Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Jamie Apgar
some different and interesting ways to add to calligraphy even some samples from the Book of Kells


Saturday, February 23, 2008

William Kentridge


Motion Painting - Letter to the President

Animated Painting

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Color Theory

Here is an interesting site that overviews color theory -Nathan West

Jamie Apgar demon seals

I know i hit the topic on the blog once before but i felt it more appropriate for this weeks assignment. heres a link to a good handful of official roman catholic depictions of seals that represent better known demons. Which most of which are derived from other cultures gods, just represented as demons (to help convert non-believers) the symbols are simple yet intricate in there own way. these seals were developed by monks during the late 1400's using a combination of Greek and Sumerian. Usually in a circle pattern.

Windows Live Spaces

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sleep Paralysis Article

I found this article about sleep paralysis while I was searching for dreams & nightmares...

I've had this experience. I wonder if anyone else has?

[andy schulz]

Subversive and Distructive


Saturday, February 16, 2008


Frank Chimero - Graphic Designer

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dream Interpretation

He's a site that shows the meaning of the things you see and feel in your dreams. Whether you believe it or not that’s really up to you. -Nathan West

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bubblegum Psychedelic


Friday, February 8, 2008

Because Washington is Hollywood for Ugly People
set your crackberrys to vibrate

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Buddha's Tree

Buddhism was founded in India, 528 BC, by Siddhartha Gautama known as "Buddha" (the enlightened one). His devotees also call him "Bhagara" (Lord), and "Tathagata" (True-Winner).

The Bodhi Tree refers to the tree under which the Buddha achieved enlightenment (See image.).
Tree worship was already part of the existing culture in India, so the development of the bodhi tree and leaf as a devotional symbol was a natural one.

Gautama (563-483), was a Prince born in Lumbini near Nepal, where the legend says he had 40,000 dancing girls at his disposal... but he wander around the palace and he met successfully with "an old man begging for alms, a diseased man, a dead man, and a monk"... he was so impressed that on his 29th birthday he left palace, his wife and child and started to search for the cause of suffering and to find peace and happiness, following two yoga masters, then as a begging monk with severe asceticism... finally, at age 35, he went near Benares and for 7 weeks he meditated under a fig tree, or a pipal tree, until he found "in a flash" his way, and became Buddha, the enlightened one, under the "Bodhi tree", or "Bo tree" (wisdom tree)... and life's problems were no longer an enigma to him!.

He died of dysentery at age 80, upon eating some poisoned mush-rooms at the home of Cunda the smith... he did not blame Cunda for the mush-rooms, but rather his last command was that his companions tell Cunda that all of the meals he had eaten in his life two stood out as exceptional blessings. One was the meal under the Bo tree; the other the mush-rooms which were opening to him the final gates to Nirvana.

-Leo Moses
jamie apgar

(ustin Lloyd) Meaning of Butterfly

Tattoo designs - B >> Butterfly

Butterfly Tattoo DesignsButterfly Tattoos - One of the most popular tattoo design choices for women, the Butterfly reveals the feminine influence in tattoo culture. Generally speaking, butterflies are an overwhelmingly female tattoo design. Because of the butterfly’s short life span, many ancient peoples saw it as emblematic of the impermanent. Its physical beauty and its fluttering from flower to flower seeking nectar have made it synonymous with the more unstable and superficial aspects of the human soul.

In Greek mythology, Psyche was represented in art with butterfly wings. It’s all about the airborne soul – and the caterpillar emerging from its cocoon, transformed from an earth-bound to an aerial entity, is the classic metaphor. To the Greeks, a human soul emerged each time a butterfly emerged from its cocoon. Diverse cultures looked upon the Butterfly as a symbol of transformation, regeneration and flight. Souls were carried by the Butterfly from earth to heaven, or in some cases were believed to be the souls themselves returning to earth.

Butterfly goddesses have emerged in places as far apart as Minoan Crete and Toltec Mexico. Some of these deities were believed to be the personification of certain butterflies, and were regarded as symbols of beauty, love, flowers, and the spirits of the dead. They were also looked upon as the patrons of women who died in childbirth and warriors who fell in battle. At the other end of the spectrum, one of the Butterfly deities in ancient Mexico was the goddess of war and human sacrifice.

So, the Butterfly is not entirely the exclusive domain of the feminine. The Roman Emperor, Augustus, took it as his personal symbol, and the warrior priests of the Mexican Popolucas peoples sported the Butterfly as a motif on their breastplates. Their Butterfly was also the symbol of fire.

In Japan, the Butterfly, ready to fly after its long spell in the cocoon and spreading its brand new wings, is a popular symbol for young girls. It represents emerging beauty and grace, with the added notice to regard change as joyful, not traumatic. Likewise, the Native American honours the Butterfly as an emblem of guidance in change. In China, it is still a popular symbol of marital bliss and conjugal harmony.

Delightful, magical and transformational, the Butterfly reminds its admirers of the mystery of nature and the richness of human imagination.