Hilarious Disney Mash-Ups Feature the Popular Grumpy Cat

These Grumpy Cat/Disney Mashups don’t exactly follow the original animated scripts! In each illustration, artist Eric Proctor–aka TsaoShin–replaces classic princess figures with internet celebrity Grumpy Cat. The results are hilarious scenes in which the cranky feline doesn’t quite seem to belong. So far, the ongoing collection of illustrations feature Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Tangled.

TsaoShin’s incredible style is a blend of traditional painting with various digital platforms. He says, “I prefer working on fantasy stuff, creature creating, nerd culture, and fan art.” In the vividly detailed series, he demonstrates his impressive Photoshop skills and changes the meaning of each story. Rather than gazing adoringly into each other’s eyes, Jasmine and Aladdin stare off into the distance in awkward silence while mermaid Ariel isn’t bright eyed for a new future but, rather, simply unhappy about the water splashing up around her. The unexpected moments are an entertaining interpretation of the classic stories and we can’t wait to see what TsaoShin comes up with next!

TsaoShin’s website
TsaoShin on DeviantArt
via [Neatorama]

January 16, 2017

20 Nature-Inspired Embroidery to Melt Away the Winter Blues

As the holly jolly holidays have long past and we find ourselves in the middle of January, it’s natural to long for an escape from the dreary conditions winter brings—freezing temperatures, barren trees, and gloomy skies. While it may feel like March is a million months away, art is always a savior you can turn to for emotion refuge. In this case, you can spring forward with a cheerful collection of nature-inspired embroidery to melt away the winter blues.

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January 15, 2017

Literature-Loving Writers Can Now Work in Mark Twain’s Library

To seek intellectual inspiration, budding writers often turn to the works of the world’s most celebrated authors. While flipping through their most beloved books is a good start, the Mark Twain House & Museum has a better idea: why not share their workspace? Recently, the museum has announced plans to open Mark Twain’s library to the public, inviting literature-loving writers to quite literally follow in Twain’s footsteps.

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