1) Carl Warner’s inventive, whimsical landscapes have led to comparisons with the 16th century Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The reason? The scenes are made entirely from food.

From a slide-show on the Guardian:



Fishcape Landscape

Cowboy Valley.

Carl at work.

2) RIP Solomon Burke

“Everybody Needs Somebody To Love” from 2003

From the New York Times:


“Solomon Burke, a singer whose smooth, powerful articulation and mingling of sacred and profane themes helped define soul music in the early 1960s, died on Sunday at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. He was 70 and lived in Los Angeles.”

“An ordained minister, licensed mortician, resourceful entrepreneur and champion raconteur, Mr. Burke inspired almost as much amazement with his offstage persona as he did with his music. A biography on his Web site says that he had 21 children, 90 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. “I got lost on one of the Bible verses that said, ‘Be fruitful and multiply,’ ” he once said. “I didn’t read no further.” 

No said it better, and, with 21 children, live by these words more, “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love’ – from 2003:

Who is someone you know/knew, from outside your family, who lives/lived life to its fullest?