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.



seen at Altamira, Islip NY

…and the Dallas Museum of Art  goes for the Guinness World Record for largest gathering of Frida Kahlo look-alikes:





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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.


…let’s just get this started…

by Jim Davis


No matter what dream I had last night, this song kept playing in the background. The Brunette thinks it might have something to do with the Pandora stations I created like Summer Oldies, 60’s Radio, Red Rubber Radio, Bob Dylan, CSN&Y, The Box Tops Radio, etc.

You may get old – but the music never does. Enjoy the day!

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






Form in Space – 48×60″ – aluminum print
Garth Williams, artist
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Artist’s statement:

These portraits of natural phenomena are my testament to the timeless forces perpetually in motion around us. Both awesome and unsettling is the thought that fundamentally, we are shaped by the same rules and part of a similar drama, unfolding at the largest scale imaginable.

These paintings are created by infusing mixed media into water with a variety of different implements and methods [cloud tank]. Though chaos is inherent to the medium, I’ve elevated the level of intentionality through repetition, technique and invention.



© Bill Israel

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