When boys of the Shan tribe undergo the ritual “Poi Sang Long”, the focal point lies in, what in the Western world would be described as, “feminine values”. They are dressed up in bright colours and adorned with make-up. The aim is to mimic the young Prince Siddhartha before he became Lord Buddha. Even though the purpose of the ritual is to show that the boys are on their way to become mature and responsible men, it is loaded with aesthetic values and free from any physical trials. This is what sets it apart from other typical male rituals. By Ken Bamberg
Fasciation (plant pathology) : Malformation of plant parts resulting from disorganized tissue growth. Specimen found while walking on the dunes at Saint-Georges-de-Didonne in France
If this isn’t an SCP yet it is about to be.
“It is as beautiful as it is rare. A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance.”
Oh my goodness these are gorgeous!… I wonder if I could make something similar in felt…. hmmm…. Where do my exacto knives keep vanishing too!!
Second painting I did recently for my mothers birthday. I will be doing a series similar to this format soon. :)