Nick Cave, Danny Elfman, Mark Mothersbaugh and other musicians sing Daisy Daisy

Animator Mark Ryden has asked various music types to sing Daisy Daisy for an album – The Gay Nineties, after the 1890s music hall style – which will dedicate the proceeds to charity. Have a look at a few of the videos below:

Nick Cave:

Mark Mothersbaugh:

Katy Perry:

Scarling:

Tyler the Creator

Danny Elfman:

Truus de Groot:

Kirk Hammett

Ken the Magic Corner God

 

A disturbing puppet show on being creative

Hello! I’m not very well at the moment and unable to sit at the desk too long (dry your eyes my little slices of pepperoni).

In the meantime here’s a puppet/animation film called Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared to inspire you to great heights of creativity, and it comes with a scary bit at the end so everyone’s a winner.

The very colourful and surreal art of Rachel Maclean

I finished writing my book today, what joy! Perhaps I will start a cult and murder my followers as celebration. Or convince them to insert bread rolls somewhere unpleasant.

Anyway…I would like to share this post of art by Scottish lady Rachel Maclean. I watched her short films and there is something revoltingly wonderful about the phantasmagoria. Enjoy!Rachel-Maclean-Lolcats-still

Outdoor art exhibition in Regent’s Park, London

A friend of mine was wandering through the park in October when she happened upon this fantastic outdoor exhibition. More than one of them gave me ideas for creativeness and I’m sure they will do the same for you. I could be wrong but as far as I can gather it was the Frieze Art Fair, more info here.

She took a few snaps and here they are.

First here is a wibbly wall declaring that The Landscape is Moving:landscape-is-moving

Next here’s a wooden face viewed from the front:Wooden face 2

Now from the side:Wooden face

Here’s a ton of mushrooms things:Mushrooms

This is apparently a concrete block from the inside of a shed:inside-of-a-shed

Lastly the favourite of both of us, a VIP door that leads to…who knows:VIP

Weekly Weird Art: Rafał Olbiński

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By Sam Reeve

Rafal Olbinski is a Polish illustrator and painter. His work is not unlike that of the famed surrealist René Magritte, and Olbinski lists him, among many others, as an influence.

Olbinksi has lived in the USA since 1981, and now teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. You can find more of his work here.

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Odd Art News: A mysterious Oklahoma monument, museum of bad art and a sculpture made of chewing gum

Art is in the eye of the beholder. I like to think that if a person decides to make art and then does something, that’s precisely what they’re doing. No big guidelines, no list of rules (man!). It just depends on whether the result is your cup of tea.

Therefore technically performance art is occurring at my house every day. Seriously, come and see, the Dance of the Towels was a particularly beautiful piece.

So here’s a quick news roundup of odd art I spied today, follow the links for more joy.

A monument to Azathoth, HP Lovecraft’s ‘God of Chaos,’ appeared overnight in front of a restaurant in the Paseo Arts District of Oklahoma in August.

One legged babies and sculptures made of chewing gum. Yum yum! Have a look at the oddest sculptures conceived.

You might get thrown out if you're caught nibbling. I'll still try though
You might get thrown out if you’re caught nibbling. I’ll still try though

This makes me both happy and sad. The Museum of Bad Art has put ‘so bad they’re good’ pieces on display, though in my opinion no art of any kind will ever replace The Room‘s ultimate position as Worst Ever Anything.  Anyone wanting to see more can skim through this best of collection of photos from the unfortunate museum pieces. Here’s my personal favourite: museum-bad-art-painting

Well, there we go. Try not to weep at the beauty and I shall see you next time.

Ballerina dances on a knife edge

Have a look below at a clip of a video installation by artist Javier Pérez. Follow this link for more info and some amazing pictures. Ballerina Amélie Ségarra dances en pointe literally on a knife’s edge. Pretty and scary, like me on a good day.

DIY apothecary table

One of my favourite blogs The Year of Halloween alerted me to this DIY apothecary table on blog Seeing Things That Aren’t Really There.

Here’s the blog link on Year of Halloween (tell me if this gets confusing. It’s like the quest within a quest on those adventure games where I was always commanding my character to wee on the wizard, which was always met with “request not understood.”

And here is the link on Seeing Things That Aren’t Really Therediy-soda-bell-jars-by-mj-girling-of-seeing-things