BY KRIS MASKE
Artist Mike S. Miller has taken pop culture’s fascination with Guardians of the Galaxy’s Rocket and Groot to it’s next logical place by merging the pair with the eternally beloved Calvin and Hobbes. It’s almost too good a fit. I want a Sunday comic strip and Saturday morning cartoon in the works, like yesterday.
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These are freakin adorable!
What can I say about this bird that hasn’t already been said? Endeavour, whose name was borrowed from Captain Cook’s first exploration ship. Endeavour, the ship that replaced Challenger after her accident, carrying her spirit. There’s a lot to live up to. I’ll give this a shot.
OV-105, the newest ship of the orbiter fleet, rolled out in 1991, just after I was born. I grew up with her; she was always my favorite. Endeavour was also the first orbiter that I ever saw up close. I visited first the California Science Center in Los Angeles on January of 2014, fully intending on thoroughly photographing the ship for this project. I walked into the hangar, and immediately had to fight tears welling up in my eyes. The emotions I felt were oddly similar to a time when I saw Van Gogh’s Starry Night in person. How could I have taken a picture Starry Night and call the photograph art? I snapped two or three photos of the orbiter, and realized that there was no way I could capture what she meant to me in a photograph, so I stopped snapping.
It wasn’t until my second visit on August 2, 2014, when I was finally able to photograph the bird. Though, during that visit, I was still distracted, because I was on a first date with an incredible person who has since become my committed partner. Where else would I take my first date?
Endeavour will always hold a special place in my heart for all these reasons. Every orbiter is beautiful, but I think OV-105 will always be my favorite.
Oni (鬼) are a kind of yōkai from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls.
They are popular characters in Japanese art, literature and theatre.
Depictions of oni vary widely but usually portray them as hideous, gigantic ogre-like creatures with sharp claws, wild hair, and two long horns growing from their heads. They are humanoid for the most part, but occasionally, they are shown with unnatural features such as odd numbers of eyes or extra fingers and toes. Their skin may be any number of colors, but red and blue are particularly common.Source: Wikipedia
This is Larimar the oni cyclops. She’s a crazy energetic little devil with a monstrous appetite for candy. She can eat entire bag of marshmallows on her own in like 15 minutes, and no matter how hard you’d try to hide sweets from her, she would sniff them out and eat them all!
13cm (5 inches) tall. Details are cast in resin and the body is soft (no joints or skeleton armature inside), he has some plastic pellets in his belly to give him good balance. He is wearing a glass pendant created by my friend and awesome glassblower Natalie Amber. Eye is high quality taxidermy product, giving him a really realistic look.
Each one of my dolls comes with a wooden tag signed and dated proofing that this is an original doll made by Remjie.
Attention! This is a piece of art. Not a toy for small children. Completely handmade, one of a kind.