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Lena Levin has been at 21 events

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First Friday Art Walk666,679The last First Friday Art Walk of the year will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013.It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. --How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)December First Friday Art Walk2013-12-06 14:00:0029 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013.It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. --How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0046 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013.It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. --How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0030 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The October First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013.It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. --How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)October First Friday Art Walk2013-10-04 11:00:0072 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The August #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The August First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013.--How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)August First Friday Art Walk2013-08-02 15:00:00131 
Google Art Project9,663,455Whether in a cave lit by tallow candles, or in a cubicle aglow with code racing across a screen, artists are always challenged by the spaces around them. Pictorial space—the representation of a room, a landscape, or even just an abstract sense of place—crops up throughout the history of art. Geographic space—a region, a town, or a studio—can come to define a particular period within an artist’s career. And more recently, the expansion of digital space—an area increasingly referenced spatially as “the cloud”—raises questions about authenticity, accessibility, and the relationship between a viewer and a work of art. Paintings by Richard Diebenkorn, currently on view at the +de Young Museum in the special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: The #BerkeleyYears, address many of these concepts of space. On Friday, July 5 at 10am PST join curators, scholars, archivists, and artists for a live Art Talk about the role of space in and around Diebenkorn’s work. Featured speakers include: de Young assistant curator of American art Emma Acker; artist and Diebenkorn scholar Mark Lavatelli; visual resources and art research librarian for the Diebenkorn Foundation Carl Schmitz; and de Young Google Art Project intern Sarah Kimmerle. #arttalks  Art Talk on Richard Diebenkorn with the de Young Museum, San Francisco2013-07-05 19:00:00468 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.------------------------------------------How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00104 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.----------------------------------------------------------------How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00228 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The June #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013.----------------------------------------------------------------How it works:Beginning this month, we are changing the format of #firstfridayartwalk to a community-based event. To participate, please join our new community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk .  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)June First Friday Art Walk2013-06-07 15:00:00231 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The May #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The May First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, May 3 to 12 a.m. Saturday, May 4.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. May 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 4.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday,  May 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4.See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/ -------------------------------How it works:Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. The hashtag will be supported by Google efforts, so don't miss this opportunity to find new art lovers and artists and attract them here. Also, please use this opportunity to tell us more about your work, or about your favorite artists here on G+ and what fascinates you in their work. This is a unique opportunity to flood Google+ with art and beauty!Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk   so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page. Please note that this time the page will be re-sharing work selectively, so the hashtag is the way to see everything, and the page is the way to see just our selection.Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Samantha Villenave and +Lena Levin May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00263 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The February   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The February First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, February 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, February 2.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. Friday February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, February 2.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, February 2.See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works: Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-02-01 14:00:57140 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The  #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The January First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. January 4 to 1 a.m. Saturday, January 5.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. Friday January 4 to 4 a.m. Saturday, January 5.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5.See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works: Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-01-04 07:00:00133 
Samantha Villenave1,063,477EDIT: It's been brought to my attention that there is something wrong with events, and the times are not being adapted for each time zone! Yikes!Below are the times for the hangout:Paris (CET): 8 p.m.New York (EDT): 2 p.m.San Francisco (PST):  11 a.m.We're going to do another hangout this Wednesday, this time off air, for the ARTlandea community members. Some of us mods will be present, and you're welcome to pop in and say hi, meet us, and talk to us about any questions/comments that you have concerning the ARTlandea Community. The Hangout will take place within the ARTlandea Community, and all of the members will receive an invite. It it's packed full we'll ask you to rotate in and out, to give others a chance to also join. Note: ONLY ARTlandea Cumminuty members will be able to join the Hangout.To ask to join the Community:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105980077108662994298Our +Artlandea "Meet the Mods" Hangout On Air, from last Sunday, is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SamanthaVillenave/posts/NNLFucZFWpNHope to see you there!#communities #art #artlandeaHangout: Q & A with ARTlandea Mods2012-12-19 20:00:0041 
Samantha Villenave1,063,477The ARTlandea going to be doing our first Hangout On Air this Sunday. We'd love for you to tune in and watch. You'll be able to put a face to the names of the mods for the ARTlandea Community: +Samantha Villenave +Max Rubenacker +Lena Levin +Abigail Markov +Marie Hélène Visconti +Marilyn Fenn and +Debo Odnumiar .We'll talk about what our vision for this Community is: conversations pertaining to art,You're welcome to watch here, the hangout will be streamed on the event page, and talk with us through the comments, ask questions, react, and let us know how you feel about this place. If you aren't a part of the community, and would like to join in the conversation, please circle the +Artlandea  page. The hangout will also be streaming from over there, so you can use the comments underneath the post to talk with us.Please feel free to share this with your artist, and art-loving friends, who may interested in hearing more about the community.And Community members, please be sure to keep posting in the F.A.Q. section for comments and questions you have about the community itself. We'll keep an eye on it and bring those subject into our conversation.And have a wonderful, creative week. See you on Sunday!Meet the ARTlandea Community Mods - Hangout on Air2012-12-16 20:00:0044 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again, this time in conjunction with #chagallchallenge show!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The December First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, December 7. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, December 7 to 1 a.m. Saturday, December 8.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. Friday December 7 to 4 a.m. Saturday, December 8.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday, December 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, December 8.See starting and end times for your local time zone on the event above. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works: Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk and +tag the page, +FirstFridayArtWalk. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.To participate in Marc Chagall Challenge Show, add the hashtag #chagallchallenge and +tag +In Studio with Masters . This event is open to any medium and genre, insofar as the work is inspired by Marc Chagall.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk and #chagallchallenge   hashtags as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  and +In Studio with Masters  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite G+ First Friday Art Walk & Marc Chagall Challenge Show2012-12-07 15:00:00144 
Samantha Villenave1,063,477+Art+Talk #16, an interview with +Kurt Ankeny, hosted by myself and +Lena Levin .I asked Kurt for a bio. What he gave me are these beautiful words."I like to describe myself as an autodidact, but that's not really true at all. If anything, I'm a bibliodidact. Some of the works most important to my formation were How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema and Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale and Terence Coyle. Those two were my lifeline for many critical years of development. In fact, I had given away my copy of Anatomy Lessons,  when I started recognizing images from it in the paintings I was looking at. I hadn't realized how deeply those images penetrated. So I had to buy myself a replacement copy.Here's a problem I have: all writing about art tends to circumvent the art itself. I'm not saying one shouldn't write about art, but it's deceptive to cement into prose a reaction to a piece that depends wholly on the time, circumstances, education, experience, and readiness of the individual viewer looking at it and reacting or responding. So, what you have a is a snapshot of a very, very narrow point where two individuals connected for a moment in time.So those qualms aside, I'm a relatively new painter. I've only been painting for about seven years. Four of them what I would consider "full-time". Painting, as most of us who practice with any determination and ambition know, is a very slow burn. Cy Twombly told Jenny Saville to try and remain ignored for as long as possible. And that is good advice as long as one can manage it. Because painting, especially since the modernist movement, is a vast ocean of possibilities and it takes many canvases to get your bearings.I guess that's my long-winded way of saying that I really don't know what I'm doing yet. I know, I know. One isn't supposed to undercut one's brand and reputation with such nonsense and honesty. "I don't know what I'm doing" does not mean "I don't know where I'm going." I do have plans, I have grand ideas and ambitions. It's just that there's a lot of white space on the map between where I stand now and Mount Accomplishment. I think that the fissure between abstraction and figuration is an obvious point of interest. Today's painters are swarming on that likeArt+Talk interview with painter Kurt Ankeny2012-11-04 20:00:0022 
First Friday Art Walk666,679The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 2. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, November 2 to 1 a.m. Saturday, November 3.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. Friday November 2 to 4 a.m. Saturday, November 3.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday, November 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday, November 3. See starting and end times for your local time zone on the event above. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works: Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk   hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-11-02 14:00:0066 
Samantha Villenave1,063,477The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is a new page (+First Friday Art Walk) and hashtag/sharing project here on G+. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.See starting and end times on the event above. We're going to be celebrating art and our very first First Friday for nearly three days, starting on Friday, October 5th and continuing through the weekend. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works:How can one participate? I'm glad you asked! :)Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk  . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Artists and non-artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk , so that I will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from over there. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, SamanthaEDIT: Since creating the event, I have learned that many of you have received multiple invitations to it. I have no idea how this happened, and you have my sincerest apologies. It was truly unintentional, and please forgive me for any frustration that this has caused. I've reported the bug to the Google+ team, and really hope that this will not happen in the future. Events are cool, spam, on the other hand, is truly anti-cool. ):G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-10-05 12:00:00205 
Samantha Villenave1,063,477+Swarez Art will be joining me for Episode 10 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air, and just to mix things up a bit, the lovely and talented +Abigail Markov will be cohosting the interview with me.Ed Swarez, is a self taught painter who began six years ago, by accident,  with a tiny canvas and a small paintbrush. Since that day he has gradually refined his skills and developed his materials to be able to produce a unique range of modern art that's all about big bold shapes, rich colours and intricate levels of detailing. All of his business comes through his website and he has no gallery representation. With a  background in marketing and SEO, we'll be talking about these things in the Hangout and how artists can embrace basic business concepts without losing their creative integrity.************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Ed, Abigail, and I, and the hangout will be streamed from this page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section underneath the hangout, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Ed. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES  to the event (and whose profiles I have vetted, meaning I know you, or I can tell from your profile that you are an artist or art lover), into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Ed, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Ed's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutnetworks.com , or the +Art+Talk  page.Previous +Art+Talk  Hangouts can be found here: Art+Talk Hangout on Air interview with Ed Swarez2012-09-23 20:00:0055 
Samantha Villenave1,063,477+Philip Hartigan will be joining me for Episode 9 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air.Philip, who describes himself as an "artist-writer-artist" works with drawings, writing, damaged photos, and letter, transforming them into prints, books and installations that relate to moments of personal narrative. He writes on his blog, "Praeterita" http://philiphartiganpraeterita.blogspot.fr/, as well as for the art blogazine +Hyperallergic http://hyperallergic.com as well as for Time Out Chicago http://bit.ly/PmYqE9 .**************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be justPhilip and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section, on my profile, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Philip. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES (and whose profiles I have vetted) to the event, into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Philip, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Philip's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutnetworks.com , or the +Art+Talk Hangout on Air - guest artist Philip Hartigan2012-09-16 20:00:0049 
Samantha Villenave1,063,477Artist +Abigail Markov will be joining me for Episode 4 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air.Abigail is an abstract oil painter who I've enjoyed getting to know through posts on Google=, so I'm looking forward to the opportunity to sit down and talk about art and her work.http://abigail-marie.com/  .For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Abigail and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Abigail.*****************************************************************************************After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES to the event. Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Abigail, and join only if you are interested in discussing art and Abigail's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)****************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, on YouTube or the +Art+Talk page.Previous +Art+Talk Hangouts can be found here: +Art+Talk Interview with Lena LevinArt+Talk Interview with Paul RoustanArt+Talk Hangout Interview with Cliff RothArt+Talk Hangouts on Air interview - Guest artist Abigail Markov (PLEASE READ FULL EVENT BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN)2012-08-10 21:00:0014 

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Ercan Çakir4,538VIP-Circles-02 ----------------------------- #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle 2015-01-05 06:08:15497111
Ercan Çakir4,538VIP-Circles-02 -------------------------------- #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   2015-01-05 06:07:37497000
Ercan Çakir4,538 #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2015-01-02 11:56:16114000
tunc serkan ozdinc2182014-11-27 23:04:53234013
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501138
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Lư Thăng15,490Vòng kết nói chất lượng share cho anh em nào cầnTags: #circle #vòng-kết-nối2014-04-28 06:57:05238215
Arte e design0add circle of artists and photographers#sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     2014-04-18 11:50:44143001
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517
Mary Schiros39,050Passing a lone a circle from Carla Strozzieri of creative folks.  Haven't shared any circles for a while, thought it might be fun. #circlesharing  2014-02-26 02:25:03377341339
Richard Heby748Hey Poetry People, It's A Circle About Poetry, People!Hi all! This is a circle of poets, poetry readers, poetry lovers, and sharers of poetry! I've included haiku writers, sonnet sharers, assonance aficionados, kings of rhyme, and more! You'll find some interesting posts about poetry if you add this circle! Add this circle if you've loved poetry forever, or if you want to learn more!If you want to be included in this circle or later circles then just follow these 5 simple steps:1. Give this post a plus one!2. Comment on this post, saying something you like about poetry3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. ...and most importantly— reshare this circle to your followers or to the public!2014-02-09 22:22:112038411
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507711
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my High Content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet, and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters  #Activism  #Agriculture  #Analysis  #Art  #Artist #Bicycle  #Biodiesel  #Biofuel  #Biogas  #Biomass  #Business #BusinessDevelopment  #Change  #Christian #CivilDisobedience  #CivilLiberties  #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange  #Coaching  #Cogeneration  #Collaborate #Collaboration  #Communications  #Consulting  #Cooperative #Creative  #Creativity  #CRM  #Crowdfunding  2014-01-01 20:54:42500191628
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM #Crowdfu2014-01-01 18:56:4250016519
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:21498201022
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 07:03:5349823727
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:10498605
Vivi Amb541CIRCLE TO HAVE TODAY !My best Google + Users to FollowSpecial thanks to all off us !This Circle will Grow if :1 - You add Contacts creating a new Circle (if this is not done)2 - Share and +1 the circle#circles #circle   #circlesharing #circleshare2013-11-25 00:28:09239509
Dustin W. Stout26,662The Most Creative and Inspiring People on Google+As the first of my #circlesplosion  shares, this crowd-curated circle is comprised of those people who have been personally endorsed as some of the most creative and inspiring people on Google+.These folks are artists, designers, photographers, crafters, painters, musicians, videographers, marketers, and all around creators of things here on Google+.If you're a creator of things and want to connect with more people who create and inspire, add this circle.  Keep watch of the people in this stream and connect with the people you resonate with. About #circlesplosionAs I discussed in my introduction to #circlesplosion  (here - dustn.tv/circlesplosion/) managing and curating your circles will ultimately give you the greatest experience here on Google+. In an effort to connect people with passion, with other people with those same passions, I have resolved to share these crowd-curated circles with the world. I hope this group gives you as much value as it has me! Have a great monday everyone!  #creativity   #inspiration   #sharedcircles  2013-11-11 19:47:102367640123
Mario Falcetti23,486A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … ( updated November 1st, '13 ) #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social2013-11-01 18:23:28496254137250
Ole Olson27,685This shared public circle contains some of the best visual and fun content posters I've found on Google+.  #SharedPublicCircles   #CircleShare  2013-10-21 20:59:3739415917
Luis Roca5,744Art & Design Distilled on Google+ — This is your concentrated dose of visual goodness made up of artists, designers and art bloggers for September. Enjoy*Note: I'm always looking for profiles consistently posting fantastic art & design work. Feel free to mention one or two you think I'm missing in this group. Keep in mind this is a focused cross-section.Quality > QuantityLuis #sharedcircles   #circlesharefriday   #art  2013-09-06 14:10:4450028
Mario Falcetti15,258A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated August 22nd, '13)2013-08-22 07:31:5942822656171
Luis Roca5,477I've adjusted the Art + Design Distilled Circle with some significant changes, removing a few pages that posted redundant content and a few sharers who — um, we'll simply say it turns out they have an overly broad definition of art when it comes to the nude female. — Several fantastic artists and writers on the visual arts have been added. It's Art + Design Distilled on Google+.#TGIF everyoneLuis #sharedcircles   #circlesharefriday   #art   #design   #graphicdesign   #painting   #ns  2013-08-16 14:06:4453316
Jack C Crawford69,267Gender wars! Here's the latest share of some quite amazing persons.Angels, you have been emailed - please let me know if that is still OK with you.It is has now hit the maximum sharable circle size of 500.  Stay tuned for circle 2 in the future.2013-08-02 23:24:0450016435150
AyJay Schibig23,085ENGAGERS  CIRCLE 7.28.13Welcome to the latest  Release of my Engager's Circle.  Feel free to add  and re-share this circle  of Active G+ Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles. athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-07-28 22:48:4638810314
Jake Olimpi731Returning the favor to all of those who have added me! Simply:1) Add me2) +13) Share4) Comment and..5) Add!Keep the sharing going!!!#SHAREthelove  #circleshare  #g+ #oneforall  2013-07-22 01:14:35451608
AyJay Schibig21,387ENGAGERS  CIRCLE 7.7.13Welcome to the latest edition of my Engager's Circle.  Feel free to add  and re-share this circle with these Active G+ Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles. athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-07-08 01:06:353396220
Alessandro Folghera4,993Thanks to +Jack C Crawford for this #talentedcircle  I liked this #sharedcircle  and I decided to share it too. #ladiescircle   #fashionstyle  2013-07-03 04:31:334456216
Jack C Crawford66,439It's Ladies Night on Google+'s 2nd year anniversary.  Without them, all us dudes would here alone talking about androids and football.I am especially thankful to this growing list (440 and counting) of incredibly wonderful, talented and generous souls.This is a periodically notified circle. If you were notified, you are in this circle. Please let me know if you prefer not to be notified in the future. Thank you!2013-06-29 01:10:5344015627150
AyJay Schibig19,509ENGAGERS  CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share this circle with these  Top G+  Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles at http://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-06-14 19:51:2539818623
Rinus Bakker71,071This is my Thank YOU circle, an awesome divers gathering of people.All have in common to have been, in one way or another,  supportive to my actions on google plus, they are kind, smart, and interesting people.Feel free to check out and/or share!2013-06-12 14:16:3949817567202
Carolyn Curtis221,632It has been ages since I shared my circle of highly creative people. In addition it has been just as long since I updated it. Are you artistically inclined? Would you like to be added? Just let me know!2013-06-03 20:57:411069412
Frank Gainsford1,991 To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)Susanne Ramharter took the time to list everybody and explain their place in her circle.  this circle was orignaly shared by  +Susanne Ramharter and passed along by +Mark Traphagen  I added myself and shared again with you.  I blog about SEO  and  FUFISM at http://4ubrand.blogspot.combelow is Susanne's explanation of her circle to put you in the picture of who is in this shared  circle and why...My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Traphagen - Mark impresses with his in-depth knowledge of marketing, social media and willingness to share it in a kind and friendly manner.+martin shervington - After much banter on posts and comments, Martin lured me into one of his hangouts about 18 months ago and has been a never ending source of information (do check out his videos!) , help, fun, and intriguing conversation ever since.+Ronnie Bincer - speaking of videos, Ronnie is my absolute ‘go-to’ guy when I need information or help with #video , #hangouts or #communities .+Thomas Morffew - Thomas is another great source of information about Technology and Google+ while lightening his stream with amusing lighter pieces to brighten the day.My fellow #Art Lovers and Artists:+Abigail Markov, +Lena Levin, +Marie Hélène Visconti, and +Marilyn Fenn are four intelligent, fantastic women, all artist in their own rights, who won’t spam your stream with their work, but provide regular information, stories, and inspiration about art and artists.2013-06-02 14:35:0551628
Susanne Ramharter50,233This can only happen on Google+:  Wow, and Thank You!I am not a celebrity, not a prolific photographer, nor a social media “guru”. And yet suddenly, I find myself in the circles of more than 50 Thousand people. Wow, and thank each and every one of you for your vote of confidence!Many of you who have added me to your circles in the last few weeks are fairly new to Google+.  To help you find great content, and as a way of saying Thank you to some of my “oldest friends” here on Google+, I’m going to indulge myself and share my “Must Read” circle. This circle contains people whose posts I don’t want to miss and it’s open in one of my tabs on Chrome whenever I’m online. To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Trapha2013-06-02 11:35:5650852856
Stephanie Calahan943FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 3 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1384 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmFabulous Women on G+ Part 2 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/DRFwReXQvbFWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+If You Received Notification About this Circle--------------------------------------------------------------------If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified me or others in the circle as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9tI thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless it is 100% warranted. G+ Quirky Things to Note----------------------------------------* Google+ has a daily limit of 500 for adding people to your circles. If you haven't added 50 people or more today, you should be fine to add one of the circles daily.* When creating circles, you can only add 500 people a day (new) and that includes moving people around in existing circles.HOWEVER there have been2013-05-17 16:21:40353371128
Lise Bjerregaard Nielsen15,060A small circle containing my most favored painters/scribblers/creatives.They are a very varied bunch, stylewise, but to me, they're all top notch because their works and their thoughts brighten my stream.Oh, and they are all so very friendly and smart and nice to interact with.(Keeping my shared circles quite small, I know, but I find that is the best way to get valued people in ones circles, and a good engagement rate with new followers too. So much easier to sort small numbers!)2013-05-08 11:28:55209010
Brian Harrod4,402ART / DESIGN - ARTISTS   Here is an update of my "Artist Circle" Circle to help you find active G Plussers with similar interests on Google Plus.This an opportunity for those of us who have an affinity for art to meet via the threads of posts and get to know each other as well as see each others current projects.. This is a priceless circle!Please, feel free to add yourself and re-share.if you have an interest in this topic.#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles    #circle   #circles   #circlemeup    #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle Collapse this post2013-03-23 08:28:0266000
Carolyn Curtis183,084Since I am sick and heading to the couch I will share my ever growing art circle with you. Take a peek add some talented folks from all walks of creativity. Do you belong in this circle? Let me know and I will drop you right in. 2013-02-05 20:07:319414520
Christian Berg2,253My Nummero UNO Circle yin-yang & yes......My first circle share, inspired by my friend +Gerard van Schip69, my zodiac sign, the year I was born, the summer of love, the moment they arrived at the moon (the exact moment I was born), Woodstock, the release of the Beatles Yellow submarine album, yin-yang and yes; a great sex position, but forget about all that my friends, 69 amigos, If you are notified you are in it.2013-01-30 01:15:1969100442
Slavo Herman180I'd like to share with you the circle in which a little surprisingly I discovered my name. It is a circle with people who got one nomination to "Best of Google Plus 2012" created as the Circle No. 3 by +Kurt Smith.(He also created two more circles, No. 1 and 2, containing people with more nominations - you can find them at http://goo.gl/tAePD and http://goo.gl/7IBkV respectively :)2013-01-07 16:40:4448423115
Anna Galarza3,321Curated Circle Featuring Only The Best Of The Best Of Google Plus!They are amazing people to have them as part of your G+ connections. If you are looking for #engagement , #fun , #inspiration , #thoughtful  posts, etc., this circle is for you! #circleshare   #coolpeople   #topplusers   #googleplustips   #googlepluscircles   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles  2013-01-06 15:02:4450027738
Steve Mills10,302My Artists circle has been pretty carefully sifted and assembled, so I am comfortable sharing it with you. Hopefully you will agree, and share further.2013-01-05 00:57:52246115
Trever McGhee18,273+Take2seconds to click the add button on this circle!Last week +Kurt Smith asked people to name 5 people they thought should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'.  He received 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.We were honored to be among them, so we've created two circles to honor those chosen.This is the second of 2 circles from that list.Their all worthy of a follow .. a circle  to see what they bring to your stream.Check them out for a week...keep the ones that you like at the end of the week and then put the rest aside for another time :-))))People always ask me to add them or another person to the next circle when I share circles from other people to help them connect with others...Well I can't add you to their circle but what I can do is create another circle for you.So if you would like to be in the next one or would like to recommend someone,1st. please leave a comment of why you or they should be in the next circle, why people should circle you back.2nd. please share this circle to the public stream to help these people connect with others.I'll create a circle once a week with your suggestion.P.S. if your in the above circle and would like to be in the next one, just let me know. #bestofgoogleplus   #bestofgoogleplus2012   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedmycircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publicshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle  +Circles 2013-01-02 20:58:1649052430
Mary Schiros7,028Here is  my circle to share for  #my112of2012 Like the idea of share a part of my circled G+ friends I have interacted with the most in 2012, easy to do, let G+sort the group for me. #sharedcircles   #circlesharing  2013-01-02 05:32:05112117
Samantha Villenave510,146My 112 of 2012 (Who's in Yours?)Face it, if we're here, on G+, we probably spend a little way too much time on the Internet. I'll be the first to admit that being my case.These are the people whom I have interacted with the most, and have interacted the most with me for the past year. It's a mixed bag of a circle, but I can honestly say that I am very blessed to follow, and know a bit, each and every one of them.In this circle you'll find artists (painters, drawers, sculptors, illustrators and photographers), art lovers, designers, writers, geeks/developers, gamers, hangouters, googlers, and then some.  If you received a notification, then yeah, that means you're in it. And I just want to say Happy New Year to each of you. And thanks for the good times. I'm glad to know all of you, and I'm glad that I can even call some of you friends.If you aren't in it, don't worry about that too much. It isn't me, it's google's circle relevancy algorithm that picked these people, according to the time we've spent emailing, chatting, +1ing, commenting, and hangouting. You may want to check your own circles to see who your most relevant people are!Oh, and why not hashtag it  #my112of2012  if you do decide to share your own? It could be fun. :) #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-01-01 19:13:0711248563
Kurt Smith21,124Here's The 'Best of Google Plus 2012' Circle Share (Circle 3 of 3)Last week I asked other plussers to name 5 Plussers they think should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'. They nominated others based on what they think makes a really good Google Plusser - original & quality content; makes you think, laugh, & enjoy Google Plus more; engages with others; shares and helps others; etc. We got 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.This is the third of 3 Circle Shares of those named the 'Best of Google Plus' - this circle contains those who got 2-3 votes. These are plussers other plussers think are among the Best on Google Plus and I believe we should all circle and consider following them because other quality plussers we can trust recommend following them.Like the other circles I've curated ('Thought Provokers' & 'Plussers Who Give A Boost') you can only get in these circles on the recommendation of another plusser (no "add me" going on here). So this is a quality group that should be recognized for making Google Plus better for all of us.Let's encourage quality on G+ and the best way we can do that is to Add & Share these circles. It took some work to put this together, so the best 'thank you' you can give me (and the nominees) is to add, share and encourage your followers to do the same.Circle 1 (those who got 4+ nominations): http://goo.gl/tAePDCircle 2 (those who 2-3 nominations): http://goo.gl/7IBkVWondering who nominated you? Here's the original post to find out: http://goo.gl/0gHFk#bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus2012 #circle #circles #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #addmetoyourcircles #awesomecircle #awesomeness #awesomepeople 2012-12-31 15:55:53486535266
Matty James8,048this is my art sharing circle, if you want adding and you share posts of other artists then this is a good one for you to add, share and circle #artsharing   #artisticgoogle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2012-12-03 12:36:04228527
Matt Shalvatis19,571Here is the #SharedCircle  of the #WeekendArtMarketplace !We've got it all here.  From illustrators to photographers to jewelry designers to painters, and goods from prints to calendars to coffee mugs available.  Stop by #WeekendArtMarketplace  every Saturday and Sunday and see what's new.  You won't be disappointed.  Please SHARE and help get the word out!  2012-11-27 14:51:3260438
Matt Shalvatis19,418Weekend Art Marketeers Shared Circle This circle contains the highly talented artists, photographers, and crafts artists of the #WeekendArtMarketplace .  Only people who have actually posted art for sale are in this circle.  But I expect it to grow quickly.  If you have posted and you're not listed here, let me know.  (It is possible that if you did not add this... +Matt Shalvatis you may not be here.  A hashtag search doesn't always bring up all items with that tag, for some reason.  But Google has been notified).  2012-11-20 18:56:0645202

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2015-01-20 23:44:23 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

A (small) detail from today's work...

I've decided to take a leaf out of +Terrill Welch's book, and share just a detail from today's work -- but not because I plan surprises for a show, but rather for variety's sake. Nowadays, painting a single painting takes so long that it would be kind of boring for you (I guess) to see all its stages "in full"...

By the way, I've been thinking recently about this concept of "overworked" painting (seeing like I've drifted so far away from the impressionist "alla prima" ideal). I find I don't really believe in the reality of this concept, at least not if it is supposed to mean that the work used to be "just right" at an earlier stage. It seems to me that people keep working on a painting precisely because it's not "just right"... if it appears "overworked"... more »

Most reshares: 8

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2014-11-17 22:50:53 (13 comments, 8 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

Next up in the #antidepression   retrospective:

Self-portrait with colour. 24"×20" (61×50.8cm) Oil on canvas December 2012

Because the colour is always there, even when everything looks grey... 

Most plusones: 119

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2014-11-17 22:50:53 (13 comments, 8 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

Next up in the #antidepression   retrospective:

Self-portrait with colour. 24"×20" (61×50.8cm) Oil on canvas December 2012

Because the colour is always there, even when everything looks grey... 

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2015-01-28 23:08:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Today's work: sonnet 70 in-progress (the first day):

The ornament of beauty is suspect,
a crow that flies in heaven's sweetest air.

Today's work: sonnet 70 in-progress (the first day):

The ornament of beauty is suspect,
a crow that flies in heaven's sweetest air.___

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2015-01-28 00:38:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"Man Ray—Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics" to Shakespeare traces the artist’s travels between disciplines.

"Man Ray—Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics" to Shakespeare traces the artist’s travels between disciplines.___

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2015-01-27 18:01:48 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Ever wondered what Art is for?...

Ever wondered what Art is for?...___

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2015-01-26 22:29:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Today's work -- another detail (work-in-progress)

Today's work -- another detail (work-in-progress)___

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2015-01-26 18:57:47 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

This is the fifth and last day of my Five Days Art Challenge ( #5dayart ) -- posting three paintings in five consecutive days and inviting a new painter every day. And today I invite +Ted Taylor Livorno to join -- by the way, here is an artist with a absurdly small following here on Google+, so I also invite you to check out his profile and add him to your circles! 

This is the fifth and last day of my Five Days Art Challenge ( #5dayart ) -- posting three paintings in five consecutive days and inviting a new painter every day. And today I invite +Ted Taylor Livorno to join -- by the way, here is an artist with a absurdly small following here on Google+, so I also invite you to check out his profile and add him to your circles! ___

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2015-01-25 22:39:58 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

OK, Day 4 of my Five Days Arts Challenge ( #5dayart ), and today I am challenging +Leon Sarantos to join this sharing game: post three images in five consecutive days, and challenge another painter to do the same every day! 

Another thing I really want to talk about. Lately, my brain has been really itching to teach (probably more than ten years away from teaching have been enough for it to take a rest from it...). But here is the thing: before I think about it, I am generally convinced that there are lots of things I know and could, in principle, teach.

But the moment I start thinking about it, it all kind of dissolves -- and within five minutes at the most, I am completely sure that there is nothing, literally nothing, I could possibly teach... at least not anything anyone might want to be taught. It seems kind of strange, in this new world, where it sometimes seems like everyone,a... more »

OK, Day 4 of my Five Days Arts Challenge ( #5dayart ), and today I am challenging +Leon Sarantos to join this sharing game: post three images in five consecutive days, and challenge another painter to do the same every day! 

Another thing I really want to talk about. Lately, my brain has been really itching to teach (probably more than ten years away from teaching have been enough for it to take a rest from it...). But here is the thing: before I think about it, I am generally convinced that there are lots of things I know and could, in principle, teach.

But the moment I start thinking about it, it all kind of dissolves -- and within five minutes at the most, I am completely sure that there is nothing, literally nothing, I could possibly teach... at least not anything anyone might want to be taught. It seems kind of strange, in this new world, where it sometimes seems like everyone, and their mother-in-law, and their dog -- everyone teaches something (after all, nobody knows that you are a dog on the internet). Yet there you are -- I cannot shake off this feeling of complete ignorance... 

Has anything like that happened to you?___

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2015-01-25 02:01:51 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Built a new homepage and an embryonic navigation system for my new website, and am ridiculously proud of my achievements! Note, in particular, the audacity with which I combined my own paintings with Chagall, Van Gogh and Titian within one grid! 

Built a new homepage and an embryonic navigation system for my new website, and am ridiculously proud of my achievements! Note, in particular, the audacity with which I combined my own paintings with Chagall, Van Gogh and Titian within one grid! ___

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2015-01-24 18:16:01 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Here is Day 3 of my Five Days Art Challenge ( #5dayart ) -- lots of ladies in reds and pinks for you... :) Today, I challenge +Carla Strozzieri for the Five Days Art Challenge -- post three images on five consecutive days, and challenge another painter every day! 

Here is Day 3 of my Five Days Art Challenge ( #5dayart ) -- lots of ladies in reds and pinks for you... :) Today, I challenge +Carla Strozzieri for the Five Days Art Challenge -- post three images on five consecutive days, and challenge another painter every day! ___

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2015-01-23 20:59:47 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

The second day of my Five Day Art Challenge ( #5dayart ), where one is supposed to post three images a day and challenge another painter to do the same. I was challenged by +Cathal Lindsay -- and today, I challenge +Terrill Welch ! 

The second day of my Five Day Art Challenge ( #5dayart ), where one is supposed to post three images a day and challenge another painter to do the same. I was challenged by +Cathal Lindsay -- and today, I challenge +Terrill Welch ! ___

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2015-01-23 18:27:57 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Wouldn’t holding the flow of time amount to dispelling an illusion, the illusion that there is anything to hold to begin with?

Wouldn’t holding the flow of time amount to dispelling an illusion, the illusion that there is anything to hold to begin with?___

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2015-01-22 22:26:41 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Today's work: charcoal studies of crows for sonnet 70...

Today's work: charcoal studies of crows for sonnet 70...___

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2015-01-22 19:27:08 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

I was tagged by +Cathal Lindsay for this sharing game called "Five Day Art Challenge" ( #5dayart ). The idea is to share three images in five consecutive days, and also to tag another Google+ painter every day to do the same. For this first day, I am tagging +Mikko Tyllinen...  For my own share, here are three sonnet paintings (21, 29 and 32) -- if you are into such things, you can try to guess which one is which (or you can go to my website and lenalevin.com and just find them there, along with texts of the sonnets...)  

I was tagged by +Cathal Lindsay for this sharing game called "Five Day Art Challenge" ( #5dayart ). The idea is to share three images in five consecutive days, and also to tag another Google+ painter every day to do the same. For this first day, I am tagging +Mikko Tyllinen...  For my own share, here are three sonnet paintings (21, 29 and 32) -- if you are into such things, you can try to guess which one is which (or you can go to my website and lenalevin.com and just find them there, along with texts of the sonnets...)  ___

2015-01-21 19:29:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The modern pop-psychology would make us believe that there is a crowd of different people living within our heads: one's inner child (sometimes several, of different ages), one's inner critic, one's inner artist, and a bunch of others.

I once made an honest attempt to find them, and actually came up with four people, aged from five to about sixty. One of them a young man.

But it's kind of nonsense, isn't it? There is nobody there, not even myself... 
  

The modern pop-psychology would make us believe that there is a crowd of different people living within our heads: one's inner child (sometimes several, of different ages), one's inner critic, one's inner artist, and a bunch of others.

I once made an honest attempt to find them, and actually came up with four people, aged from five to about sixty. One of them a young man.

But it's kind of nonsense, isn't it? There is nobody there, not even myself... 
  ___

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2015-01-21 19:23:46 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I think today's "Brain pickings" post might be interesting to many people here: Henry Miller on painting

I think today's "Brain pickings" post might be interesting to many people here: Henry Miller on painting___

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2015-01-20 23:44:23 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

A (small) detail from today's work...

I've decided to take a leaf out of +Terrill Welch's book, and share just a detail from today's work -- but not because I plan surprises for a show, but rather for variety's sake. Nowadays, painting a single painting takes so long that it would be kind of boring for you (I guess) to see all its stages "in full"...

By the way, I've been thinking recently about this concept of "overworked" painting (seeing like I've drifted so far away from the impressionist "alla prima" ideal). I find I don't really believe in the reality of this concept, at least not if it is supposed to mean that the work used to be "just right" at an earlier stage. It seems to me that people keep working on a painting precisely because it's not "just right"... if it appears "overworked"... more »

A (small) detail from today's work...

I've decided to take a leaf out of +Terrill Welch's book, and share just a detail from today's work -- but not because I plan surprises for a show, but rather for variety's sake. Nowadays, painting a single painting takes so long that it would be kind of boring for you (I guess) to see all its stages "in full"...

By the way, I've been thinking recently about this concept of "overworked" painting (seeing like I've drifted so far away from the impressionist "alla prima" ideal). I find I don't really believe in the reality of this concept, at least not if it is supposed to mean that the work used to be "just right" at an earlier stage. It seems to me that people keep working on a painting precisely because it's not "just right"... if it appears "overworked" when completed, it usually means it has never been right (at least, that would be true for me).

On another note, I wanted to ask you a question (as ever, I hide questions "below the fold", so you only see it if you've read this far...). Anyway, the question is this: is there anything you would want to learn from me?

If you follow me, you have some idea of what I do and how I live -- so if the idea that you would want to learn from it something for yourself ever crossed your mind, please do me a favor and tell me. Anything at all -- from how to hold a brush to how to enjoy solitude to...  whatever...   

Don't worry -- no obligations, on either side -- just a little favor for me!!!! I don't really promise to answer (or to teach) -- I just want to get a better feel of why you are here at all... 
   ___

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2015-01-20 02:42:51 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Since I've accidentally published this post now, I might as well use it for further sharing experiments. 

The central question is this: What does the death of the sun in the distant future have to do with the imminent ageing of one’s lover? How might it possibly help if the sun was, indeed, immortal? 

Since I've accidentally published this post now, I might as well use it for further sharing experiments. 

The central question is this: What does the death of the sun in the distant future have to do with the imminent ageing of one’s lover? How might it possibly help if the sun was, indeed, immortal? ___

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2015-01-17 23:02:09 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Today's work -- the current stage of sonnet 69 painting, still very much in-progress...

Unrelated to this painting, today we will be enjoying a nice quirk of calendar. The thing is, the Orthodox Christian church has its own calendar, two weeks behind everyone else's -- so their Christmas, for example, happens on January 7. And the year itself ends on January 13 (actually, I think it's only around these dates that anyone recalls this quirk).

So January the Thirteenths is sometimes celebrated (by those who are aware of that) as "the Old New Year" -- if a somewhat oxymoronic, yet still nice phenomenon. Because, you see, if you happened to have some kind of "false start" the first time (not finishing your old year's stuff in time, or something), you get a second chance.

Now, of course, even January 13 is gone, but today we are invited to an... more »

Today's work -- the current stage of sonnet 69 painting, still very much in-progress...

Unrelated to this painting, today we will be enjoying a nice quirk of calendar. The thing is, the Orthodox Christian church has its own calendar, two weeks behind everyone else's -- so their Christmas, for example, happens on January 7. And the year itself ends on January 13 (actually, I think it's only around these dates that anyone recalls this quirk).

So January the Thirteenths is sometimes celebrated (by those who are aware of that) as "the Old New Year" -- if a somewhat oxymoronic, yet still nice phenomenon. Because, you see, if you happened to have some kind of "false start" the first time (not finishing your old year's stuff in time, or something), you get a second chance.

Now, of course, even January 13 is gone, but today we are invited to an "Old New Year" party in Half-Moon Bay. So we decided to make the most of it, and rented a room on the beach -- so we also have a sunrise, and a morning walk along the ocean edge, and everything.

As a matter of fact, this post is an experiment. We have been discussing with +Terrill Welch the fact that posts with links get fewer "plus ones" and overall engagement than posts without links -- that's an observable fact. What I am not sure is this: whether it's Google+ algorithm that penalizes the links and gives them less exposure, or is that we ourselves, as its users, that dislike invitations to read longer texts elsewhere. So if you have read to this point and would have been interested in a link to my blog post if it had been here , please do me a favor, and leave a comment (so I can compare this with reactions to my recent actual links to my blog).

I would have asked you to just leave a "plus one", but then I wouldn't know whether it's just for the painting or you are responding to this request... So thank you so much in advance.   ___

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2015-01-16 19:29:43 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

A new essay on the "Sonnets in colour" website...

A new essay on the "Sonnets in colour" website...___

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2015-01-15 00:07:19 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

Today's work: sonnet 69 (very much in-progress).

Yesterday's painting day was a disaster. I know such days are inevitable, and even necessary -- and still, that was one of those bordering on despair, panic even (I am guessing men must feel something like this if they happen to fail in bed). What if I can never do this again? What if that last painting of several days ago was the very last one in my life? It didn't help at all that my cat decided that the bunch of flowers I was painting contained something absolutely lacking in her diet... Maybe I should just give up, and feed her with my subject matter, and forget about it?

I woke up today with a clear vision of a way out of this disaster; it is a way through, so there is still a lot of terribleness on the canvas, and yet I see the way. 

And so my painting session today began even without a shower, without even... more »

Today's work: sonnet 69 (very much in-progress).

Yesterday's painting day was a disaster. I know such days are inevitable, and even necessary -- and still, that was one of those bordering on despair, panic even (I am guessing men must feel something like this if they happen to fail in bed). What if I can never do this again? What if that last painting of several days ago was the very last one in my life? It didn't help at all that my cat decided that the bunch of flowers I was painting contained something absolutely lacking in her diet... Maybe I should just give up, and feed her with my subject matter, and forget about it?

I woke up today with a clear vision of a way out of this disaster; it is a way through, so there is still a lot of terribleness on the canvas, and yet I see the way. 

And so my painting session today began even without a shower, without even changing from my pajamas. I did my best to persuade myself that it would be wrong: this pajamas is still free from oil paint, and a proper lady of my age should keep at least some clothes unpainted, shouldn't she? At one point, I nearly succeeded -- enough to go to the bathroom, but then I remembered that the body wash I bought recently is still in the kitchen. So I allowed myself just one glance at the painting, just so I would have clearer picture to think about during the shower -- and that was it, I didn't shower and change till 3PM... And I had been trying so hard to keep myself to a healthy and proper day routine; this is the way all my best attempts at organizing myself eventually go, so I should know better by now...

And the cat had her day, after all: she got her flowery salad after I had left the studio... ___

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2015-01-13 19:24:38 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

A new blogpost and a new category ("Source paintings") on my blog -- on Titian's "Man with a glove"...

A new blogpost and a new category ("Source paintings") on my blog -- on Titian's "Man with a glove"...___

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2015-01-12 20:14:27 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

+Terrill Welch revisited this painting today, so let me show you how it lives now, and the company it keeps...

+Terrill Welch revisited this painting today, so let me show you how it lives now, and the company it keeps...___

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2015-01-10 02:43:52 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

A second post of my newborn blog, "Sonnets in colour"... 

I've added subscription links to menus (and in some other places), so if you'd like to subscribe to my (approximately monthly) newsletter, now it's possible (and please tell me if it works at all...)

A second post of my newborn blog, "Sonnets in colour"... 

I've added subscription links to menus (and in some other places), so if you'd like to subscribe to my (approximately monthly) newsletter, now it's possible (and please tell me if it works at all...)___

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2015-01-09 18:40:58 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

This painting, one of the SILENTIUM series, is partying tonight in Florence, with life music and cocktails and whatnot, so I thought I might as well also show it here... 

This painting, one of the SILENTIUM series, is partying tonight in Florence, with life music and cocktails and whatnot, so I thought I might as well also show it here... ___

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2015-01-08 19:06:30 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

If you happen to be in Florence, and want to add some contemporary spice to the overall Renaissance experience, visiting the opening of this group exhibition tomorrow might be a good idea... :)  

If you happen to be in Florence, and want to add some contemporary spice to the overall Renaissance experience, visiting the opening of this group exhibition tomorrow might be a good idea... :)  ___

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2015-01-07 22:36:07 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

A new "Today's work" album for the new year... I call this work-in-progress "Life my sister (an afterthought)".

Alan Watts writes in "What is Reality?"

“Some time ago a group of people were sitting in a restaurant, and one of them asked the others to say what they meant by Reality. There was much vague discussion, much talk of metaphysics and psychology, but one of those present, when asked his opinion, simply shrugged his shoulders and pointed at the saltshaker. He was amazed to find that no one understood him, yet he had intended to be neither clever nor obscure. His idea was just to give a commonsense answer to the question, on the ordinary assumption that Reality is whatever exists. ”

I have a dream, or I may as well say "ambition": to learn how to paint still lifes which would be more than still lifes, which would containthi... more »

A new "Today's work" album for the new year... I call this work-in-progress "Life my sister (an afterthought)".

Alan Watts writes in "What is Reality?"

“Some time ago a group of people were sitting in a restaurant, and one of them asked the others to say what they meant by Reality. There was much vague discussion, much talk of metaphysics and psychology, but one of those present, when asked his opinion, simply shrugged his shoulders and pointed at the saltshaker. He was amazed to find that no one understood him, yet he had intended to be neither clever nor obscure. His idea was just to give a commonsense answer to the question, on the ordinary assumption that Reality is whatever exists. ”

I have a dream, or I may as well say "ambition": to learn how to paint still lifes which would be more than still lifes, which would contain this very gesture of pointing at the saltshaker: This is Reality.___

2015-01-07 02:23:56 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I had planned to be much better prepared before even the initial, preliminary launch of this new site/blog, but that wasn't to be... now I feel like I have to start, otherwise I will be perfecting it forever. So, in defiance of all "best practices", it doesn't even have any subscription options (I hope to do it tomorrow, though). But at least I started what I had planned to start on January 1... I am aiming at two posts a week for the next four months at least...

I had planned to be much better prepared before even the initial, preliminary launch of this new site/blog, but that wasn't to be... now I feel like I have to start, otherwise I will be perfecting it forever. So, in defiance of all "best practices", it doesn't even have any subscription options (I hope to do it tomorrow, though). But at least I started what I had planned to start on January 1... I am aiming at two posts a week for the next four months at least...___

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2015-01-06 00:55:21 (15 comments, 6 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

I am finding it hard -- returning to my life, and my plans, picking up where I left off... particularly because it was so much about summing up the year 2014 and setting every thing "into flow" for 2015. I am trying to pick the threads up, but they keep falling from my hands... 

I lost my father when I was eighteen, and never thought of anyone as a "second father" in any sense of the world. And yet I cannot keep thinking that 2014 has taken away with it two people who were "father figures": my father's oldest friend, and my father-in-law (even though even the very words "father figure" have never even appeared in my mind before). And I was there for them, with them, through this event, as I didn't have the chance to be, nor could possibly be even if I had, for my father.

I had never witnessed death so closely, so immediately, as this... more »

I am finding it hard -- returning to my life, and my plans, picking up where I left off... particularly because it was so much about summing up the year 2014 and setting every thing "into flow" for 2015. I am trying to pick the threads up, but they keep falling from my hands... 

I lost my father when I was eighteen, and never thought of anyone as a "second father" in any sense of the world. And yet I cannot keep thinking that 2014 has taken away with it two people who were "father figures": my father's oldest friend, and my father-in-law (even though even the very words "father figure" have never even appeared in my mind before). And I was there for them, with them, through this event, as I didn't have the chance to be, nor could possibly be even if I had, for my father.

I had never witnessed death so closely, so immediately, as this time (I have almost written "experienced death"): watching life leaving the body, minute by minute, second by second. It was what they call "a good death": very peaceful, dignified, surrounded by family. An easy exit of which most people can only dream... and yet an absolutely surreal experience.

So let me tell you a bit about my father-in-law... 

He was born in 1937, and was a boy of not yet four in Minsk (Belarus) when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union. This was an area occupied extremely fast, almost without resistance. His mother took her two boys (his elder brother was six) and caught the last train out of Minsk (there were already some Germans to the east of Minsk, so they were not sure till the last moment whether they made it or not). And they were Jewish, so this train, undoubtedly, saved their lives. But he would have nightmares about this trip through all his life... 

On the way, their mother fell sick with typhoid fever; she was lying unconscious at some railways station, with these two little boys by her side -- and a stranger took them all in and helped them out. Over the following years of war, she would go to this railways station, find refugees who most needed help, and shared with them her own meager ration of food.

So that was the beginning of his life. He grew up to become a successful scientist, and, what was probably even more important to him -- a father, a grandfather, and a great grandfather. Two adult children, two adult grandchildren, and an assortment of kids -- four girls, four boys, aged from one to fourteen, some of whom are his grandchildren (Eugene's sister is much younger than he) and other great grandchildren; some Russian speakers, some English speakers, and some happily bilingual...  

On December 27th, he wrote one hundred e-mails with wishes for the New Year. On December 28th, he took a walk after breakfast and returned to a flurry of Skype calls from friends, in answer to those e-mails. He was having seven Skype calls simultaneously when he had this final, deadly stroke... ___

2014-12-29 23:06:41 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

All my sharing, and regular work schedule are interrupted for several days at least. I am in Ann Arbor. My father-in-law died last night unexpectedly.

All my sharing, and regular work schedule are interrupted for several days at least. I am in Ann Arbor. My father-in-law died last night unexpectedly.___

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2014-12-27 20:27:05 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

And the next one for #bestfourteenoffourteen  ... 

Awakening. 24"×12" (61×30.5cm). Oil on canvas. April 2014

This (almost accidental) painting feels like a summary of my year... 

And the next one for #bestfourteenoffourteen  ... 

Awakening. 24"×12" (61×30.5cm). Oil on canvas. April 2014

This (almost accidental) painting feels like a summary of my year... ___

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2014-12-26 23:33:11 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

The tenth addition to my #bestfourteenoffourteen  : Sonnet 60.

The time's velocity seems to be dangerously increasing as this (in many senses, dramatic) year is rolling to its end, and this sonnet seems appropriate for this feeling:

Like as the waves make toward the pebbled shore,
So do our minutes hasten to their end,
Each changing place with that which goes before,
In sequent toil all forward do contend...

The tenth addition to my #bestfourteenoffourteen  : Sonnet 60.

The time's velocity seems to be dangerously increasing as this (in many senses, dramatic) year is rolling to its end, and this sonnet seems appropriate for this feeling:

Like as the waves make toward the pebbled shore,
So do our minutes hasten to their end,
Each changing place with that which goes before,
In sequent toil all forward do contend...___

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2014-12-25 22:32:55 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

I looked for the most Christmas-y painting to add to my #bestfourteenoffourteen  album today, but it would seem I am not a very Christmas-y person (no surprises there), or otherwise it hasn't been a very Christmas-y year... So, this one is called "Surrender" -- apparently, it is as Christmas-y as I can get...

In other news: I have been mostly absent from here, but it's not because I haven't been being social or present, but because I am fully immersed in the project of being more present, which is my new website, the preliminary version of which I still plan to open on the turn of the year. I have seen mentioned, on more than one occasion, "the fear of missing out", which is supposed to keep one glued to Facebook, or G+, or Twitter, or whatever one's distraction of choice. I find that I don't have that fear (and probably have never had). Or rather: if I... more »

I looked for the most Christmas-y painting to add to my #bestfourteenoffourteen  album today, but it would seem I am not a very Christmas-y person (no surprises there), or otherwise it hasn't been a very Christmas-y year... So, this one is called "Surrender" -- apparently, it is as Christmas-y as I can get...

In other news: I have been mostly absent from here, but it's not because I haven't been being social or present, but because I am fully immersed in the project of being more present, which is my new website, the preliminary version of which I still plan to open on the turn of the year. I have seen mentioned, on more than one occasion, "the fear of missing out", which is supposed to keep one glued to Facebook, or G+, or Twitter, or whatever one's distraction of choice. I find that I don't have that fear (and probably have never had). Or rather: if I have a fear of missing out, the things I am afraid to miss out on are certainly not on any social network. Anna Akhmatova was once asked whether she knew Italian, and her response was something like: "But of course! How can one possibly come to live here and miss reading Dante in his original language?" It seems increasingly probable that I am going to miss that, and it makes me sad...   ___

2014-12-23 22:19:48 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Constructing a new place for the New Year and feel totally overwhelmed by it... 

Constructing a new place for the New Year and feel totally overwhelmed by it... ___

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2014-12-21 19:07:20 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

This small (20"x10") one is called "A study in unseriousness". I am including it in my #bestfourteenoffourteen  retrospective just for the pleasure of it.

It's an interesting day today -- we are packing this one, and six of its sisters, for an exhibition in Florence (Italy) in January (so yes, if you happen to be in Florence, I'll post more specific information later on). I generally shy away from exhibitions in commercial galleries, but I just couldn't resist this invitation from Florence, probably because I love this city so very much. It's so filled with the spirit of Renaissance, it seems one can drink it -- so it makes sense to let my paintings get some of this experience, too... :) 

This small (20"x10") one is called "A study in unseriousness". I am including it in my #bestfourteenoffourteen  retrospective just for the pleasure of it.

It's an interesting day today -- we are packing this one, and six of its sisters, for an exhibition in Florence (Italy) in January (so yes, if you happen to be in Florence, I'll post more specific information later on). I generally shy away from exhibitions in commercial galleries, but I just couldn't resist this invitation from Florence, probably because I love this city so very much. It's so filled with the spirit of Renaissance, it seems one can drink it -- so it makes sense to let my paintings get some of this experience, too... :) ___

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2014-12-18 22:03:14 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

The seventh one for my #bestfourteenoffourteen  album. It's called "Magdalene (after Boris Pasternak)" (36"x24"). It took much more than one year (the first from-life and very different version is from 2010), and it is still in my "review" pile, so the process may well spill into another year (although I don't think so, somehow). Anyway, for now, it belongs to the year fourteen... 

Please follow this tag, #bestfourteenoffourteen , to see other painters' best work of the year! 

The seventh one for my #bestfourteenoffourteen  album. It's called "Magdalene (after Boris Pasternak)" (36"x24"). It took much more than one year (the first from-life and very different version is from 2010), and it is still in my "review" pile, so the process may well spill into another year (although I don't think so, somehow). Anyway, for now, it belongs to the year fourteen... 

Please follow this tag, #bestfourteenoffourteen , to see other painters' best work of the year! ___

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2014-12-16 20:43:04 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Today's addition to #bestfourteenoffourteen  -- for sonnet 65.

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,
But sad mortality o'er-sways their power,
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?

O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out
Against the wrackful siege of battering days,
When rocks impregnable are not so stout,
Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays?

O fearful meditation! where, alack,
Shall Time's best jewel from Time's chest lie hid?
Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back?
Or who his spoil o'er beauty can forbid?

O, none, unless this miracle have might,
That in black ink my love may still shine bright. 

Today's addition to #bestfourteenoffourteen  -- for sonnet 65.

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,
But sad mortality o'er-sways their power,
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?

O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out
Against the wrackful siege of battering days,
When rocks impregnable are not so stout,
Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays?

O fearful meditation! where, alack,
Shall Time's best jewel from Time's chest lie hid?
Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back?
Or who his spoil o'er beauty can forbid?

O, none, unless this miracle have might,
That in black ink my love may still shine bright. ___

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2014-12-15 19:39:00 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

The next one for #bestfourteenoffourteen , and I think it will also go with the  #antidepression  theme... I think it's the fifth one. 

Summer's honey breath (a study for sonnet 65). 14"×11" (35.6×27.9cm) Oil on canvas panel. July 2014

A small and unassuming study, but there is something magical in it for me -- something definitely from outside my conscious mind... I believe it's a very happy and hopeful painting -- so there, to lighten up this dark day a bit, in faith that there are less than ten days before the winter solstice, and then there will be more and more light every day... 

The next one for #bestfourteenoffourteen , and I think it will also go with the  #antidepression  theme... I think it's the fifth one. 

Summer's honey breath (a study for sonnet 65). 14"×11" (35.6×27.9cm) Oil on canvas panel. July 2014

A small and unassuming study, but there is something magical in it for me -- something definitely from outside my conscious mind... I believe it's a very happy and hopeful painting -- so there, to lighten up this dark day a bit, in faith that there are less than ten days before the winter solstice, and then there will be more and more light every day... ___

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2014-12-14 19:21:29 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

I am not sure this one belongs to #bestfourteenoffourteen  , exactly, but I like it nonetheless, so here goes. It's called "Still life with letters of Vincent van Gogh" -- and it played an essential role for me in accessing the vision (in my mind) of how I really want my paintings to work. This vision is somewhat too audacious to be comfortable, but then again -- this whole enterprise of painting makes little sense without audacity... 

I am not sure this one belongs to #bestfourteenoffourteen  , exactly, but I like it nonetheless, so here goes. It's called "Still life with letters of Vincent van Gogh" -- and it played an essential role for me in accessing the vision (in my mind) of how I really want my paintings to work. This vision is somewhat too audacious to be comfortable, but then again -- this whole enterprise of painting makes little sense without audacity... ___

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2014-12-13 18:51:28 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

The third one for my #bestfourteenoffourteen  album... This one for sonnet 59:

If there is nothing new but that which is
hath been before, how are are brains beguiled... 

I've been thinking lately: if tomorrow scientists discover, beyond all doubt, that there is no such thing as "time" out there "in reality", that it is all in here, in our brains, just their way to make sense of all this -- however convincingly they tell us about their discovery, this will hardly make a slightest bit of difference for our day-to-day and moment-to-moment perception of the world.... 

The third one for my #bestfourteenoffourteen  album... This one for sonnet 59:

If there is nothing new but that which is
hath been before, how are are brains beguiled... 

I've been thinking lately: if tomorrow scientists discover, beyond all doubt, that there is no such thing as "time" out there "in reality", that it is all in here, in our brains, just their way to make sense of all this -- however convincingly they tell us about their discovery, this will hardly make a slightest bit of difference for our day-to-day and moment-to-moment perception of the world.... ___

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2014-12-13 00:28:16 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Continuing with #bestfourteenoffourteen  -- this one for sonnet 57 ("Being your slave, would could I do but tend...") 

Continuing with #bestfourteenoffourteen  -- this one for sonnet 57 ("Being your slave, would could I do but tend...") ___

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2014-12-11 18:55:24 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

I am back from my trip, and it's time for my end-of-year #bestfourteenoffourteen  reckoning.... This was, in many ways, a difficult year, so I am somewhat curious what will come out of it. So, in no particular order:

This one is called "Formula of Time (after Cezanne's "Pont de Maincy"). 24"x30". 

I am back from my trip, and it's time for my end-of-year #bestfourteenoffourteen  reckoning.... This was, in many ways, a difficult year, so I am somewhat curious what will come out of it. So, in no particular order:

This one is called "Formula of Time (after Cezanne's "Pont de Maincy"). 24"x30". ___

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2014-12-03 19:51:45 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Another painting for #antidepression  retrospective from 2013. It's called "Here and there" (20"x10"). 

We are going for a short trip to Ann Arbor tomorrow (a bit of in-law-ing for me to do), so there will be probably no posts here till Monday. And then, I think it will be time to begin #bestfourteenoffourteen  retrospective... (to continue our Google+ tradition of #bestthirteenofthirteen  and #besttwelveoftwelve . Come to think about it, as the century progresses towards larger and larger numbers, it would grow difficult to uphold this tradition in its current form. But fourteen is manageable still...  

Another painting for #antidepression  retrospective from 2013. It's called "Here and there" (20"x10"). 

We are going for a short trip to Ann Arbor tomorrow (a bit of in-law-ing for me to do), so there will be probably no posts here till Monday. And then, I think it will be time to begin #bestfourteenoffourteen  retrospective... (to continue our Google+ tradition of #bestthirteenofthirteen  and #besttwelveoftwelve . Come to think about it, as the century progresses towards larger and larger numbers, it would grow difficult to uphold this tradition in its current form. But fourteen is manageable still...  ___

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2014-12-02 04:21:39 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Today's work (SILENTIUM: self-portrait with Aphrodite): 48"x48" (an awful photo, but there you are; it's work-in-progress anyway). 

I've experienced a bout of panic today, about not having enough time -- the complete and utter impossibility to do what I want (and need) to do, and as good as I want it to do. The funniest thing about this kind of panic is that it is commonly accompanied by a distinct urge to go read something on the internet, just to reduce the feeling of panic: about the stupidest and the least constructive of possible ways to deal with the lack of time. Luckily, I've learned to recognize and resist this particular urge.

Today's work (SILENTIUM: self-portrait with Aphrodite): 48"x48" (an awful photo, but there you are; it's work-in-progress anyway). 

I've experienced a bout of panic today, about not having enough time -- the complete and utter impossibility to do what I want (and need) to do, and as good as I want it to do. The funniest thing about this kind of panic is that it is commonly accompanied by a distinct urge to go read something on the internet, just to reduce the feeling of panic: about the stupidest and the least constructive of possible ways to deal with the lack of time. Luckily, I've learned to recognize and resist this particular urge.___

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2014-11-28 19:50:24 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Good morning, dear friends, and fair time of day!

Shall we continue with our #antidepression  series? How is your Black Friday going?

Behind this painting is a poem by Alexander Pushkin, his "Hymn to Plague":

When mighty Winter leads against us
Her shaggy squads of frost and snow,
We meet her with our cracking hearths,
And joyful heat of winter feasts.

Good morning, dear friends, and fair time of day!

Shall we continue with our #antidepression  series? How is your Black Friday going?

Behind this painting is a poem by Alexander Pushkin, his "Hymn to Plague":

When mighty Winter leads against us
Her shaggy squads of frost and snow,
We meet her with our cracking hearths,
And joyful heat of winter feasts.___

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2014-11-26 21:06:27 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Today's work on the floor of my studio. One of those that are taking years to grow, gradually, with bursts and pauses. The working title of this diptych is "Stay in the sea foam, Aphrodite!", but the right-hand one began to evolve into (sort of) self-portrait today... 

Today's work on the floor of my studio. One of those that are taking years to grow, gradually, with bursts and pauses. The working title of this diptych is "Stay in the sea foam, Aphrodite!", but the right-hand one began to evolve into (sort of) self-portrait today... ___

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2014-11-25 19:33:59 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Life, my sister: II (after Matisse after de Heem). 20"×20" (50.8×50.8cm) Oil on canvas. July 2013

Back to my #antidepression  retrospective, still the year 2013. A painting now residing with +Terrill Welch, together with its two sisters. The core, the heart of this painting is openness, which is, I find, one of the most effective #antidepression  strategies...

Life, my sister: II (after Matisse after de Heem). 20"×20" (50.8×50.8cm) Oil on canvas. July 2013

Back to my #antidepression  retrospective, still the year 2013. A painting now residing with +Terrill Welch, together with its two sisters. The core, the heart of this painting is openness, which is, I find, one of the most effective #antidepression  strategies...___

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2014-11-25 01:37:41 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Today's work: Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn (sonnet 68).

#williamshakespeare   #sonnetsincolour   #wip  

Today's work: Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn (sonnet 68).

#williamshakespeare   #sonnetsincolour   #wip  ___

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2014-11-25 00:00:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

About a year ago, I read a prediction (somewhere) that the year 2014 would be a "mindfulness year" in marketing. And I wondered how that can happen, since mindfulness seems to me the very enemy of marketing (or rather, of people's habitual reactions marketing tends to exploit).

Indeed, as it seems to me, it didn't really work -- apart from some feeble attempts like "mindfulness tea" (I may be mistaken though -- my life is organized in such a way that I am not exposed to marketing too much). But lo and behold, as the year draws to a close, there is a backlash: we are now being told that it's mindless auto-piloting that "makes us human".   

How being on auto-pilot frees up our mind for higher-order thinking.___About a year ago, I read a prediction (somewhere) that the year 2014 would be a "mindfulness year" in marketing. And I wondered how that can happen, since mindfulness seems to me the very enemy of marketing (or rather, of people's habitual reactions marketing tends to exploit).

Indeed, as it seems to me, it didn't really work -- apart from some feeble attempts like "mindfulness tea" (I may be mistaken though -- my life is organized in such a way that I am not exposed to marketing too much). But lo and behold, as the year draws to a close, there is a backlash: we are now being told that it's mindless auto-piloting that "makes us human".   

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2014-11-21 20:12:21 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

With this painting, my #antidepression  retrospective turns to year 2013. It's called SILENTIUM: The Phoenix song (14"×11", May 2013)

To tell you the truth, I love this painting. This is the image I call to my mind's eye in my darkest moments, in my deepest valleys -- and it never fails me. I think of it as a Phoenix, who can raise you upwards to the sky and to the light from any deep void and any dark cave, if you just ask him (gently) to give you his tail of flaming colours, and trust his strength.  

With this painting, my #antidepression  retrospective turns to year 2013. It's called SILENTIUM: The Phoenix song (14"×11", May 2013)

To tell you the truth, I love this painting. This is the image I call to my mind's eye in my darkest moments, in my deepest valleys -- and it never fails me. I think of it as a Phoenix, who can raise you upwards to the sky and to the light from any deep void and any dark cave, if you just ask him (gently) to give you his tail of flaming colours, and trust his strength.  ___

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2014-11-19 22:17:44 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

December. 20"×16" (50.8×40.6cm). Oil on canvas. May 2012.

This still life in cold winter light is all about the anticipation of the winter solstice, and the turn of the year: the darkest time which promises a new beginning, a new light, a new spring; the time we tend to decorate and alleviate with our various celebrations, feasts, and heaps of gifts.

But maybe, at least sometimes, one should just live through this darkest time as it is, stay with it fully, without patching it up with decorations and celebrations. And then the light that we know will come will be sweeter and brighter? 

#antidepression  

December. 20"×16" (50.8×40.6cm). Oil on canvas. May 2012.

This still life in cold winter light is all about the anticipation of the winter solstice, and the turn of the year: the darkest time which promises a new beginning, a new light, a new spring; the time we tend to decorate and alleviate with our various celebrations, feasts, and heaps of gifts.

But maybe, at least sometimes, one should just live through this darkest time as it is, stay with it fully, without patching it up with decorations and celebrations. And then the light that we know will come will be sweeter and brighter? 

#antidepression  ___

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2014-11-17 22:50:53 (13 comments, 8 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

Next up in the #antidepression   retrospective:

Self-portrait with colour. 24"×20" (61×50.8cm) Oil on canvas December 2012

Because the colour is always there, even when everything looks grey... 

Next up in the #antidepression   retrospective:

Self-portrait with colour. 24"×20" (61×50.8cm) Oil on canvas December 2012

Because the colour is always there, even when everything looks grey... ___

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