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1 April 6
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The Copper Horse, Windsor Great Park

Under - Art, Inspiration, My Musings, Nature, Photography, Photolog

This impressive statue is located at the end of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, England. The Long Walk runs around 3 miles (5km) from the Windsor Castle ending at Snow Hill where The Copper Horse statue is located. The spot provides an excellent view back to the Castle and surrounding areas. The park which served as a private hunting ground of Windsor Castle for many centuries is largely open to public now and an attraction for photographers like me.

Unlike my previous morning photography walk, this was late afternoon/early evening and the statue of George III appeared to be making some sort of statement in front of the setting sun.

The statue, commissioned by George IV, bears an ironic inscription: ‘the best of fathers’ in Latin. Like so many father-son relationships in the Hanoverian family, George III and George IV were known to have despised one another.








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30 March 6
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Broken – a short film by Freek van Haagen

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Media


Broken is a short film by Freek van Haagen:

This film was a very personal project for me, dealing with a subject matter that’s been part of my life for a long time. The film is an abstract dream/memory of a boy and his mother, experiencing a difficult time.

29 March 1
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Illustrations by John Jay Cabuay

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration

John Jay Cabuay is a visual artist and educator from NYC. His work has been published in book covers, magazines, advertisements and promotions in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He recently was invited by the board of ICON 6 to be a guest speaker at their 2010 Illustration Conference. His style is about celebrating the art of draftsmanship mixed with the complexity of a saturated color palette mixed with the idealism of printmaking. He currently teaches illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parson School of Design.





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25 March 5
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Firefly by Usman Riaz

Under - Art, Media, Music


Usman Riaz is a 20 years old Pakistani musician from a creative and musically-literate family. Usman has been passionate about music since an early age, particularly with the classical genre. He has appeared in several TV and radio shows including live performances.

23 March 2
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Composition of Mammals by Wataru Yoshida

Under - Art, Design, Illustration, Inspiration, Photography

An interesting blend of photography and illustration by Wataru Yoshida. The artwork comprises of human/animal anatomy sketches that are superimposed on photographs, looking into complexities and intricate structure of mammal’s body. Wataru Yoshida born in Tokyo, Japan in 1987 and has recently graduated from Tama Art University.

I’m searching for job in Japan. And I hope to go to abroad to study graphic design.

Anatomy of Mammals is Wataru’s graduation project and semi-finalist in Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2011 under photography. He was a finalist in 2010 in the same award for illustration.


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21 March 4
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Illustrations by Aimée van Drimmelen

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration

Aimée van Drimmelen is a Canadian illustrator and artist working with a growing number of clients in publishing, music and design industry. She is always on the lookout for new projects that suit her style and sensibilities.

When I’m not drawing, I’m either wandering around out of doors, playing music, or coordinating the Drink & Draw Montreal drawing blog.





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El Mac Singapore by Viet Nam The World Tour

Under - Art, Illustration, Media


El Mac joins Viet Nam The World in Singapore and doesn’t get taken away by Singaporean police for public artwork!

16 March 4
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Eily’s sinister treasures

Under - Art, Design, Inspiration

Eily O Connell is a contemporary and edgy jeweller based in Co. Waterford, Ireland. She has developed a unique selection of eerie, organic jewellery. Various gem inclusions mixed with this raw flavor appeal to those seeking the unusual. She creates eerie assemblages from an array of natural materials, which often grasp various objects or have enamel inclusions. These appear as replications of familiar organic forms, yet are not quite as they appear as she manipulates each one.

Eily’s sinister treasures got her noticed from her graduation, where she received a first class honors degree. She was awarded ‘Most Promising Student’ before college and shortly after graduating; she won ‘Undergraduate 2008’ from the Crafts Council of Ireland. She also received ‘First Prize for Precious Jewellery’ From the Royal Dublin Society in 2009 and has created quite a stir exhibiting all over the world.

Referencing the disruption of nature’s order through my work, I create new life forms that appear as direct replications of recognizable organic matter yet they are not quite as they seem. Having accumulated an assortment of natural forms and materials based on their intrinsic characters, the process of casting helps me to amalgamate these ever evolving hybrids, deceptively leading to mistaken identity.

By acting as the divine creator, I am mimicking the power we have to alter nature’s path, which ultimately leads to chaos and the sinister presence lurking throughout the work.


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14 March 2
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Illustrations by Ko. Machiyama

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration

Ko. Machiyama specializes in abstract paintings and fashion illustrations. His artwork overflows with calm, tranquil energy and is reminiscent of Masuo Ikeda.

Born in 1980 in Chiba Japan, now based in Tokyo, he studied at Tokyo Zokei University and Setsu Mode Seminar. He is a member of professional illustrators group Illustrators Tsushin and has worked with clients such as Kongo Shuppan, Mutron, LG Japan, American Home Direct, Educa & Quest, Kodansha and Tokio Marine & Nichido Communications to name a few.








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10 March 1
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Chiemgau impressions by Mario Feil

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography

A really nice video compilation by Mario Feil of footage shot in and around Chiemgau, a region between Munich and Salzburg in the very south of Bavaria, Germany.