Sunday, 20 August 2017

Music on Sunday; Calming meditation

With all the hate and even fascism going on in the world I think we all need some quiet and relaxing sounds. Peaceful even, to become calm and still... Happy Sunday. 








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Friday, 18 August 2017

Art on Friday; digital art

Sometimes I find pieces of art on the internet that are so beautiful but aren't famous or something, which don't make them less beautiful or less 'art'.... People are so creative!
So for today digital art paintings of women I found on Deviantart that I find to be beautiful...

all credits are with the makers, names are under each painting to be found on Deviantart.

Vladimir Kireev-Autumn

jeshannon-Lady Avalon

StinaWiik-The Magical Essence of Spring

phoenixnightmare-Persephone

Janaina-Ophelia

Guweiz-Pub

Unodu-Goldfish girl

DSillustration-Rose Red

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Wednesday Wisdom



Last week in Charlottesville America white supremacists waved Nazi flags around.
Talking about history repeating itself.
But let's take a look at the Swastika itself. Hitler took it and turned it a bit to make it an evil symbol but it really isn't. It has been a symbol of life and well-being, good excistence as far back as 12.000 years ago even. It's been used by Hindu's as well as Christians and Celts and Nordic tribes. It was never meant for anything but good certainly not which it stands for now.

The word swastika comes from the Sanskrit svasti, which means good fortune, luck, and well-being. In Buddhism, the swastika represents the turning of the “Dharma wheel”, and thereby  promotes goodwill, compassion, and generosity to all sentient beings.

Regrettably, Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party borrowed the swastika in the early 1900s, reversed it, and used it as their party emblem during World War II. Not only do the Nazi swastika and the ancient swastika used in Buddhism and Eastern cultures differ in meaning, the Nazi swastika is also slanted, resting on a point, and has right angles bent in a clockwise direction. The traditional swastika lays flat and is counterclockwise.




symbol-swastika-and-its-12000-year-old-history


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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Music on Sunday; (early) Hip Hop


Friday and Saturday Google celebrated 44 years of hiphop with a great Google Doodle (see above). So my theme for today is; Early hiphop. Like the when I was young in the 80's. I don't think we had much hiphop here 44 years ago . But in the late 70s early 80s it started here too. So enjoy; 










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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Quotes and Pics 295; hollier than thou

Lately I read a lot of politicians wave their religion card around to ease their conscience perhaps, or to hide behind a god to do whatever they want. It irritates the hell out of me. I was raised a Catholic but I no longer believe in an almighty god who takes care of the people he created. The people who act out of his name to do the worst crimes are merely criminals in my book. So that's why I wanted to make these quotes today... 






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Friday, 11 August 2017

Art on Friday; Portraits of Renaissance women

In one of my earlier blogs I have blogged about this subject but since Photobucket is blackmailing it's users to pay a yearly fee of 400 US dollars I can no longer access my photos on there and all my work for years has been in vain! Gone are the beautiful pictures and paintings. It's sad really... but I can't do anything about it.
So hopefully this time the paintings will stay on here; let's hope so.

I really love the Renaissance faces and styles;

Domenico Ghirlandaio-Portrait of a girl

Leonardo Da Vinci-Lady with an ermine

Agnolo Bronzino-Lucrezia di Cosimo

Antonio del Pollaiuolo -Portrait of a Woman

Lucas Cranach d.Ä. - Bildnis der Prinzessin Sibylle von Cleve

Raphael-La Donna Velata

Sandro Botticelli Idealized Portrait of Lady Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as Nymph

Piero di Cosimo-Copy of 'Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci'

Raphael-Lady with a unicorn

Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio-Portrait Of A Youth Crowned With Flowers

© KH