Discoveries: Shadow Doodles by Vincent Bal

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Vincent Bal looks at shadows from a different perspective. His drawings turn the shadows of everyday items into something quite different. Below are just a few of my favorites.

An apple core becomes an owl:

Instagram Vincent Bal Apple Core

Vincent Bal at Instagram.

A glass of merlot turns into a UFO abduction scene:

Instagram Vincent Bal UFO

Vincent Bal at Instagram.

And a bulb of garlic bears an uncanny resemblance to E.T.:

Instagram Vincent Bal Garlic ET

Vincent Bal at Instagram.

Visit Bal’s Instagram or Etsy shop for more!

Found via Good Stuff Happened Today.

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

Random Beauty: A Pink July Sunset

Ahem Ahem!, Random Beauty

Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year, but summer is great, too. A case in point: a July sunset near our house from a few years ago:

July Sunset

Isn’t it amazing? I find the pink cloud cover turning gradually to purple especially striking.

In business-related news, I’m taking a few days off to attend my cousin’s wedding. My Etsy shop is in vacation mode for the duration, and instead of a fresh post, I’ll be reblogging from my hobby blog Co-Geeking on Monday.

Random Beauty: Rainbow with Dark Clouds

Random Beauty

As you most likely know, tomorrow is the election day for the 45th President of the United States.

Rainbow w Dark Clouds

This cycle has been not only ugly, it has been vicious. I have thoughts, but since I barely understand the electoral system here, I’ll not embarrass myself publicly. I will be glad that it’ll be over, and that’s a huge understatement!

I do have to say this: NO to racism. NO to sexism and misogyny. NO to homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia.

Random Beauty: Fog Fingers in California

Random Beauty

Italian photographer Lorenzo Montezemolo took this shot of fog slowly rolling over the landscape in Marin County, California:

Lorenzo Montezemolo Marin County CA fog

Fog fingers, Marin County, California. Lorenzo Montezemolo.

The view is from Mt. Tamalpais. Montezemolo used a three-minute exposure for stunning effect. Breathtakingly beautiful.

Found via Colossal.

P.S. Tomorrow I’m having a follow-up round of medical diagnostics. I’d appreciate good thoughts my way.