“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

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

Art, Sex & Erotica: The Art Of Myah Sundvall

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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

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

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

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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

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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.

A Gallant in Gtown

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I took this picture in Georgetown, D.C. before I went to a cocktail party.

Croked Door to a Salon

I was at a food festival yesterday in Bethesda Maryland USA; so I turned away from the food—the best picture is always behind you—and took this photograph. Perfect light: clouds which diffused the 9 a.m. stuff from the good old sun.

Dear John: Dating That’s All in the Family

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This week Dear John addresses dating siblings of exes, a bad gift painting, and competing with a friend for a job.

A Painting Refresher

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Brush up on the methods for completely covering old paint—and all the safety bases—with veteran housepainter Mark Ellis.

The Bird Man

I was planning to do a meaningful and relevant series on life at an entrance to the Foggy Bottom subway stop in Washington D.C. USA.  I tried a bunch of shots, people walking to and coming from the station’s escalators, merchants selling roses (6 for $3) hot dogs, hats and egg rolls.  Didn’t come up with much which I liked.  However, I found a couple shots just off the train stop, one across the street (a young man suckin’ on a cigarette), and in a little park by the stop, I found this man: the bird man feeding birds.  I thought he was the drunk type as I took pictures of him with his birds, but I spoke to him after I finished photographing, and clearly he was an intelligent and lucid man.  He said he worked as a model in the 1970s, and he said I had picked a good man to photograph.