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Martin Schongauer

In this engraving, The Temptation Of St. Anthony, Martin Schongauer shows dramatic artistic mastery. Martin was the first great engraver to sign his works, and he was an influence of Durer. This engraving is dated c. 1480-1490 (click image for larger version)

prayer, and an artistic epiphany

Yesterday I was in Pajamas Studio working on a new song, which is on prayer, and as I listened to the song and wrote lyrics I walked over to the 30X40 inch image of Fortitude I have in the landing area. As I looked at the image I was impressed with the interesting design of

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with every morn…

… my life afresh must break The crust of self, gathered about me fresh; That thy wind-spirit may rush in and shake The darkness out of me, and rend the mesh The spider-devils spin out of the flesh– Eager to net the soul before it wake, That it may slumberous lie, and listen to the

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meeting with an artist…

…hooking up with the inimitable JDP for some ideas on the album cover. We have talked about a couple of different directions – and hopefully we can get something out in short order. In mix news all tracks are more or less done with the exception of Miss Your Bliss – which is being re-worked.

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fortitude

In ‘fortitude’ Pieter Bruegel illustrates the militant qualities required to overcome evil. An angel is in the foreground with a pillar (strength), a book (Gods word), and chains shackling evil. Many grotuesque and common forms of evil are being defeated (peacock – pride, pig – gluttony, funnel – drunkenness / surgical quackery?) A castle is

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“things do go wrong…

…I know grief, pain and fear. I see them lord it sore and wide around.” From her fair twilight answers Truth, star crowned, “Things wrong are needful where wrong things abound. Things go not wrong; but Pain, with dog and spear, False faith from human hearts will hunt and hound. The earth shall quake ‘neath

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new photo gallery viewer

if you look in the photo section you will see a new gallery viewer…it is pretty cool – and should allow you to do a kind of slide show once you view an image (GO SEE)…will be uploading more galleries as I figure this out.

panorama attempt

well this weekend it was misty and rainy – and I whipped out my Canon to shoot a quick panorama – and here we are…a sad panorama you say? Well – I don’t really have the panorama effect here – and for some reason I can’t upload the big version…and I am running out of

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New Song! hear the drum