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it might be dark but don’t sleep [on me].

New work from a series inspired by Jesse Williams’ quote “Just because we’re magic does not mean we’re not real.”

Acrylic, charcoal, graphite, pastel, oil stick and photo transfer on wood panel. 16 x 20 inches. 2016.


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Peter Paul Rubens

Four Studies of a Male Head

Netherlands (c. 1617-19)

Oil on canvas transferred from wood, 51 x 66 cm.

Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.

These are by far the best photographs I have seen on this work, and we all owe a debt to the photographer. Four Studies is one of Ruben’s most popular pieces, despite the fact that it’s not one of his monumental works (some of which I have had the delight of seeing in person, and they are distinctively massive).

Studies like this one were usually meant to serve as reference in the creation those larger compositions, which would usually depict scenes from the Christian bible, Greek or roman mythology, or historical scenes of battles, monarchs, or other notable events.

DAPL Oil Interests Try Outrageous ‘Fait Accompli’: Destroying Ancient Sites During Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Energy Transfer Inc. and invested owners of the proposed North Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), have begun psychological warfare against peaceful protestors near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. 

So far the People have remained nonviolent in the face of dog attacks on their bodies and their horses, while facing extreme psychic trauma in the form of desecration of graves and sacred sites.

However, on Saturday “sacred places containing ancient burial sites, places of prayer and other significant cultural artifacts of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation were destroyed by Energy Transfer Partners,” Tribal Chairman David Archambault II said in a press release.

Acting as a slap in the face to the judicial process, Energy Transfer Inc., in partnership with the Enbridge Corporation and Marathon Oil, bulldozed a two mile, 150 feet wide path through Native land currently being contested in Federal Court. Irreplaceable ancient cairns and stone prayer rings have been purposely destroyed.

“We’re days away from getting a resolution on the legal issues, and they came in on a holiday weekend and destroyed the site,” said Jan Hasselman, attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. “What they have done is absolutely outrageous.”

The site at the conjunction of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers is not the only historic site at risk. Other culturally and historically significant sites will be damaged or destroyed as the DAPL crude oil pipeline snakes 1,168 miles through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.

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Fair Food: The Science of Deep-Frying

If you spent a single day at the county fair this summer, you’ll agree that the ferris wheels, petting zoos, and live music were all worth the visit. But the most exciting attraction? Fair food. Before you can enjoy your delectable deep-fried treat, a series of complex processes involving heat and mass transfer must occur between the food and the frying oil.  Read more…

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Meyer Lemon Coconut Bon Bons by FlipFlopsAvocado ♡

Vegan & GF.

Ingredients: (Makes 24)

  • 4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup ground raw unsalted cashews
  • 8 tbsp fresh meyer lemon juice or 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup of maple syrup
  • ¼ cup raw coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp beet juice set aside

1. Grate some beet & squeeze out the juice. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Add cashews to food processor & blend until grainy, add 3 cups of the dry coconut & blend again until coconut is less flaky and more grainy about 10 secs, add ½ tsp beet juice while machine is running, stop to scrape sides & mix again should be a pretty bubble gum pink. Transfer to a bowl.
3. Add the remaining 1cup coconut & blend until grainy add ¼ tsp beet juice & blend until pretty pink, transfer to a small bowl & set aside for dipping. You can add more pink a drop at a time for more intensity.
4. Melt coconut oil on low heat, transfer to a bowl & combine with syrup & lemon juice, whisk until well combined.
5. Add the wet ingreds to the cashew coconut mixture & mix well. At this point the pink color will have changed because of the amber color syrup, you can add a couple drops of beet juice to brighten it up and mix again.Mixture will be quite wet don’t worry the dry ingredients will absorb. Add mixture to a plate & spread out, freeze for 10 mins to firm up which will help in rolling. Pull out of the freezer. The top layer will be firmer than underneath just mix it up.
6. Measure 1 tbsp. of mix & form into balls & set on baking paper, don’t dip in the reserved coconut just yet finish rolling all the mixture. You can then dip each ball to the bowl of pink coconut and coat evenly, place back on cookie sheet in neat rows and firm again in freezer for 1 hr. Store in container, in the fridge, these will last about a wk & stay firm, they will soften if left out.

Enjoy! Grow & glow lean!

Giovanni Bellini (c.1430-1516)

Giovanni Bellini, Young Woman at Her Toilette, 1515, oil on canvas, 62 x 79 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Source

The Bellini family - Giovanni (c.1430-1516), his brother Gentile (1429-1507) and their father Jacopo (1396-1470) - were considered by many to be three of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance, their work influencing numerous other Venetian artists, such as Giorgione and Titian. The painter Andrea Mantegna also became brother-in-law to Giovanni and Gentile after marrying their sister Nicolosia.

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