Create With Passion

Do you share your passions with others? Do you share the things, ideas, creations, people, artists, which rouse and arouse you, get your emotional juices flowing, with others or do you keep them to yourself? Do you share some and not others? What makes one source of passion shareable and the other one something to... Continue Reading →

SYW: What is Art and What is Not Art?

Art. Three little letters which describe... what exactly? When you hear the word - art - what is the first thing which comes to mind? What does - art - mean to you? What do you consider to be art? What do you consider to be not-art even if others are calling it art? Are... Continue Reading →

Me But Not Me

What made you take a peek into this post? Was it the title - Me But Not Me... If it was the title, why did it appeal to you enough to make you click to read more? Was it perhaps because you related to what it expressed... what does it express for you? . .... Continue Reading →

Please help me and/or yourselves with a Creative Project and Share your Twinkling Sparks

. . I know this is cheeky, but it's a fun for all kind of cheekiness (at least I think it is which is why I'm doing it)... The image above is my entry into The Daily Post's Photo Challenge: Twinkle. The prize for entering this kind of challenge is the inspiration to create and... Continue Reading →

The Artful Dodger… of Truth

She Liked her own Post! As I was perusing this week’s Weekly Writing challenge: Overheard, I saw something which made me do a double-take, not dissimilar to the ones which I do when I overhear something which makes me notice that I heard it in the first place. Robyn, the creator of this challenge and... Continue Reading →

The Disturbing Intrusion

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper . . "The only real influence I've ever had was myself. ” - Edward Hopper . . He stood outside, an observer unobserved. This moment would be frozen in time and he would be the one to freeze it. He had done this before and he would do it again. He... Continue Reading →

That is not a Cherry

On the walls of the room which I had as a child… A room which served as my mother’s walk-in closet and store room before I arrived on the scene and which still retained all of her belongings after my birth, me being one of those many belongings which she collected and had to find... Continue Reading →

A Poem by Stefania about Precious gems abandoned and rejected

Saint Jerome in his Study by Antonello da Messina . . Dustbin rue de Sèvres At the heart of the 7th district In a pretty little courtyard There is a royal and posh dustbin As every morning, an eccentric, someone who has been let down by life Delivers a stunning and non recyclable waste Knowledge... Continue Reading →

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.

“Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.” ― Robert Benchley Numbers of operas which I have seen performed live - 1. It was at the Royal Opera House in London. It was The Magic Flute. And all I can recall is there were people who were... Continue Reading →

Swimming, Crawling, Walking, Talking

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands via The Daily Post   Before I learned to do anything else, except eating, drinking and sleeping, I learned to swim. I was a lucky baby. My parents had a house with a pool. It was a big curvaceous pool, with tiny shimmering mosaic tiles of varying shades of blue,... Continue Reading →

MindBLOWN: A Single Rake To The Beach, Andres Amador’s ArtScape

This a wonderful blog overflowing with magnificent photographs and more….
This post is superb, the artist is expressing is particular kind of genius… something we are all born with, so when you look at something like this, let it inspire your inner genius too.
I love this artist’s work most of all because he creates and then lets go of his creation, leaving space for more creativity to flow.

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 A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach. And When You Zoom Out And See It… Mind BLOWN.
It only takes a couple of hours once the tide is low enough to create the designs.- Andres Amardos 
For Andres, his art is “more about the process and less about the result.”
Watchout Loud and let me know how YOU feel about it.

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Andres Knows that this art will be temporary and you will be thinking   why he made such large artscapes for shorter moments…Watch-out loud and you will get the ANSWER.

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How he made such large geomatery: making his beach mural explorations, he uses a rope as a guide so that he can make the geometric patterns.

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And Andres  says- “The unanswerable question! Its fun. I get to be at the beach.”

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By raking up the wet…

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If you look for Perfection, you’ll never be Content

“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.” ― Leo Tolstoy The Daily Post is whispering in my ear again asking me this time to - Tell us about a time when everything actually turned out exactly as you’d hoped - and - show us - PERFECT - in CAPS... what's all the shouting... Continue Reading →

Dolce Far Niente – Sweet Doing Nothing

Dolce Far Niente by John William Godward This is a painting which I love, it's something about the feeling it emanates which touches me the most. I know the tiger skin rug is very baaaaaad! Perhaps that's what makes this image sweeter because in life some of the sweetest things are also the baddest... at... Continue Reading →

The Surging Storm

The Gulf Stream by Winslow Homer “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who... Continue Reading →

The Subconscious Speaks…

For those who only know my WordPress self... which is a chatty, often too chatty, self... here's who I am on tumblr. When I can get on tumblr thanks to my internet connection being a hiccuping messy challenge. Descent by vegarden “The mind is its own beautiful prisoner…” ― E.E. Cummings agony,ecstasy by nothought “My... Continue Reading →

We are all Artists

El Greco - Boy Lighting a Candle "I suffer for my art and despise the witless moneyed scoundrels who praise it.” - El Greco I grew up surrounded by artists of all sorts. I am the child of an artist, and because my father was quite well known in the art community, people used to... Continue Reading →

See in Darkness

Alchemy by Will Wilson “Fly without wings; Dream with open eyes; See in darkness.” - Dejan Stojanovic   I love this painting because it speaks to me of things past, memories and all which they hold within them. I love these words because they speak to me of things to come... if one is bold... Continue Reading →

With a Flick of the Finger

La Mort de Marat by Jacques-Louis David “Don’t be deceived when they tell you things are better now. Even if there’s no poverty to be seen because the poverty’s been hidden. Even if you ever got more wages and could afford to buy more of these new and useless goods which industries foist on you... Continue Reading →

If other people do not understand our behavior—so what?

The Desperate Man (self portrait) by Gustave Courbet “If other people do not understand our behavior—so what? Their request that we must only do what they understand is an attempt to dictate to us. If this is being "asocial" or "irrational" in their eyes, so be it. Mostly they resent our freedom and our courage... Continue Reading →

Let Everything Happen To You…

Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche   "Let everything happen to you Beauty and terror Just keep going No feeling is final” ― Rainer Maria Rilke   One of my favourite paintings and one of my favourite quotes. I have coupled them together because for me they are one and the same. As a child... Continue Reading →

You Are Beautiful Beautiful

  Your life matters, even when you think it doesn’t. You are powerful, even when you think you aren’t. You are beautiful, amazing, beautiful, powerful, and awesome. If you think you aren’t, then it is something you have yet to discover. There is a reason why I used the word beautiful twice to describe you,... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: NOTCOT

OhMiBod musical vibrator via NOTCOT Because my Mercury is in Aquarius and finds everything fascinating... Because my Venus is in Pisces and finds everything beautiful... Because my Neptune is in the 3rd house of the mind and never knows wtf is going on, but since it is in Scorpio, it thinks it should figure out... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: Jolly Jack’s Collected Curios

So... Sometimes I say I should do something and wish I hadn't said it. At other times I like the idea, but I don't follow through. And then there are those times when I say I'm going to do something, time passes, more time passes, and I eventually get around to doing it. When I... Continue Reading →

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award Nomination… Part Two.

My Nominees for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, in chaotically random order, are: 1. Cosmos Quest Storytelling 2. Herbal Tea, Books and Madness 3. [Naked Writing] 4. Malmaxa. C G Ayling's world - literally © 5. Rick Mallery 6. Faith is Torment 7. Simplicity is the Key 8. Spoon & Tamago 9. Iconic Photos 10.... Continue Reading →

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