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Daily Post -- Tuesday Arts Edition

Quote of the Day:

"Sometimes you walk past a pretty girl on the street and there's something beyond beauty in her face, something warm and smart and sensual and inviting, and in the three seconds you have to look at her, you actually fall in love, and in those moments, you can actually know the taste of her kiss, the feel of her skin against yours, the sound of her laugh, how she'll look at you and make you whole. And then she's gone, and in the five seconds afterwards, you mourn her loss with more sadness than you'll ever admit to." --- How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper


I'm not sure how I feel about quotes coming from novels, but this one struck me as something I've experienced in my own life, and.. it was a pretty sentiment. So I wanted to share.


Art News:

Not much to report today. I didn't get any artistic work in yesterday, because I was working on other projects around the house. Hopefully will make up for that today.


Current Projects:

I cleaned the garage yesterday. And when I say cleaned, it implies that the end result is resplendent in cleanliness and ready for use. Heh. If only. When we began our remodeling projects 2 years ago, the garage became the dumping ground for all the junk we found cluttering up the rest of the house. So yesterday was spent organizing said junk into the quintessential 'keep', 'toss', 'donate', 'sell' piles and rearranging the larger items into a more satisfactory configuration. I've made some notes on things that we need to purchase (we need another shelving unit in there, and some bins to store things neatly), and... wow I'll be glad when that project's done. Today I'll take it easy on the physical labor. Possibly do some laundry, clean the kitchen, take out the trash. Domestic bliss.


Nifty things:

Rockoons TV -- I was surprised to discover this is nearly a year old- I hadn't seen it. This is a flash music video set to Journey's "Separate Ways", and it's really cute. Apparently the song is a cover, and it's very well done. (When you click play, you have to click on the television knobs to start the video) -- It is work/child safe... a little creepy maybe to play around little ones, but no violence/inappropriateness.

The art of Maria William -- Keeping with the artistic theme of the day, I'd like to showcase an artist that I really like, and that's influenced my own work. She has some really excellent tutorials for drawing and painting in several mediums. And her work is really lovely! (Fantasy genre, mostly)


Who are your favorite artists? Where do you go when you want to look at pretty things?

Have a good one, folks!

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