Inventive and Colorful Food Art Created By Diego Cusano

Artist Diego Cusano creates unique illustrations brought to life with real food. Cusano’s creative food art explores little moments that turn quirky with the simple addition of food. His hand sketches are vintage themed, classically shaded with depth and the subject is striking. When the artist adds a food, such as mussel shells pried open, or a wrapped fish, the artwork turns from an alluring drawing into a fun, imaginative artwork with a touch of life.

Cusano’s sense of composition is undeniable - the way the artist incorporates the food to fit perfectly into the illustration shows the viewers the potential of objects that are otherwise taken for granted. The contrast of colors from the monochromatic plane to the three-dimensional food transforms the atmosphere- from a classic sketch into a retro-grade artwork with a certain amount of funk and zest. Find them in his Etsy shop.

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The Bizzare & Unromantic Origins of 11 Wedding Traditions

If you’re staunch believer in age old wedding traditions, then be prepared to discover some surprising facts we’ve uncovered that will turn your fairytale romantic wedding into a gathering of well-played marketing propaganda and morbid ancient customs. From the clever antics of an advertising team to make money by selling diamond engagement rings, to the class discriminating white wedding dress, to re-enacting primitive kidnappings as a honeymoon, the truth about these wedding traditions are wackier than you could believe! 

Keep an open mind  - these wedding rituals emerged at a time when weddings were less a romantic moment and dealt with much like a hurried and forced business transaction.

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Abstract Sea Portraits by Kiele Gregoire

American painter and printmaker Kiele Gregoire lives in a cozy home studio on the scenic New Hampshire sea coast. Inspired by the seaside, Gregoire composes stunning and abstract portraits of the sea, which seem melodic at first sight. Using acrylic and oil pastels, she captures the different moods of the sea, from its high, violent tide to its deep blue in a serene state.

She is able to depict its undulating movement with a range of colors, which seem to reflect from the pink to blue and orange hazy sky at sunset. Find them in her Etsy shop.

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i don’t understand some of the things done in African culture. honestly it’s odd and it’s like a bondage almost. it’s so strict on respect that there are extra measures taken, you know, to keep it like that. i don’t know if it’s done in other African cultures but ive grown up around Congolese culture. my family and i are currently living with my aunt and other aunt who’s staying with her for situational reasons. my dad stopped going in the living room ever since she moved in. he doesn’t dine with us, hardly watches TV with us. us as in my sister, mom, and i. i really don’t understand why it’s like that and i probably never will. we’re looking for a house of our own right now. he’s always saying he feels like hes in prison, and he doesnt feel free to do what he wants. he really wants to move out. i honestly want to too bc they’re scared of my dog lol so hes not free to roam around but anyways yeah, its confusing honestly.

The women at the center of The Enchanted April have spent their lives being nice, respectable middle-class women. They are dutiful wives and daughters, taking care of their houses and their hapless husbands and eking out dull, respectable lives, and all of them are thoroughly sick of it.

Then they see an ad in the paper, addressed “to those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine,” and they decide that for once they deserve to do something for themselves.

If you have ever wanted to drop everything and go live in an Italian castle by the sea, this book is for you. It’s as sweet and old-fashioned as a glass of pink lemonade, and just as appealing on a hot summer day.

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