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November 2008

Art Showcase 2e edition

by Henk ter Heide on Wednesday November 26, 2008

in Art showcase

Describing the art by Edmund Harriss, Adam, Andrew Amelinckx, Annette Berlin and “Indian woman”.

For this second edition of the Art Showcase I’ve received 5 entries. That is including the entry of last month that I couldn’t publish because the artist had server problems.
Last month with only two entries it seemed logical to write about them in the order I received them. But this time I’m going to try a little more balanced approach.

Maxwell’s Demon vain attempts to construct order
For the first entry I’m going for a kind of art you don’t get to see very much. Art by an mathematician showing the kind of order you sometimes find in this world.
In this blog carnival I not only want to show what artist are doing right now. I also want to know where they are coming from. Looking into the articles on “Maxwell’s Demon vain attempts to construct order” I found an article that conveys something that I find very important about artists.
Artists are not necessarily people who have something to say. They are people who have something to show.

Burning Windmill
Looking over the work of artist who submit work I sometimes wonder why this article.
That is especially true for the next artist. “Burning Windmill” is a blog that shows all kinds of lovely and funny stories and pictures of artworks. They submitted a funny story about a giant yellow duck. But looking at the rest of the blog I wonder why they didn’t submit their article about postal art.

Look read listen
One of the things of which I’m truly envious are people who can use words to paint a picture. Andrew Amelinckx uses words in that manner.
In his article The fantistic in the work of JMW Turner he paints a picture of Turners work. Although I actually don’t like Turners paintings, I do like the way Amelinckx describes them.
Looking at the rest of his blog I find an article entitled The longest suicide note in the world: The music of Scott Andrew Poole which is a rather cynical way to describe life.
This time Amelinckx uses his beautiful language to describe the music of Scott Andrew Poole. He also links to his music and it’s actually quite nice.

Craft stew
“Unfortunately, I can’t draw. How do I deal with my lack of talent? By taking public domain graphics and changing them till they suit my needs and my taste.”
This is the comment with which Annette Berlin introduced her self. For me that goes to show that being an artist is not so much a skill as it is a mind set.
In her article 7 ways to make public domain graphics personal she shows how she deals with her lack of skill. And although I’m not sure that I like this particular work it’s certainly different. What is art about if it’s not about being different.
Looking back in her blog I find an article where she shows both her creativity and her willingness to help people Crafty Dollar Store Gifts For Kids

World of the Indian woman
The last entry of this month Art Showcase is not really about art but more about culture. But then again, culture is also about art so I’m mentioning it. Mainly because it’s different and as I said earlier I like art and sites that are different.
I didn’t like the article that was submitted by “Indian woman” so I’m substituting it with this one.
Madhubani paintings: The art of women painters shows how contemporary women use a painting style that’s thousands of years old to create their own work.
NB This article links to a site where you can buy the work. I haven’t researched it so I don’t know if this site is trustworthy or not.

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Beautiful paintings found on blogs on 2008-11-23

by Henk ter Heide on Sunday November 23, 2008

in Art sites

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The Folks who live on the hill.

by Henk ter Heide on Sunday November 23, 2008

in Paintings & photos


Some day we’ll build a home on a hilltop high, you and I,
Shiny and new, a cottage that two can fill.
And we’ll be pleased to be called
"The folks who live on the hill."

Some day we may be adding a thing or two, a wing or two,
We will make changes as any family will,
But we will always be called
"The folks who live on the hill."

Our verandah will command a view of meadows green,
The sort of view that seems to want to be seen.
And when the kids grow up and leave us,
We’ll sit and look at that same old view,
Just we two, Darby and Joan who used to be Jack and Jill,
The folks who like to be called
What they have always been called
"The folks who live on the hill

words: Oscar Hammerstein II
music: Jerome Kern
Posted on Flickr by jimbodownie

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016

by Henk ter Heide on Sunday November 23, 2008

in Paintings & photos


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Posted on Flickr by light**

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Cascata verde 2

by Henk ter Heide on Sunday November 23, 2008

in Paintings & photos

Posted on Flickr by Mika-L

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Rosebud

by Henk ter Heide on Sunday November 23, 2008

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From http://andersonstudiowork.com/artwork.html
Posted on Flickr by Henk ter Heide

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Zion juniper

by Henk ter Heide on Sunday November 23, 2008

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From http://leslull.blogspot.com/
Posted on Flickr by Henk ter Heide

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Fall leaves

by Henk ter Heide on Sunday November 23, 2008

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From http://shant-shantimarie.blogspot.com/
Posted on Flickr by Henk ter Heide

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Natures Cylce

by Henk ter Heide on Sunday November 23, 2008

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From http://kurtjacobson.blogspot.com/
Posted on Flickr by Henk ter Heide

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Red berries

by Henk ter Heide on Sunday November 23, 2008

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From http://johnvanderstelt.blogspot.com/
Posted on Flickr by Henk ter Heide

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