"Her significance goes way beyond
whether or not this performance was good or that performance was good. [She
became] the symbol of the modern woman, who believed that she could do
anything. That everything was possible." -- biographer Barbara Leaming (CNN).
Where have I seen this gorgeous card
before - in someone's blog
maybe? Anyway, it's from ackxhpaez.
Fairies of the Summer (England, 1930s - 1950s). Cicely Mary
Barker, English poet and artist, authored the first of the Flower
Fairy books in 1923. The series features delightful
illustrations of fairies with flowers of various seasons, gardens
the People: Prints and Drawings from the Ben and Beatrice
Goldstein Collection, 1912-1948. A collection of American prints and
drawings informed by a sympathy for the condition of working people.
of Artists - "Help me...I'm a Homeless" by Jane
Winkelman. The gallery is situated within the
"The Electric Chair" Hair Salon cause... "What
better way to expose the community to outsider art than to put it
right in front of them while they are receiving a necessary
Mark Twain's Interactive Scrapbook - "Mark Twain was a lifelong
creator and keeper of scrapbooks. He took them with him everywhere and
filled them with souvenirs, pictures, and articles about his books and
performances. But in time, he grew tired of the lost glue, rock-hard paste,
and the swearing that resulted from the standard scrapbook process. So, he
came up with the idea of printing thin strips of glue on the pages to make
updates neat and easy to do. In 1872, he patented his 'self-pasting'
scrapbook, and by 1901, at least 57 different types of his albums were
available. It would be his only invention that ever made money".
Lubok - Colored by hand and often called broadsides, popular prints,
folk prints, folk etchings, or folk engravings, are a vivid and fascinating
page in the history of Russian culture. (Via neurastenia).
- Andreas Praefcke's postcard collection of theatres and concert halls
worldwide. In the picture: Habimah Theatre, Tel Aviv. (Via The
We're all Artists in our spare time! The
Post-It Gallery is a project featuring artwork drawn on standard yellow
Post-It notes. The artists are anyone and everyone can submit artworks. The
Gallery is updated daily with new items. (Via Idle
Cycle / Alexander
Vaisman Art Galleries. Alexander’s drawings
and paintings illuminate the experience of being Jewish under the different
and often very difficult circumstances. His works reflect the eternal
themes of Jewish family life, faith, and ritual as well as the turbulent
events of our era.
lives here?" apartment the earth. Even though we live in different countries and we've never met,
can still make ourselves feel close to each other via the internet.
Saturday, June 14, 2003 When two popular blogs both recommend your blog in one day, a lot of
traffic sure comes your
way. Wow! Greetings to everyone who is visiting here for the first
time and thank you ever so much ultimateinsult
for being so nice to me.
Mion - Artist. Wives of Presidents. Jacqueline Kennedy, the
King of Hearts - Stop Action Reaction. The painting is meant to
capture the last moment of innocence for Jackie - and for an entire
Revolution Posters - Titled “Mao leading us moving forward
successfully”, this poster features Mao reading the Big Letter News of
Mao’s theory, pasted on the board, in front of what appears to be a
factory. On the board, One can read the small prints of Mao’s Articles
which were excerpts from the Red Book. 1971.
Lane Collectibles (Judica) -
Mocking Card: Jewish Physicians Anatomy Lesson. France, 1920: A group
of physicians preparing surgery. A bottle of Champagne is on ice, a nude
girl ready for surgery.
stand with Israel
"... I am just one man among an ocean of men, a sea of women, living in
a country of our own making with our own blood and treasure. I look across
half the world and find in a region as old as time itself only one small
nation that looks like mine. Unique in that region, its government is of its
people, by its people, and for its people, and I am willing to do whatever I
can to ensure it does not perish from this earth. True, I am just one man,
standing up for what I believe in".
From one Israeli "sabra", I'd like to say -
thank you scott for
your support and thank you imshin
for pointing the way to scott's heartwarming essay.
Retrablo Collection - The word retablo, refers to sacred images painted
on sheets of tin-coated iron which depict Jesus, the Virgin Mary, saints and
religious figures. This art form flourished during the nineteenth-century
Retablo(exvoto) comes from a Latin word which literally means "dedicated
gifts" or "out of a promise or vow." In Mexico,
an exvoto is most commonly a personal thank you note to God, often taking
the form of folk art. More Folk Art at Anton
This is my simple religion
There is no need for temples,
No need for complicated philosophy
Our own brain, our own heart, is
The philosophy is kindness! -- The Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
Many types of trench art were made by soldiers, civilians,
and prisoners of war during the war and afterwards. Some artists used
brass from shell casings modified in a number of ways; others used cartridge
clips, shell fragments, damaged wooden propeller blades, and rifle
cartridges to produce artistic souvenirs. (Via iconomy).
Good Morning and what could be a better way to start the day
than visiting What
A Bodhisattva Does. Thank you very much Plep
for bringing up the subject & for the related links - I'll go back to these
sites as soon as I return home from work - fascinating!
Art - Buddhist aesthetics, very much like its literature, brings home
spiritual truths in the simplest manner graspable by all.
Philosophy of Yoga: An Aesthetic Appraisal - A classical representation of the human body, known as tribhanga, or
the posture of 'three bends.' The head, torso, and legs slant in contrary
directions: the legs and hips to the right, the trunk to the left, and the
neck and head then gently to the right. It is a lyrical, dreamy, very
graceful pose. The three curves formed by the body symbolize the three
worlds, upper, lower and middle.
Thursday, June 5, 2003 We're Celebrating the Jewish Holiday Shavuot - Shavuot is
both an agricultural festival, commemorating the offering of the people's
first fruits in the Temple, and a spiritual climax, commemorating God's
giving of the Torah to the Jewish nation.
Young Kibbutz children celebrating Shavuot - from KibbutzKiryat
Anavim's wonderful Photo Album - Pictures
from the past.
"Kibbutzim" are based upon the principles of joint ownership of property, equality and cooperation in production, consumption
and education and there are over 270 kibbutzim scattered throughout
To learn more about the Kibbutz lifestyle, visit Ardeshir
Mehata's site - KIBBUTZ
LIFE IN ISRAEL where
he writes about his experience as a "Volunteer" in an Israeli
Kibbutz during the Late Sixties and Early- to Mid-Seventies.
("Volunteers" are temporary residents of the kibbutz
who stay for a while - generally less than a year - to see what it is
Israel on a working holiday - Young people generally decide to venture
into kibbutz life as a volunteer for all sorts of reasons; to experience a
communal lifestyle; to be able to spend some time in Israel; to meet young
backpackers from all over the world, to have a complete change from one's
previous situation or just to have the opportunity to work outside in the
fields, picking fruit or milking cows.
History: Counternarratives by Contemporary African-American Artists
- Explores ways in which contemporary African-American artists are
re-imaging events from the past to offer alternatives to the traditional
"textbook" accounts of American history - The
Katonah Museum of Art (Via wood
I've had a really great time during the past month after changing the style of
my blog, doing the link hunting and enjoying the amazing sites
and the creative people out there in www land and the outa' sight weblogs
I've added to my blogrol: The Solipsistic
Gazette - How did I get there? I don't remember, but I saw Josh's site
and almost fell off the chair! I love this, I kept saying to
myself, Oh the design! and the treasures his links lead to, and from
there to Plep,
muxway and so on...
"Holy Roller" Selections from Churches ad
hoc: a divine comedy by Herman Krieger