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Artist creates amazing polymer clay art depicting landscapes, animals, and figures

Alisa Lariushkina holding one of her framed polymer clay art

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This artist from Gothenburg, Sweden, uses polymer air-dry clay to make the most mesmerizing art pieces.

Alisa Lariushkina’s works of art are inspired by famous painters such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Using Japanese air-dry clay, Alisa makes depictions of landscapes, animals, flowers, and more.Instagram

Considering how excellent her works are, you would be surprised to know that Alisa is actually a self-taught artist. She has been working with air-dry polymer clay for about six years now using her own technique.

Alisa Lariushkina’s polymer clay art

“Each piece of clay I form with my hands and then glue the pieces together,” she tells Modern Met. “I make figures, ornaments basically in animal theme, and also recently I started making framed landscapes.”

Instead of strokes on a plain canvas, Alisa uses her sculpting tools to shape colorful polymer pieces into wavy and swirling lines. She then packs these elements together, creating a dense layout full of texture.

Some of her framed landscapes are based on well-known paintings. The rest are her original designs inspired by natural surroundings and photography.

Alisa has an exceptional talent for transforming real-life scenery into textured dreamscapes. She recreates outdoor places using her signature style, where clouds become solid white dollops and flowers become coils of clay.Instagram

This artist regularly shares her art and how she makes them on her Instagram, and her fans just couldn’t get enough of her genius. Here are some of the comments they left on her posts.

“So beautiful Alisa!! I’ve never seen anything like this before, and I absolutely love your process videos, they’re so relaxing to watch.”

“I came across your page yesterday, I am in awe of your work it is ALL just breathtaking.”

“I ADORE your technique and concept on your pieces!!”

Luckily, you can own one (or more) of these gorgeous creations.

Alisa’s artworks are available for purchase in her Etsy shop. In a recent announcement on the platform, she said she tries to update her shop with at least one new landscape per month.

Alisa’s schedule is jampacked as she is currently busy working on custom orders. So if you want to order one, you’d have to wait until July.

She wrote: “If you’d like something similar to my previous works and request a custom order please come in July. Due to the amount of work and the fact that I’m moving soon I recommend everyone to come in July! Thank you!!”

Check out the gallery below to see more of Alisa’s beautiful clay art.

Starry Night

Alisa Lariushkina’s polymer clay art

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Two Sparrows

Alisa Lariushkina’s polymer clay art

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A Pearl On The Beach

Alisa Lariushkina’s polymer clay art

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Ornament Trio

Alisa Lariushkina’s polymer clay art

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Underwater Scenery

Alisa Lariushkina’s polymer clay art

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Cat Brooch

Alisa Lariushkina’s polymer clay art

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Pastel Landscape

Alisa Lariushkina’s polymer clay art

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Van Gogh’s Cypresses

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Blues And Greens

Alisa Lariushkina’s polymer clay art

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Swirling Clouds

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Alisa Lariushkina’s polymer clay art

Keep up to date with Alisa Lariushkina’s latest projects by following her on Instagram, Pinterest, and DeviantArt.

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Pepe Le Pew Is Officially Canceled, Won't Return in Any New Looney Tunes Projects

Pepe Le Pew Is Officially Canceled, Won’t Return in Any New Looney Tunes Projects

Following reports that Pepe Le Pew was scrubbed from Space Jam 2, it has been revealed that there are no plans to bring him back in any other Looney Tunes projects.

It appears that Pepe Le Pew has officially been canceled, as the controversial cartoon skunk won’t be featured in any upcoming projects in the works at Warner Bros. TV. This week, it was reported that Pepe had been totally scrubbed from his planned scene in Space Jam: A New Legacy and wouldn’t even be making a cameo appearance in the sequel. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that there are no plans for Pepe to return in any other animated movies or TV shows either.

Pepe Le Pew Is Officially Canceled, Won't Return in Any New Looney Tunes Projects

In recent days, Pepe had come under fire in a New York Times opinion piece criticizing the skunk as a character who “normalized rape culture.” The op-ed was penned in the wake of another recent controversy with Dr. Seuss Enterprises pulling six books from publishing due to insensitive imagery. While the article put the spotlight back onto Pepe, word is the decision to “cancel” the skunk was made at Warner Bros. over a year ago.

There was supposed to be a big scene for Pepe in Space Jam 2 before the scene was mixed. Previous director Terence Nance had filmed a live-action scene with singer-actress Greice Santo that would have had the Jane the Virgin star putting Pepe in his place when he tried to hit on her. The scene would have also revealed that Penelope had filed a restraining order against Pepe and LeBron James telling the skunk that he “can’t grab other Tunes without their consent.” Santo is reportedly upset that the scene was axed, feeling that it sent a positive message with Pepe getting his comeuppance. RELATED: LeBron James Was a Big Reason Why Don Cheadle Said Yes to Space Jam 2 https://6262180dd76743eba1b5206a1a80e7f6.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?n=0

Originally voiced by Mel Blanc, Pepe Le Pew first began appearing in cartoons back in 1945. His schtick typically involves trying to seduce Penelope Pussycat, a black feline who accidentally gives herself a white stripe, giving Pepe the impression she is also a skunk. In the classic cartoons, Pepe could be rather forceful with his advances, something that has faced heavy criticism in light of the #MeToo movement. Now, it seems that those in charge at Warner Bros. no longer want the controversial character representing the company in any capacity.

When new director Malcolm D. Lee replaced Nance on Space Jam 2, he saw it necessary to make some other changes beyond leaving Pepe Le Pew on the cutting room floor. Many fans have noticed that Lola Bunny has undergone a makeover to appear more family-friendly, which Lee says was necessary as a kids’ character doesn’t need to be “sexualized.” This decision also generated a lot of backlash online with fans.

Pepe Le Pew Is Officially Canceled, Won't Return in Any New Looney Tunes Projects

While Pepe Le Pew won’t be anywhere to be seen, Space Jam 2 will bring back Lola Bunny, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Tweety Bird, Sylvester Cat, Foghorn Leghorn, and many other Looney Tunes fan favorites. On the live-action side of the cast, LeBron James stars alongside Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Cedric Joe. The movie follows LeBron teaming up with the Tunes to make his way back home after the NBA legend and his son wind up trapped in a virtual space. https://6262180dd76743eba1b5206a1a80e7f6.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?n=0

Pepe Le Pew Is Officially Canceled, Won't Return in Any New Looney Tunes Projects

Space Jam: A New Legacy will release in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16. This news comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter.

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Betty White says ‘sense of humor’ is what keeps her forever young as she prepares for 99th birthday

A young Betty White

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Staying forever young is all about perspective – just take it from Betty White.

Days away from celebrating her 99th birthday, the legendary comedienne revealed her simple yet effective secret to living a long life.

“I don’t like the other side,” White told PEOPLE. “The positive side is a lot more fun.”

White was born on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois. She initially wanted to be a forest ranger, but women weren’t allowed to enter the field at the time.

Decades later, White sort of fulfilled her dream when the U.S. Forest Service made her an honorary first ranger at 88 years old.

Although unable to pursue her desired path, White eventually found success in radio and television. She continues to enjoy an illustrious career spanning over eight decades and counting, winning five Emmy Awards and playing memorable TV roles that endeared her to the nation.

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White is widely known for her role as Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and the good-natured Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls.” She has also appeared in countless talk shows and game shows.

As one of the true pioneers in the entertainment industry, White has become a national treasure so loved and admired by her colleagues and fans.

The years have been definitely kind to her, and White is just grateful.

“I am blessed with good health, so turning 99 is no different than turning 98,” she said.

When asked what keeps her forever young, she had a simple explanation.

“A sense of humor,” she said. “Don’t take yourself too seriously. You can lie to others — not that I would — but you cannot lie to yourself.”Wikimedia Commons

White will have a quiet birthday this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. But although COVID-19 has spoiled her plans to run a mile, the energetic actress has found something better to do.

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, White said she is “working on getting ‘The Pet Set’ re-released” on her birthday.

White hosted the 1971 show, which had 31 episodes and featured celebrities such as Doris Day, Carol Burnett, and Della Reese with their pets – bears, cougars, elephants, gorillas, kangaroos, tigers and zebras – you name it. They talked about all things animals—including wildlife preservation—in the weekly program.

“Betty White’s Pet Set” will be re-released on streaming platforms and DVD on February 23, just in time for its 50th anniversary.

The star has been a long-standing advocate for animals and a staunch supporter of several organizations that aim to protect them. In fact, part of her birthday plans also includes “feeding the two ducks who come to visit me every day.”Wikimedia Commons

A representative for White said she is staying home to protect herself from contracting the deadly virus. No one is allowed in her home “except those who must.”

But once life gets back to normal, White said she is looking forward to “visiting with close friends and bringing food to my animal friends.”

In May, her publicist also said that she is keeping busy and doing well amid the quarantine.

“The animal community is watching over her,” the rep said. “The virus is afraid of Betty!”

White will officially be a centenarian next year, and her simple advice to living a good, long life and staying forever young is this:

“Again, having a sense of humor,” she said. “Just looking at the positive side and not dwelling on the downside. Takes up too much energy being negative. Also having a good agent who keeps me busy all the time.”

Wise words from the legend herself; we’re definitely taking notes. Happy birthday, Betty White!

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Spend hours of your time during quarantine on this trivia website | fox43.com

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Sporcle has trivia games for every category you can think of and it’s all free to play. Author: Jackie De Tore (FOX43) Published: 8:28 AM EDT April 9, 2020

We’re all trying to find things to keep us entertained or maybe just get out minds off of everything COVID-19 related.

There is a website that you can waste hours on.

Sporcle, it’s a trivia website with thousands of quizzes you can take.

Some of my favorites?

Naming all 50 states or naming all of the 45 presidents in less than 10 minutes.

There really is a quiz and category for anyone.

From sports, to movies, books, and music.

Name that tune games are also fantastic time wasters and a trip down memory lane.

Because you have to keep your mind sharp during this pandemic right?

Plus, what else are you going to talk about when we all get to eventually go back to work?

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