Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Little Hump Day Oddity For You

I was directed to the OddityCentral website by one of my friends on Facebook. If you're here for your camel fix, I'm going to suggest you click on that link to see some truly spectacular camel art.

Here's a taste of what you'll find there (photo by Steve Hoge):


WOW! That is some serious shaved-camel art! And the other pics there are just as amazing.

Of course, what's truly amazing is that the camels stood still for it.

Speaking of odd, I was messing around with the scanner, trying to get some good images of the ARC of In a Fix to show someone, and wound up with this:



So now we know what happens when you can't close the lid on the scanner before you scan. I kind of like it, actually. 

What's the most amazing--or the oddest--thing you've seen lately?

20 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I was thinking the same thing -- the camel stood still for this??

Then I thought -- is there some kind of social status involved in your camel's hair cut?

As for that picture, you shouldn't tell us it was an accident. That was seriously on purpose, right?

Linda G. said...

Dianne -- Um...yeah. On purpose. I knew it would...aw, heck. Nope. It was a total accident. I was just trying to get a digital image of the spine, and didn't think my hands would show up like that.

But, um, perhaps my subconscious did? Yeah, that must be it. I have a very creative subconscious.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That camel is impressive. He must be one patient camel.

cool picture. It's very eery. :)

Delia said...

Wow. Coolest camel on the block. Or dune. Whatever, it's cool.

Also, I dig that picture. It has a real Hand of God vibe going. Nice.

Karla Nellenbach said...

nice camel art!

re: in a fix pic: admit it, you have a ghost, and it was trying to carry your book away to all his little ghost friends.

Bess Weatherby said...

Wow. That's a cool picture! And awesome camel as always :)

Anne Gallagher said...

I don't know which pic I like more, the camel or In a Fix. I like the ghostly image. Great job even if it was an accident.

abby mumford said...

that camel art is shaved onto the camel? holy crow! impressive.

that IN A FIX picture? it reminds me of the aura adapting. it's like that moment when she's shifting from one to another. so cool!

Carol Kilgore said...

I love the scanner shot! It's as if the book is being handed to you by the gods. Great spine :)

LD Masterson said...

I hope that camel got some sort of a camel treat for putting up with that. That's worse than people dressing their dogs and cats in silly costumes.

Now you've got me wondering what kind of special effects I could pull off with my scanner.

Patty Blount said...

My son has a thick beard and I'm often tempted to carve a note into it while he sleeps: "Clean room!"

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

Cool camel pic. Totally awesome pic of your book.

Diane Henders said...

Ooh, I like the book pic! I was eager to get it before, but now that it's been recommended by someone from beyond the grave, I'm afraid not to. :-)

And I love the camel art! I can't even imagine putting that kind of time and effort into sculpting a throw rug, let along a living, breathing (and probably irritable) camel.

Teri Anne Stanley said...

Wouldn't it be cool to see someone shave a pretty design in someone's back hair? Okay, maybe not. But seein' as how it's summer, I bet there are a lot of hairy backs out there just waiting to be shaved...

Tracy Jo said...

I love that picture of your book and hands! Way cool!

Patsy said...

I like the scanned image too - not quite in the camel art league though. That really is amazing.

Monica B.W. said...

Oh wow!! I LOVE the scanned image!! :D
But then maybe next time maybe you might want to keep it as a secret, and leave us wondering how on earth did you get such a lovely image!! <3

Al said...

Cool Camel.
The scan image is kind of eerie too.
Not exceedingly amazing but at least a little odd. The old fire station built across the stream at Walhalla (posted about it recently)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Whoa, I didn't realize it was shaved in the camel. Cool.

Michele Shaw said...

That picture of IN A FIX is one of the coolest things I've ever seen!