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Art Piece Of The Day

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Penba Wangdu’s  ” Links Of Origination”  2007

 

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My Art / Writing Work On This Blog

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Now since I have been blogging a while I find that the experimental part of my artistic personality is coming to the fore so  the pieces I present are becoming a step beyond what the regular internet reader might expect, a little more on the extreme ends of a art/ meta presentation.

So travel with me on this journey of self-expression and we will see how it unfolds!!!!

(Remember some experiments will flop some will succeed that is the nature of exploration in any field.)

Matisse

Picasso

BHC

PGM

below 2 pieces by B. Kruger

 

Cezanne of course!

 

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Egyptomania 2010!!!

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I noticed a lot of hits on my Egyptian posts then I realized there are 2 shows going on right now,

TUTANKHAMUN AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE PHARAOHS
 NEW YORK CITY: DISCOVERY TIMES SQUARE EXPOSITION
APRIL 23, 2010 – JANUARY 2, 2011
and

Cleopatra at The Franklin Institute Philadelphia, Pa.

June 5, 2010 – January 2, 2011

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So………………….. in the spirit of all things egyptian, here are 2 DVD recommendations…

both are based Agatha Christie Books,

one recreates, pretty much, the adventure of Howard Carter opening King Tutankhamun’s tomb -(with her own storyline and characters )

The Adventure of The Egyptian Tomb/ Film 1993

 The other is one of my all time favorites,

Death On The Nile / Film 1978,   filled with great 1940’s actors such as Betty Davis and a sweeping scale of egyptian monuments in the background as they are on a cruise down the Nile in the story line – as good as being there!

 

So enjoy and watch with,

Old Fashioned -1920 recipe
2 oz. Whiskey or Bourbon, Splash of Simple Syrup, Bitters & SodaFill rocks glass with ice, Add simple syrup, bitters, liquor & soda, Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.

For Muddled variation: Muddle orange slice & cherry in bottom of rocks, glass, with simple syrup, bitters, add liquor & splash of soda.

I threw this one in because it is a reminder of the time in which egyptomania took place and a great example of pastel application and drawing…love it!

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The Price Of Spunk…

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All these historical figures had spunk…

 

 

MONA LISA -By Da vinci

HELEN OF TROY – By Rosetti

CLEOPATRA – By Waterhouse

AMELIA EARHART –

And as Lou Grant said to Mary..( speaking for many of the male persuasion)

” I hate spunk! “

 

spunk

dictionary results

spunk

[spuhngk]

–noun
1.
pluck; spirit; mettle.
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Poem – ” Sky Based Earth Based “

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SKY BASED – EARTH BASED

 

Sky based

Earth based

tastes great

Sky based

Earth based

something was wasted

Sky based

Earth based

hold tight

let it go

 

two ways

to have your say

 

open

closed

black

white

another fight?

 

no balance.

 

 

 

PEACE

 

 

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Poem – ” Why A Fly “

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WHY A FLY?

 

I pass the door everyday

open

close

open

close-

4 days gone by-

there it sits,

resting next to the screen door

a fly…

wings spread calmy

even when the days are exceedingly balmy—

 

finally, I touch it’s wing -not a twitch

still it sticks to the door-

my little mummified fly I now call… … …  Mitch!

 

why a fly?

 

 

 

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Gallery Chat – Illuminated Manuscripts

 
 

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Let’s take a look at a few illuminated  manuscripts,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there any project that you have taken years to produce /create?

What is the value in spending one’s time in the creative process?

Pick a category of art production and take one month to complete the project…

Expand! 

FROM Wikipedia – Illuminated manuscripts, 

In the strictest definition of illuminated manuscript, only manuscripts with gold or silver, like this miniature of Christ in Majesty from the Aberdeen Bestiary (folio 4v), would be considered illuminated.

An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented by the addition of decoration, such as decorated initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations. In the strictest definition of the term, an illuminated manuscript only refers to manuscripts decorated with gold or silver, but in both common usage and modern scholarship, the term is now used to refer to any decorated or illustrated manuscript from the Western traditions. Comparable Far Eastern works are always described as painted, as are Mesoamerican works. Islamic manuscripts are usually referred to as illuminated but can also be classified as painted.

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Poem – ” Walking “

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WALKING
 
 
He’s waiting,
 
He’s looking,
 
He’s watching,
 
He’s finding,
 
the light within himself
 
that secret primordial elf.
 

 
 
 
DOUBLESHOT BONUS POEM
 
 
 
MUSCLE FLUSH
 
 
Cushy seat redux
 
his anger sits elsewhere-
 
places where no one stares
 
muscle flush
 
cushy redux
 
my life in flux.
 
    
Elvis’ 1955 Pink Cadillac Fleetwood 60
Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in Graceland
Manufacturer Cadillac
Parent company General Motors
Production 1955
Class Full-size luxury car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan

 
 
 
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A Painter – Gauguin

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Paul Gauguin’s work was a precursor to abstract art – see how he uses flat planes of sharp color to mold a figure and show its volume.  His use of artifact like symbols gleaned from the world that surrounded him adds another dimension to his painting.

If you want to paint and are not yet interested in taking classes, you can paint a copy of a painting by an artist you admire.  IHistorically this has been standard practice, used to hone skills.  I have painted Gauguin copies and one mural of his work, through this method you will see parts of the painting that are not privy to the casual viewer.

 

Take a shot at it you might surprise yourself…

 Happy Friday!

  

Self portrait by Mr. Gauguin,

gauguin-vangogh.jpg Gaugin-Van-Gogh image by pussycat37

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?

Paul Gauguin

 

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Weekly Gallery Chat – Cyanotypes

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Cyanotypes were used in the early days of photography, they are a blue (cyan) based form of  photography common in the 1800’s. The process today, is sometimes used in blueprints for architectural /engineering purposes.

Using blueprint paper and an ammonia ( very toxic) fume process you can produce stark images. I  have used the technique and it is easy and fun although the fume issue is not to be taken lightly. 

Using the sun as your source of light that will strike the emulsion on the blueprint paper, (when I work with this process I do everything outside), you get a shadow image but with detail in and around the object.

Below is a series of prints by Anna Atkins, a pioneer in this technique and photography,

Have a blue tinted night!

From Wikipedia below,

Cyanotype

Anna Atkins algae

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that gives a cyan-blue print. The process was popular in engineering circles well into the 20th century. The simple and low-cost process enabled them to produce large-scale copies of their work, referred to as blueprints. Two chemicals are used in the process:

History

The English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel discovered this procedure in 1842.[1] Even though John Herschel is perhaps the inventor of the cyanotype process, Anna Atkins actually brought this to photography. She created a limited series of cyanotype books that documented ferns and other plant life. By using this process, Anna Atkins is regarded as the first female photographer[2].

  

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Flash Poem # 7 ” Give Me A Clue “

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GIVE ME A CLUE

 

I feel your aura breeze over me

mine, ebbs between your toes, up your back

please don’t give me any flack

are the cards stacked?

 

The dice loaded?

 

Will you be true?

I haven’t a clue.

 

 

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Flash Poem # 5 ” To Eschew “

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TO  ESCHEW ?
I know who I love

but he doesn’t quite…-… love me

what’s a girl to do?

eschew

love in toto?

What is the purpose of love?

the point of love

the heart of love

to open to explore, to knock on that door.

a window passes and all that drips from the sky,

are questions that slowly twist into sunsets.

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Flash Poem # 1 – ” My Place “

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MY PLACE

My place

my space

my grace

written in lace,

it vanishes without a trace.

Maybe you are a DJ maybe you are a soldier, maybe you are a waitress, an actress, maybe you are a rock star, maybe you pick up my trash – maybe you just ran the 50 yard dash…

Write a poem – send it on in –

all submissions published today!!!

 

You never are going to get a chance like this again!!

 

Falsh poetry

Rules ? Your Rules.  punctuation? You decide … just write!!!

 

I LAY THE GAUNTLET DOWN – ACROSS THIS GLOBE…

 
 
 

EXPRESS YOURSELF! 

 

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Africa Russia Palestine Hawaii Austrailia China Sri Lanka England Alaska Amazon Ireland Japan Congo Chilie Iraq Iran Greenland Tibet India Canada Poland Yucatan

 

 

Note:
To take up the gauntlet – Collaborative International Dictionary of English,   Gauntlet \Gaunt”let\, n. [F. gantelet, dim. of gant glove, LL.
     wantus, of Teutonic origin; cf. D. want, Sw. & Dan. vante,
     Icel. v[“o]ttr, for vantr.]
     1. A glove of such material that it defends the hand from
        wounds.
        [1913 Webster]
 
     Note: The gauntlet of the Middle Ages was sometimes of chain
           mail, sometimes of leather partly covered with plates,
           scales, etc., of metal sewed to it, and, in the 14th
           century, became a glove of small steel plates,
           carefully articulated and covering the whole hand
           except the palm and the inside of the fingers.
           [1913 Webster]
 
     2. A long glove, covering the wrist.
        [1913 Webster]
 
     3. (Naut.) A rope on which hammocks or clothes are hung for
        drying.
        [1913 Webster]
 
     To take up the gauntlet, to accept a challenge. 
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Announcing A 24 Hour FLASH Poetry Slam At PGM!!! Submissions Welcome !!

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PALE GREEN MERMAID says write!

 

Ready Set GO!!!!!!

 

 

THINK!!!

then write…

 

 

www.studio360.org

www.allstory.com

www.parisreview.com 

www.poetrymagazine.org

www.review.antioch.edu

www.corpes.org

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Poem – ” Gardens Are Forever “

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GARDENS ARE FOREVER

 

Jack in the pulpit

broom flowers peach and red

caught in my hair

spiderwort abundant beauty

oops, white cat with Nefertiti eyes

no longer hidden

ferns, soldier straight

million of years old-

what stories you hold

woven in your sun fried fronds

Remember, gardens are forever.

 

GARDENS ARE FOREVER

  

  

 

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