I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life. Dr.Seuss

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Encyclopaedia Artichokistania (7)





A bored girl is waiting while her mother talks for ages with a neighbour ... none of children like to listen to the serious talks of the adults. They don't care. Even if you're in the middle of a sentence, they'll walk away when they get bored or are just tired of listening.

Notice the brick-like pattern on their clothes : this is a traditional folk costume from northern part of Artichokistan. It recalls an ancient story when a mother talked and talked too long, she forgot to take care of her child and finally she was found fossilized ....

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Encyclopaedia Artichokistania (6)


The ruler of streams and rivers of Artichokistan aka TFGCB

The Flying Golden Crown Bird is the child of Avis and Corona, the youngest of his siblings to be born, through according to old myths this bird was ejected out from the beak of an ancient bird, often called, among the historians, as  NYIFAB (not yet identified flying ancient bird).

The bird is frequently depicted by Artichokistan artists in one of two poses: sitting on the branch gazing basically to the left or - surprisingly - to the right. The mysterious carvings visible in the background reveal some of the secrets of this ancient ruler.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Encyclopaedia Artichokistania (5)


Mensurae  triangulum 

The leaves are ruler-shaped, often with centimeter indications. These plants used to be very common nearby schools, today however pretty rare. The mathematician students are picking the leaves for school use (mainly by students studying geometry). The flowers are red, sometimes with a white stripe and blooming from August to September.

Some leaves have bevelled edge and so-called ink edge. Rare forms also with protractor-like leaves.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Encyclopaedia Artichokistania (4)


Flagus hollandii is the name of these flagsplants (they belong to the family of Flagaceae).  Very common species found on whole Dutch territory along the rivers and ditches. The flowers are being massively picked to decorate houses and streets during the celebrations. Approx. 3 meters high. Each country has similar plants, however, the colors of the flowers are different.

The sailors brought these plants into the other countries in the 16th and 17th century.