1. arikaftermath:

    Taste of Tea.

  2. sinobug:

    Longhorn Beetle (Olenecamptus taiwanus, Lamiinae, Cerambycidae)

    by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
    Pu’er, Yunnan, China

    See more Chinese beetles on my Flickr site HERE…..

  3. bogleech:


    Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)

    The constant wobbling as they move is a part of their disguise, making it seem as though the “leaf” is only moving because of a light breeze.

    If you blow on one it will also shake around in the hopes of matching any actual surrounding leaves

  4. allnazgulallthetime:

    Title: Witch-king

    Artist: Daria Tessler

    I’d posted a few photos of this piece as it was work in progress, so you can imagine how excited my wife and I were to finally see the finished painting arrive at our home. It’s very strange because Daria Tessler’s art seems so deeply connected to the children’s picture books and illustrated stories I fell in love with as a child that I feel as if I have been a fan of her work for over 40 years. Which is obviously impossible because I don’t even think Daria is that old! Still, there is something about all of her art - her drawings, paintings, and silkscreens - that truly transports the viewer to someplace else. Someplace strange, a little unsettling, completely enchanting and absolutely wondrous. This is a large painting and simply stunning in every respect. I’ve got quite a few of Daria’s prints, but it is even better to finally have an original piece that will soon be hanging on our wall. And what a fascinatingly strange vision of the Witch-king!

    Daria’s web site is here, you can look at and buy her prints here (and you should, they are SO amazing!) and you can follow her tumblr here.

    I absolutely love this piece.

  5. transparentoctopus:

    Penelope by Leonora Carrington, staged by Alejandro Jodorowsky

    (via animalsleep)

  6. animalsleepstories:

    this painting is 2 or 3 years old

  7. characterwednesday:

    Title: History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of men.

    8.25 inches by 11.75 inches

    acrylic paint on watercolor paper

    August 27, 2014

    artist: Matt Kish

  8. ancientpeoples:

    The Ram in the Thicket

    Made in Ur

    c. 2600 BC

    Statuette of a goat perched against a bush looking for food; tree is of gold leaf; inlaid; goat has face and legs of gold leaf; horns, eyes and shoulder fleece of lapis lazuli; body fleece of white shell; originally mounted on wooden core; silver pedestal with mosaic description in shell, lapis lazuli and red limestone; one of a pair; tube rising from shoulders indicates that it was used as a support; inlaid.

    Source: British Museum

    (via animalsleep)

  9. blastedheath:

    Arthur Boyd (Australian, 1920-1999), The Old Hulk , 1959. Oil on canvas laid on board, 32 x 41 in.

  12. seizurecube:

    Eyes and tentacles. :D

  13. iamjapanese:

    Carl Gustav Carus(German, 1789-1869)

    Nebelwolken in der Sächsischen Schweiz (Clouds of Fog in Saxon Switzerland) 1828

    (Source: angerburg.blogspot.jp, via blastedheath)

  14. catonhottinroof:

    Lowell Birge Harrison

    A Puff of Steam

    (via blastedheath)

  15. blastedheath:

    Sven Svendsen (Norwegian/American, 1864-1934), Tree Trunks in Snow. Oil on canvas, 32 x 24 in.