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"Just a lazy cat in a dog eat dog world."
-Supreme Beings of Leisure


Dust, old photos, little treasures, lost dreams, odds and ends.
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Let it Bleed
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"Monkey Man"
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I'm a fleabit peanut monkey
All my friends are junkies
That's not really true
I'm a cold Italian pizza
I could use a lemon squeezer
Would you do?
But I've been bit and I've been tossed around
By every she-rat in this town
Have you, babe?
Well, I am just a monkey man
I'm glad you are a monkey woman too
I was bitten by a boar
I was gouged and I was gored
But I pulled it on through
Yes, I'm a sack of broken eggs
I always have an unmade bed
Don't you?
Well, I hope we're not too messianic
Or a trifle too satanic
We love to play the blues
Well I am just a monkey man
I'm glad you are a monkey, monkey woman too, babe
I'm a monkey
I'm a monkey
I'm a monkey man
I'm a monkey man
I'm a monkey...

Painting Inspiration
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Artist: Sofonisba Anguissola
Portrait of Elena Anguissola, 1551
(source- http://www.wga.hu/html_m/a/anguisso/sofonisb/port_nun.html)
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Parmigianino, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, oil on convex panel, 1524
(source- http://thesacredlandscape.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-duke-and-duchess-of-north-caldwell.html)
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“Portrait of a Wealthy African” which was painted around 1530-1540 by an unknown artist. (Bruno Vandermeulen, Handout)
(source- http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-09-26/entertainment/bs-ae-wealthy-african-20130925_1_renaissance-europe-joaneath-spicer-pearl-earring )
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Sigmund Freud Quotes
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“Properly speaking, the unconscious is the real psychic; its inner nature is just as unknown to us as the reality of the external world, and it is just as imperfectly reported to us through the data of consciousness as is the external world through the indications of our sensory organs.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

"I have found little that is 'good' about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
-Sigmund Freud

"Time spent with cats is never wasted."
-Sigmund Freud

Get on with Life
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"Death twitches my ear, 'Live' he says, "I am coming."- Virgil

And so my garden has imaginary walls, and wee little trees I have essentially planted for some stranger in a future I will not be in.
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Illustration- Stephen Mackey "The long afternoon interuppted by Night"

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Not a Haiku:
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Oh young Asian guy with large fancy camera, on my street in Oakland,
photographing the spring flowers:
you should leave your cell phone with hands-free-headset at home
so you can fight loudly with the people you are mad at,
face to face, & so you can simply enjoy the flowers...& so I can too.
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photo source- wikipedia

The The
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Artist- Sarah Goodrige, born February 5, 1788
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Beulah Appleton by Sarah Goodridge
ca. 1840

This is a portrait of Sarah Goodridge’s niece, the daughter of Sarah’s sister Beulah and her husband, Thomas Appleton. Sarah also painted another miniature of one of the Appleton children, Sarah, with her cat, Sanko.

Born: Templeton, Massachusetts 1788
Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1853
watercolor on ivory
sight 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (6.7 x 5.7 cm) rectangle
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
Source- http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=9335

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Mrs. Thomas Appleton (Beulah Goodridge)
Watercolor on ivory, 8.89 x 7.24 cm (3 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)
about 1830?
Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)
Source- http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/mrs-thomas-appleton-beulah-goodridge-33379

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Sarah Goodrige, Self portrait, watercolor on ivory, 4x3 inches, 1830.
Source- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Goodridge

Also a self portrait...
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Beauty Revealed is an 1828 self-portrait by Sarah Goodridge, painted in miniature with watercolors on a piece of ivory. Depicting the artist's bared breasts surrounded by pale cloth, the 6.7-by-8-centimetre (2.6 by 3.1 in) painting – originally on a paper backing – is set in a modern case. Goodridge, aged forty when she completed the miniature, depicts breasts which appear imbued with a "balance, paleness, and buoyancy" by the harmony of light, color, and balance. The surrounding cloth draws the viewer to focus on them, leading to the body being "erased".[1]

Goodridge gifted the portrait to statesman Daniel Webster, who was a frequent subject and possibly a lover, following the death of his wife; she may have intended to provoke him into marrying her. Although Webster married someone else, his family held onto the portrait until the 1980s, when it was auctioned at Christie's and acquired by Gloria and Richard Manney in 1981. The couple gifted/sold their collection of miniatures, including Beauty Revealed, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2006.
Source- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauty_Revealed

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Daniel Webster, by Sarah Goodrige

Sarah Goodrige's great portrait, "Beauty Revealed" reminds me of
"Lover's Eye" art:

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Schenley Farms Gardner Steel House in 1918
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A Schenley Farms, Oakland, Pittsburgh, house all fresh and new in January 1918.
Johnathan Daniel, amazingly found these in the google book archives






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Like Magic!
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Playing with the University of Pittsburgh's live webcam and taking some snapshots! It's like magic seeing the world like a bird in the sky.
I'm rather pleased with how nice these stills I made from the live cam turned out.
I've never seen it like this before.

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Snow Arriving
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Evening of January 25, 2015 from Breathe Project http://breatheproject.org

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