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 incredible paintings. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Mosaic II by M.C. Escher 1957 lithograph 

This is a work of optical excellence by “Dutch Surrealist”, Escher. The piece has many different objects and shapes, ranging from religious icons, to grotesque beasts. His brilliant use of black and white fill in all of the space on the canvas. I especially adore the deep sea fish-like creatures that surround the work. It’s also quite funny to see a random guitar placed in the painting. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

mosa

 

  • Improvisation 28 by Vassily Kandinsky 1912 oil on canvas

This is a great work by “German Expressionist”, Kandinsky. It’s an Abstract work with beautiful colors and wild slashes. There’s also a strange gear in the center of the painting. It’s not only a fantastically unique work, but also one of the first complete abstractions of canvas. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

im,p  

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

*Now with a non-alcoholic beverage for all ages!

Drinks found on thedrunkenmoogle.com and drinksmixer.com

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

  • Haste (Final Fantasy Virgin Cocktail) (Drink created by Mitch of The Drunken Moogle)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Orange juice
  • 1.5 oz. Pineapple juice
  • 3 oz. Red Bull
  • 1 splash of Grenadine 

Directions: Mix the pineapple juice and orange juice in a champagne flute, then top off with Red Bull. Add a very small splash of grenadine to the top (no more than a few drops) and it will sink to the bottom. Enjoy and feel the rush.

hasty

 

  • Sunny Day Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz tonic water
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 lime wedge

Directions: Combine Vodka, Orange Juice, and Tonic Water over ice. Squeeze Lime wedge and drop in cocktail. Stir. Serve with straw.

sunny day  

Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

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 mind-boggling masterpieces. Now, prepare yourselves for the extraordinary works of Larry Carlson!

  • Psychonaut Sunrise by Larry Carlson 2015 Pigment print on metallic paper

This is a cosmically unique work by “Abstract Guru”, Larry Carlson. The piece transcends reality, and transports the viewer into a kaleidoscopic world. Carlson’s brilliant usage of vibrant colors create a totally sublime atmosphere. He once again, “melts” the colors, which distorts the shapes and bends perspectives. The result is a complex, and extraordinary masterpiece that resembles a floral patterned world of purples, reds, and oranges. I personally adore the miniature suns that appear all over the painting. I always wonder how he comes up with such brilliantly diverse “worlds”. I would love to hear what you guys think of this work in the comments’ section below.

psycho  

  • Electrix Sunshine by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

Here we have another jaw-dropping piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor scene with a blend of realism and surrealism. The rightmost part of the work appears to be a mountain of flowers that have been “Carlsonified” into patterns of visual trickery. The ground is lime green, and resembles needle-like blades of grass. The top of the work displays the “Sunshine” in all of its glory. It’s a perfectly amazing electric blue with a mandala surrounding it. It also is giving off a purplish-blue shine. The purple blends into the background, making it “pop out” to the viewer. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

ele

More Tasty Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

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

  • Grass Jelly is a unique dessert that comes from China. It’s a gelatinous cube that can be added to drinks or eaten with organic maple syrup. It has a herbal taste, and according to a Bunny, it’s best from Taiwanese brands.

grass

  • Jumbles are pastries that come from Italy. They’re made from flour, eggs, caraway, anise, and vanilla. 

jumbles

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

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!

  • Dark Eyes Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/4 oz blackberry brandy
  • 2 tsp lime juice

Directions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass.

dark

  • The Grand Oak (Dragon Age: Origins Cocktail) (Drink created by Scott Becker)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum
  • 3/4 oz Frangelico
  • 1 1/2 oz Milk

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

the grand oakk

More Fascinating Food From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

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

  •  Hachee is a savory dish that comes from the Netherlands. It’s a stew that’s made from vinegar, onions, and beef. It’s served with a side of rice or potatoes.

hachee

 

  • Mofongo is a hearty dish that comes from Puerto Rico. It consists of fried plantains, garlic, salt, chicken, octopus, or shrimp. The plantains are masted into a giant ball to absorb the other flavors.

mofongo

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

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!

  • Slayer’s Blood (Buffy The Vampire shot) (Drink created by Critical Hit Cocktails)

Ingredients

  • 1 oz White Whiskey
  • .5 oz Peach Schnapps 
  • 1 dash Grenadine

Directions: Mix whiskey and schnapps into a shot glass. Pour in grenadine slowly and watch it sink to the bottom.

slay

  • Gamble Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz apricot brandy
  • 3/4 oz Mandarine Napoleon® orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz sweet sherry
  • 1 oz mango juice
  • 3 tbsp vanilla ice cream

Directions: Blend briefly with half a glassful of crushed ice. Serve in a wine goblet. 

gamble