Yearly Archives: 2010

A Good Buzz

Beekeeping has some sweet benefits—the most obvious being honey and then there’s the pollination perks of a plentiful garden.  In fact, bees help grow a third of our food, so when you keep them near your plants, you’re bound to see the payoffs in fruits and vegetables.  And beekeepers say the hobby nourishes them in…

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I Hate to Burst Your Bubble

Jamie Marraccini must be a teacher’s worst nightmare.  Not only does he chomp gum regularly, he’s always sticking it to inanimate objects. But he has a good excuse; he’s a professional Gum Artist.  The Virginia native does things to Bubbalicious that would make even the strictest of disciplinarians soften.  Check out his work here. And right…

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Thunder Mountain Monument, Imlay, NV

(Editor’s Note: Story compiled from a 2008 interview with Daniel Van Zant) Thunder Mountain Monument rises like a bizarre mirage in the middle of silence and desert, 2 hours east of Reno in the land where they say VW vans come to die. The 80-foot petrified carcass of rusty cars and eroding statues has survived alongside…

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Contortionist Fleeky Flanco, San Francisco

“People are so wrapped up in being people that they forget they can be so many other things. Being human doesn’t mean anything. Think of how much more interesting it would be if people sometimes saw themselves as unicorns,” says Fleeky Flanco who makes a living transforming himself into other shapes. Literally. Fleeky is a professional contortionist….

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Podcast on Ross I. Sheehan’s Copper Sculpture

On the Detour talks with sculptor Ross I. Sheehan about his latest body of copper sculptures and his recent open studio. Sheehan takes us inside his cavernous garage studio and fills us in on everything from constructing the pieces to where he gets his ideas. To learn more about Ross I. Sheehan’s sculptures visit: www.sheehanfineart.com

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