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Portrait of Baldassare Castiglioni. Raphael. 1514-15.

In Ireland, someone who is quiet, kind, and considerate to others, but not necessarily endowed with wealth or position, is commonly accorded the title “one of Nature’s gentlemen”. 223 more words

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“(…) from the poising of the planets to the gravitation of a grain of dust, the power and glory of all creatures, and all matter, consists in their obedience, not in their freedom.” 220 more words

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Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth. Joseph Mallord William Turner.

A cold rain starting

And no hat –


          – Matsuo Bashō

As we approach midwinter, and in this part of the world the nights grow longer and colder, it is not hard to imagine why ancient cultures celebrated the darkest time of the year, and the turn towards spring. 1,087 more words

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DCD Thanks! OR Turkey!

There is a choice of themes this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas — Thanks or Turkey.  I chose turkey – roast turkey, that is!  YUM!  I can’t wait for my very favorite meal! 146 more words

Paper Crafting

Paradox of negative space

We start in a seemingly simple photoshop menu – stroke setting (FX>Stroke>Stroke Setting).  Inside, outside, or center.  If you come from a cartooning background like me, you probably draw from “center” and life drawing might elude you. 588 more words


Poetry and Meaning

I’ve been asked often: What does it mean? Why did you write this?

I am of the opinion that poetry (any medium of art really) does not require a meaning. 206 more words


"Lagom är bäst"~Svensk Proverb

In the same way that there must be balance within the scales of justice, so must there be balance within art. It makes sense to me as good art must bring chaos and a sense of completion rather than discombobulation. 1,083 more words