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    ArtFreaks.com rescued from death's own door!

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    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, on my old server - and I didn't bother to make any sort of back-up copy. The solution: (Click this, if you are in the slightest bit interested!) I'm happy with the new VPS. I am happy with the increased page load speed of the site. And, most of all, I am very happy with the substantial cost savings, over my old dedicated server   And now I am down to one site only, I might even have a bit of time to try and get artfreaks.com back into some sort working sense?!!  
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  1. 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, on my old server - and I didn't bother to make any sort of back-up copy.

    The solution:

    (Click this, if you are in the slightest bit interested!)

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    I'm happy with the new VPS. I am happy with the increased page load speed of the site.

    And, most of all, I am very happy with the substantial cost savings, over my old dedicated server :D

     

    And now I am down to one site only, I might even have a bit of time to try and get artfreaks.com back into some sort working sense?!!

     

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    Fomorii
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    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.
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    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 passed away when I was eighteen years old; it will be two years in February. My dad had cancer and was put into remission, but about six to eight months later he was diagnosed again and was terminally ill. After we found out he was terminally ill the doctors said he had a month to live; in the end that’s all we had left with him.

    When we brought him home we got hospice in right away. Hospice is a service where they bring in a death bed, have a nurse that comes in a few times a week and I want to say she was a social worker who came in to be there for us. My mom, brother and I all witness he slowly pass away. The only good thing about him passing that way, instead of a freak accident, is that we all got to say good bye to him.

    It’s hard to admit that there are good things that can come from someone close to you dying. After you go through something like that it changes you; sometimes bad but also it can be a good change. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I haven’t faced that; it has also made me face my own fear of death.

    I believe that my dad is still with us; I believe his spirit is here watching over my family and me. I have always believed that there is some form spirituality out there; even through my own confusion with my belief of God. My belief of there is life after death became even stronger after my dad left us. When I didn’t believe in God anymore I used to picture where my dad was. I would imagine a lake in the middle of the woods, at night time, even though it was dark outside it wasn’t freighting. Knowing my dad is with us gives me comfort for when I die one day.

    If I were to die tomorrow I know my dad would be there. I wouldn’t be with the rest of my family and friends, but I would still be with people I know. I would love to see my dad again but I can’t until I met my end. Just to hear him say I love you again would be amazing. I hold on to the hope that we will see each other again one day.

    After watching my own dad die I am less afraid to die. I know he will be there for me when I need him, just in a different way now. Of course it stills scares me, but I feel a little less scared of it now. It’s going to happen one day, so why not try to see the positive from it. That’s how I like to view the world; always look for the positive in a bad situation.

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    On 24/11/2013 at 2:38 PM, alejandrocabeza said:

     

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    Alejandro cabeza - Self Portrait -130 x 97

     

    Rosa Chacel, Alejandro Cabeza, Retrato de Rosa Chacel, Ángel Ganivet, Miguel de Cervantes, Salomé Guadalupe Ingelmo, Concurso Literario Internacional Ángel Ganivet, Alejandro Cabeza, Antología de Poesia, Poesia españoles, Ángel Ganivet, Miguel de Cervantes, Salomé Guadalupe Ingelmo, Concurso Literario Internacional Ángel Ganivet, Literatura española, Escritores españoles, Marcos Ana,  Poetas españoles, Antonio Machado, Francisco Ayala, Antonio Carvajal, Antonio Chicharo Chamorro, Juan Larrea Celayeta, Vicente Aleixandre, José María Gabriel y Galán, Mario Benedetti, Luis Cernuda, Federico Garcia Loca

    Retrato de Rosa Chacel

     

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    Portrait of Salomé Guadalupe Ingelmo 100 x 73

     

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    Portrait with black dress by Alejandro cabeza

     

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    Portrait in room by Alejandro Cabeza 90 x 80

     

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    Portrait of Salomé Guadalupe Ingelmo by Alejandro Cabeza

     

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    Portrait on the table by Alejandro Cabeza

     

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    Posing in Studio by Alejandro Cabeza

     

    A painting career mainly supported the use of a technique Impressionist art, and perhaps because of this fact that the tables revolve around the landscape, the composition of figures and portraits, which has reached the appreciation of critics and audiences.

     

    Alejandro Cabeza suddenly grown an impressionist painting that is totally different from the styles, fashions and what you get in the beginning of XXI century. It is a creator of strong character with his nature and understanding the creative act is the opposite of the general taste. has a personal language that does not match this with the ways and fashions of the turn of the century and has a world unequivocal obsessions.

     

    Surprisingly long can maintain almost constantly mesmerized the audience, which accepts joyful vision of landscapes, portraits and compositions of great beauty. In his works, I'm sure the viewer can see a huge variety of subjects-landscapes, seascapes, portraits and figure compositions treated with excellent technical and educational rigor, as befits old formulas Impressionists.

     

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    On 24/11/2013 at 2:38 PM, alejandrocabeza said:
     
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    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 way! From the statistics I have seen that 70% of potential customers will not click on adds that come up under search anyway.

    I suppose this is a way to hide paid advertising from customers by charging for search ranking. Plus they do not guarantee first page ranking anyway-even with the paid search plan.

    For those of us trying to maintain a sight I suppose we could try for page 2 or 3.

    I could better understand the system if it was a commission on sales results of some sorts.

    My humble opinion is that Google in it's largeness is becoming very greedy. I understand that they must make a profit but it should not come at the expense of putting the small busness out-of-business.

    Google should remember that Yahoo and Bing are waiting in the background for the opportunity to become # 1.

    Papadan

    http://www.papadanart.com

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    blogentry-2518-0-79888800-1335928646_thuThis 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. ]
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    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 finally I turned to sports to file the void. Over the years I would dabble in oil painting projects but I could not rekindle that fire that once burned within me. It was not until I met an unknown artist by the name of Jay Burley that I begin to understand my place in the Art World. That brings me to The Curator's Shadow, the Art Book. I begin trying to help Jay get his work seen by the world. We put his work on Tee Shirts and other clothing, even coffee cups. His work was all over the web, Youtube, Myspace even Facebook. Working with Jay reminded me of all the talented people I have come across with limited or no way to get their work seen by the public in a way that would do justice to their talent. The Art Book was the answer, a way to record a piece of history that would last and be shared for years to come. The Curator's Shadow will become a National Treasure, showcasing the work of artist the future may someday label great masters. To give our new website a look see click here

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    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 :)

  2. 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' work, but he never replied back to me to give me a title of the painting or any other information. Any help anyone can offer would mean a great deal to me and my family. All the pictures in the link above have all the information I have under them. I think most of these were purchased in Florida if the helps any.

    Thanks in advance,

    Kevin

  3. <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-best-beagy/15743892"><img style="width: 238px; height: 307px; border: 2px solid" src="http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news-father-2-arms-around-dog.jpg" alt="The World's best Beagy" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></a> <a href="http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/beagy-will-be-beagy/15586242"><img style="width: 222px; height: 308px; border: 2px solid" src="http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news-two-fat-ladies.jpg" alt="Beagy will be Beagy" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></a></acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>Two Books have been published in English. They are about a family who buys a dog (a Beagle). <br /> The father is skeptical because he does not think he has time enough to look after the dog. <br /> However, he becomes so fond of the dog that he decides to bring up and train the dog himself. <br /> Unfortunately, things do not turn out the way he thinks and hopes. Time after time things go wrong <br /> and very far from what he had expected, which results in a number of comical and bizarre situations.<br /> You can see comprehensive previews on LuluPress of the books: Preview "The World's Best Beagy" <br /> and preview of "Beagy will be Beagy".</acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>You can order these 2 books by clicking on the motifs shown above - you will be navigated directly to <br /> the books on the LuluPress markedplace. </acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>The 2 books mentioned above have been combined and published in Danish. <br /> The book title is: "Biggi Verdens bedste Hund".</acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym><a href="http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/biggi-verdens-bedste-hund/16105197"><img style="width: 200px; height: 261px; border: 2px solid" src="http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news-father-2-arms-around-dog-danish.jpg" alt="Biggi Verdens bedste Hund" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></a> </acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>Nygaard & Lonvig, Denmark is very satisfied about feedbacks.<br /> One of the most positive is this:<br /> </acronym></p> <p style="font-style: italic; font-family: Arial"><acronym>Dear Asbjorn.<br /> I wrote to you when I received the books that I thought they are beautiful.<br /> I liked the titles of the books. Very memorable. Children and parents can relate easily to the titles and<br /> chapter titles. The colors of the covers and the art on the covers is very appealing for children as well as parents. <br /> I love your geometric art and think it goes really well with the story contents.The inside of the books are very nicely done. <br /> The page layouts are very clean and the art and story go really well with each other. <br /> One can follow the story easily by looking at the pictures.<br /> </acronym></p> <acronym style="font-family: Arial"><span style="font-style: italic">I liked the stories very much. Each had humor and a strong concept of family values. </span><br /> <span style="font-style: italic">The stories are lessons as</span><span><span style="font-style: italic"> well, but these lessons do not distract from the fun aspect of the book.</span><br /><span style="font-style: italic">For very young children, each chapter could be made into its own book.</span><br /><span style="font-style: italic">The books are WONDERFUL!</span><br /><br /><span style="font-style: italic">All my best,</span><br /><span style="font-style: italic">Ellen Fisch *</span><br /> <br />*) </span><span>Ellen Fisch</span><span> lives on Long Island, New York. <br /> </span><span>Ellen Fisch</span><span> </span><span>has a BA in Art from Brooklyn College and a MA in Art from New York University.<br /></span><span>Ellen Fisch</span><span> i</span><span>s a fellow artist to Asbjorn Lonvig, she teatchesis.<br /> </span><span>Ellen Fisch's general</span><span> jud</span><span>gments are second to none.</span></acronym> <p style="font-family: Arial"> </p>

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    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 ARTIST GROUP. NO ONE CREATION IS EVER THE SAME. I WAS REALLY SURPRISED BY THE VAST CREATIVITY OF THE IMAGINATIONS OF THE MEMBERED ARTIST. ALL ORIGINAL WORK OF ART. ANYWAY DO YOU KNOW THAT PAPIER MACHE ART IS A FUSION OF DIFFERENT ARTS. ITS A FUSION OF DIFFERENT MEDIUM OF ARTS. SUCH AS CARVING(WOOD),POTTERY(CLAY), SCULPTURE(ROCK/METAL), AND PAINTING ALL ROLLED INTO ONE CREATION. HENCE ITS A ONE OF A KIND WORK OF ART.

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    ninnubaliga
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    This is first ever portrait I tried at my age 6.

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    This is where I live exactly...My link

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    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 doing it for with this particular project)

    In a sense, im looking for someone to characterise my music and my band through their artwork. At present, there is only one song on the site, however, we have another 3 in production at the moment.

    Please feel free to drop me a line if you are interested. Contact details on the website.

    Many thanks

    Jon

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    ShioriWolf
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    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.

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    I got into the field of animation because animation is beautiful. Taking something that is still or something that you have created and moving it. You are creating and bringing life.I've always loved movies and I always loved animations. The stories were great, but there was more to it. I could feel what the character felt and it felt like they were real. The movement was beautiful, close to life but not quite, it was very different. Anyway, animation opened up a whole new realm of opportunities for me. There's so much more to it than people realize. It allows me a chance to indulge in all of my senses and forms of expression. Background design, character design, object design, hands-on sculpture, stop motion animation, texture, sound effects, music, story, writing, and more and more, the possibilities are endless.

    That's all I wanted to say for now. My gallery is small right now but I have tons of projects in the works (I have so many unfinished ideas) as well as some projects that need to be finished for my freelance clients. But check back often as I will keep on updating. Be sure to check out my other places on the web as well!

    If you ever want to find me somewhere, just search ShinyHubbCap (my internet handle!)

    Meaning of ShinyHubbCap- Well, my name is Julie Hubbard. My nickname is Jewels, everybody calls me Jewels. Jewels are shiny. "Shiny" is another nickname somebody gave me. When I think "Hub" I think Hubcap. My last name is Hubbard. so ShinyHubbCap is like my name. get it? :)

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    picture it as a tattoo

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    This painting was in my Grandfathers estate. It is signed by T. Fulop. Behind the name is either a "54" of "Sr".

    It's 35" wide and 24" tall. Does anyone know of this artist??blogentry-2098-026263800 1283653179_thumblogentry-2098-040531200 1283653382_thumblogentry-2098-040531200 1283653382_thum

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    I AM HERE - oil painting on cnvas board - 18" x 26" size

  7. I envision that my external blog, combined with this blog, will afford me a greater opportunity to bridge a connection between my art website, this site, and my external blog. My external blog is a great platform for me to entertain and hopefully inform viewers by discussing and sharing my critiques and reviews of artwork, books (including articles/editorials) music, movies (including TV shows, social and political issues; basically any interesting content I can get my hands on. But ultimately I hope that interested parties that do view my original art website will find my work as aesthetically appealing as I do. http://rlouism.blogspot.com/

  8. In my gallery, is the official online addition of my first graphic novella. In it I carefully laid out a 50-page graphic novella as a series of questions and answers between a character named Kyle

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  10. An artist, inspired to paint the Gothic and Florentine architecture outdoors in Prague, must choose between an almost limitless range of subtle colors to use. In this medieval city there are cooler hued buildings of stone with grayed lavenders, greens and blue browns. There are also warmer toned surfaces with ochre, yellows and oranges. Add to this an eclectic, no-rules range of color on many of the building's newly renovated surfaces, and you have a genuine, full palate field day! An artist needs to decide how to achieve color harmony in the shapes and nuances depicting these historic treasures if their next best painting is going to be a success.

    Rod Cameron reveals the secrets behind his choices of color in the painting titled, "St. Michelos Cathedral - Prague". Notice how he breaks down color into groups of "warm" and "cool".

    He tells students, "I saw the two towers in the sun as "warmer" mixtures: the thinner, taller steeple a mixture of cerulean blue and burnt sienna with white, and the main domed building a mixture of yellow ochre and burnt sienna with white."

    Using these warm hues as a reference point, Cameron uses a split complementary, which indicated blues, lavenders with touches of viridian green for the shadows and in the street buildings on either side. These cooler shadow colors frame the scene and provide exact compliments to the warm Hues of the Cathedral in the sunlight.

    To further enhance the warm atmosphere in the sunny part of this painting, the artist mixed cerulean blue into the sky. Cerulean blue, being the "warmer blue", supported the warm, sunny part of the composition and harmonized with the cerulean mixtures in the architecture.

    To see how easy it is to find and select complementary, split complementary and other color combinations, Rod Cameron suggests to artists to make or get a hold of a simple color wheel, found at any art supplier, and just dial up a color. In the case of Rod Cameron's painting of St. Michelos in Prague, he pointed to orange on the color wheel as his initial reference point, for the sunny surfaces of the Cathedral. The compliment of orange is ultramarine blue, but Cameron chooses the split complimentary; the colors that you find on either side of blue. The color wheel beautifully illustrates, lavenders on one side, and blues with a touch of viridian green on the other side; the split complimentary colors that Rod Cameron uses in the painting.

    Touches of your warm mixtures in your cool colors, and visa versa, will slightly gray things down, and go further to create great color harmony in your painting. The use of split complementary colors adds a greater range of color and more variety in your painting without sacrificing harmony.

    Color wheels are inexpensive and give the artist a better understanding of the color families and how they relate to each other. Even after you've memorized all the color combinations, it still fun to refer to now and then, plus, the wheel just looks cool hanging on the wall. Every studio should have one!

    Prague Artist Escape

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