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Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain

I love rain

Image from king5.com

Another example of creative street art — moisture-induced sidewalk art that only shows up when it rains.   Click on the link below that will take you to KING5 news that explains how these masterpieces are created. 

http://www.king5.com/on-tv/evening-magazine/Rainy-Seattle-Weather-Reveals-Hidden-Masterpieces-263110061.html

 

 

Artist copyrights land as artwork and saves it from development

artist copyrights land as artwork

When oil companies continually pestered artist Peter Von Tiesenhausen to drill on his land and wouldn’t take no for an answer and made it clear that he only had rights to the top 6 inches of soil and they had the rights to whatever was underneath, he threatened to sue them if they disturbed his 6 inches of soil because he has developed artworks all over his property and therefore the entire property is an artwork.  Nice going, Peter!

For more information visit the link below:

http://phil-irish-artist.tumblr.com/post/85599582160/by-copyrighting-his-property-as-an-artwork-he-has

 

Meteor shower

meteor shower

Image via Taylor Photography

http://miketaylorphoto.smugmug.com/FineArtPrints/Landscape-Astrophotography/i-Prj342B/A


A spectacular meteor shower expected for Memorial Day weekend, starting Friday night and going into early Saturday morning.   Certainly something worth staying up late for.   My understanding is that this meteor shower will only be visible in the northern hemisphere.  For more information, click on the link that will take you to an article by The Weather Channel.

http://www.weather.com/news/science/space/new-meteor-shower-friday-saturday-skies-memorial-day-weekend-20140520

Storm-damaged trees in park turned into works of art

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When a storm hit the town of Amboy, Illinois in 1999, many of the trees in the city park were either destroyed or damaged.  But with the help of Marie and Bob Boyer, former residents of Amboy and known for their chainsaw carving, these trees were salvaged and live on now as works of art in the park.  Click on the link below to view a gallery of photos showing the carvings.

http://www.chrisdunmire.com/illinois/amboy/city-park-tree-sculptures.shtml