Jump to content

Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 10/24/2009 in Posts

  1. 3 points
    ArtFreaks.com is more than an art site... Even art freaks have lives outside of their art - and I would like to think of this website as a place where people can just drop by and enjoy a friendly chat, post their news, plug their own high quality websites and generally chill-out for a few minutes after a busy day! So... As far as I am concerned, it is very valid for you to post here!
  2. 3 points
    People Who Loves smb eventually loves artfreak. I'm not alcoholic, I just joined artfreak because of its main topic which is all about arts, artfreak's a very useful site, though I'm not sure if it's valid for me to do my posts here. Hence, I enjoyed reading and posting in this site.. P.S I love Philippines!
  3. 2 points
    Forthcoming edited version, Poet and playwright. The Philippines Islands. March 12, 2005
  4. 2 points
    Hey guys! I know I haven't been on too much lately, I apologize. My life has been sort of chaotic, but now I've got the time and I've been posting new photos on my facebook page, and realized not too many of my friends are even interested to look at my stuff. Now I don't know how you all would feel, but in my personal opinion, it sucks. You'd think you're friends would want to support the things you love, but I guess not everyone has had time for all that. Does anyone else ever feel the same though? Or is it just my friends who kind of suck? haha, I'm just curious cause sometimes I feel like there's no point to putting out my photos for my friends to see. Majority of them just seem to ignore it and move on. So I made a blog for my photography in hopes of finding people who are genuinely interested in my work, and I hope to make new friends from the experience. I know I have talked to a couple of you on here, and I would love to talk to anyone who is interested. so feel free to chat me up! =] Also, I would love to know how all of your friends react to your work, and things you have done to get your work out there to be appreciated by the world looking forward to your feed back! =] peace & love!
  5. 2 points
  6. 2 points
    Some of my latest water drop photography. Not my best shots but some turned out nice. I did these on my lunch break using a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon MP-E 65mm 1x-5x macro lens. www(dot)bubblews.com/news/794375-water-drop-photography "Not Found" error. URL edited by smb to minimize broken links on artfreaks.com
  7. 2 points
    The priest entered his donkey in a race and it won. The priest was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again and it won again. The local paper read: PRIEST'S ASS IN FRONT The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the Priest not to enter the donkey in another race. The next day, the local paper headline read: BISHOP SCRATCHES PRIEST'S ASS This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the priest to get rid of the donkey. The priest decided to give it to a nun in a nearby convent. The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day: NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN The bishop fainted. He informed the nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey, so she sold it to a farmer for £10. The next day the paper read: NUN SELLS ASS FOR £10 This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the nun to buy back the Donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild. The next day the headlines read: NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE The bishop was buried the next day. The moral of the story is ... being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief, misery and even shorten your Life. So be yourself and enjoy life!! Stop worrying about everybody else's ass and You'll be a lot happier and live longer!
  8. 2 points
    Laughed until tears ran down my cheeks!!! Have a great year, kaibigan ko. Eduardo
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    Hello one and all, Righty, see there is a lot of peeps here but not much activity. For those of you who don't know me, which is probably 99% of you, I'm NullBoss. My gallery can be seen here: http://www.artfreaks.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=user_activity&search_app=gallery&mid=2095&userMode=all&sid=ae92d1206834fa2fbe6a184d27f5c059 Now we've gotten that outta the way, you can see I'm a digital artist who specializes in the darker/macabre side of art with a nice mix of sci fi and fantasy. Whats I#m proposing here is this: If there is anyone out there who is looking for a challenge and something new, how about you collaborate with me on a piece of work? Hm? The preferred style would of course be digital as it's easier that way but we can always work around that. So if anyone is interested reply here or hit me up directly, I don't know about you, but I'd like to challenge myself a bit. Peace! PS. I will happily work with artists of any caliber, skill or media isn 't an issue.
  11. 2 points
    Hi Group, I've been experimenting with mixed media (watercolor, pencil, pen) and the fine art of cartooning. It is an interesting and challenging hobby but I enjoy the creative process. I will be posting my work for review and feedback. All thoughts and criticism will be appreciated. Bob
  12. 2 points
    Thanks - I post my most recent stuff first (I have been posting cartoons on animal/pet forums) but I'm open to any channel or theme to get a laugh (with the caveat that I do not want to offend or insult). Bob
  13. 2 points
    " Those who brew the poison of cruelty will not win, tomorrow or today. The can put out the lamps where lovers meet. They can't blind the moon." Afiz Ahmed Afiz
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    Hey folks, I think over all Artfreaks is a great place, I've not had chance to frequent much until now, Smb is a great bloke and works very hard to keep this place interesting and maintained so kudo's to him. I feel that the site struggles with the main thing most sites do, members and constant posts. Tha'ts expected, still I like this place enough to keep coming back and slamming my ton's of art down and dropping the new stuff so it ain't all bad. Keep up the good work Smb and everyone else? C'mon, let's get more stuff up!
  16. 2 points
    As well as those listed I have two more. I'm sure you all know www.Deviantart.com and a new one which I'm digging at the moment: http://www.wysp.ws/
  17. 2 points
    hey guys happy to join this page and love to see all artist friends on such international network ,as everybody here love and is passionate about art ,s o i think its going to be great to have same minded friends
  18. 2 points
    Par: Diep la muse française. In the twinkling of her eyes there was depth and breadth. And in those shared smiles, was an understanding of the vast linguistic paradigm to heal. “Médecines sans frontières” was in the gift of her brainchild, as she prepared for a test. “I wa jinjutsu” had been held before her birth, as “Medicine, the art of compassion” had been already defined and practiced by one of Asia’s brains. With each pounding heart beat, Billions of cells danced on the consciousness of learning. Here came the sun unrelenting its warm on her notes. While it was an humble pen, all the while sitting in the silhouettes of her brilliance. Écoles des Médicines; La Sorbonne, Université de Paris. Eduardo A. Cong. Poet, and playwright. Monday, June 10, 13
  19. 2 points
    This is a debate that I'm having with an artist and art critic in another forum. If you look in my gallery I just submitted a piece using the Grim Reaper as a theme. This piece was actually done at the request of several different internet bone gallery's I've become involved with lately. You know Skulls, skeletons, sole catchers, grim reaper, Death all that Goth crap. Any way this critic was angry with me for drawing it. This is a direct Quote " Awesome dude ,,err not I personally find this stuff embarrassing - Now theres a challenge creating a tribal art of our time - designing new tattoos," This was my rebuttal This may be true, yet there is one universal truth about art. All art is tribal. Take this piece. Truthfully the content contained in this drawing is not for every ones (or tribes if you will), taste. If I were to show this at my moms bingo club (or tribe) or maybe show this at my aunt church group (or tribe) I would be run out and stoned. This would not be to their taste. I do understand that some would find this type of content shocking, disgusting and even embarrassing. Yet this is what true art is about . What is just lovely to some tribes is always shocking, disgusting and even embarrassing to other tribes. This piece on the other hand was not drawn for those particular tribes that find this type of content shocking, disgusting and even embarrassing. In fact this reaction (shocking, disgusting and even embarrassing) was the reaction I was hoping to extract from those particular tribes. So thank you for that input. No it was draw, as what is going to be a series of grims for the gallerys of a particular group of tribes that have a taste for this sort of content. I like submitting to this forum because the critiques I receive here are insightful and those who give them, One... they do not focus on the type of content, Two... rather they focus on the technical aspects of that content. This has helped me to step up my game if you will so that I can produce a better piece of art in the particular content that I have chosen for the particular tribes that I have aimed the piece at. Making me a better artist. Of course He harshly disagreed. To me all art is tribal. Most people out there do not what the be molded into a group or a certain type of person, yet buy their actions they do so. They end up associating with those with the same likes, tastes and attitudes. This a tribe. Regardless if they will admit it or not. As for art. Sophisticates feel the need to put a name to every different type of art style that comes along. This is so the heaving masses of different tribes out there can have and explanation for themselves to justify there reasons for liking or disliking a particular type of art even to the point of trying to put a ban another tribes art because the they don't understand the content and it stirs a feeling in them that makes them uncomfortable. We as artists feel that we have an obligation to break down those barriers. Yet we also have a need to be noticed to get a little attention. That is why we create then put the content of that creation on display. If we are truly unique but are ignored, though we may continue to be unique for ourselves, we will ultimately create for a certain group or tribe. We justify this buy saying that we are just trying to get a little recognition so we can go back to being unique. If then our unique style suddenly becomes recognized giving us the attention we crave we will continue with what works. Though we may create different variations on that style as we grow older, we will never really grow out of it. The sophisticates then will put a name to this style or we ourselves will name it thus creating a new tribe. (Those who's tastes fit that style). Then that particular art form and tribe will grow beyond us. Other artists wanting recognition will then emulate our unique style crushing its uniqueness. Thus the tribe matures and takes on a life of it own. Lets face it all art is tribal. Your thoughts. Thanks Eddie Top
  20. 2 points
    You make a good point. I've come back to creating art after about a decade and a half or more burn out. By the mid 90's it became about the money only. It was no longer fun. Now I'm back, just checking out other artists work and creating again. Not looking to make money. I agree with RussellChapmen. I don't want somebody else stealing my pieces and making money off of them. (That has happened to me, In a very big way). If I see them being used for nonprofit purposes "fantastic!" I love it. As smb said; more feathers in the cap but I would like to have my work attributed correctly also. That is only fair. Money will destroy ones love for art. When a young person asks me for a tip on how they can break into the business, I always say, (my one and only tip): DON'T CALL IT A BUSINESS.
  21. 2 points
    Friends and admirers of the late Rodolfo V. Quizon, aka, Dolphy want the Cultural Arts group to confer the national artist award for cinema for the dead comedian.
  22. 2 points
    Wow, there are some beautiful photos you created. The most impressive is the "autumn in the park". It must have been amazing to be there to capture the moment.
  23. 2 points
    about to post some stuff now actually =] and I've been thinking about putting up a blog on here as well. I just don't have the best track record for keeping up with them, so I'm going see how this one goes first. So maybe here in the next few weeks I'll get one started on here =]
  24. 2 points
    I can see that you have put a lot of thought and work into your site,Vic. It is good that you have the knowledge to do the things here that you accomplish. Dan
  25. 2 points
    Welcome, glad you are here! Lots of room for participation. Each brings something different.
  26. 2 points
    I know this is a late post to this topic but I must say that there is a need for a site like this. I previously checked out a few sites and found them to be a bit stuffy, in my opinion. As stated above most have an active life away from the art. I wish more people would stick around and post topics and replies to make the site more active. Activity attracts activity!
  27. 2 points
    Hi: I'm a new member. Being new I don't quite understand the overtones and the undertones of the introduction protocols: I'm just going to write it short and straight. Of course I'm an artist. I paint only in oils. I often lay in a painting (avergage size about 30"X40") with a broad construction type pencial, holding it with only 2 fingers, my thumb and my forefinger. After roughly laying it in, I continue to work it up with usually oil pastels. I like Senelier's but can't always afford it, so use what I have. Beside Senelier's is for finish work, it's too precious to use at the beginning. After that I'll start working in oils, but I'll still use oil pastels as part of my workup medium. After I start, if I like the way the picture is going, I work fairly intensely for at least 8 hours a day, drinking mostly coffee, maybe with a little Napa Valley Red. I work from about 2 in the afternoon until about 10 at night. If I work intensely I usually finish a new picture in about a week. I can do about 50 pictures a year, if the financies are right and I can buy paints and brushes and other materials. To get away from the art and to refresh myself, I like physical outdoor participant sports-climbing, tennis, skiing, I have a mountain and a road bike, and I usually start my day by running on the street at least 30 minutes each morning. It's not a lot of fun but you feel better afterwords. I've spent the last 6 months working on building an art website, with a large photogallery. It was very hard for me because I am no webmaster, that's why it took me so long. I finally finished and got it up about a month ago. I hope to be able to get used to this website and to be able to visit the galleries of the very creative and gifted artists who display and blog here. Starr
  28. 2 points
    A birthday party thread... I call dibs on a 10 tier chocolate cake.... a recycling foam plates, napkins, cups,....
  29. 2 points
    I think you make a fair point. I don't mind people using my general photography as long as they attribute it correctly and they are not trying to profit from it. My general work is here at Flickr However for my gallery prints, I don't put these online at full size as they are strictly limited editions and I can't afford to devalue them for those who collect my work. Happy new year ))
  30. 2 points
    Despite the scattered national and global ignorance, there is a galvanization developing, the world over. Its symptoms were proffered by Arundhati Roi's observation in: "Another world is not only possible. She is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."
  31. 2 points
    Just when I wanted to be serious, I had a relapse. Now I can't work out whether to be a deep and meaningful new aged photographer trying to find the meaning of it all or just some yobbo out there taking pictures. Actually, if you asked my wife, she would say I'm an egotistic, arrogant, know-it-all who should be kept away from public gatherings for fear I will be offensive to someone. I'll try to behave. Whichever I am I'm glad to be here. I'll have a look around and see where I can start. I might get a photo or two or an opinion or three up before the end of the night.
  32. 1 point
    When I look at you I have nothing but regrets You're someone I loved. You're someone I hurt. I miss the way you laugh I miss your smile But most importantly, I miss you. Our friendship ended because of me I would do anything to get you back. Can you please forgive me? Can we please be friends? I would rather have a friendship Rather than nothing at all I have been scared by the words you've said Every one of my scars has a story But they're all from you I beg of you Please listen to what I have to say Listen to my reason, Before I lose you forever. This poem was written for 2 of my friends of whom i miss very much. I messed up our friendship and i hope they both know that i'm sorry. Miss you...
  33. 1 point
    On January 2, 2016, one of the United States most courageous psychiatrist, scholar and author of “The Isis Papers: The Key to the Colors (Third World Press),” has died. She was 80 years old. Her intellectual depth and breadth, brings to me, reminders of another titan in the Philippines History, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, also a physician. As much as the Church back then, and still today, try to keep their light from blossoming on a universal level. It is systemic and thus, those who are in control of the institutions, then as well as now, control the unenlightened practices and behavior of the many, local and global. “ If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Read this many years ago, and forthcoming in poetic imagery is her legacy, as succinct as possible. HAVE A GREAT YEAR ALL OF THOSE CONTRIBUTING TO THIS FORUM.
  34. 1 point
    Super late reply! Thanks you.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    Just wondering why you paint and what motivates your methods! I paint for my enjoyment and to see paintings that I normally do not see. I like bright colors obviously and the feeling that I get when viewing subjects that are a little bit surreal. Painting that make me feel good I suppose I could say. The methods I use are not controlled by what another has done before me. They are not attempts at reality, I have a nice Kodak for that. I certainly do not care what another thinks of my paintings but must admit that I appreciate the fact that quite a few people like many of my paintings. What I guess I am trying to say is that approval does not determine when, what or even if, I paint another canvas. When I finish a painting I can look at it and know that there is not another in the world completely like it. It would not exist except for my efforts. The painting will endure far into the future after I am ashes. Someone will look at my painting and never know me only what a colorful imagination I must have had. In this way maybe I will time travel a little bit. When I sit down to a blank canvas the conclusion may come in 1 or 2 hours or 1 or 2 days. I really do not know what is coming until it is finished. This is the reason I use no drawings, photographs, or existing scenes in most of my paintings. There-for I have turned down all requests for commission work. It helps that I am retired and do not have to depend upon my paintings for income. Would probably starve if I did. I greatly appreciate the artists on this site and admire your work. I also appreciate this site and wish it the greatest success. Thanks for letting me bend you ear, Dan
  37. 1 point
    Would love any feedback about my site. Several new pieces are up. Thanks!
  38. 1 point
    Yes ... nice drawings. It is always beneficial to go back to drawings as it keeps your brain functional. caricaturist
  39. 1 point
    Hello I am new to this site. I am an amateur digital artist, I have not sold any prints of my works yet. I just started putting my prints up for sale on fine art America in May of this year. So far I have used twitter, Redgage and stumble upon to market my works. My website is http://jacob-king.artistwebsites.com/index.html If you have any marketing tips I would love to hear them, in addition if you have any feedback on my work from the site above please let me know. Feedback whether negative or positive is highly cherished. This post has been promoted to an article
  40. 1 point
    Hi, I just found this site. I'm 30 years old and am from West Virginia. I just started painting recently, despite the fact that I can't even draw. I've never really been interested in art, as in, creating things, because I've never considered myself particularly creative let alone talented. I always have enjoyed taking pictures though since finally getting a cheap digital camera a few years ago. Well anyway, I will put my paintings up for sale on eBay as I get a few more completed. But for now, the first place to see what I've done and find newly completed pieces will be on my web site. Generally, my themes are along the lines of surreal, freaky, bizarre, gothic, horror and other dark stuff, although I'm also just another 'crazy old cat lady' and so I'm painting portraits of my cats now. But anyway, I'll leave the direct link to my gallery below. (Link deleted due to the fact that it is now "broken" - smb 2012/03/30)
  41. 1 point
    here is a link to my deviantART (so as to not create unneeded clutter.) http://rivinhal.deviantart.com/gallery/ Could anyone give me some feedback/pointers based on mistakes I may be making? I would appreciate it! Thanks!
  42. 1 point
    Whatever happened to uncommon sense? Don't give up on the human race just yet unless you and I are the only ones left who are perfect. Ask yourself what you do which might well fall outside the concept of 'sense', common or not. Do you believe in fairies, santa or god? How often do you thank 'luck' fr your good fortune or blame someone else for your misfotunes? When was the last time you drank to excss or had a cigarette or ate too much, or self-medicated. Hoiw often do you believe what you hear without question, especially if its from a friend? When did you last have a premonition or deja voi? Do you read your stars, or have your fortune read or talk to the dead or not listen to the living? Sense isn't always common and common isn't always sense. Education provides the basis for good sense. Those who assume they know it all might well do with a lesson or 2 in the basics.
  43. 1 point
    The Bordellos evolved from there to selling clothing, makeovers, massage, much more jewelry, and nineteenth century bordello antiques. We catered to only coeds and those coeds were invited to spend the day doing homework and being pampered as well as spend money. They all needed to spend that money. Most especially when heading out at the end of semesters so they could have some memento of so strange a place as The Bordello. Again, this is another example of Life Theater that sells art. It puts those hyphenations about the work ~ much like Dali's mustache.
  44. 1 point
    A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race appear?" The mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so was all mankind made.." Two days later the girl asked her father the same question.. The father answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved." The confused girl returned to her mother and said, "Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?" The mother answered, "Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his."
  45. 1 point
    If you're just wanting to go out and do a little Karaoke, I like to go to Tony's Bar...It is a little bit of a dive, but the drinks are cheap and they have the best Karaoke equipment & song selection in town. It's also kinda fun to watch some of the INTERESTING customers come in and out. Some nicer places in Dubuque to go are The Europa Haus, a great little German bar and restaurant. They have an awesome selection of German Beer and also domestic and resonably priced mixed drinks, which are served quite strong! Also, Bricktown is quite popular-they have a restaurant as well and they have live bands and comedians come in, they do have a cover charge , though. One of my favorite places in Dubuqe has to be The Busted Lift. This is a really cool Irish pub; they, of course, have a variety of Irish (and other) imported beer. They bring in some bands and the last I knew, they had Open Mike nights once a week-Tuesdays?-if you are an aspiring singer/song writer. This pub is wonderful!! Great atmospere.
  46. 1 point
    FLIXX BAND GIGS: every Tuesday performing at Festival mall in Alabang...Wednesday Cowboy Grill Arquiza St., Mabini, Manila.. Friday Calle 5 Mabini, Manila...Saturday C.O.C (Chicks O'Clock) Music Garden Doroteo Jose Sta. Cruz Manila. The members of the band are....Loy vocals, Len & Jeny Singers.. Ford Lead Guitarist, Ace Bass guitarist, Lito keyboard, Toots Drummer...for more information please contact Mr.Lito Bondoc Cell # 09284606463 or Tel.2352060...
  47. 1 point
    This is just a test . . . Problems in posting. Alhambra . . . Alhambra, you shone above. All, Andalucian cities had seen. Your splendor amidst the thick tropical foliage surrounding your castle, The carefully engineered irrigation system of pools and waterfalls, the combined sustaining pillars and towers, and even channels were designed to keep you eternally a garden in the future of mankind?s children mind . . . We had a story to tell, and across the Gibraltar we chose to tell it. From afar, for posterity to know we were then, very ancient souls . . . The wizardry you caste on the entire Europe, was equaled by none given the time you appeared. In a Moslem world of your own, A god and prophet of your own, you Africa, were the cradle of mankind?s birth and in this fact, you shone. Bienvenue, Adam and Eve . . . The distinctions and subtleties in semantics, whether of Moorish, Arab, and Jewish hues, in which your genius shone for us to know that you were Unequaled then, and leaving ample documentary records to testify of your genius . . . We had a story to tell . . . While had been walking the paved streets of cobbled stone you created, the tolerance you accepted as a way of life, from Christians and Berber?s faith, alike . . . Inhaling of the tree?s moisture in this walk, I heard the loud waterfalls stream down the channels you created, For all to enjoy, as you did yesterday. The seventh century was a the creation in ?Europa,? Of another civilizing wave, while in a motion-filled stream, the symbols you created remains, after centuries of your absence, your tactful presence for generations and generations on mankind?s mind . . . We had a documented story to share. It is no mistake upon entering C?rdoba, Spain, we find the greeting: ?The City of the Patrimony of mankind? Copyright, Monday, October 27, 2003. Eduardo A. Cong. Poet and playwright. Granada, Spain.
  48. 1 point
    Boy Lugaw's in Arquiza Street, Ermita, Manila. Just a small "tindahan" (store) - between the Hotel La Corona and Cowboy Grill, Mabini. This place was featured in Ted Lerma's book, "Hey Joe!" A great place for some local flavor. I would recommend any tourist who is staying more than one night in Ermita to pay the place a visit - even if it is only to enjoy a few 25 peso beers, before hitting the town! A picture is coming... I'm just waiting 'till I can get a good shot of Boy with his Stomach hanging out!!
  49. 1 point
    Two Bright Eyes Children A picture, Of two beautiful souls joined together by kinship, and patriarchs were conspicuously absent. Its legitimacy, you have questioned, in appearance of two beautiful souls. Another picture, Two bright eyed spirit children, Matriarchy caring, loving and ever present, she never doubts, whose child they are. They play side by side, Sure of their kinship and loyalty to each other, their love is never a doubt. Admiring the dignity and respect you proffered, Two beautiful souls, unawares oftentimes of their beloved flaws, They still love. Aware of the innocence in two bright eyed spirit children, no longer you question, and you just love. Eduardo A. Cong Poet and playwright, The Philippines Islands. March 24, 2005 This is for a remarkable friend! Maraming Salamat!
  50. 1 point
    Hemingway's Africana/Cafe Havana. Ambience motifs layered the stairs up to its entrance and once within, the whole room lit with artifacts from the African continent. Carving your presence through the room, to the table a menu arrived. The persistent coughs brought me to the shores of your mind, Then, came the query: "do you have asthma?" As humidifier took on the labor of cleansing the air, distracting the coughs was your gliding presence, back and forth through the cafe. The persistent coughs needed remedy, and Calamansi was prescribed. Time came to a halt, in your presence, and constellations spooned the stars... The fabric woven into your skin, between heavens and earth, biological rhythms flowed. As smooth long white legs revealed a sensuality of its own. Imagination soared to unexplored regions of body and soul. The view completely rose to the imagination of many moons on cosmic shores. Your sensuality devoured. In midst of the fire within, Eyes mine, Smiles mine, And lips yours... Momentarily had to gather all thoughts, for your mesmerizing sensuality, Soon... Copyright, March 12, 2008. Eduardo A. Cong, Poet and playwright. e_cong@msn.com The Philippines Islands.
×
×
  • Create New...