…let’s not get too hung up on the morning papers…you know what’s in ’em…

Greenwich Village, NYC
Craig Bagno (aka Bagnostian), photographer
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…those windmills will still be there tomorrow…

Don Quixote and Sancho Pansa Having a Rest under a Tree
oil on canvas – c.1855

Honoré Daumier, artist

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Quetzal performs “Todo lo que tengo (All that I have)”:

Frida Floral
Desirée Feldmann, artist – collage & mixed media

The back story via Crooks Press:

Desirée Feldmann was born in the South of Brazil and currently lives in the capital, Brasília. As a child, she drew all the time, but it was only in Fashion College that she got interested in art, after taking Art History classes.
She graduated in Fashion Design and after working a lot with fabric and textile design, she felt it was time to expand her designs to other surfaces and dimensions. She has found in the contemporary pop art or art collage a way to express herself.
She loves flowers and all of nature’s creatures; that’s the endless inspiration.

She can also be found on Instagram

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…and we’re dancing thru…

Jacqueline Roque teaching Pablo Picasso ballet
photo by David Douglas Duncan
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The photographer speaks about his photo sessions with Picasso:

 “One day when I was there, someone asked him which period of his work he liked best, the blue period, the rose period, cubism and so on. Picasso stretched out his hand, his fingers splayed, and answered: ‘Well, which of these five fingers do you prefer? Personally, I need all of them.'”

Found You There – Sandra Dieckmann, artist
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Book illustration commissioned by Paper Darts Publishing for Get In If You Want To Live, a book of short stories written by John Jodzio and illustrated by 19 illustrators from around the globe

…let’s fuel up and get going…

Splash of Coffee – Jessica Bubb (aka Rustic Bones)
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This Magic Moment – Jared Yamahata, artist
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The back story (via Society 6):

Michael Squints Palledorous walked a little taller that day. And we had to tip our hats to him. He was lucky she hadn’t beat the *crap* out of him. We wouldn’t have blamed her. What he’d done was sneaky, rotten, and low… and cool. Not another one among us would have ever in a million years even for a million dollars have the guts to put the move on the lifeguard. He did. He had kissed a woman. And he had kissed her long and good. We got banned from the pool forever that day. But every time we walked by after that, the lifeguard looked down from her tower, right over at Squints, and smiled.

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seen at Altamira, Islip NY

© Bill Israel

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