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Today’s Birthday: MARY CASSATT (1844) a figure painter and etcher


Mary Cassatt (1844)

Cassatt was an American figure painter and etcher. As a young art student, she moved to Paris, where she was inspired by the work of Edgar Degas, with whom she developed a friendship. She allied herself with the Impressionists early in her career, but, in the late 1880s, she began experimenting with other styles and techniques. Many of Cassatt’s best-known works are intimate depictions of mothers and children. What cause did she take up when cataracts put a stop to her painting career? More… Discuss

UN ADVOCATING BUGS AS FOOD (one way to avoid it is to get insects as pets….Jerry Lewis did!)


UN Advocating Bugs as Food

In many parts of the world, insects are an accepted part of the cuisine, and it would behoove Westerners to welcome bugs into their diets as well. A report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization concludes that insects are “underutilized” as food. They are good sources of protein and minerals, and their production produces fewer greenhouse gasses and is less land-dependent than the raising of livestock. Increasing our dependence on insects as a highly nutritious food source could help combat world hunger and, on the opposite end of the spectrum, even help reduce obesity. More… Discuss

“UN: Leave my crickett alone!”

Missy Higgins: “Scar”


Missy Higgins Scar

Missy Higgins
Scar Music Video

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Scar

He left a card and a bar of soap with 
scrubbing brush next to a note,
That said “use these down to your bones”.
And before I knew I had shiny skin and
it felt easy being clean like him,
I thought “this one knows better than I do”

A triangle trying to squeeze through a circle
He tried to cut me so I’d fit

And doesn’t that sound familiar?
Doesn’t that hit too close to home?
Doesn’t that make you shiver; the way things could’ve gone?
And doesn’t it feel peculiar that everyone wants a little more.
So that I do remember to never go that far,

Could you leave me with a scar ah-ah?

So the next one came with a bag of treats,
She smelled like sugar and spoke like the sea
She told me don’t, trust them trust me.
Then she pulled at my stitches one by one,
Looked at my insides clicking her tongue,

And said “This will all have to come undone”.

A triangle trying to squeeze through a circle,
She tried to blunt me so I’d fit.

And doesn’t that sound familiar?
Doesn’t that hit too close to home?
Doesn’t that make you shiver;
the way things could have gone?
And doesn’t it feel peculiar, 
that everyone wants a little more?
So that I do remember to never go that far,
Could you leave me with a scar?

I think I realized just in time,
about my old self was hard to find.
You can bathe me in your finest wine but I’ll never give you mine.
‘Cos I’m a little bit tired of fearing that
I’ll be the bad fruit nobody buys,
Tell me, did you think we’d all dream the same?

And doesn’t that sound familiar?
Doesn’t that hit too close to home?
Doesn’t that make you shiver;
the way things could have gone?
And doesn’t it feel peculiar 
that everyone wants a little more?
so that I do remember to never go that far,
Could you leave me with a scar?
could you leave me with a scar? ah-ah-ah.

Avril Lavigne: “I Love You” and “Everybody Hurts”



A CUP OF BEET JUICE A DAY MAY KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY


A Cup of Beet Juice a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

Researchers say drinking 8 ounces (250 ml) of beet juice can reduce high blood pressure by 10mm of mercury within hours. Nitrate drugs are used in the treatment ofangina pectorischest pain resulting from insufficient blood supply to the heart—and the nitrate that is naturally present in beets is likely responsible for the edible root’s blood pressure-lowering power. It remains to be seen if regular consumption of nitrate-rich produce like beets improves long-term cardiovascular health. More… Discuss

Misty Lake – (Woodless Graphite Pencil Sketch My Art Collection)


Misty Lake Woodless Graphite Pencil Sketch My Art Collection

Misty Lake – (Woodless Graphite Pencil Sketch My Art Collection0

Sketch effect and Shadow study (with IrfanView software)


Sketch effect and Shadow study (with Irfan View software)

Sketch effect and Shadow study (with IrfanView software)

SYLVESTER 2013 (Pencil Sketch) 11 X 8 (photo+editing to Sepia with FastStone Pictures Editor) (my Art Collection)


SYLVERTER 2013 (Pencil Sketch) 11 X 8

SYLVESTER 2013 (Pencil Sketch) 11 X 8 (photo+editing to Sepia with FastStone Pictures Editor)

Jacques 2013 Pencil Sketch (my collection)


Jacques 2013 Pencil Sketch (my collection)

Jacques 2013 Pencil Sketch (my collection)

Topometric Portrait in Indigo (my Photo Collection) (The higher we rise, the larger the horizon!)


Topometric Portrait in Indigo(my Photo Collection)

Topometric Portrait in indigo(my Photo Collection)

Topometric Portrait in Indigo (my Photo Collection):

“The higher we rise,

the larger the Horizon!”

Alison- Sharpie Pen Sketch (my collection)


Alison- Sharpie Pen Schetch (my collection)

Alison- Sharpie Pen Sketch (my collection)

Red Hibiscus Cubist (my digital painting collection)


"opening the door to abuse is abuse itself!"

“opening the door to abuse is abuse itself!” (Click to enlarge picture)

What’s on my mind: “I don’t master the art of writing… Never the less, I decided to write anyway”


“I don’t master the art of writing… Never the less,  I decided to write anyway!”

The Portrait of a kind Smile – Natalie Portman (Digital Oil Painting) (My Digital Oil Paintings)


The Portrait of a kind Smile - Natalie Portman (Digital Oil Painting)

The Portrait of a kind Smile – Natalie Portman (Digital Oil Painting)

MASTER OF THE PLAYING CARDS


Master of the Playing Cards

The Master of the Playing Cards lived in Germany in the mid-1400s and is today recognized as the first great printmaking expert. Unusually, he was likely an artist as well as an engraver, and he possessed a distinctive artistic style. Attempts to identify him have failed. He is noted for a set of playing cards that feature finely detailed, realistic illustrations. The cards are organized into five suits, which differ entirely from the four suits used in playing cards today. What were they? More… Discuss

Hristos a Inviat din Morti!


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