I promised I’d eventually upload all of this comic, and what better day than Free Comic Book Day? :D If you get this from me at cons and stuff, you’ll still get a sample of the tea featured in the comic, or, you know. You can just buy a whole bag of it on Adagio (it’s got Earl Grey Moonlight, Chestnut, Vanilla, and Cinnamon and is pretty darn delicious.)
Japanese sculptor and illustrator Maico Akiba created an awesome series of sculptures entitled SEKAI, which means “world.” Each beautiful piece depicts an animal with a miniature ecosystem growing on its back, complete with tiny people and remnants of human civilization, such as utility poles, power lines, and buildings that have been reclaimed by nature.
In 1877, settling in the Nouvelle Athènes area, Claude Monet asked for permission to work in the Gare Saint-Lazare that marked its boundary on one side. Indeed, this was an ideal setting for someone who sought the changing effects of light, movement, clouds of steam and a radically modern motif. From there followed a series of paintings with different viewpoints including views of the vast hall. In spite of the apparent geometry of the metallic frame, what prevails here is really the effects of colour and light rather than a concern for describing machines or travellers in detail. Certain zones, true pieces of pure painting, achieve an almost abstract vision.
“You can hear the trains rumbling in, see the smoke billow up under the huge roofs….That is where painting is today….Our artists have to find the poetry in train stations, the way their fathers found the poetry in forests and rivers” - Emile Zola about Monet’s paintings.
This station is so more beautiful on Monet’s paintings