Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

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

  • Roast (Part of The Daros Suite of Thirty-two Drawings) by Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper

This is a incredibly unique work by ” The Late and Great”, Basquiat. It has all of his unique traits such as repeated words and vibrant splashes of color. We also see on of his trademark “heads” to the left of the work. Unlike his other skeletal faces, this one is multicolored and scribbled on with a white marker. The black background really brings out the colors of the face. The self titled, “Roast” is an extremely realistic roasted goose. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

roast

 

  • The Temptation of St Antony by Max Ernst 1945 Oil on canvas

This is a colorful, but unnerving work by “European Surrealist”, Ernst. The piece appears to take place near a lake that’s surrounded by many rocks. There are also many creepy, almost Lovecraftian creatures residing in the lake. St Antony is covered in bright orange robe, and appears to be immense pain. The creatures remind me of deep sea fish, and they definitely can put the viewer on edge. I find this piece to be strangely compelling, because of the seemingly pristine body of water. While, it’s not a piece for everyone, I still find it to be pretty amazing. I am really looking forward to your opinions in the comments’ section below.

twempt 

Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on yokai.com and yokai.wikia.com

Konichiwa, 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”!

  • Amabie is an extremely strange creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as a mermaid-like figure with a beak-like mouth, a scaly body, long hair, and three legs. It has healing properties, and carrying around its picture can cure disease.

amabie 

  • Dakoji-No-Kai is a bizarre creature of Japanese folklore. It’s depicted as blue-faced monk with a glowing blue aura. It might have some transparent powers as weapons appear to pass straight through it.

daino 

Another Food From Around The World (Fridays)

Dishes 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 another tasty dish. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Obatzda is a savory dish that comes from Germany. It’s made with paprika, salt, pepper, soft cheese, and caraway. It’s usually eaten with pretzels or bread.

obas

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!

  • Ice Bomb Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz UV® blue raspberry vodka
  • 2 oz orange vodka
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1-2 oz Sprite® soda

Directions: Pour all liquors into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Fill with Sprite Soda, and serve.

ice bomb

 

Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on yokai.com and Alt & Yoda’s book, Yokai Attack!

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

  • Onibaba is an extremely disturbing creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as a blue maniacal old woman with wild hair and an oversized mouth. It tries to collect the livers of unborn children. It will also go after human entrails. The only way to stop the Onibaba is to try to convince her that you’re too fatty to eat. 

oni

 

  • Jinja hime are incredibly popular creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as serpentine beings with female faces and two horns. They’re also quite reclusive, and are usually never seen by humans.

jinja hima

More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide 

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more incredible creatures. Now, let’s dive!

  • Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) Length: Up to 12 3/4 ft Weight: 210 kg Depths Found: 1,000-3,400 ft

The Goblin Shark is an incredibly grotesque creature of the sea. It is completely pink in color, and has a very strange bill-like snout. The snout is speculated to be used for detecting prey in the atramentous depths. The shark’s jaws can be shot forward to catch prey. Fossils of similar species have been found in rocks that are over 100 million years old.

goblin

  • Olive Sea Snake (Aipysurus laevis) Length: 3-7 ft Habitat: Coral reefs estuaries, and coastal shallows

The Olive Sea Snake is a beautiful, yet deadly creature of the sea. The snake is olive-brown, and has a much paler underside. It is very unique in that it has ventricle scales, a feature that all land snakes have. This reptile hunts for prey  in the large crevices of coral. The snake’s bite is extremely toxic, and may be fatal to humans.

ols 

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!

  • Poison Arrow (The Elder Scrolls: IV: Oblivion shot) (Drink created by OXM UK)

Ingredients

  • 1 part Lime Cordial
  • 1 dash Grenadine
  • 1 part Bailey’s Irish Creme

Directions: Fill up a shot glass with lime cordial and add a dash of Grenadine to the top. Now very slowly pour Bailey’s into the center of the shot glass until the liqueur hits the bottom of the shot. Take a straw and slowly twirl it around so the Bailey’s twists around the tube. Retract the straw and serve.

 

 poison arrow

 

  • Lava Lamp Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Absolut®Citron Vodka
  • 6 oz apple juice
  • 3 ml grenadine syrup

Directions: Pour grenadine over ice in a highball glass. Add absolut citron, and fill with apple juice.

lava lamp