Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Will Not Serve

Quote of the Day

"No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
Revolution is but thought carried into action".

Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

 Photo: http://dna-algerie.com 

Algiers 21/02/2011

Policemen assaulted students during a demonstration which is supposed to be PACIFIC in front of the Ministry of Higher Education. It is simply the revenge of the stupid illiterate over the conscious educated. Poor Algeria! 


Les policiers ont agressé les étudiants lors de la manifestation qui était supposée être PACIFIQUE devant le Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur. On assiste tout simplement à la revanche de l’illettré stupide sur l'instruit qui a une conscience. Pauvre Algérie! 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hocine Ziani

A self-thought Algerian painter who is very inspired by Algerian culture. I love his work, I have many of his paintings on my walls.

The Queen Tin-Hinan

Tea Break

Little Girls with Buckets 


The Burnous 

The Blue and White Silos

The Kefieh, the Mare and Her Foal

Visit artist's website: http://www.ziani.eu/index.html

To Be a Heavy Heart to Carry

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Quote of the Day

"And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation".
Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) 

Photo: Edvard Munch, Separation.

Ojos de Fuego

Al caer la oscuridad tus ojos de fuego, me ilumbran esta oscuridad que tengo en mi alma.
Ojos de fuego, dime donde encuentro la chisma que hace salir de las sombras al mundo de los vivos.
Dime si en la oscuridad sere feliz al ver tus ojos que me mantendrán de pie a pesar de los temoros, 
ni mil demonios me podrán derrotar al estar tu junto a mi.

Ojos de fuego! Dime donde estas ya que no te encuentro
Ojos de fuego! Estes donde estes la llave de tu alma me mantiene de pie.
Tus labios susurran como el viento ante los muertos.

Ojos de fuego! Estes donde estes siempre seras mi angel
Ojos de fuego! Dime donde estas ya que no te encuentro
Ojos de fuego! Estes donde estes la llave de tu alma me mantiene de pie.

Tu mirada ilumino mi alma hecha pedaso por el tiempo en la oscuridad
Tus ojos son la puerta de mi alma
Ojos de fuego tu mirada de esperanza esta una y otra ves
Ojos de fuego! Tu corazón en mi alma .. para toda la vida.


Thanks Juan

Photo: (My eyes) Juan Andres Vidal.

Lila Downs

A great talented Mexican singer and a beautiful voice, she was born the same day as me (just a lot of years earlier).

Dead Flies Art

An example of imagination and creativity. Dead Flies Art by Magnus Muhr: surprising and funny!

Visit artist's website: http://muhr.area81.se/

Friday, February 18, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it".
 Robert Frost (1874-1963) 
Photo: Odilon Redon, Silence. 

Can You Repeat the Question?

Today, somebody asked me "what is your favorite way to die?" ... Umm .. what?!!! What a weird question to ask! Are we able to chose? How can we combine two words like "die" and "favorite" in the same sentence and do not think that there must be something wrong with it? And above all, what is the point?! 

Haven't you noticed that sometimes people ask some very strange questions? Or even simple questions but you cannot answer easily. The best example might be this one: "Why do you love me?". Women ask this question a lot, I must admit that I've already did it, and even if the guy gave me a very good answer, I regret asking it. It is just an annoying question that may have some bad consequences. You better be careful with this ladies, because constantly asking this question might lead to this answer: "well, I'm just asking myself the same question right now". Even men have a question they ask a lot, I won't say it but I'm sure you know what I'm talking about (and you should stop doing it because in this case the answer would be a slap). 

I am sure that everyone of us has been once involved in this kind of conversation, when somebody asks for your opinion about something:

A: So, what do you think about it?
B: I like it.
A: Why?
B: I don't know.
A: How can you not know?!
B: Well .. I don't know!
A: Then you don't like it.
B: No, I do!
A: So tell me why?!
B: Well .. ok, you know what, you are right, I don't like it.
A: Really?!
B: Yes.
A: Why?!!!

PS: My answer for the first question (even so, I did answer it) was "I would like to be eaten by Hannibal Lecter" and the guy said: "what a weird answer!" .. Irony. 

Guy Gagnon

Guy Gagnon is definitely one of my biggest inspirations. He is a passionate Canadian photographer I met on Myspace, I admire his work a lot because I think that there is something unique about it, especially his "Fragile" photo series which is just Amazing. He is such a kind and nice person and this is reflected in his work.

Visit artist's website: http://www.guygagnon.com

Libellule - Edna Romero

My talented and charming Mexican friend Edna. We have so many things in common and almost the same tastes, so no need to tell you that I love her Artwork.

Visit artist's website: http://ednaromero.weebly.com/

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat".

Mark Twain - Notebook, 1894

Tran Nguyen

I discovered this artist few time ago and I really love her work, the way she gives life to her figures and the emotions that flow out of every illustration. 

Each painting depicts a particular milieu of apprehension that conveys many of the prevalent distresses we frequently come across in life. Uneasiness such as ridding ourselves of wayward thinking or living a burdensome life can be abrasive to our soul, but these heavyhearted situations are what makes life even more precious.
Tran Nguyen

Visit artist's blog: http://www.pockypuu.blogspot.com/

Holton Rower

An original way of painting .. simple and brilliant!

Visit artist's website: http://holtonrower.com/