“Snow Predicted”

Snow Predicted - Oil on Canvass“Snow Predicted”

Yeah, that’s about as iconic as one can get when it comes to how so many Americans react to any prediction of severe weather. šŸ™„

Related Reading:

Art That Changed the World
A Winter's Promise: Book One of The Mirror Visitor Quartet
The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia
Winter: A Novel (Seasonal Quartet)
America

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Painted In Blood & Irony

During the morning of Tuesday, September 29, 2015 a street artist, identified by friends as Antonio Ramos, in Oakland, CA was gunned down and killed while working on a community art project, the Oakland Superheroes Mural Project which is a project sponsored by Oakland’s Attitudinal Healing Connection.

Straight Outta Oakland
Straight Outta Oakland – Painted In Blood & Irony

Yes, this is sad. Indeed, it approaches the level of tragedy. It should, however, have been an expected outcome. It’s not rational to believe that one can to empower individuals to be self-aware and inspired through arts, creativity and education, making positive choices to break the cycle of violence for themselves and their communities in the ghettos and barrios. Crime and depravity are too entrenched for such efforts to work at any meaningful level and too many of the population of those zones will actively work against such efforts.

At best, such civic minded entertainments should await comprehensive law enforcement purges of the ghettos and barrios before being attempted. Otherwise, the street art ends up, as in Mr. Ramos’ sad case, painted in blood and irony.

Related Reading:

Graffiti (and other poems)
Blacks
Society: The Basics (13th Edition)
How to Draw 101 Animals
The Mysterious Benedict Society

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Lacustrine Mermaids

Lacustrine Mermaids

Most associate mermaids with the marine environment. It seems, however, that Gestiefeltekatze enjoys the beauty of mermaids who prefer to inhabit more lacustrine habitats.

As this blog is called Reflections From A Murky Pond, I’m 100% in favor of more freshwater mermaids, especially ones who love lakes and ponds. šŸ˜‰

Related Reading:

Stoner Babes Coloring Book
Water Nymphs 2018: An Artistic, Sensual Nude Calendar That Combines Women and Water (Calvendo People)
The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animalsā€•and Other Forgotten Skills (Natural Navigation)
The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created
Dragonlands, Books 1 - 3: Hidden, Hunted, and Retribution

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