Jan van Goyen settled in The Hague, where he painted mostly landscapes, favouring the canals, villages and countryside of the area. He was rather prolific but his works rarely achieved high prices. To make them more cost effective to produce, he used inexpensive pigments and used them sparingly. He also added to his income by dabbling in art dealing, auctioneering and dealing in tulips and property! Despite his creativity, he ended up in great debt.
Wut? Who’s this on my tumblr?
The Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea).
Kids Telling Dirty Jokes
Kids Telling Dirty Jokes is our new series that features tiny comedians we found on Craigslist. This episode stars Gigi, an adorable straightlaced kid whose parents forced her to say filthy jokes on camera for a little bit of money.
Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov shoots incredibly beautiful photographs of snowflakes using an ingenious and inexpensive DIY camera
From the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship come these awesome photos of a Van Cat and a fox in Turkey who appear to have become best friends. Living in eastern Turkey on the shores of Lake Van (a saltwater lake and the largest lake in Turkey), these two furry chums are often seen playing together.
"According to local fishermen, the pair were first seen together when they shared some fish left over from the fisherman. They soon began to play together and it has now been over a year since they began this unusual friendship."
[via Design You Trust]
Must/want to read…
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