St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of one of Ireland's patron saints, St. Patrick (a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland) and recognition of Irish. The first celebration of Saint Patrick's Day in the 13 colonies took place in Boston, Massachusetts in 1737. Modern celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, Irish traditional music sessions, eating and drinking green coloured food and beverages, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.
Paint It Green! Add green to anything related to St. Patrick's Day. Create images of recognizable scenes or objects (cityscapes, people, animals, products, etc.) are some examples. Making it specific to St. Patrick's Day is a plus!
For some inspiration from the Masters, check out funkwood's all green all the time† "Fiddler's Den", and then there's the disgustingly Awesome† "Irish Green Moldy Cheeseburger", by LunaC , and last but not least Hitspinner's Smokin' Hot †"Charlie Sheen Leprechaun in Columbia" Many thanks to Cosmix for the themepost.
March 14 is the international Pi Day when math enthusiasts around the wold celebrate the famous constant Pi, equal to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The reason Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 is because its first 3 digits are 3.14 (Pi = 3.1415926535...) March 14 also happens to be Albert Einstein's birthday. Pi is an irrational number, meaning that the sequence of its decimal digits continues to infinity without repeating itself.
The favorite way of celebrating Pi Day among geeks are eating a pie while reciting the first hundred digits of Pi. Many thanks to Swashbuckle for the themepost.
To welcome the upcoming Pi Day, show how life would be different if Pi ruled the world. Some examples are - photoshop objects and animals shaped as Pi, show Pi in movies and paintings, etc.
Some Pi favorites to inspire are: Funkwood's "Apple Pi",
Xaos54's "Neon Pi On the Wall", and
Carl3's "The Magic Bong From Planet Arous"
There are few things as publicly humiliating as falling on your face in the middle of the street. There are also few things as funny as looking at pictures of such graceless individuals. Circle of life, Hakuna Matata: One manís burden is anotherís LOL of the day. Image Credit: Timothy Clary/Staff
Photoshop this photo of 5th Avenue Ice Trip any way you wish.
March 8 is the International Women's Day (IWD), widely celebrated in Eastern Europe and post-Soviet countries like Russia, where it is an official holiday. Surprisingly, the first IWD was observed in 1909 in the United States when women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.
To celebrate the International Women's Day, turn any male celebrities or politicians into women. Here's a good example, "Madame Harrison Ford" by opcrom. Please Note: Limit 3 Entries Per Player. Many thanks to hobbit90 for the themepost.
March 6th is the birthday of Michelangelo born 1475 in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany. Michelangelo was without doubt one of the most inspirational and talented artists in modern history. He was the first artist who was recognized during his life time as the western world underwent what was perhaps the most remarkable period of change since the decline of the Roman Empire. He was one of the leading lights of the Italian Renaissance, he manage to combine his high level of technical competence and his rich artistic imagination to produce the perfect High-Renaissance blend of aesthetic harmony and anatomical accuracy in his works. The Renaissance saw changes in all aspects of life and culture, with dramatic reforms sweeping through the worlds of religion, politics, and scientific belief. Together with†Leonardo Da Vinci, the two stood out as strong and mighty-personalities with two irreconcilably opposed attitudes to art , yet with a bond of deep understanding between them. Many thanks to groundzero for the themepost.†
Show how Michelangelo's masterpieces would change if he created them these days. For a good source of his artworks, click Michelangelo Famous Works. The contest blast from the past are Funkwood's †"Alien Statue of David" and Xaos54 's hilarious †"Statue of David Car Freshener"
For this contest we continue with "News In Pictures", where you choose a news story and photoshop it. Image credit: (Melina Mara/The Washington Post Via Getty Images)
Create images of something topical that happened in the news recently. It can be any news story you wish, but try to make it current. If you would like to link to your news story, you should use this format to make a link:
Keep the BLACK as is, replace GREEN with the link, and replace the RED with the news story title. PLEASE NOTE: LIMIT 3 ENTRIES PER PLAYER. For more on the "Prison Bound" Michael Cohen theme-post image story CLICK HERE
Roger Daltrey, founding member of The Who, will be 75 on March 1st. Roger first assembled the group that would become The Who in 1961. In those days Roger, whose daytime job was working in a sheet metal factory, even made the bandís guitars, and it was his energy and ambition that drove the group during their formative years. That same energy, coupled with his unwavering resolve, has sustained the group during periods of uncertainty ever since. Image credit: (William Snyder/Trinifold)
The Who's 2019 will include their first new LP in 13 years and a U.S. tour with local symphonies. To mark the 75th birthday of Roger Daltrey, photoshop him any way you wish. Please Note: Limit 3 Entries Per Player.
Harry Houdini, born as Erik Weisz March 24,†1874 the sone of a rabbi, was the worldís most celebrated magician who enthralled audiences through his daring and unbelievable escape feats. Among his fantastic stunts, his underwater box escape was considered as one of his most remarkable tricks ever performed. A master of illusion, he could extricate himself form assorted locked containers, prison cells, and airtight coffins. His other prominent acts included Daily Mirror challenge, milk can escape, Chinese water torture cell, and buried alive stunt. Also a passionate aviator, he bought his own aircraft and became the first person to fly a plane in Australia. He died at age 52 from complications of a ruptured appendix.
Houdini lived during the age of B&W photographs, and there are numerous B&W photos of him. To pay tribute to Harry, take any black and white image of Houdini and colorize it. For more on the life of Harry Houdini click this LINK