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  1. Wise words indeed...

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    To demonstrate China’s role as a responsible major power, China not only cannot stand with Putin, but also should take concrete actions to prevent Putin’s possible adventures. China is the only country in the world with this capability, and it must give full play to this unique advantage.

    Hu Wei in:

    Possible Outcomes of the Russo-Ukrainian War and China’s Choice

    Let's all pray that this happens - for the future of mankind.

    If the Chinese manage to pull this off, they should be given full respect as a responsible major power.

  2. There are many styles and trends in fine art in the world (from naive art to hyperrealism). Ufolism is a young trend in the visual arts. Its founder is the Russian artist DiezelSun (Alexander Tatarnikov). In his paintings, he depicts ancient Gods (representatives of the extraterrestrial world). Ancient artifacts are good sources for the realization of creative ideas. Many ancient artifacts depict an extraterrestrial world. In some of the artist's paintings there is romanticism, because beautiful women are depicted (Goddesses of love, Goddesses of fertility, etc.) Also, this topic is related to the theory and hypothesis of Paleocontact, all this is very interesting and you begin to think about the history of the Earth, and the Earth's history is not simple.

     

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  3. Well... Like most people, I haven't had a lot of travel to write about over the last year. I finally got off a cable ship where I had been stranded for months, in Dubai on the 2nd of June 2020 - and I have been in sunny Somerset ever since.

    Added to that, I have had a severe bout of illness, (not Covid), for the last three months, whereby I have been virtually housebound - with or without travel restrictions.

    Anyway, it is still cold but the sun is shining. There are signs of spring all around - and I am finally well "on the mend" from the illness that I have been suffering from.

    Step by step... (Or pedal by predal!) The first thing that I am really looking forward to is being able to get out on my bike as the weather continues to improve.

    Then maybe, just maybe; we can start looling at some travel,  photography - and maybe even some art!! :)

     

    Here are some photos that I took out and about on my bike last summer.

  4. If you are into arts or into planting, then this is the best thing for you. Aside from recycling you can also put paint on it and be creative. This quarantine got me so bored and our bin for bottles is full cause there is no collector of junk, so I decided to do something about it.

    The materials that you needed are plastic bottles, of course some root or plant if you want to transfer it; then optional - paint for the design

    -- Think green --

     

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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.

  5. I have been reading where Google has released information that it may start putting 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 business out-of-business.

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

    Papadan

     

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    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.

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  6. 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

  7. 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 :)

  8. 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

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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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    ShinyHubbCap
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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've 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

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

  10. 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/

  11. 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

  12. blogentry-2061-025492800 1278748735_thumOil paintings and oil painting reproductions at best price. Find thousands of genuine hand-painted oil paintings on canvas and oil painting from godpaint.com. We

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