Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Life in Painting by Gregory Manchess

Creating a moment that communicates emotionally with the viewer is the essence of Gregory Manchess’ artwork. A native of Kentucky, he earned a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 1977, but is largely self-taught in drawing … Continue reading

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Allegorical Miniatures by Sveta Dorosheva

“Originally from Ukraine and currently based in Israel, Sveta is a freelance illustrator working in the areas of narrative illustration and art for books. Sveta enjoys traditional drawing by hand, most of her illustrations are works in paper. Her anachronistic … Continue reading

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Doublefaced by Sebastian Bieniek

doublefaced no. 22 20.09.13 Using an eye pencil and lipstick, berlin-based artist Sebastian Bieniek creates portraits with unique expressions. ‘Doublefaced’, the story of a two-faced girl.                           doublefaced no. 21 19.09.13 ———   (left) doublefaced no. 4 26.08.13 (right)  doublefaced no. 9 … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: from The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew, The furrow followed free ; We were the first that ever burst Into that silent sea. The ship hath been suddenly becalmed. Down dropt the breeze, the sails dropt down, ‘Twas sad … Continue reading

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7 Rules of Life by Tyler Durden

1.  No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide. 2.  Fuck off with your sofa units and strine green stripe patterns, I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let… … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Perfect Day by Lou Reed

“Perfect Day” is a song written by Lou Reed in 1972, originally featured on Transformer, Reed’s second post-Velvet Underground solo album. Its fame was given a boost in the 1990s when it was featured in the 1996 film Trainspotting, and after a star-studded version was … Continue reading

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Pablo Jurado Ruiz / Prints of mind

“Pablo Jurado Ruiz, artist interested in drawing, painting and photography. Born in Malaga / Spain in 1973. With a creative concept based primarily on human representation, I try to tell stories through a minimalist and subtle vision. My current work … Continue reading

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Field by Out of the Dark

 photo credit: @heredownunder “Immerse yourself in the surreal and intriguing as you wander through a large field of mirrors reflecting constantly changing scenes of Hyde Park. Using 324 mirror faces, Field is never the same, no matter who you are or where you … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Skinny Love by Bon Iver

“Skinny Love” was the first single to be released from Bon Iver’s debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago. Justin Vernon wrote and recorded the album in his father’s isolated log cabin in north Wisconsin, where he had retreated to following the … Continue reading

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Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears

Butterflies drinking the tears of two yellow-spotted river turtles. Credit: Jeff Cremer / Perunature.com   “The sight of butterflies flocking onto the heads of yellow-spotted river turtles in the western Amazon rain forest is not uncommon, at least if one is … Continue reading

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