Monday, January 16, 2017

Epcot's New Festival of the Arts Is A Figment Love-Fest

On Friday John and I spent an exceptionally soggy day checking out Epcot's first ever Festival of the Arts.


The rain may have put a damper on things - literally - but it also kept the crowds and temperature down, so I'll take it.

Best thing of the whole Festival greets you right behind Spaceship Earth:


FIGMENT TOPIARY!!

Isn't he perfect?! Gah. I want one in my front yard. (Would that be weird? Because I'm ok with being weird.)

And another surprise awaits you just past the fountain:


These living statues will look familiar if you've been to Disney Springs lately, though they're different designs and on new custom platforms. I've been trying to figure out the themes: Copper is obviously Earth/Nature (wind power, flowers, etc.), and Silver is Space, but Gold is... steampunk? I... I don't get it.


Whatever, I got the coolest shot of Gold:

HDR is fun.

And that's the actual sky color! Talk about a literal gray day.

(All of these were taken with my iPhone 6S. I edited this one with Snapseed - also on my phone -  but most of the others were done in Adobe Lightroom.)

Over in the Odyssey Building there are daily art presentations on stage:

Plus themed food and drink and exclusive merchandise:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January Art Roundup: Owls, Elves, and Phoenix Masks!

Time for more of my favorite geeky art finds! I skipped last month, so buckle up for plenty of eye candy.


Starting with the gothic grunge styles of Vaughn Belak:


Looove this one:
 
 Anyone else thinking Secret of Nimh? Just me?

 Belak also paints groovy, glowy-eyed ladies:

 Head over to Belak's online shop for prints, which range from $17-$22.


 Next some pretties by Kelly McKernan:



Prints start at $25 in McKernan's online store, and there are LOTS more. Go see!


The dark fantasy paintings of Dustin Panzino are just a teensy bit creepy, but wow do they draw me in: