Thursday, October 27, 2011

Princesses "Alive"

Imagine if all the Disney princesses were real!

Jirka Väätäinen, a graphic design student at the Arts University College at Bournemouth in the UK made the princesses come to life by using photo manipulation. He designed eight of Disney princesses by combining elements from different photos of women who resemble the characters. He then created composite images through digital painting and then puts them together using Photoshop. The results are stunning and completely enchanting!

Check out all of Väätäinen’s Disney-inspired art below. Looking foward to him adding the other Disney princesses like Snow White, Cinderella, Tiana, Rapunzel, Alice, and Tinker Bell.

My best artwork is Pocahontas...maybe it's because that's my favorite Disney character. But Jasmine looks more realistic than most of them....what do you think?

By the way, What does your favorite Disney princess say about YOU?

Princess Jasmine in "Aladdin"

Rugged Megara in "Hercules"

Tough Mulan in "Mulan"

Spirited Pocahontas in "Pocahontas"

Princess Aurora in "Sleeping Beauty"

Princess Ariel in "Little Mermaid"

Sweet Belle in "Beauty and the Beast"

Enchanting Esmeralda in "Hunchback of Notre Dame"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

World Post Day!

Here I was going through the newspapers and I came across this subject in The Guardian newspaper: "Nigeria Marks World Post Day". Honestly, I didn't know such a day exisited....and I LOVE handwritten letters, sending postcards and collecting stamps!!

I remember when my dad would come back from any of his overseas trips, I would ask him for stamps and coins of those countries he visited. You see, my dad was a stamp and coin collector...I inherited that passion from him *grinning*. I find it facinating how different countries' display their culture in their stamp designs.

I also love handwritten letters and postcards!!! I have a collection of postcards my dad sent from his oversea trips. There is this friend of mine, anytime we both travel, we usually send postcards to each other. Fadhillah Norzahari, thanks for being my "Postcard PenPal"! Shukra katir,habibi!*hugs* I always look forward to her expecting like two from her at the moment (grinning at Fad....yaaay to snail mails!! *wink*)

World Post day happens each year on October 9, remembering this date for the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. The UPU was the start of global communications revolution, people could write to others all over the world. In this age of the Internet, postal services worldwide continue to facilitate personal communication and commercial exchanges. Am so glad that postal services still exist....there is nothing as lovely as handwritten letters....I mean...a letter written by hand is hard work! In this web age, people hardly do handwritten letters anymore....sad.

I LOVE the World Post Day 2010-2012 poster!!! Using a selection of stamps from around the world, the 2010–2012 poster shows individuals, independent of their place of residence or culture, using the Post to communicate with others, within and across borders. Totally cool!

So, who are you going to send a handwritten letter to this year? *raising my eyebrow*

If you really want to touch someone, send them a letter *smiling*

Tasamanian Postcard from Fad

Ghana Postcard from me to Fad

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Steelo, Son of Zion

Ok! I have to give it to my cousin, Onyebuchi Ekwomadu aka Steelo!

I remember the day, he and his brothers rapped for me for the first time...they reminded me of "Boyz to Men"...the rap version that! I felt so proud to have cousins with such talent.

Now am proud to see my cousin using his rap talent to glorify God. What better way to use your talent!!! Ironically, I read about the "Talent Parable" during my devotional this morning (Matthew 25:13-30).

God is proud of you, cuz! Continue to glorify Him with all you've got!!!


Artists - Steelo ft. Brotha Mac
Song - My Church
Album - Son Of Zion
SoulFire Diamond Entertainment

Just had to share this too....WOMAN *smiling*