One More Option – Composing In Two And Three Dimensions At The Same Time

Most visual artists compose in 2 dimensions.  They understand centering, balance, and asymmetry.  But exponentially fewer artists understand composing in both 2 and 3 dimensions at the same time. Here are excellent examples of artworks composed with consideration of composition in 2 and 3 dimensions at the same time: Artwork by Anatoly Lebedeff: Artwork by…

Federico Erra

Artworks by Federico Erra. “The shocking photographs of monsters and eccentric people of Diane Arbus had already taken possession of my eyes many years ago. Today I should be different, but in my heart I still hear from that insatiable dreamer from the incorrect spelling.  Diane Arbus is still here, with me and my images.” …

Jaime Hernandez – Indigo Girls – How Might An Artist Know They’ve Found A Good Artistic Medium?

The above artwork is by Jaime Hernandez.  It is the cover to the Indigo Girls’ album “All That We Let In” Jaime Hernandez on Wikipedia http://www.indigogirls.com/ Indigo Girls on Wikipedia – – – –  Some of my thoughts today:  How Might An Artist Know They’ve Found A Good Artistic Medium? I don’t know. And I’m…

Darwyn Cooke – Tim Sale – Dave Stewart – Superman Confidential

Artworks by Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, and Dave Stewart: Superman Confidential #11:  4 out of 4 stars. Three of the comic industry’s most talented creators, Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, & Dave Stewart are currently creating an excellent Superman series titled:  Superman Confidential. Superman is an interesting persona.  He is a person who never reveals his true identity,…

A Distinction and Conflict That Sometimes Arises Between Religious Intents And Artistic Intents

Religions are often collections of viewpoints that work to interpret the world in ways that use “approved” or “sanctioned” methods and rationales to support previously declared presumptions. The concept of “faith,” believing in what cannot be seen or proven, often arises in religious thought processes because of the gaps and contradictions that arise between what was…

Some Thoughts On Writing – And A Few Comments About The Movie “Juno”

I stopped writing this blog about 10 days ago.  I considerately let readers know I didn’t know when I was going to post again.  I expected readership to dwindle, or to at least fall off significantly.  Instead, as many or more people keep visiting each day.   I started this blog for many reasons, including attempts to find…

“If You Want . . . “

” If You Want . . . “ If you want to be happier, start by trying to make the people around you happier. If you want to be wealthier, work regularly to make the people around you wealthier. If you want to be more loved, facilitate and allow those around you to have more…

Sergey Usovik – We Can Pursue Narrow Ideals, But There May Be More Love & Beauty To Be Shared In The Imperfections – Part 1 of 3

Artworks by Sergey Usovik. We can pursue narrow ideals.  But there may be more love and beauty to be shared in the imperfections.  (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by Sergey Usovik. http://usoviksergey.photosight.ru/ – – – – Most Recent Artworks   All the Artists’ Artworks Index   my43things

Rodolphe Guenoden

Artworks by Rodolphe Guenoden: “I was born with no talent and no hands.  But with hard work, I grew hands.”      – Rodolphe Guenoden. (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by Rodolphe Guenoden. http://www.rodguen.com/ – – – – Most Recent Artworks   All the Artists’ Artworks Index  …

The Perceptions Of People Close To Us Sometimes Shape Us

I am still reading through Noel Riley Fitch’s book:  “Anaïs:  The Erotic Life of Anaïs Nin.” I read this passage for the first time today.  The author is discussing Anaïs’ perceptions of Henry Miller:  “Though (Anaïs) tires of what she calls his ‘shit, cunt, prick, bastard, crotch, bitch’ realism, she sees beyond the man who,…

Life’s About Change And Fewer Things Stay The Same

One of the pleasures blog writing facilitates is more adaptability than most other forms of writing and publication.  Blog writing can be organic, allowing for regular revision, re-styling, and adjustments.  I’m regularly going back and correcting errors or re-editing wording of old posts. Regular visitors may have noticed a few changes today.  I’ve added an “ADDTHIS” widget to…

Happy New Year

I have built this blog on this premise: Honesty and love should be priorities.  And to the degree “moral laws” cause you to compromise either your honesty or your loves, honesty and love should still be considered.  To the degree you hide your actions because you are ashamed of them, reconsider being more honest about your loves.  If…

Maury Perseval – A Lifetime’s Love Story – 2 of 3

Artworks by Maury Perseval: (Click on images to view them individually.) © All rights reserved by Maury Perseval. Maury Perseval on Flickr http://www.maury-perseval.fr/blog.html “A Lifetime’s Love Story” 3-post series: 1 2 3  – – – – Most Recent Artworks   All the Artists’ Artworks Index   my43things

Maury Perseval – A Lifetime’s Love Story – 1 of 3

Artworks by Maury Perseval: (Click on images to view them individually.) © All rights reserved by Maury Perseval. Maury Perseval on Flickr http://www.maury-perseval.fr/blog.html “A Lifetime’s Love Story” 3-post series: 1 2 3   – – – – Most Recent Artworks   All the Artists’ Artworks Index   my43things

Edmond Baudoin

Artworks by Edmond Baudoin: (Click on images to view them individually.) © All rights reserved by Edmond Baudoin & Heavy Metal. http://w3.uqah.uquebec.ca/baudoin/ – – – – When I wrote this post, there was no Edmond Baudoin article in the English Language Wikipedia.  So I created one that may still exist (if it has not been deleted…

Emily Stone

Artwork by Emily Stone. The above image can be purchased through Previews order catalog as “Cover B” of the upcoming issue of “Hack/Slash” #9.  While I have not read or seen the actual book, and I can’t recommend the content, the cover is more than worth the price of the book and stands up independently on its own…

Life and Suburbanlife

“Suburbanlife” is a 61 year-old woman who writes a blog at: http://suburbanlife.wordpress.com She has been a kind supporter of this blog for a long time, and I am honored and grateful.  Here is one of her blog posts from yesterday where she talks about her own blog.  The artistry, beauty, and wisdom in her writing…

Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go

I love this book’s title It broke my heart I love this book’s hardback cover It breaks my heart I have read this book It reminded me my heart was broken I love Ishiguro’s writings in general They break my heart I have more criticisms of the characters’ choices in this book than I have commendations. …