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It's good to be home in Manila!

It's good to be home in Manila!

I love the Philippines. Filipinos are, without a doubt, some of the friendliest, most fun-loving, outgoing and easygoing people in the world. And that is quite an awesome combination! I call Manila 'home' - and PAL (Philippine Airlines) also happens to be my favourite airline. I also quite like Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)... It's nothing special in terms of modernity or facilities but checking in, Security, Immigration, Customs and all of the usual rigmarole generally wor

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Welcome, to the Shinkansen

Welcome, to the Shinkansen

'Not too much time for painting in recent years... I have a portrait of my youngest daughter on the go - and I will definitely finish it one day. (I started it when she was 16. She is now 19 - so I will have to finish it while she is, technically at least, still a teenager!) Photography... Well, this little blog of mine is also supposed to be about some of my attempts at photography, so here are a few snaps I took of the Shinkansen, on a recent (work-related) trip to Japan.   The

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ArtFreaks.com rescued from death's own door!

ArtFreaks.com rescued from death's own door!

Well... Another failed software upgrade, resulting in the site "hanging" yet again, was the final straw! Cut a long story short - but I actually asked Liquid Web to just cancel my server contract and delete my two remaining websites. It was only when I remembered that I still need a couple of the artfreaks.com email addresses, that I decided to keep artfreaks.com going, in some form, at least. The other site is now well and truly history. I personally deleted all the files for it,

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First entry

So, first entry. New here, so on and so forth...I'm a hobbyist photographer, with main interests lying in photographing insects/other invertebrates. I don't have a fancy camera, but I do spend time making sure everything that needs to be in focus is the light conditions are just right etc etc. So yes, will hopefully be uploading some images soon.

Fomorii

Fomorii

 

Death, An Essay I Wrote

Death Ever since I was a little child I was afraid of dying. The thing that scares me the most is the fact you are no more; your just not here anymore. I’m terrified of leaving everyone behind once I go; just that thought alone scares me to death. What happens to you after you die? I am also worried by the unknown of dying and, what happens to your soul. I have had many people in my family pass away. The one that had me face my fears the most was my dad’s own passing. My dad p

air.93

air.93

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire

The title to this entry is an allusion to the break-up of my first, slightly unsuccessful marriage - and my descent into the pits of hell with the second. That was all over ten years ago but, today, I find myself wondering why I devote so much time and energy, (never mind money,) to a bunch of websites... It costs me well over $US 400 a month, just to keep them "on air." I can only take so much of my paid job, so could this just be a diversion to keep me busy and keep my mind away from thin

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Google May Change Things.

I have been reading where Google has released information that it may start puting it's first page ranking up for bids on search. To me this would hurt the small business people that do not have the budgets of the large corporations. The example that I saw used one dollar per click as an example which could be bid as high as five dollars per click. Man...I can just see Google sending me a bill saying today 5000 people clicked on my sight and bought nothing...that will be $5000 please. No wa

Papadan

Papadan

Two firsts!

Two firsts!

The completion of my latest painting represents two 'firsts' for me!   Firstly, having been struggling with issues of lack of inspiration, finding the tiime and actually being able to complete my previous painting, (started last year some time) - this is my first complete painting of the year 2012   Secondly, this is my first ever painting that was not based on a photograph - and no photographic reference material was used - not even for the large (lily-like?) flower...

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Distractions

Seems lately that I have so many distractions that I find no time left to paint. First it took me quite a while to learn how to put up my own website. http://www.papadanart.com. This I finally accomplished with the help of yahoo's small business tools. You will not realize the accomplishment of building a website for a guy that still carries a dumb phone. Then we have the distractions of other folks, usually family, that think every little snag in their life should be a great emergency for

Papadan

Papadan

A blank sheet of paper springs to life with something from my imagination!

A blank sheet of paper springs to life with something from my imagination!

Today, I managed to get started on a new pastel painting. (Apart from finishing-off another one that I started last year some time, this is my first art of 2012!!)     The initial outline of my painting, at the end of the first session.     Up until today, I had only ever painted from photographs. Photography is a hobby of mine and, as much as possible, I try to use my own photographs as reference material. However, my printer has been out of ink for some time

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Rose with no thorn

This art work is my fathers. He has not been doing well so I offered to get his artwork out to the masses. I hope you like it and please give any comments you may have. if you want to see all pieces go to www.grandaddyearl.com. ]

Grandaddyearl

Grandaddyearl

 

The Curator's Shadow, the beginning

04-07-2012, Today I took a step in my plan to make a difference in the art world. Over the years I have worked in sales and marketing but my heart has always belong to the world of art. As a high school art student, I fell in love with copper etching. oils and pastels were ok but I could not get enough of the copper etching portion of the class. Once the class ended and I could not find a way to continue on my own, I experienced withdrawals. My desire to be an artist begin to burn out and finall

TCSArtworks

TCSArtworks

 

Norm Darwish Photograph

I wish I knew what year Norm Darwish made this photograph. I tried to contact him on his website but, no response back. I can find information on a lot of his work, just not this series. I guess it might have came from his flowers theme. It is so beautiful, it is so mind boggling that he does this flawless of work with color pencils

LLim83

LLim83

 

Reproduction Painting

I recently purchased a painting from goodwill (kind of vintage looking) I think it might be by an artist who was experienced in hand painting reproductions of famous artworks. I found another painting that was a reproduction of "The First Kiss" and was sold with the same signature as the artist on my painting (which was also sold to soneone on goodwill). I have tried to research this artist but have been unsuccesful. I guess my question is, does anyone know the name of this painting, or what is

LLim83

LLim83

 

Need help identifying artists (several paintings)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69618608@N08/ My grandparents have come under some major financial stress and they're house is in jeopardy. They had these paintings they have collected over the years and are trying to find out if they have any real significance and might have something that could help them financially. There is one that appears to be one of the "Highwaymen" from Florida in the 50's and 60's that I have had someone on the Highwaymen website verify that it is Livingston Roberts'

silverslayer99

silverslayer99

 

For Children and Grandparents - for Dogs Fans - for Fans of Dog Breed Beagle

<p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>Renowned Danish author Orla Nygaard and World of Art Award Winning Danish Artist Asbjorn Lonvig <br /> have so far published 3 children's books on LuluPress.com, the world's best in the print on demand concept.<br>The print on demand concept is printing and shipping after ordering and paying.</acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym> <a href="http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-worlds-be

lonvig

lonvig

 

HANDMADE PAPER ARTWORKS

MY ARTWORK IS AN ARTSITE WHICH FOCUSES MAINLY ON PAPER ART. ALL MADE FROM PULPED PAPER. WHERE EACH PIECES IS PURELY CRAFTED LOVINGLY BY HAND TO CREATE A ONE OF A KIND WORK OF ART. HENCE NO ONE PIECE IS THE SAME, AND A ONE OF A KIND COLLECTION OF ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVITY. A RECYCLED ART WITH EMBELLISEMENT AND A FUSION OF THE OLD AND THE NEW, THUS A TIMELESS PIECE OF ART. IT IS A WORK OF LOVE. HOPE YOU CHERISH IT AS I DID IN CREATING IT. WOULD YOU BELIEVED THAT WHEN I MEMBERED IN A PAPIER MACHE

OtilRotcod

OtilRotcod

The struggle continues...

The struggle continues...

My first complete painting of 2011...   Pretty Po Kami 001   From a self-shot photo of a young teenage Filipina girl on Facebook.com     There was another painting that I finished in January but it was started back in November of 2010. It was supposed to be erotic art - but it is certainly one of the worst paintings that I have managed to produce in recent years:   The struggle continues, as they say!     Help to support ArtFreaks

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I need an artist/film maker/photographer

Hi My name is Jon Kubic and im a musician. Im looking for artists/film makers/photographers to contribute towards a project I am running. Please take time to visit my website.... www.kubic.co.uk Im looking for artists who think that they could contribute towards interpreting my music in either film, art or photography. Please note that at present, this would be unpaid (im not getting paid yet for it !!!), but would just be being done for the love of the art (which is what im doin

kubic

kubic

 

Hola!

Hi! It's me ShioriWolf. I am kinda new here I guess. I joined and then forgot about this website.... Theres not much that goes around here is there? hmmm.... Anyways i will be putting up more art soon... maybe..... if i remember.

ShioriWolf

ShioriWolf

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