Coloring Book For Grown-Ups

Coloring Book For Grown-Ups

I love these! I am pretty sure we’d all color these in. They’re PNGs too so consider this a free sample! Be sure to check out Coloring For Grown-Ups’s website, and if you’re feeling festive, here’s a link to buy their holiday-themed coloring book. Read More

Rare Photos of the 1969 Miracle New York Mets

Rare Photos of the 1969 Miracle New York Mets

It has been forty-five years since the New York Mets made their improbable run to the 1969 World Series. Holy Cow. The 1969 Mets championship was a very significant one for New York city. For those of you that don’t know, in Major League Baseball there are two leagues: The American League, and the National League. From the 19th century until 1957, The National League had always had two teams in New York: The New York Giants, and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Both the Giants and Dodgers moved to California after the 1957 season, leaving the National League without a team in New York for the next five years, and in most cases, leaving the legions of New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers fans without a team to cheer for as they wouldn’t transfer their allegiance to California, and certainly would never root for the hated, powerhouse New York Yankees.

 

The Mets came into existence in The National League in 1962. This gave these rabid New York baseball fans a team to cheer for. Naturally, the Mets were horrible. In their expansion year the Mets set the all-time record for losses in a season with 120! That team went 40-120. Between 1962 and 1968 The Mets never finished closer than 24 games out of first place and never got close to .500 (81-81) baseball. Seemingly though, all of their young players matured at exactly the same time during their magical 1969 season when The Mets went 100-62 en route to winning The National League East Division. They then won The NLCS and the World Series in what was one of the most improbable Baseball championships in history.

 

Take a look at these gorgeous photos as shot by LIFE Magazine in 1969 of the New York Mets during their championship season. Read More

Underwater Beauty: Fine Art Photographer Lola Mitchell

Underwater Beauty: Fine Art Photographer Lola Mitchell

The following is a guest article from Daniel Dunt.
Lola Mitchell is a fine art portrait photographer. She utilizes textures and digital painting to create stories through images. She was born in France and has been living in Los Angeles for 13 years. Her father was a fashion photographer (Jorge Damonte) and her mother was a contemporary dancer (Marcia Moretto).
Lola does an awful lot of underwater photography, which I absolutely love. The effortlessness that comes with an underwater photograph is always breath-taking, and this is just as evident throughout Lola’s work. Colours are subtle but intriguing, almost mysterious, and the model is always positioned just right. Better yet, Lola uses fabric in a lot of her underwater shots, which adds both texture and elegance to her photographs.

 

You can view more of Lola’s work through her website and Saatchi Art, where you can also purchase her work. Read More

The Pirates of Dark Water

The alien world of Mer is being devoured by an evil substance known as Dark Water. Only Ren, a young prince, can stop it by finding the lost Thirteen Treasures of Rule. His loyal crew of misfits that help in his journey are an ecomancer (Tula), a monkey-bird (Niddler), and a treasure-hungry pirate (Ioz). The evil pirate lord, Bloth, will stop at nothing to get the treasures for himself and provides many obstacles for Ren and his crew!

 

The Pirates of Dark Water is a fantasy animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1991. The show first premiered on Fox Kids as a five-part mini-series titled Dark Water. Following a number of animation tweaks and other changes by Hanna-Barbera, those episodes were rebroadcast later in 1991 as the first five episodes of the regular series. Most notably, the original mini-series featured the voice of Roddy McDowall as Niddler, whereas in the revised version, the character was voiced by Frank Welker. The first season aired on ABC, while the second season aired in first-run syndication as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera.

 

The series was never completed, ending abruptly after 21 episodes with only eight of the thirteen treasures collected. This was one of my favorite shows from childhood. We need to finish the mini-series! Did anyone else love this show growing up? I watched the re-runs on Cartoon Network in the 1990s. It’s got a great concept and plot outline. Full episodes are almost impossible to find online for free, but the full series is available through Amazon. Read More