…on a bit of a road trip…not in a car but through worlds of business and thought…sometimes you have to take the time to learn the thing before you can work the thing…as soon as I hit that knowledge point, I’ll put my bags down and get back to doing what I want to do instead of what I have to do…the meter is running…be back soon…

“In a Parisian taxi, driver and dog keep each other company.”
Diana Mara Henry, photographer
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Janis Joplin, 1969
Francesco Scavullo, photographer

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Garfield
8/27/17

sunflowers

..how about that…

Frida
Joanna Sierko Filipowska, artist
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More on the artist here with link to full portfolio

…you will get there…

Bold eagle © Klaus Nigge, Germany.
Finalist 2017, Animal Portraits. From Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
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The back story from Lens Culture:

After several days of constant rain, the bald eagle was soaked to the skin. Named after its conspicuous but fully-feathered white head (bald derives from an old word for white), it is an opportunist, eating various prey—captured, scavenged or stolen—with a preference for fish. At Dutch Harbor on Amaknak Island in Alaska, USA, bald eagles gather to take advantage of the fishing industry’s leftovers. Used to people, the birds are bold. “I lay on my belly on the beach surrounded by eagles,” says Klaus. “I got to know individuals, and they got to trust me.”

The back story:

Born in 1946 in Aurora, Illinois, Hettinger began drawing around the age of 8. His subjects were T.V. and movie cowboys. At age 13, he was given a set of oil paints by Mike Spencer, a local artist who ran the barber shop across from St. Joe’s School where Hettinger was a student. Formal art training began at the American Academy of Art in Chicago under Joseph Van Den Brouck.

Every painting for Hettinger is a present experience in which he is reliving a past experience. Even his still-life’s hold personal memories for him. His mother was a gardener who loved to save plants from the summer by bringing them into the house over the winter. Window sills were filled with potted plants. Now his paintings are of those potted plants sitting on the window sill with a landscape out the window.

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…ready or not…

Garfield, 9/10/17
by Jim Davis

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3-beach
Oscar Alvarez, artist
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…and coming in for a smooth landing…

Bret Charman, photographer
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Photo from PetaPixel’s Bird Photographer of the Year 2017 – above was the Gold Award winner for best Birds in Flight photo…

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