Twin Brazilian street artists Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, collectively known as Os Gêmeos (previously featured here), just completed this awesomely huge, vibrant and detailed piece covering six towering silos on Granville island in Vancouver, Canada for the Vancouver Biennale. These massive Giants are the brothers’ largest work to date.They spent three months painting the 75-foot-tall industrial towers in their distinctive colorful style, full of smaller hidden characters. A successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign helped the brothers cover the expenses needed to complete this non-profit public art project.
The twins spent the final days adding numerous details to their characters – pockets, stitches, buttons, shoes, fabric patterns, all by using lots of bright colors and by painting more and more signature yellow faces. Using the architecture of the silos, the giants are all kneeling with four of them facing one way, and the other two facing the other way, giving the finished work a full 360 degree identity.
Why Alysia Montano wears a flower in her hair during every race.
Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.
As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.
The flower remains Montano’s trademark even though her opponents are now world-class female middle-distance runners.
"The flower to me means strength with femininity," Montano said in June after winning the 800 at the U.S. Olympic trials. "I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong."
Definition of flower power
Been reading everything I can find on pregnancy and conception. It’s all so confusing! We are literally a one in a million miracle. Can’t wait to create our own little miracle.
I’m already hating this 2 week wait. Can check around the 13th of September! I may go nuts
Don’t stress you body needs to be balanced and calm. You were born to do this :)
This is me 7 weeks after the accident, able to walk but only with crutches; when I first got here, nobody knew or thought I was going to live, never mind walk again. I am only able to put a little bit of weight down on my right leg but I have worked damn hard and gone through hell to get where I am. My physio therapist didn’t think Id be as far along as I am for another 3 to 4 months from now; he calls me a medical miracle.
Miracle. Life is limitless
Yesterday was 6 years clean and sober and one of my best friends sent me this of her darling baby and it’s one of the best gifts ever. @readerrabbit83 #babygirl #perfect #adorable #beautiful #sober #recovery #niece #lu #miracle