Google honors German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle with a doodle depicting the solar system and a giant telescope. on 23 September 1846, with the assistance of student Heinrich Louis d’Arrest, was the first person to view the planet Neptune, and know what he was looking at.
I’ve always believed that cake makers are artisans in their own right. The cake itself needs to be done with accuracy, the measurement of ingredients, the pans used, the heat of the oven should all be right to make a perfect cake. The icing that goes with the cake should also be chosen well to match the cake’s taste. And there are so many to choose from…the cake maker also needs to execute making the icing perfectly…to get the right texture and a taste that will not overpower the cake. Then there are the flowers, design ideas and toppers…let’s focus on wedding cake toppers.
It takes a skilled hand to create cake toppers that are of that size above (actual size). Yet, a cake maker can do them with prominent details. from the hair to the eyes, even from the dress to those little flowers; you’d see they were made with precision. What about cake toppers that are customized to look like the groom and bride? Awesome.
Customized cake topper *google image*
There are regular and bobblehead personalized cake toppers which are really cute and would make your guests giggle. These toppers may cost more than the regular ones and why not, hand-made to look like the couple on their wedding day? That’s art!
Grandmaster of Origami, Akira Yoshizawa gets a nod from google with today’s doodle. Yohizawa -san has created 50,000 origami models (of which I can perhaps only do 3 , lol). Origami, the art of paper folding, has fascinated my kids and I since and once in a while we would make a few and learn some more.
Below is a picture frame I hanged by our door, I placed paper cranes that I received from Japanese friends during an international convention. On the right are some of my daughters folded papers, a crane, a frog and a paper ball which she took fascination on lately.
Why I’ve just started sending out and receiving postcards? I don’t know. I’ve been running an irregular photo-postcard meme since 2009, I get them printed out and sent to really a very few people. Now I’ve a longer list in my address book and I’m glad that I did…I’m receiving postcards too which in a way helps the post office around here as well.
Above is a postcard I received today from Chris. It’s a painting entitled Balut Vendor by Vicente Manansala, a cubist painter and illustrator and a National Artist of the Philippines in Visual Arts. Balut is a delicacy in the Philippines and other Southeast nations, it’s a fertilized duck embryo that is boiled alive and eaten in the shell. My description stops there as I haven’t eaten it, for lack of interest then and for biblical reasons now. That aside, I’m fan of local artists and I miss visiting galleries or covering art competitions and interviewing artists. So I’m really happy that I got a painting postcard!
Anyway, because of this, I got an idea for other postcards that I’d be printing. Thanks Chris!
If there’s one good thing about being late in an appointment, it would be that you have almost an hour to spend going around the city. That’s what happened to my son and I. We arrived 6 minutes late for our Salt-grotto session so we were put on the next hour. We wandered around the streets which I haven’t explored until then and went back to the building for our session 10 minutes before the agreed hour. (Just making sure we won’t be late this time.)
The area were full of art galeries and clothing/shoes shops mostly on sale! I enjoyed window shopping, teehee. Never really bought anything since I didn’t have money except for a few coins. I also left my card at home. (The beauty of transportation in this city is we’ve paid our ticket for the whole year so I don’t have to worry about fare.)
So there, I saw this painting from one of the galleries – it was hanging across the door so I got a clear shot. I posted the other photo on my city blog, it’s colorful in its own right. Happy weekend!