Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more amazing art. Now, let’s dive into the incredible world of Larry Carlson!

  • Rainbow Bubbles by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper 

This is a jaw-droppingly beautiful work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. The entire piece glows with vibrant colors and aqueous patterns. The patterns are seemingly endless, and spiral down towards the center of the piece. The bubbles appears to have strange creatures living inside them. This is definitely one of Carlson’s most detailed works, and by far one of the most beautiful ones. Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below. 

rainbow bubbles

 

  • Untitled by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper

This is another fantastic work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a neon display of multicolored fractals and swirly patterns. The various repeated shapes remind me of a mandala effect, and it’s incredibly pleasing to the eyes. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

mind melt

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some cool drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Deep Blue Sea Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1 splash cranberry juice
  • 1 dash lime juice

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a shaker with, and strain into a martini glass.

deep blue sea

  • Neon Iguana cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Captain Morgan® Original  spiced rum
  • 2 oz Malibu® coconut rum
  • 2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz lime juice
  • orange juice

Directions: Pour ingredients into a tall glass, stir, and serve.

neon igunana

Yokai Wednesdays

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Kosamebo are bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They closely resemble Buddhist monks, and live near mountains. They’ll spook travelers, and ask them for food or spare change. While completely harmless in nature, Kosamebo can be quite annoying.

kosem

  • Kuro bozu are extremely dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as dark, shadowy beings with bestial facial features and incredibly long tongues. They also can manipulate their size at will, and can run ridiculously fast. The yokai will enter a person’s home at night, and suck the breath out of their mouths. Those who are visited by this demonic creature on many occasions will become violently ill.

kuro bozu

Nature is Awesome (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow nature lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at some awesome creatures and plants. Now, let’s start exploring!

  • Blue Dragon (Glaucus atlanticus) Size: Up to 3 cm Habitat: The Indian and Pacific Ocean  Diet: Carnivorous 

The Blue Dragon is an absolutely gorgeous species of sea slug. It’s a very tiny creature that is extremely poisonous. It can feed on the Portuguese man o’ war, and uses the poison to fend off predators. It’s makes you shocked to find out that this creature is more dangerous than the giant menace it feeds upon.

blue dragon

 

  • Baseball Plant (Euphorbia obesa) Size: 15 cm Habitat: South Africa 

The Baseball Plant is a very strange flora that’s indigenous to South Africa. As the name states, the plant is shaped like a green baseball, with 8 ridges that resemble stitches. It contains a reservoir of water to use in droughts. It’s also quite toxic, and will cause horrible skin problems if held.

baseba

Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some wonderful works. Now, have fun exploring my gallery!

  • ERZEROTIK (KONIG) by Jonathan Meese 2017 Acrylic on canvas

This is a very unique piece by “German Contemporary Artist”, Jonathan Meese. It’s a sublime blend of pinkish hues and melting reds. It kind of has a memento mori feel, due to the skull-like figure near the center. I don’t often find pieces that really impact me other than Abstract ones, so this is a very nice trip into something more modern. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

ezer

 

  • Women’s Intuition, After Aspen by James Rosenquist 1998 Oil on canvas

This is an incredibly awesome work by “American Pop Artist”, James Rosenquist. The manipulation of the piece is absolutely incredible, and very appealing to the eyes. The painting is covered in vibrant reds and comical spirals. I love that the red color is coming from the lipstick on the left. This is definitely on of the most astonishing Pop Art pieces I’ve ever seen. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

women's

More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more tasty foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Banh te is a interesting snack that comes from Vietnam. It’s a special type of rice cake that’s made with minced pork shoulder, rice, onion, mushrooms, pepper, and salt. 

bahn

 

  • Ema datshi is a unique dish that comes from Bhutan. It’s made from chili peppers and cheese. The cheese usually comes from a Yak.

ema datshi

Asher’s Pub (Every Other Thursday)

Hello fellow mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Dirty Bastard Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz blackberry brandy
  • cranberry juice
  • 1 squeeze of lime

Directions: Pour vodka, brandy and cranberry juice (to taste) into an ice-filled highball glass. Add one squeeze of lime, and serve.

dirty bastard

  • Milky Way Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 2 oz chocolate liqueur 
  • 1 oz Irish cream

Directions: Combine all ingredients, mix, and serve in a cocktail glass without ice. 

milky martini