Category Archives: Art

‘Newsies’

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We all know how much technology has changed the way we do things, but the other day I was thinking specifically about the print industry. How e-books, online magazines and news sites have almost taken over from their paper counterparts, if they haven’t done so already! I enjoy reading an actual paperback myself, however as

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Vintage “distressed” creation of the John Noblet, Tarot de Marseille (c.1650)

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The original version of the Marseille Tarot was published in Paris circa 1650 by master card-maker Jean Noblet. The Noblet deck is known for having the title LAMORT (Death) on the XIII Major Arcana card whereas most of the other Tarot de Marseille decks have the card numbered but unnamed, e.g., Jean Dodal Tarot (circa

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridge

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Construction beginning in 1886 with completion in 1894, it took eight years, five contractors and 432 construction workers to build the Tower Bridge. One of the most well-known and visited monuments of Victorian architecture Two massive piers were sunk into the river bed to support the construction and over 11,000 tons of steel provided the

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Memories of the Marquee Club in London

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I was born and raised in Britain and when I was in my mid teens the punk rock era came to life. Needless to say I jumped in with both feet, from the bondage pants to safety pins and of course I saw many bands play live. I think I impressed my kids the most

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Resilient

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Joan of Arc, or should I say Saint Joan, was also known as The Maid of Orleans for her role in helping King Charles II liberate France from British rule. She truly is the epitome of resilience, which is this week’s photo challenge. She received visions from Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine of Alexandria

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Weekly Photo Challenge – New Horizon

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I love being outside when it’s warm, feeling the sun or breeze on my face, smelling the flowers or the ocean depending on where I happen to be. However, in the winter time, I am exactly the opposite, I hate being outside. I don’t care for the cold or snow and choose to spend my

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In The Trenches

I cannot imagine what it must have been like to have been on the front lines during either of the World Wars. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to have simply lived during that time for that matter. The ‘Battle of Britain’ in 1940, when the German and British air forces battled

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Opposites

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I find some people respond more strongly to a visual representation of something as opposed to a verbal or written variation. In this image I wanted to create a simple picture of why one may want to give up smoking by using the reflection of the smoking woman to create her opposite the non-smoker. My intention

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

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The photo challenge for this week was to find a subject and instead of taking a picture from the usual angles, take it directly from above. This is my contribution (image cropped for blog layout), the top of my head. I literally held the camera as far as I could reach above my head and

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Curve

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I created this image from an original photograph of the Three Muses, Drama (Calliope), Comedy (Thalia) and Tragedy (Melpomene), who represent and adorn the entrance of the National Drama Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania. Located on Gediminas Ave, the theatre is considered a landmark of Vilnius city and is one of Lithuania’s most prominent publicly funded art

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Billie Holiday a Jazz Legend

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Billie Holiday, born over a century ago, was one of the best jazz singers of all time. Even with her limited vocal range she used her unique timing and framing to create an amazing mellow sound with the ability to move her listeners. “I don’t think I ever sing the same way twice. The blues

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The Iris – Inspiration for the Fleur-de-lis

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The name Iris relates back to the Greek Goddess Iris, who was the messenger of the Gods. She personified a rainbow acting as a link between heaven and earth. The Greeks would plant a purple Iris on the graves of women, in hope that the Goddess would escort their souls safely on their journey to heaven.

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