, from South America!
Photo © Marco Fischer
This one gets all the Easter colors in one festive package…and isn’t afraid of showing it off.
Later, it brings it down a notch, changing from an eye-popping caterpillar to ride out the Spring as a simply stunning moth. Well done, Automeris larra!
Image found at Wikipedia
Posted: March 20th, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beauty, Spring | No Comments »
Today is the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning it’s the first day of spring.
Look around. Everything’s bursting into color. Oh, and the flowers are coming up, too!
Posted: March 17th, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Holidays | No Comments »
“Meow!” says this leprechaun. Which means good luck!
Image found on Random Internet. If this is your image, let me know!
Posted: March 6th, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Cleverness, Games | No Comments »
Ten years or so ago, when he and his brother were kids, reddit user one23abc didn’t have the means to afford expensive card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokémon. What do do? Invent their own card deck for strategic game play, of course! All it took was paper, markers, creativity, and a whole lot of time. The result? Creature Cards!
There are three types of cards—Creature, Evolution, and Item. Each player starts the game with three Creatures, one Evolution, and one Item.
Special powers and various strengths are involved with each original character, and the game provides hours of free entertainment. Oh, and Creature Cards came with something extra—all the fun of thinking it up and making it happen. Nothing is out of reach with an imagination!
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: February 14th, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Funny, Holidays | No Comments »
Funny card by MAD Magazine’s incredible Jack Davis