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The power of Religion

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Sketch of the day – A woman tied up holding a cross. Her faith keeping her alive and giving her hope to never give up.

Why is Religion so important in our time, probably way more than we want to admit or even realize.

I would love to hear your take on this. If possible just use short words to describe your feelings.

A Jealous Eve

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Originally posted on Oyia Brown:

Sometimes women are overly suspicious of their husbands.

When Adam stayed out very late for a few nights, Eve became upset. “You’re running around with other women,” she charged.

“You’re being unreasonable,” Adam responded. “You’re the only woman on earth.”

The quarrel continued until Adam fell asleep, only to be awakened by someone poking him in the chest.

It was Eve. “What do you think you’re doing?” Adam demanded.

“Counting your ribs.” said Eve.

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Just waiting for Winter to arrive….

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Snow makes whiteness where it falls,

all traces of a busy Summer washed away.

Dirt and trails just covered with the white powder.

It makes you forget what once was

and like every year it gives you strength for a new cause…

Allan Ramsay – Scottish artist

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This is a gorgeous portrait of Anna Bruce of Arnot by Allan Ramsay which can be admired at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. Ramsay was very much influenced by the French and he shows great skills and grace in all his portraits. The softness of his strokes and the details of the dress in this painting are unbelievable.

Short verse of one of his poems:

“Soon as the clear goodman of day                                                                                                                                                 Bends his morning draught of dew,                                                                                                                                                 We’ll gae to some burnside and play,                                                                                                                                           And gather flowers to busk ye’r brow.                                                                                                                                           We’ll pou the dazies on the green,                                                                                                                                                    The lucken gowans frae the bog                                                                                                                                                      Between hands now and then we’ll lean                                                                                                                                          And sport upo’ the velvet fog.”

Have a great weekend and happy Thanksgiving!

Christmas is coming….

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Our giant Christmas Nativity is up for rent!

Ever since its creation in 1989 by late artist and father Wilfried Senoner, this unique Nativity has been on display in countless places during the Christmas period, all over Italy and Germany. This year we are still looking for a great location and maybe it’s your turn to get to display the artwork. Whether it is inside or outside it does not matter. All it needs is a big space, since the tallest statue measures 4,20 meters.

So if you think you might be interested just send us an email and we would love to hear more about your plans! And you better hurry because the first snow is around the corner….

Save the elephants! Great articles on National Geographic!

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This is an elephant I painted on the wall for my little niece which is now one year old. Obviously the inspiration came from Dumbo, the Disney character as you have probably already figured out. Anyway, for how much longer will we have the pleasure to share this earth with those majestic and smart animals? I understand it when they are being exploited at work but at least treated fairly, but when we kill them to quench our thirst for precious jewels or furniture and countless other stupid things I don’t even want to mention…This gets me really angry!

How much longer will they roam the earth?

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Bacchus – Michelangelo Merisi aka Caravaggio was born today!

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Probably one of the best Italian painters of all time was born today. His name is Michelangelo but he is referred to as Caravaggio. Not to be mistaken with the other famous Michelangelo whose last name is Buonarotti and lived about a hundred years earlier and is most known for carving the gorgeous “La Pietá”.

Caravaggio was born in Milan and spent most of his life between Rome and Milan. He is most known for his realistic paintings with a very dramatic use of lighting (Chiaroscuro). He mostly painted religious and mundane themes. This particular painting shows a young man (Bacchus) offering a glass of red wine. He was probably using a mirror while painting it.

The fact that Caravaggio never painted nude women and mostly very sensual men, made many believe he was homosexual even though he has been dating a few women throughout his life.

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