Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Any commedy games

Ronnie's Christmas Surprize is the second book that she has written as well as illustrated. It is a bedtime story about her son Ronnie who wants a special playmate. On Christmas, he gets his wish. Grandma and Me is a verse written and illustrated by Claudia about her special relationship with her Grandmother. She taught her to go for the gusto in life and she strives to live up to her example. The first two illustrations to the right are Claudia's first licensed character work.The subject matter was Polly Pocket and friends

Claudia illustrated a book titled "Stranger Danger, the Rule", which is an essential book for all children to read or have read to them. It explains in a friendly verse " Please don't go" while illustrating many potentially dangerous instances in which children could be coaxed to go along with a stranger or even a person they already know.The art reveals how people that can be menacing may appear to be friendly and harmless. 30th SeptemberSpunk Library. 'The Spunk Library collects and distributes literature in electronic format, with an emphasis on anarchism and related issues. For a more complete description of what Spunk is about you can view the Spunk Manifesto.'

Indian Vintage Amusements. 'In India, a country of diverse population, of over 200 languages and of even more diverse economic background of purchasers, the advertisers face unique challenges. In this online exhibit at Kamat's Potpourri, we showcase some of the old and successful messages conveyed to the public by the advertisers. They include messages to consume Swadeshi (made-in-India) to advertisements for soft drinks (a industry that boomed in India after Coca-cola was ousted in 1977). All the advertisements are from my father's personal collection, and were collected over a fifty year period. Enjoy!'Phoenix Saree Company advertisement, 1940s.

Landscape of Memory: The Art of Mu Xin. 'The work of Mu Xin (b. 1927, fig.1) is, in part, a dialogue with the past masters of Chinese painting and, thus, with Chinese history in general. This dialogue is a key factor in connecting Mu Xin with the continuous tradition of Chinese landscape painting, begun in the 10th century, which is embedded with meanings both personal and profound. Emerging from his knowledge and interpretation of past masters, Mu Xin created paintings that responded to the past while criticizing the future. Although in this regard Mu Xin could be compared with many Chinese artists, perhaps the greatest connection can be made with the "yimin" painters of the early Yuan period (1279 � 1368) and of the early Qing (1644 � 1911) ...'

Dancing Demons: Ceremonial Masks of Mongolia.
Fang Lijun. Chinese artist.
Antognoni Brunhoso. Angolan artist. 'I was born in Angola, in the city of Malange on the 7th January 1962, one year after the start of the Angolan revolution and the struggle for independence. I lived in Lunda, the Tchokwe region, in the village Camaxilo. In 1975 I celebrated the independence of Angola in Malange and also experienced the beginning of the civil war. At the end of the year I moved to Luanda and saw the ocean for the first time. I stayed in the capital until 1978. In March 1978 I went to Portugal where I studied and lived for a decade. My journeys brought me to Amsterdam to further develop my art. '
The Innu Nation. 'Approximately 16,000 Innu (formerly known as Montagnais or Naskapi) inhabit Nitassinan (eastern Quebec and Labrador). They are based in 13 different communities - Utshimassit, Sheshatshiu, Pakuashipi, La Romaine, Natashquan, Mingan, Uashat, Maliotenam, Betsiamites, Les Escoumins, Mashteuiatsh, Schefferville, and Kawawachikamach. ''The political realities of two provincial boundaries and the land rights negotiation process have led to the creation of regional political organizations which collectively represent the Innu people of Nitassinan. ''Sheshatshiu and Utshimassit (Davis Inlet), the two Innu communities in Labrador, are represented by the Innu Nation ...'

, Kent Photo Gallery. 'The pages that follow contain photographs either taken by or collected by Stephen Douglas West and Douglas West. The photographs span 100 years of life in Whitstable ... 'Tankerton Beach, circa 1900.Motorcycle, early 1900s.Via the Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery.
Counting the Cracks. Online comic strip.
California Recall and the Court. Cartoons.

America Singing: Nineteenth Century Songsheets. 'For most of the nineteenth century, before the advent of phonograph and radio technologies, Americans learned the latest songs from printed song sheets. Not to be confused with sheet music, song sheets are single printed sheets, usually six by eight inches, with lyrics but no music. These were new songs being sung in music halls or new lyrics to familiar songs, like "Yankee Doodle" or "The Last Rose of Summer." Some of America's most beloved tunes were printed as song sheets, including "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Song sheets are an early example of a mass medium and today they offer a unique perspective on the political, social, and economic life of the time, especially during the Civil War. Some were dramatic, some were humorous; all of them had America joining together in song. The Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress holds 4291 song sheets. Included among these American songs are ninety-seven British song sheets from Dublin and London. The collection spans the period from the turn of the nineteenth century to the 1880s, although a majority of the song sheets were published during the height of the craze, from the 1850s to the 1870s. '

American Landscape and Architectural Design 1850-1920. 'This collection of approximately 2,800 lantern slides represents an historical view of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920.'
Frantisek Kupka. Czech artist.Gallery.
Ivan Kramskoy. Russian artist; online gallery.
Georges de la Tour. Online gallery.
Leonardo da Vinci. Online gallery.
Object Not Found. Found photos, letters and postcards.
Countries of the Mind. An imaginary world, with its own stamps.
Mything Links. 'An Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links to Mythologies, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Sacred Arts & Sacred Traditions.'
Canadian Souvenir Albums. 'Canadian souvenir view albums, published from the 1880s through the 1930s, occupy a singular place in the history of Canadian bibliography. Having antecedents in the travel narratives, topographical views and guidebooks that recorded and illustrated the early periods of European exploration and settlement of the country, souvenir view albums, with their distinctive formats, a proliferation of photomechanically reproduced images, and little or no text, are peculiar to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This site features albums from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada Library. '
Photology: Nobuyoshi Araki. Not suitable for work.

Flowers, Fruits and Foliage of the Tropics - 19th century illustrations of southeast Asian plants by Hoola van Nooten.'She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics. The reader's eye is immediately captured by the dark leaves, shown furled or crumpled or partly nibbled away by insects, the delicately rendered details of the follicles and seeds, and the heavy clusters of flowers that cascade down the page. '
Masks of the Dorset People. 'The permanently frozen soil of the Arctic acts as a gigantic vault, preserving the belongings of people who lived there thousands of years ago. Among its greatest treasures are the carvings in wood and ivory made by the Dorset people, who occupied the area before the coming of the Inuit ... '
Worcester Art Museum: Chinese Art.Seated Buddha with Attending Bodhisattvas.
Worcester Art Museum: Japanese Art.Falcon on Oak Tree Watching Monkeys.
Treasures of the Chinese Scholar. 'For thousands of years Chinese scholars were primarily men, greatly esteemed by their society, who were also collectors of high quality, highly sophisticated art objects -- some functional, some inspirational, most small enough to decorate a scholar's desk or complement his study ... '

Isle of Wight Nostalgia. 'The Isle of Wight is a small island just off the south coast of England. Its shape resembles a diamond, some 13 miles north to south and 23 East to West, and covers 147 square miles. Due to its separation from mainland UK it has developed a unique character & culture. It is a much loved holiday destination.''The Isle of Wight has a special magic for all ages. I first went there as a six-year-old lad on a day trip with my grandparents. Since then I have visited the island many times. The island is unique; the locals have their own way of doing things just that little bit different from the mainland. This website is my very personal view of the island ... '

SausageNet, 'a guide to Cult & Classic kids TV from the last 35 years or so!'
Naff Caff. British pop culture nostalgia.
Your Memories. Personal recollections of British life between 1900 and 1999.
Mauritius Phonecards.

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.
Shelternet. Homelessness and housing issues in the UK.
Safe for All. Stop domestic abuse for everyone. link 'Mycenaean is the term applied to the art and culture of Greece from ca. 1600 to 1100 B.C. The name derives from the site of Mycenae in the Peloponnese, where once stood a great Mycenaean fortified palace. Mycenae is celebrated by Homer as the seat of King Agamemnon, who led the Greeks in the Trojan War. In modern archaeology, the site first gained renown through Heinrich Schliemann's excavations in the mid-1870s, which brought to light objects whose opulence and antiquity seemed to correspond to Homer's description of Agamemnon's palace. The extraordinary material wealth deposited in the Shaft Graves at Mycenae (ca. 1550 B.C.) attests to a powerful elite society that flourished in the subsequent four centuries ... '

The Symposium. 'The Greek symposium was a male aristocratic activity, a tightly choreographed social gathering where men drank together, conversed, and enjoyed themselves in a convivial atmosphere. Bedecked in garlands, participants reclinedone or two to a couchin a room designed to hold seven to fifteen couches with cushions and low tables. Many such rooms have been identified archaeologically in domestic settings, although the best representation is perhaps the painted Tomb of the Diver at Paestum ... '
History of the Cherokee. 'When all was water, the animals lived above in Galunlati but it was very crowded and they wanted more room. Dayunisi, the little Water-beetle, offered to go see what was below the water. It repeatedly dived to the bottom and came up with soft mud eventually forming the island we call earth. The island was suspended by cords at each of the cardinal points to the sky vault, which is solid rock. ''Birds were sent down to find a dry place to live but none could be found. The Great Buzzard, the father of all buzzards we see now, flew down close to the earth while it was still soft. He became tired and his wings began to strike the ground. Where they struck the earth became a valley and where they rose up again became a mountain and thus the Cherokee country was created ... '
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Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Willesden. 'Lord Swaminarayan was born of Dharmadev and Bhaktimata at Chhapaiya, a village near Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on Ramnavmi day of Samvat 1837 (2nd April 1781) in a holy Brahmin family. He was named Ghanshyam at birth. Right from early childhood He showed divine powers. He expelled many a danger from evil spirits and evil doers, exhibited a remarkable height of wisdom and knowledge and superhuman powers in many miraculous deeds. He mastered the Vedas and other holy scriptures at the tender age of ten. By virtue of such divine powers, He earned various names and epithets such as Shree Hari, Shree Harikrishna, Vasudev, Narayan and others...'
Jay Swaminarayan. 'When people from the Indian subcontinent had quenched their innate human requirements for survival, and had established a secure life, they diverted their attentions to an inward journey. These truth-seekers, later known as sages, seriously began to propose questions that probed the fundamental purpose and goal of life. To achieve this knowledge, they often retired into seclusion, returning only to share the inspirations they had received. This type of exploration led to the discovery of different bodies (other than the physical, comprising of the subtle elements such as the mind and the intellect), theories relating to the creation, sustenance and eventual end of life, the concept of the soul, and finally, the initial recognition of a supreme reality or entity. In time, these seekers of an elevated conscious were loosely termed as Hindus ... '

hello Kitty Toilet Paper.
A Virtual Walk through Shibuya.
Apache Photo Gallery.
The Colourful Moon.
The Earth and Moon from Mars.
Spiral Galaxy NGC 253 Almost Sideways.
City Walls. Graffiti around the world.UK.NYC.
Mendota Lighthouse, Michigan.'Welcome to the Bete Gris Light Station. You are visiting a working lighthouse with its original fourth order Fresnel Lens. Built in 1895, this lighthouse and its reservation remain unchanged in time...'
The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, Florida. link
27th SeptemberRecycled Art & Toy Bazaar from Africa, Asia and the Americas. 'In Senegal, Mali, Kenya and other countries in Africa, resourceful people have long excelled at fashioning toys from the available materials - tin cans, wire and scrap rubber and plastic that we would discard as trash. In addition to brightly colored trucks made from beer cans and wire bicycles, Indigo offers buckets constructed of tomato cans, and lunch-boxes and suitcases from tuna cans (lined with Senegalese funny papers!). Continually searching the world for more such innovations, we also offer cars, planes, purses and frames from Vietnam, tin ornaments from Mexico, papier-mache bowls from South Africa and cars and trucks from Cuba! ' Via art for housewives.
Seiji Togo. 'The works of Seiji Togo, known for his unique representation of women, are the products of an extremely refined sensibility and sense of beauty, supported by superb technical mastery. Togo's primary aim was to create art that could be understood and enjoyed by virtually anyone. His uniqueness and widespread popularity were uncommon in Japan.And his art, with its elegant, romantic style, has been called a glorification of women.'Collection.Via Internet Weekly.

Painting Gallery of the Indian Museum. 'The collection is particularly rich in Mughal paintings depicting primarily portraits, book illustrations and varied scenes of court and palace life.' Via Internet Weekly.
The Art of Bollywood. Via Internet Weekly.
War of the Worlds. Gallery of book covers. 'First of all, it's been in print for over one hundred years, so it has an extremely long history of interaction with society's ideas on alien invasion, science fiction as a genre, and science fiction art. Secondly, it's been reinterpretted in other media (radio, film, and television), providing other influences on the interpretation of the aliens. But many of Wells' other books have these attributes as well, and in fact The Time Machine is often considered a more important work.' Via Internet Weekly.

The following events with Michelle Tea are free and open to the public:
Michelle Tea will read at 7:30pm on Monday, February 25, 2008 in KendallCram Room, Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University. There will be a lightreception and booksigning afterward.
Michelle Tea will sit for a public interview with Dr. Kate Drabinski, TulaneUniversity Women¹s Studies Program post-doctoral fellow, at 6:00 pm onThursday, February 28, 2008 in Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center,Newcomb College Campus, Tulane University.
Michelle Tea will make a special guest turn at the mike at the 17 Poets!reading series at the Gold Mine Saloon at 701 Dauphine Street in the FrenchQuarter on the evening of Thursday, February 28. See
http://www.17poets/. com forinfo about the series. NCCROW and 17 Poets! are frequent collaborators.There is no charge for admission.
Michelle Tea will deliver a presentation titled "Under the Influence: A TalkOn Eileen Myles and the Role of Literary Influence in a Writer's Life" aspart of the Newcomb Student Programs "Fridays at Newcomb" series at 1:00pmon Friday, February 29, Newcomb College Institute, Newcomb College Campus,Tulane University.
Books will be available for purchase at the Tulane reading and interviewthanks to the Tulane University Bookstore, a Barnes + Noble CollegeBookseller. Michelle Tea's books are currently available at the Bookstore.
Persons wishing additional information about public events with Michelle Teamay visit nccrow.tulane. edu or phone 504 865 5238. Queer Open Mic is honored and excited to welcome Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha to our humble stage.
The author of Consensual Genocide (TSAR), she has performed her work widely throughout North America, including performances at Yale University, Oberlin College, University of Southern California, Swarthmore College, Poets Against Rape, Femme 2006, The Loft, louderARTS, and the immigrant rights rallies and benefits for queer youth centers down your block. Obsessed with documenting queer/trans of color, mixed-race, Sri Lankan, high femme and survivor stories, her work has been anthologized in Homelands: Women's Journeys Across Race, Time and Place, We Don't Need Another Wave, Colonize This!, With a Rough Tongue: Femmes write porn, Without a Net, Dangerous Families, Geeks, Misfits and Outlaws, Brazen Femme, Femme, and A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World, as well as in Colorlines and Bitch magazines
In addition to the awesome of Leah - there is the fabulous of you! So come on down to QOM. Make a new friend or five. Share your words with the world and let's build some revolution through art people.
Mollena and I will be there with metaphorical hosting bells on (and her improv rant should be back!)- so please say howdy.
Queer Open Mic Featuring Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Nov 9, 20077:30 sign up, 8pm showVince & Pete's Three Dollar Bill Cafe1800 Market Street, SF (right off the F Market Street