Mysticism, Japanese Folklore and Mechanical Gears by Zeen Chin

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Zeen Chin is a freelance illustrator and concept artist living in Kuala Lumpur. Each of his artworks is a suggestive embodiment of memories, mysticism, japanese folklore with a handful of those erotic women with mechanical gear.

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Amazing Drawings on Black Paper by Casey Neal

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Casey Neal is a traditional artist based out of Northern Utah. He specializes in using white and black charcoal to create detailed and dramatic illustrations depicting nature.

Casey spends the majority of his time working in his studio or photographing wildlife with his cameras. Spending most of his life in the mountains, he has developed a deep appreciation for the natural world. That appreciation for nature is surely displayed in his artwork, as he primarily draws views taken from his time in the wilderness. He captures a moment with his camera, and then draws the moment in great detail as he works from the photo. These original drawings can take anywhere from a single day to a year to complete.

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A Trip Across Ecosystems while Climbing Kilimanjaro by Laurence Hills

The most unforgiving filming location that I have had the pleasure to visit.
The film was shot over 7 days climbing to the summit of Africa’s tallest mountain and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Walk from the rich forests brimming with vegetation and wildlife to the arid and lifeless arctic zone at 19,000 feet above sea level.” Laurence Hills

WEBSITE:
laurencehills.co.uk

MUSIC BY:
Toumani Diabate – Bi Lamban
Levon Minassian (Duduk) – They Have Taken The One I love
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Hymn of Cherubim
Kenso – Naibu Eno Tukikage

CAMERA EQUIPMENT USED:
Panasonic Lumix GH4
GoPro Hero 4 Black
Canon 70-200mm L f2.8
Nikon 18-105mm f3.5-5.6
Sigma 10-20mm f4.-5.6
Feiyu Tech G4 Gimbal
Manfrotto 190XPROb

EMAIL ME FOR ENQUIRIES:
laurie12121@gmail.com

(FILMED OVER CHRISTMAS 2017)

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Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

01Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

My Modern Met‘s team has gathered some inspirational quotes from different 20th- and 21st-century creatives to remind you that creativity doesn’t end even if you have a lapse of inspiration. It’s up to you to move the ball forward and keep producing art.

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04Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” — Pablo Picasso

“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” — Michelangelo

“The idea of divine inspiration and an aha moment is largely a fantasy. Anything of value comes from hard work and unwavering dedication. If you want to be a good artist you need to look at other artists, make a lot of crappy art, and just keep working.” — Sydney Pink

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work.” — Chuck Close

“Show up, show up, show up, and after awhile the muse shows up, too. If she doesn’t show up invited, eventually she just shows up.” — Isabel Allende

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“I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.” — Roy Lichtenstein

“Creativity takes courage.” — Henri Matisse

“If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint, boy, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent van Gogh

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ― Sylvia Plath

“There is no ‘right’ way to make art. The only wrong is in not trying, not doing. Don’t put barriers up that aren’t there — just get to work and make something.” — Lisa Golightly

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05Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

“The troublesome parts of our work, the parts that are most baffling and frustrating, are in fact the growing edges. We see these opportunities the instant we drop our preconceptions and our self-importance.” — Stephen Nachmanovitch

“I think some of the biggest bursts of creativity and artistic growth I’ve had are usually preceded by a big creative block.” — Ashley Goldberg

“I think creative blocks come from people’s life journeys. If you don’t know who you are or what you’re about or what you believe in it’s really pretty impossible to be creative.” — Rainn Wilson

“I think it’s important to remember that making art is a process. It is never finished. The occupation itself is one of process, exploration, and experimentation. It is one of questioning and examining.” — Mel Robson

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07Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

“When I have a creative block, I take walks. I like to see what shapes stick out – so many legs rushing by at once, it can seem abstract. I don’t need to see great art to get stirred up. Music does that for me more easily.” — Caio Fonseca

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

“All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate.” — Julio Cortázar

“Routine kills creative thought.” — Scarlett Thomas

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light, and shadows.”  — Jim Jarmusch

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Dazzling Galaxies of Millions of Dots by Petra Kostova

01Dazzling Galaxies of Millions of Dots by Petra Kostova

Copenhagen-based graphic designer Petra Kostova (of Pet & Dot) creates marvelous galaxies composed of millions of stippled dots.

“As the name indicates, in this project there is ME and a DOT. To be precise, it’s “dots”. Milions of them… The drawing process usually takes hours, weeks, months… For me it’s about the meditative and extremely satisfying process, although I am usually also very happy to see the final results.”

To produce her dazzling galaxies Petra uses technical pens (either rOtring Rapidograph or Isograph), her favourite one is the thinnest one, which has only 0.1mm.

“I  have only been working with black ink on white paper and with white ink on black paper. So the different tones and nuances of the drawings are created only by the different intensity or size of the dots.

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Poem of the Day: A Little Happy Daughter Jennifer by CARMEL

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A little happy daughter Jennifer!
The children die without a fear of dying,
Never ever gonna live forever,
On the wings of love and soul undying.

Travel through marine biology,
Feel the sounds of Compton scattering.
I write a lyrics from a human body,
Hear the sound of stress corrosion cracking.

Float and glide across the milky way!
A planets on a galaxy formation,
The worlds of earth and nuclear decay,
A world of peace beneath the constellation.

Snap my finger on a dinosaurs,
Catch a bullet from a lower jaw!
And when I hear the sound of thunder roars,
Fear of being blinded by the claw.

CARMEL, the supercomputer detective

 

After being fed all the known writings of the infamous Zodiac killer, a supercomputer named CARMEL has developed the ability to think like the elusive serial murderer.

It often writes poetry like one, too.

The artificial-intelligence software was created by Kevin Knight, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute. As an expert in natural-language processing—exploring the degree to which computers can understand and create human language—Knight has in recent years been trying to help solve some of history’s most unbreakable ciphers, using CARMEL for the computational heavy lifting, testing trillions of possible linguistic solutions to find a “key.”

As part of Knight’s research into what computers can do with language, CARMEL can churn out complex verse on any given topic within a matter of seconds. Or users can take a minute to set a few structural parameters, such as the number of lines, word length, alliteration patterns—even whether the poem is suitable for mixed company. “You should’ve seen it before we took the curse words out,” says Knight.

With serial killing on the brain, CARMEL can produce poetry with nightmarish tinges.

IFLscience plugged in a few vaguely science-related words like “life”, “chemistry”, “galaxy” and “dinosaur”. Here above are the results.

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A Stunning Split View of the Milky Way as You Have Never Seen it Before

A Stunning Split View of the Milky Way as You Have Never Seen it Before
Photographer Johannes Holzer from Krün, Germany, braved the cold to capture breath-taking shots of the milky way from a whole new perspective. To accomplish this outstanding view of the Milky Way, a mountainous landscape, and the murky depths of the Isar river he relied on two cameras to shoot three photos from the same perspective, stitched together.

Johannes said: “I was fascinated that you can see the milky way but I had absolutely no idea how to take a picture of it.
After studying how to record the milky way I bought a star tracker and started in Spring 2016.
You can catch the milky way best when there’s a new moon and it’s really dark which makes it a little bit creepy in most cases.
If you stay there for more than three or four hours you get cold and you feel creepy because there are voices from the forest which you can not categorise.
At the end I was not able to manage my camera because I couldn’t feel my fingers in the cold water.
In general I do the foreground with a long exposure which is a minimum of 300 seconds and for the Sky, I use a star tracker which makes it possible to record for the same amount of time.” [express / Colossal]

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Song of the Day: Hell Broke Luce by Tom Waits

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“Hell Broke Luce” is a song by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits from his 16th studio album Bad As Me.

This song is about the horrors of war. Waits took the title from graffiti that he read had been scribbled on the walls of Alcatraz, which was a notorious prison located on an island off San Francisco, and is now a popular tourist attraction.

Lyrics:

I had a good home but I left
I had a good home but I left, right, left
That big fucking bomb made me deaf, deaf
A Humvee mechanic put his Kevlar on wrong
I guarantee you’ll meet up with a suicide bomb
Hell broke luce
Hell broke luce

Big fucking ditches in the middle of the road
You pay a hundred dollars just for fillin’ in the hole
Listen to the general every goddamn word
How many ways can you polish up a turd
Left, right, left, left, right
Left, right
Hell broke luce
Hell broke luce
Hell broke luce

How is it that the only ones responsible for making this mess
Got their sorry asses stapled to a goddamn desk
Hell broke luce
Hell broke luce
Left, right, left

What did you do before the war?
I was a chef, I was a chef
What was your name?
It was Geoff, Geoff
I lost my buddy and I wept, wept
I come down from the meth
So I slept, slept
I had a good home but I left, left

Pantsed at the wind for a joke
I pranced right in with the dope
Glanced at her shin she said nope
Left, right, left

Nimrod Bodfish have you any wool
Get me another body bag, the body bag’s full
My face was scorched, scorched
I miss my home I miss my porch, porch
Left, right, left

Can I go home in March? March
My stanch was a chin full of soap
That rancid dinner with the Pope
Left, right, left

Kelly Presutto got his thumbs blown off
Sergio’s developing a real bad cough
Sergio’s developing a real bad cough
And hell broke luce
Hell broke luce
Hell broke luce

Boom went his head away
And boom went Valerie huh
What the hell was it that the president said?
Give him a beautiful parade instead
Left, right, left

When I was over here I never got to vote
I left my arm in my coat
My mom she died and never wrote
We sat by the fire and ate a goat
Just before he died he had a toke
Now I’m home and I’m blind
And I’m broke
What is next

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Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea plays bass on this track, whilst Rolling Stone Keith Richards also contributes some guitar work.

The genesis of this song dates back to the period between Real Gone and Orphans in the mid 2000s, when Waits claimed to be working on an album called “Hell Brakes Luce.”

The song’s music video was directed by photographer Matt Mahurin, who has also helmed visuals for U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bush. It finds Waits towing a house in an aquatic war zone. “Matt Mahurin has created an apocalyptic war dream to accompany the song ‘Hell Broke Luce,'” explained Wait. “Kathleen [Brennan] and I envisioned it as an enlightened drill sergeant yelling the hard truths of war to a brand new batch of recruits. The video grew from the gnawing image of a soldier pulling his home, through a battlefield, at the end of a rope.”

A musician never knows if they’re going to end up on a Tom Waits record. Percussionist Gino Robair recalled to Uncut: “I spent three days on ‘Hell Broke Luce.’ He (Waits) sent me a 20-second drum sample from this record from the 1920s, he wanted to loop it and for me to play a drum part,.We tried everything on all these old snare drums – out in the yard, inside, wherever. When the record came out, he’d replaced everything we’d done. He decided the song had to go in a different direction, and it’s one of the best tracks. So you never really know. He’s an improviser. You just have to go in there and have fun.” via [songfacts]

>> SYMBOLISM IN TOM WAITS’ HELL BROKE LUCE by Jon Witsell

Tom Waits

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Birth name Thomas Alan Waits
Born December 7, 1949 (age 68)
Pomona, California, United States
Genres
  • Rock
  • blues
  • experimental
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • composer
  • actor
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
  • accordion
Years active 1972–present
Labels
  • Asylum
  • Island
  • ANTI-
Associated acts Primus
Website www.tomwaits.com
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New Ethereal Paintings by Tran Nguyen

Fairytale Colored Pencil Drawings by Tran Nguyen

Tran Nguyen (previoulsy) is a Georgia-based artist, award-winning illustrator, gallery artist & muralist. Born in Vietnam and raised in the States, she received a BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is fascinated with creating visuals that can be used as a psycho-therapeutic support vehicle, exploring the mind’s dreamscape. Tran’s paintings are created with a soft, delicate quality using colored pencil and acrylic on paper.

She creates illustrations for magazines, book covers, wine and beer labels, film, animation, as well as other advertising assets. She has worked for clients such as VH1, Tiger Beer, World Wildlife Fund, and has showcased with galleries across the world.

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Fairytale Colored Pencil Drawings by Tran Nguyen

Fairytale Colored Pencil Drawings by Tran Nguyen

Fairytale Colored Pencil Drawings by Tran Nguyen

Fairytale Colored Pencil Drawings by Tran Nguyen

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Fairytale Colored Pencil Drawings by Tran Nguyen

Fairytale Colored Pencil Drawings by Tran Nguyen

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Fairytale Colored Pencil Drawings by Tran Nguyen

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Mother of 11 Captures Stunning Family Portraits

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It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro

Lisa Holloway is an internationally published, award winning fine art portrait photographer residing in rural Northwestern Arizona with her husband and 11 children.  A Canon girl since day one, Lisa is completely self taught and works exclusively with natural light.  She has been in business serving clients in the Las Vegas metro area since 2008.  When Lisa is not pursuing her photography interests, she loves the outdoors, road trips, cooking, thunderstorms, and spending time with her family.

As the mother of 11 amazing children, Lisa’s number one priority is her family.  She will be taking a very limited number of client sessions. These sessions will go fast, and will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

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