DO AWAY WITH COUNTING THE COST

When we perform an act of kindness we should rejoice and not be sad about it. If you undo the shackles and the thongs, says Isaiah,...

Guardian of the Sun

GUARDIAN OF THE SUN

Guardian of the Sun , Remo Savisaar

 
 
 
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

THE SUMMER BOOK BY TOVE JANSSON

An elderly artist and her six-year-old granddaughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. Gradually,...

The Queen of Spades

THE QUEEN OF SPADES

The Queen of Spades (1898). John Byam Liston Shaw. Via Books and Art .

 
 
 
Psalm 13 - Waiting on the Lord

PSALM 13 - WAITING ON THE LORD

Though the plot of the enemies lasts a very long time, do not lose heart, as though God had forgotten you, but call on the Lord, singing...

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary working for the poor

SAINT ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY WORKING FOR THE POOR

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary working for the poor by Marianne Stokes, 1920.

 
 
 
Spring in Texas

SPRING IN TEXAS

Spring in Texas, Jason Merlo Photography

A Movie You Might Have Missed 38 - Internal Affairs

A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 38 - INTERNAL AFFAIRS

It's been 11 years since I began this series highlighting movies I wished more people knew about. I'm rerunning it from the beginning...

 
 
 
Close Reads and The Lord of the Rings

CLOSE READS AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS

I've been listening to the Close Reads podcast for several years off and on, depending on what they're reading. They discuss books...

PRAYER IS AN OFFERING THAT BELONGS TO GOD

Prayer is an offering that belongs to God and is acceptable to him: it is the offering he has asked for, the offering he planned as...

 
 
 
Easter Chick

EASTER CHICK

Chick, N Puttapipat Illustration

Reptiles

REPTILES

Reptiles , M.C. Escher The link above is to Lines and Colors where you can see pieces of this painting blown up and really enjoy the...

 
 
 

EASTER FRIDAY: HERE ARE THE BEGINNINGS OF CREATURES NEWLY FORMED

Here, then, is the grace conferred by these heavenly mysteries, the gift which Easter brings, the most longed for feast of the year;...

Three Worlds

THREE WORLDS

Three Worlds , M.C. Escher

 
 
 
Hand with Reflecting Sphere

HAND WITH REFLECTING SPHERE

Hand with Reflecting Sphere , M.C. Escher

JULIE'S WORRIED ABOUT ZOMBIES. SCOTT'S WORRIED ABOUT ANOTHER FLOOD

When Gilgamesh shows up with only part of the Bull of Heaven, they really get worried. The Epic of Gilgamesh is the subject of Episode...

 
 
 
Up and Down

UP AND DOWN

Up and Down, M.C. Escher

Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

MARD KO DARD NAHI HOTA

Surya has a rare condition of Congenital Insensitivity to pain meaning he can not feel pain. Hearing that most children with this condition...

 
 
 
April

APRIL

April , Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry The arrival of spring, hope and new life - the grass is green and a newly betrothed couple...

DURING THE TRIDUUM THE STRANGEST THING WILL OCCUR

A friend sent me this piece and it moved me so that I wanted to share it. Here's a sample and then you can go read the whole thing...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Rusty Young, Country-Rock Pioneer, Is Dead at 75

As a founding member of the band Poco, he helped define a genre and establish the pedal steel guitar as an integral voice in West Coast rock. Read more ...

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Schuberth und Schuberth Location: Wienerwald, Austria Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Christoph Panzer Area: 50.0 m2 Read more ...

The First-Ever Camera Collar Footage Shot by a Wild Wolf

You can now see the world from a wolf's point of view. This 3-minute video is the first-ever camera collar footage shot from the perspective of a wild wolf. The video was... Read more ...

After Bullying Reports, Scott Rudin Will Step Away From Broadway

The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows. Read more ...

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Expensive cameras often lack basic features. The most common limitations-by-design are fixed screens and no flash. I suspect that some camera designers aren't photographers and... Read more ...

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Even a boring spot illustration of a postal clerk can become an exciting trip through an abstract art exhibition when the illustrator is Robert Fawcett. Take a closer look... Read more ...

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Up all night, Greg Girard

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Tutorial: How to paint Vargskyr from Warhammer Quest Cursed City

Tutorial: How to paint Vargskyr from Warhammer Quest Cursed City

In this post, I'll show you how to paint Vargskyr from Warhammer Quest Cursed City in 19 easy to follow steps. You'll learn how I layer Contrast paints to paint the fur, use... Read more ...

Expressive Still Live Floral Painting, Colorful Original Flower Art, “JUST...

Expressive Still Live Floral Painting, Colorful Original Flower Art, “JUST GO BOLD” by Texas Contemporary Artist Jill Haglund

10"x10"x.75 Acrylic on Canvas-Available View purchase info HERE View Jill's Original Paintings at View Jill's Greeting Cards HERE Follow Jill on Instagram Follow Jill on... Read more ...