On This Day in History: Sliced Bread

“It’s the best thing since sliced bread!” is a modern saying.  But where does it come from?

“Otto Frederick Rohwedder was an American inventor and engineer who created the first automatic bread-slicing machine for commercial use. It was first used by the Chillicothe Baking Company.”


Since then, we have seen pre-sliced bread in so many recipes and favorite meals.

I love grilled cheese and tuna sandwiches.  What about you?


Team New Jersey Takes Home the Gold in More Ways than One at the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games!

First of all, I would like to congratulate ALL of the champions who have participated in this national event. I was at the Opening Ceremonies on June 15th, where law enforcement representatives and athletes from throughout the United States, who ran together for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, brought the Flame of Hope to light the cauldron at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  It was spectacular!

Special Olympics 2014 USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run: The Flame of Hope is Lit.

Special Olympics 2014 USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run: The Flame of Hope is lit.

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The Requited – A Look at the Unusual Art of Danny Quirk

The Requited on Behance

“The Requited” © Danny Quirk

I saw this photo in my Facebook News Feed today and it intrigued me, so I looked it up. Originally, I thought that the couple in the painting was pregnant and that the butterflies coming out of her belly represented the life cycle, but I was wrong. It turns out that this painting is only a part of a series of paintings that represent a love story.

Each photo  in this set has a symbol in it.  I think it is truly amazing and awe-inspiring.


This project was published on Bēhance, an online platform from Adobe that is designed for artists to showcase their creative work and get it discovered, on January 17, 2012, by Danny Quirk.  He specializes in photorealistic watercolors, painting, and the things the camera cannot see.  The “hidden eye”.   His photos are perceived to be a bit dark, but they are really about exploration.  He is best known for his series entitled ‘Anatomical Self-Dissections‘.

What the artist says about the series.

The piece was done as a sequential series, depicting the journey of love from rejection to reciprocation, based off personal accounts.

His career really took off after he painted his girlfriend like a zombie for Halloween one year.  That was his first ever body painting.  He describes the process he uses on IFLScience.

Watch Danny Quirk as he goes through the process of creating an anatomical dissection body painting.


"Laminectomy Labeled" - Danny Quirk Artwork

“Laminectomy Labeled”- This was the finished image, labeled and cleaned up, turning a body painting into a medical illustration without even breaking the skin! Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/amazing-anatomical-body-art#tCoKOuv2zHPXbhCi.99


For more information and more interesting paintings to browse through, check these out:


Danny Quirk (DannyArtQuirk) on Twitter

Danny Quirk on Behance

Danny Quirk Artwork | Facebook

Danny Quirk Artwork by dannyquirkartwork – Tumblr

Danny Quirk | Med in ArtMed in Art

Danny Quirk


Should We Use Body Painting to Teach Anatomy? | Science 

Danny Quirk – Huffington Post

Amazing Anatomical Body Art

Danny Quirk: Anatomical Self-Dissections

Hey, I can see straight through you! – Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Danny Quirk Is Changing The Way Anatomy Is Taught In Some Schools

Danny Quirk Dissects the Human Body

Graphic artist creates astonishing body art that appears more than skin deep


Danny Quirk on Etsy

Danny Quirk | Street Anatomy Gallery Store


Google+ Celebrates April Fools in a Hoffsome Way

The following set of photos were taken on a beautiful day on April 1st, 2014.  But, of course, I only took one.

Google+ Celebrates April Fools in a Hoffsome Way

David Hasselhoff likes my Starbucks Macchiato.

Definitely Hoffsome!

This photo depicts my Iced Starbucks Macchiato and David Hasselhoff, “The Hoff”, of Knight Rider and Baywatch fame.

I had no idea about this April Fools prank until I had a look at my Google Photos’ Auto Awesome folder on Apr 16, 2014.

For more information on this craziness, check out what Google had to say on their official blog.

Google+ Celebrates April Fools in a Hoffsome Way.  My Starbucks Macchiato.

My Starbucks Macchiato before Google’s Auto Awesome feature put The Hoff’s face on it.

Better late than never. 🙂