Space Painting

Check out these space painting artists’ wild creative processes.  

Space Painting uses some interesting techniques.

Spacepainter uses spray paint, pot lids and magazine pages to make amazing space art.  He seems to have arrived at a real technique for creating various space effects, including planets, mountains, and even waterfalls.

Look easy?  Try it!  I can’t figure out exactly how he does it.

Now watch the one-minute version.

Ah, this one reveals Spacepainter’s space painting secret! He wears a respirator.

This space scene painter Matt Sorensen uses a lot of FLAMES!

Even MORE flames with Matt Sorensen! Not sure what the first scenes have to do with painting but a real “warm up” if you know what I mean.

What do you think of this kind of Space Art?  Do these space painters make it look too easy?  Would you be more impressed with the results if they hid their creative secrets and pretended that it took days of hard work?

However they do it, I stand in awe of space artists who bring the uncanny and strange to life.

As Earth’s astronomers discover hundreds of alien worlds we need space painting to transform the raw telescopic data about far away planets into real vistas of the bizarre Universe that surrounds us.

Have you ever considered learning how to paint fantastic lands, celestial objects, or science fiction scenes?  

Games, films, magazines and books need talented artists to bring supernatural visions to life.  

I LOVE this kind of art and have always envied artists with the talent to transform a blank canvas into a mind-bending fantasy, science fiction or space painting.  

Here are some cool books on drawing fantastic architecture, space painting of real planets, and how to create science fiction art.

A Simple Equation

photo of a wine glass with sand for investment guideThe power of budgeting is the power to decide between two paths.  

One path goes to financial freedom, the other heads downhill to increasing misery.

The two paths diverge more than you might think.

A glass half full is about the same as a glass half empty.  It’s a little different with money.

When you earn a dollar, you pay taxes on that dollar, which means you keep, say, 75 cents.

When you borrow a dollar, say on a credit card, you pay interest on that dollar until you pay it back.  You pay back dollars from those with 75 cents left over from taxes.

It’s a double whammy.  Spending a dollar that you don’t have is worse that spending a dollar.

But when you SAVE a dollar before taxes, you keep . . . a dollar!

The dollar that escapes interest charges and taxes is special.  You have wrested it free from the tax man and the creditor.

When you save that dollar in a 401K, you don’t have to pay taxes on your gains.  You keep your cake and a little bit of frosting that gets thicker over time.

The difference between spending more than you earn and saving more than you spend is more different than most people appreciate.

I learned this lesson years ago from this book.

I promise you, the price of this little, funny book will pay you back many times over.

Funny Amazon Customer Book Reviews

Looking for some joke Amazon reviews?  

Check out what the customers have to say about these two weird books.Book cover of Outlook for Wood Toilet Seats in China

From the author, “In order to estimate the latent demand for wood toilet seats across the regions and cites of Greater China, I used a multi-stage approach.” 

When I hear the terms “multi-stage approach” and “wood toilet seats” in the same sentence, my interest is piqued.

But it gets better.

“In particular, there is an assumption governing the shape and type of aggregate latent demand functions.”

When it comes to wood toilet seats “aggregate latent demand functions”  sounds pretty serious.  And it is!  

I you live in China, you may not have realized the magnitude of your latent demand or the likelihood that YOU may soon get a Wooden Toilet Seat!

The reviews of this book are lighthearted and funny.  

Click the graphic, check out the reviews, get the book, and keep it in your bathroom for those days when you need a little extra time.

Then, just when you thought you had every book you needed, along comes this blockbuster.  A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates

Savor the hilarious reviews and then enjoy your own copy of A Million Random Digits.  Read just one a day and that will keep you occupied for 2,737 years!

Bonus:  Includes 100,000 Normal Deviates.  If you’re a normal deviate, see if your name appears!

Looking for odd Amazon products with weird photos?

Or just some funny photos?

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