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12 September 2
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The wonderful world of watercolor maestro Alexander Votsmush (P-3)

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration

Here comes the third and last part of the watercolor series by Alexander Votsmush.

View Part 1 and Part 2.

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7 September 2
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Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Music

Here come two intoxicating and mesmerising Qawwali tracks from Rohail Hayat’s Coke Studio. Qawwali is a Sufi musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 years.

The roots of Qawwali can be traced back to 8th century Persia (today’s Iran and Afghanistan). During the first major migration from Persia, in the 11th century, the musical tradition of Sema migrated to South Asia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. Amir Khusro Dehelvi of the Chisti order of Sufis is credited with fusing the Persian and Indian musical traditions to create Qawwali as we know it today in the late 13th century in India.

To learn more about Qawwali visit this and this.

Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammed belong to the Qawwal Bachchon ka Gharana. Their lineage descends directly from that of Mian Samat Ibrahim, a disciple of Amir Khusro, the renowned 13thcentury poet and musician. Centuries later, these brothers are still proudly rendering the ancient art form and are widely considered to be one of the best qawwal troupes in the world.

Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammed have worked hard to win the respect of listeners both young and old alike. In 1973 when Fareed Ayaz decided to form his own qawwali troupe, his father Munshi Raziuddin left his partner Manzoor Niazi and joined his son’s party along with Abu Muhammed. The early years were not easy, but they persevered, combining their integrity to the art form with sheer hard work. Gradually the troupe started garnering acclaim as listeners began appreciating both the depth of their kalaams and their remarkable skill.

29 August 1
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Ed McGowan photography

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

Here comes amazing photography of Ed McGowan who a self taught photographer and the Director of Design at PlainJoe Studios:

We are a boutique design firm what does everything from web, print & environmental. The studio had just purchased a DSLR to use for internal purposes. I picked it up and started taking pictures. Being a little familiar with SLRs from college I quickly picked up on how to use the camera.

Several months past and I decided to do a 365 project in 2009. During this year is where I really challenged myself and learned a lot. I forced myself to shoot anything and everything and try to do it in an interesting way.

All though my photography consists of a bit of everything (close up, nature, architect), my passion is doing portrait photography. Being a geek I tend to drift towards lights and gear. I love doing natural light photography but I always end up mixing the too create a more distinct look for my portraits.

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They Draw & Cook

Under - Art, Design, Illustration

Theydrawandcook.com, setup by Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell who are a brother and sister design and illustration team, features illustrated recipes by artists from around the world. From professional illustrators to passionate doodlers and drawers, the site features work from artists with a varied and talented background.

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17 August 1
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Robots, monsters, houses and planets by Ahmet Özcan

Under - Art, Illustration

Ahmet Özcan is a 25 years old graphic design student at the Mersin University, Turkey.

My works is usually about my dreams. I like robots, monsters, houses, planets. Some works for t-shirt designs, because I love to see my work on people!

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