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Triptych In Red              BJHC 2017


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Think As A Princess Would

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A princess floated

her crown resting on a paper boat

she made

out into the waves

past the sea-foam

then the jelly fish

the sun rose high in the sky

as she walked back

past sand dollars

to her castle

the sun went down

the sun came up

she combed her braids

laced them with ribbons

and walked to the beach

a coffee cup warmed her palm

there next to the  chair in the sand

was her crown…Sitting on a soggy sea weed covered boat

she put it on

it glistened with salt

as she sipped

whipped cream pressed on her lips

and she thought.


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Art 2

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Diego Rivera and Georgia Okeeffe

Self-portrait with Broad-Brimmed Hat, 1907, 84.5 × 61.5 cm. Museo Dolores Olmedo

En el Arsenal detail, 1928 Diego Rivera

Pineapple Bud, 1939, oil on canvas Georgia Okeeffe

Portrait of Adolfo Best Maugard, 1913, 227.5 × 161.5 cm. Museo Nacional de Arte

Georgia O’Keeffe, Ram’s Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills, 1935, The Brooklyn Museum

Detail of Man, Controller of the Universe, fresco at Palacio de Bellas Artes showing Leon Trotski, Friedrich Engels, andKarl M


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What is the difference between a selfie and a portrait a well-known form of expression in the art world? You need to add a bit of wit and spirit to the depiction and …..viola it is art!

























I have an idea!!!


Self Portrait BJHC 2016



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Flash Story Challenge ! Bells In The Forest

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Pam looked to the side of the path she was on in her local forest of choice and noticed a tiny fairy sitting on a rock doing her nails.  At least it appeared to be a fairy.  It had transaparent wings that fluttered every so often. It had a pink jacket on and maroon velvet pants. The shoes it wore were gold and curled up ending with a silver bell that tinkled as it recrossed it’sr legs. Pam stopped walking to get a better look. when ….. 


You finish the story in 200 words or less-

Good Luck!!


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Collage in Green

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BJHC 2015


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Painting, Portraits And Ethics

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Painting is an art, but art is also a business, and if you are hired to do a portrait of someone then it is up to you, as an artist for hire, to do your best- to provide the service you were paid for.

Now if you are painting for your own expression then all bets are off your work is your own, sometimes even you don’t know where your work will take you.

I think it was ridiculous to put in the painting an aside/reference to an event in that sitter’s life that they themselves would dislike, and then when no one noticed it, to bring up the hidden reference yourself! It  is a definite no no in the artist’s book of ethics!!

If I were Clinton I would put the picture in a shredder and hire someone else to redo the portrait  !!!!!!

Perhaps something in the rose garden with buddy !


Painter Nelson Shanks, the artist who created the 2005 portrait of former President Bill Clinton hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., says he included a reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal in …USA Today · 3/4/2015


Shredding is allowed look under the chapter miscellaneous, then the section- tom foolery…..



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