The month of July is slow on news, and I’ve been keeping myself very busy with work, but I’ve done another watercolor of Yuzu, since I realized I hadn’t done many Chopin artworks. Yuzu’s costumes often use soft graidents which are captured most effectively by waterpaint, in my opinion. I’ve also added two partway photos I took as I was painting.
Today is the first ever #MuslimWomensDay! We’re flooding the Internet with real and diverse representation of Muslim women all day. Just like this photo from our partnership with Getty Images to make positive stock photos of Muslim women available online! Muslim women talk back, and we’re making sure that the Internet is listening.
In the tough financial times following the collapse of Wall Street in 1929, people took to desperate measures to ensure they could keep up with their old ways of life. Take this chauffeur, for example. (from Getty Images’ book “Decades of the 20th Century—1930s” by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)
True Blood star Nelsan Ellis dies aged 39 of heart failure
True Blood star Nelsan Ellis has died aged 39, his manager has confirmed.
The actor, best known for portraying Lafayette Reynolds in the popular HBO series, passed away after complications with heart failure.
Actor Nelsan Ellis, famous for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on “True Blood”, died after complications from heart failure. Credit: Getty Images North America
His manager Emily Gerson Saines had earlier told US website The Hollywood Reporter: “Nelsan has passed away after complications with heart failure.
"He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed.”
Ellis died from heart complications. Credit: WireImage
Ellis appeared in True Blood throughout its seven-series run after first appearing as the cook at Merlotte’s Grill in 2008.
He also had roles in The Help in 2011 and most recently appeared in CBS show Elementary.
Among those paying tribute to Ellis were his True Blood co-stars Aisha Hinds, Michael McMillian, Lauren Bowles and Kristin Bauer.
Nelsan Ellis appearing in Elementary. Credit: CBS ENTERTAINMENT
Bauer wrote on Instagram: “One of the sweetest most talented men I’ve ever met. A terrible loss for all of us. Rest In Peace Nelsan. You will be missed. I don’t know how else to put words to this terribly sad news…”
McMillan said he was “stunned, devastated by the terrible news” in a post on Twitter.
He added Ellis was a “genius and a beautiful soul”.
Gilles Caron :: François Truffaut (right) and Jean-Pierre Léaud, on the set of his film Baisers Volés, Luxembourg Gardens, Paris (France), February 1968
(Photo by Fondation Gilles Caron / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
From Cahiers du Cinéma / Stolen Kisses, 1968
April 9, 1964 - Pattie Boyd and George Harrison attending a private party at the Pickwick Club in London hosted by Joan Collins for her husband Anthony Newley to celebrate his return to England from America. Getty Images Photo