Early early Monday morning in Norway you could see the total lunar eclipse and it was a really deep blood red color which is probably why its also called a blood moon. It was visible from eastern Pacific Ocean, Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia according to www.space.com were I also found the picture you can see above. The picture was taken by a man called Kieth Burns and shows the Dec. 20, 2010 total lunar eclipse. The photos won a NASA contest to become an official NASA/JPL wallpaper for the public. A total lunar eclipse only happens when the sun, Earth and moon are perfectly lined up. The red color comes from the Earths atmosphere, some of the sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere is scattered and bent, and then refocused on the moon, giving it a dim glow. This light is usually red or a coppery brown because red light tends to make it through the atmosphere easier than the other colors for some reason.
Hope you got to see it too! Have a great day!
Today I found this new screen print from Dan McCarthy named Memory remains: the proposal, that changes scenery in the dark, and that’s kind of awesome! All though it looks black, white and greenish fluorescent the print has 5 colors and glows in the dark. The size of the print is 18″ x 24″ and each copy is signed and numbered. The prize is $40 + shipping which varies depending on where you live. Dan McCarthy puts out one print each month and this is the 2015 September print so you can still buy it now if you want to, just press here! If you want to check out some of his other works press here :)
Have a good day everyone!
My cousin and I bought a few children’s coloring books a few years ago just to have something to do while hanging out. We got one with princesses and one whit superheroes but the simple drawings could only keep us entertained for a few days before it got a bit boring to color in the big areas that you find in children’s coloring books. Luckily the last year or so coloring for grownups have become a trend! It’s marketed as relaxation tharapy or a way to achieve inner peace, which I must admit really isn’t true in my case but it’s still good fun!
There are a lot of good books on the marked right now, but I got the Enchanted forest: An incy quest and coloring book by Johanna Basford. I like it because every page has a different forest design while some other books have whole pages with just a repetitive pattern which I find quite boring to do. The picture above is from the first page of my book that I colored in already. “Denne boken tilhører” is Norwegian for “This book belongs too”, if you were wondering! Johanna Basford’s books have also incorporated a few games that I recognize from my childhood coloring books, like labyrinths and find all the frogs in the book kind of games. Johanna Basford has two other books that I know of, named Secret garden and Lost ocean, but they all come in different formats as well including an artist edition that can be framed and postcards which is a lot more handy to drag around if you wanted to color on the train or what ever. If was going to buy a second one right now how ever I would buy a book called Animorphia: An Extreme Coloring and Search Challange by Kerby Rosanes. This book is truly awesome and a bit more cartoonish up close but looks like fierce animals from afar. Other than the fact that this does not come in a handy postcard size I have nothing bad to say about this book so as I’m writing this I’m realizing that I must have this one too! Kerby Rosanes does other coloring books and artwork too, you can check out more of his work here!
Hope you are having a great Sunday!
I know I said that we didn’t get any summer in Norway this year but I spoke too soon! Last week we had lots and lots of sunshine and even more heat! This was perfect timing because on Sunday it was time for fulgtag! Flugtag is an event by Red Bull (the energy drink) which literally means “flight day” in German. If you have never heard of flugtag I bet you are now wondering what this event is? Is it birds? Is it plains? NO! It’s home made, man driven things that you push of a platform, into the sea, with a person on/in it and hopefully it will fly, but usually it does not! The point is more or less to be funny. You don’t really win by flying the longest (usually). The scoring is set by 6 judges, scoring is between 1 and 10, for the categories creativity and show. The show is a 30 second thing the contestants have to do before they jump in the water. The creativity score is set the day before and the show is scored after the jumping/flying so the jump might affect this score, your flight will be added to your score in meters ! So if you are still reading you are probably wondering “how far can they fly?!” and the answer to that is that the previous Norwegian record was 12 meters (a littele bit over 39 feet) which was equaled many times on sunday before someone flew 13 meters! But then the flying furious flew 17 meters (55,7 feet ish)! And now you might be thinking that wow that’s a long flight, but the flugtag world record is actually 258 feet (78.64 m), set at September 21 in 2013, in Long Beach, California by the team The Chicken Whisperers, and that’s really impressive, you can watch it here!
This years flugtag was held in Bjørvika in Oslo, Norway and we found a great spot on the opera house were we had a good view! With me I had my beautiful friends Vanja and Karina, as you can see in the pictures :)
Summer in Norway this year has been cold and wet. We had a few sunny days every now and then but mostly just rain and wind! And to top it off I left my camera at home as well so sorry for the crappy photos! This year I had my only trip up to our mountain cabin at Vang in Valdres with the family. It was even colder than in Oslo, with below freezing at night, spots of snow laying around and a day or two were you could wear a t-shirt if you staid out of the wind :P So here you have a few pictures of my summer, the water is named Helin at Tangaden in Vang, the second is a picture of my in the snow, and the last one is obviously a picture of some cows chilling in the sun that we drove past on our way to Beitostølen, more specifically at Slettefjell. And if you are reading this and you are not from Norway: I’m sorry, I know this sounds like gibberish for you.
Hope you had a lovely summer were ever you spent it!
Today I wanted to share with you a new discovery I just made. It’s an etsy shop called Galvanart who makes the most beautiful objects in copper! They take real things and plate them in real copper! Their site says they aim to take beautiful things and make them eternal. This includes orchids, roses, ants, butterflies, leafs and more! In the photo you see a copper plated piece of dill that measures 15cm (6inch) and will according to the maker never fade. So as you might have figured out by now I love copper so I need this in my life. The site says they only have one dill plant, but I’m sure they will make more which will look more or less the same since you can’t get this one as I’m buying it the second after I post this!
If you want to check out this shop you can click here!
Take care everyone!
I have been looking for some new artwork, preferably with a lot of color to spice up my walls, and I found this amazing artist from LA! She recently did a piece as a part of 1xRUN’s Sea Walls Cozumel 2015 featured artists with all the proceeds from the release going towards supporting Pangea Seed’s Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans second annual summer festival in Cozumel, Mexico, along with 29 other artists. You can read more about it and see/buy the other artwork here. The piece made by Hueman is called Next Afternoon and is one of the most beautiful prints I have ever seen. Unfortunately a lot of other people thought so too, and they were sold out before I had the chance to buy one… bummer… Even though I love this print I’m not to upset about it. This artist have done amazing work before and I’m sure she will make more amazing prints in the future! If you want to see some more of her work check out www.huemannature.com, were you can see some of her studio and street works!
Hope you enjoyed, have a great day!