Sacred Archetypes of Modern Masculinity: The Craftsman

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The Craftsman asks us to craft our lives with careful attention to detail and not merely float through them.

Men Drinking, Boys Tormenting, Dogs Barking


Elvis Alves reflects on darker aspects of human nature in this ekphrastic (based on a piece of visual art) poem.

DIY: Painting – Cutting In Walls


Cutting in ceilings and walls with no tape can save a lot of time and money!

The Antique Cast


Dean Kostos brings together Abstract Expressionism and the beauty of the male form.

10 Tips for Painting Your Front Door

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Painting your front door doesn’t sound that difficult, does it?

“I Need My Space”: Why Environment Matters When Creating

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The environment I am a part of is draining me. I find that the amount of productivity I experience in a shared, community creation space is much more powerful than any times I try to work from home.

Male Beauty In Art


A charming blog explores the diverse expression of how cute men are.

Art, Sex & Erotica: The Art Of Myah Sundvall


Artist Myah Sundvall explores the boundary of Art, Erotic Art, and Pornography and Alex Yarde invites readers along.

Going Public: Xe Sands Reads Some Musings From Edgar Degas

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The great painter gets the Xe Sands treatment in this week’s installment of “Going Public.”

Art Will Save the World, But it Might be the End of Me

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A lover of the arts worries about the notion of his own children as starving artists.

The Most Amazing Digital Painting You’ll Ever See (VIDEO)

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Artist Kyle Lambert proves he has more talent in one finger than the rest of us could ever hope for.

The Art of Andreas Englund


Swedish artist’s photo realistic paintings are funny, poignant.

Playing Dirty: How Making a Mess Can Make You Feel Better


When was the last time you painted? Or played in the mud? Chances are, it’s been years.

Business Travel with Dad

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Chuck Ross relates a father and son bonding experience at the U.S./Mexico border.

My Uncle Didn’t Get AIDS Because He Was Gay


Kathryn DeHoyos shares the most important thing she ever learned about sex.

Wei Wei’s Marble Construction Helmet

Wei Wei, China's greatest contemporary artist, is exhibiting down at the Hirsshorn Museum in Washington, D.C.  I saw the exhibit other day and made  videos of a couple of his works.  The one here is a marble life-size sculpture of a construction helmet.  After I loaded the video onto my computer, I watched it and took a picture of one of the frames.  I edited this picture some, and this is what I came up with.