Something a bit different. I had so much fun drawing this comic.
Hey guys, I’ve decided to thank everyone for following my new illustration blog by doing a giveaway.
One winner will be given my original Cygnus Constellation illustration, framed and custom (circle) matted (12” x 15” including frame).
* How To Enter *
- be following my illustration Tumblr here and have reblogged this post. likes won’t be counted.
- like my page and either like, comment on or share this post
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For each one you’ll receive an additional entry, with a maximum of three entries per-person.
The deadline to enter is midnight May 31st and a winner will be selected at random using http://www.random.org/. Shipping is free to continental US. All other shipping will require a small postage fee.
Thanks to everyone for your support and good luck! Matt Hayton aka FawnLorn.
The photographs in this picture gallery may look like they been Photoshopped or assembled with dead insects, but the ants in these images are very much alive. Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov spends hours setting up fairytale scenes. He studied ants, and saw that they all follow a very specific path when they’re working. So he put his props on their trail, and photographed the insects interacting with his miniature ‘stage sets’. Pictures: ANDREY PAVLOV / CATERS NEWS
Tagua Pendant, one of many made by Foxfeather Zenkova at The Foxloft.
Recently I mentioned that last summer I hand bound and illustrated a small book of bird folklore from around the world. I’m currenly thinking about binding a few more and adding them to my Etsy shop, so I thought now would be a good time to let you guys see what the last one I bound looked like. Each book compiles seven stories from a range of different countries. Each of the illustrations incorporate a gold leaf symbol, which highlighting an integral factor from each story.
I would love to know what you guys think! :)
This is beautiful! I’d buy it. :)
Until recent years, the study of dreams has mostly been in the dark. With many of the data being inconclusive as it is such an illusive function of the brain to grasp.
But new studies from unexpected places could shed some light on where our dreams are formed, which would in turn explain for such extraordinary visuals when in the act of dreaming.
As some of my old time followers may already be aware of, I have a deep obsession with dreams. So I went and did some personal researching to find out or get some clues on the leading theories of where our dreams may be forged. The following are two separate excerpts one from a Journal of Neurology and another from a Scientific American article on The Science Behind Dreaming:
The term Charcot–Wilbrand syndrome (CWS) denotes dream loss following focal brain damage. We report the first case of CWS, in whom neuropsychological functions, extension of the underlying lesion, and sleep architecture changes were assessed.
A 73-year-old woman reported a total dream loss after acute, bilateral occipital artery infarction (including the right inferior lingual gyrus), which lasted for over 3 months. In the absence of sleep–wake complaints and (other) neuropsychological deficits, polysomnography (sleep study) demonstrated an essentially normal sleep architecture with preservation of REM sleep. Dreaming was denied also after repeated awakenings from REM sleep.
This observation suggests that CWS (1) can represent a distinct and isolated neuropsychological manifestation of deep occipital lobe damage, and (2) may occur in the absence of detectable REM sleep abnormalities. Ann Neurol 2004
In other words:
A very rare clinical condition known as “Charcot-Wilbrand Syndrome” has been known to cause (among other neurological symptoms) loss of the ability to dream. However, it was not until a few years ago that a patient reported to have lost her ability to dream while having virtually no other permanent neurological symptoms.
The patient suffered a lesion in a part of the brain known as the right inferior lingual gyrus (located in the visual cortex). Thus, we know that dreams are generated in, or transmitted through this particular area of the brain, which is associated with visual processing, emotion and visual memories.
Interesting! I have a friend who can’t dream and has never been able to do so.