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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


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

…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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Back story:

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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Need some inspiration or maybe even a mood lift? Send a text to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and it will respond with art to match your keyword:

In a world oversaturated with information, we asked ourselves: how can we generate personal connections between a diverse cross section of people and the artworks in our collection? How can we provide a more comprehensive experience of our collection?

Enter Send Me SFMOMA…conceived as a way to bring transparency to the collection while engendering further exploration and discussion among users. Send Me SFMOMA is an SMS service that provides an approachable, personal, and creative method of sharing the breadth of SFMOMA’s collection with the public.

Text 57251 with the words “send me” followed by a keyword, a color, or even an emoji and you’ll receive a related artwork image and caption via text message.

Here’s what I received when I texted “send me red”:

Luncheon Menu for La Fonda del Sol Restaurant
New York, ca. 1960

Alexander Girard, artist

Here’s the result when I texted “send me printer:”

News, 1969/2008
Hans Haacke, artist

I think I’ll stick with primary colors…

from Sleep Series
Maryam Ashkanian, artist
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via iGNANT:

Iranian artist Maryam Ashkanian made a name for herself as a painter and sculptor. Her hand-sewn fabric art ‘Sleep Series’ has recently made an impression in the international art world. For this she chose the finest cloths as bases for pillows. On this collection of pillows, the artist embroidered portrayals of sleeping people. Ashkanian understands dreams as a way of entering a broader universe. In the given time frame sleeping people are observers, still gaining unique experiences. “Images of us in dreams are revealed in the right truest evidence; an original icon which introduces us to the peripheral world wildly“, states the artist. In 2012 she received the Bachelor of Art in painting at the Art Faculty of Gilan University in Iran. Ashkanian’s works are exposed in solo and group exhibitions internationally.


Pablo Picasso in his studio in Vallauris, France, Oct. 23, 1953






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