This dad sounds like a toxic, entitled nightmare. Dude hires a babysitter who performs the duties as asked, and then has the audacity to not pay them. Completely ridiculous!
Meet the talented Em Paquin, an animation student who desperately wanted a cat. We came across some of her lovely re-created digital paintings of popular cat images online and reached out to ask her to explain the meaning behind this project and the goal of painting 100 cats.
Em explains that the project was originally titled, "Day __ of drawing cats until my parents let me adopt one." Em continues to reveal her longing for a cat of her own, "I wanted so desperately to adopt a cat, and being home for quarantine was the perfect time to introduce a new furball to the family. The only thing in my way was my parents who I've been living with, now that my college courses are online."
"These daily illustrations were a subtle way of voicing my wish to adopt a cat."
On day 21 of the project, Em brought home a new kitten named Beanie. However, Em realized how much she enjoyed drawing cats and wanted to push herself but taking it further, thus setting the goal of drawing 100 cats!
So, what will Em do the moment that goal is reached? Seeing as how she's already on Day 68, the 100th drawing isn't too far away.
"After that goal is reached, they will probably continue, maybe for a year, or maybe I won't ever stop."
Well, we're glad to hear that because we love them! Keep up the beautiful drawings, Em! Follow Em on Instagram for daily cat drawings!
Tilt-shift photography became a new big thing on the web a couple years ago but now it's coming back. What is it exactly? Well, a special lens that gives a real-world scene the illusion of being a miniature model. The same effect can be simulated in Photoshop, by adjusting contrast, color saturation and depth of focus. It works well with photographs, but this time they decided to use this technique with actual paintings. They decided to use Vincent van Gogh's famous paintings and this is what happened;
A lot of classical art pieces are pretty bizarre, which is why we make so many memes out of them. This particular painting, entitled "The Village Politicians," was completed by John L. Krimmel in 1819 and features an angry man with an oddly painted face pointing at his hand.
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I don’t know art, but I know what I like, and I like this painting pig.
Freed from a life of factory farming, Pigcasso is using her paint brush to express an abstract message of animal liberation. Pigcasso resides on Farm Sanctuary SA, a South African branch of the animal rescue, where she enjoys the finer things: Eating, sleeping, and painting.
Easily better than anything my hands have ever put to canvas, Pigcasso’s works are colorful, bizarre, and a real joy to watch being made. This is almost as fun as that skateboarding dog, Spuds Mackenzie. Almost.
In a new trend, High School Seniors are Tweeting about their painted parking spaces. With designs from pop culture, to motivational messages, to favorite sports teams, this is a trend we wished were around when we were in high school! Check out the awesome skills representin' below:
With all this awesomeness, we hope there are a lot more Mr. Nourses out there.
Some trees are going to be very happy over the next week.
To launch a new creative channel, and honor painter Bob Ross' birthday, Twitch is broadcasting all 403 episodes of The Joy of Painting.
Ross, known for his soothing voice and happy little afro, has become a pop culture icon on the Internet since his death in 1995.
Twitch Creative is partnering with Adobe to launch a creative channel that will feature artists.
Because this is Twitch, the comment section moves so fast you can barely read anything.
Have fun for the next 8 1/2 days!
This kid may love art, but he doesn't have to use it as a crutch.
Some poor, uncoordinated tween lost his balance and unfortunately found it again in a 350-year-old painting in Taiwain.
Even more unfortunately for him, they released the surveillance footage of this clumsy person, struggling with the awkwardness of his growing body.
The 12-year-old lost his footing next to the 17th century Paolo Porpora oil painting called Flowers, valued at $1.5 million (£950,000), at a Leonardo da Vinci show at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei on Sunday.
He lost his balance, stumbled over the safety rope and pressed a can of soda into the painting to steady himself in the security footage released by the exhibition organisers.
Andrea Rossi, the exhibition curator, said the boy seemed "nervous" and asked that he not be blamed for the damage. The family will not be asked to pay the restoration costs.
They did confirm with a local news source that the painting is insured and this kid's ensuing teenage years will not have to further suffer under the weight of crushing debt, leaning on him as he did that work of art.
This is what the painting looked like pre-kid:
And here's the hole he made:
Here are some museum experts trying to assess the damage done.
We're sorry to say it, kid. But this will not be the last inelegant thing to happen to you in adolescence.