Children Delight in Pets

The Canadian scientist, David Suzuki , believes that all children need to bond with animals and if they haven’t the chance to connect with real animals then they will turn their attention to stuffed or cartoon animals to try to fulfil that inborn desire. He calls it a “grotesque” substitution. I think there is a lot of truth to Suzuki’s idea. Animals are…… Continue reading Children Delight in Pets

Vermeer’s Vulnearable Women

It is fascinating to me that a man would be sensitive to the plight of women in his male dominated society during the 1600’s. Johannes Vermeer  was a famous  Dutch painter, one of the great masters , who lived from 1632–1675  in Delft. I love many of Vermeer’s painting and have used them in articles, in my…… Continue reading Vermeer’s Vulnearable Women

Inspire Me Monday: Exquisite Detail in Iman Maleki’s Paintings

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday A place to share your creative inspirations Iman Maleki, Iranian painter, was born on 1976 in Tehran. He has  been passionate about   painting since he was a child, studying under Morteza Katouzian, (the best realist painter of Iran) by the time he was barely 15.  In 1999 he graduated in Graphic Design…… Continue reading Inspire Me Monday: Exquisite Detail in Iman Maleki’s Paintings

Art that Speaks to Me

Daily Prompt: The Artist’s Eye Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.) I love paintings where the eyes have depth, emotions because they draw me in then engage me. It is almost as if a…… Continue reading Art that Speaks to Me