This little dog is awesome, but what is he? He appears to be in-bread, but could he actually be some sort of rare pure-bread? There are so many different canine breeds, it’s hard to keep up. But one thing is certain, no matter what sort of dog he is, he’s the toast of the town.
Matt Semke is a self-proclaimed ‘real living artist’. Every day he updates his website with new original (and quite amazing) art. He’s done this for over six years and will continue to do this for the rest of my life.
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Behold the awesomeness that is Minas Tirith, the City of Kings and capital of Gondor in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Iowan artist Pat Acton spent three years and used 420,000 matchsticks, 24,000 small wooden blocks, a careful hand and lots of glue to recreate this awesome matchstick model of the White City. The blocks were used to build Mount Mindolluin, the easternmost peak of the White Mountains, which supports the colossal matchstick structure.
If you’re traveling through Iowa and looking for interesting sights, you can visit Acton’s Matchstick Marvels Museum in Gladbrook, Iowa to view this and other amazing matchstick structures in person. The museum is open 7 days a week from 1-5 pm (April 1 – Nov. 30). However they caution that the museum “is not responsible for injuries suffered from Orcs and Uruk-hai.”
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