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Subj:     Artist Supplement2
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Includes the following:  Blind Man Paints - Video (S955)
.........................Patrick Commecy Murals - Video (S1031)
.........................Pencil Portrait By Shania McDonagh (S900)
.........................Nicolas Cage Art Party - Paintings/Video (S899)
.........................TEDx: The Power Of X - Kaleidoscope (S949)
.........................3Doodler 3D Pen - Video (S949)
.........................Man And His Son Collected Art (DU)
.........................The Incredible Work - Origami Video (S945)
.........................'Living The Dream' - Wire Sculpture (S914)
.........................The Painters: (S83, DU)
.........................Yarn Bowl - Photo (S957)
.........................Miniature Art on the Tip of Pencil (S832)
.........................Kinetic Wind Mobile Sculpture - Video (S938)
.........................Texas Country Reporter - The Tiki Man - Video (S845)
.........................Water Drawing - Video (S687)
.........................When The Stairs Become Art - 20 Pictures (S975)
.........................Bioshock Chainsaw Sculpture - Video (S687b)
.........................Loving Vincent - Trailer 2016 (S998)
.........................Bizarro Sunday Cartoons (S1042)
.........................Reverse Perspective Art - Video (S1044)
.........................Zach King's Museum Prank - Video (S1038)
........................."PARADISE" - by Studio Smack - Video (S1046)
.........................Short Artist Jokes
..............................Mona Lisa - Animated GIF (S984)
..............................Le'gogh - Oil Painting (S898)

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Subj:     Blind Man Paints (S955d)
          Artist: John Bramblitt
          From: Cathy Lavezzo-Freitas on Facebook
  Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/aHS8uMskQf0
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Subj:     Patrick Commecy Murals (S1031d)
          From: Sam Perkins on Facebook on 10/6/20165

 Source: https://www.facebook.com/playgroundenglish
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 Click 'HERE' to see this French artist turns boring
 city walls into vibrant fantasies of life.
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Subj:     Pencil Portrait By Shania McDonagh (S900d)

 Source: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/04/six
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Subj:     Nicolas Cage Art Party (S899d)
          Created by Ezra Croft
          Video posted by moviemiscellany

 Source1: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/
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..........?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-photo

 Source2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EUiHEv5occ

 The Nicolas Cage Art Party (alternately called the Nicolas
 Cage Art Show and Musical Shenanigans) is the brainchild of
 Ezra Croft.  About 90 pieces in total, representing a vast
 range of styles, will be on display at Saturday's show.

 'It didn't start out as a joke,' Croft says, before adding
with a laugh: 'But it didn't start out not as
a joke, either.'

This web page shows five of the paintings and
the video '100 Greatest Nicolas Cage Quotes.'
Click 'HERE' to see the '100 Greatest Nicolas
Cage Quotes.'

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Subj:     TEDx: The Power Of X - Kaleidoscope 
          Made by: TED Blog Video (S949d)
          From: Marge Pearson on Facebook
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/
..........embed/u0-zCwSfkOo
 Source2: https://www.facebook.com/
..........video.php?v=316984195160088
 (Also see 'Larytta, Animal Kaleid' in Birds-Sp
...and see 'SWF Kaleidoscope'
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Subj:     3Doodler 3D Pen (S949d)
          Made by 3Doodler
          From: Guy Arrostuto on Facebook
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/gyBiTcZ73iM

 The 3Doodler is a pen that draws in 3D plastic.  Meaning,
 you're not limited to drawing on paper - you can also
 draw in the air.  Click 'HERE' to see this amazing pen.

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Subj:     Man And His Son Collected Art (DU)
          From: pac_navigator on 98-12-11

 Years ago, there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted
 young son, shared a passion for art collecting.  Together
 they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art
 treasures to their collection.  Price-less works by Picasso,
 Van Gogh, Monet and many others adorned the walls of the
 family estate.

 The widowed elder man looked on with satisfaction as his only
 child became an experienced art collector.  The son's trained
 eye and sharp business mind caused his father to beam with
 pride as they dealt with art collectors around the world.  As
 winter approached, war engulfed the nation, and the young man
 left to serve his country.

 After only a few short weeks, his father received a telegram.
 His beloved son was missing in action.  The art collector
 anxiously awaited more news, fearing he would never see his
 son again.  Within days, his fears were confirmed.  The young
 man had died while rushing a fellow soldier to a medic.
 Distraught and lonely, the old man faced the upcoming Christmas
 holidays with anguish and sadness.  The joy of the season-a
 season that he and his son had so looked forward to-would visit
 his house no longer.

 On Christmas morning, a knock on the door awakened the
 depressed old man.  As he walked to the door, the masterpieces
 of art on the walls only reminded him that his son was not
 coming home.  As he opened the door, he was greeted by a
 soldier with a large package in his hand.  He introduced
 himself to the man by saying, "I was a friend of your son.
 I was the one he was rescuing when he died.  May I come in
 for a few moments?  I have something to show you."  As the
 two began to talk, the solider told of how the man's son had
 told everyone of his father's love of fine art. "I'm an
 artist," said the soldier, "and I want to give you this."
 As the old man unwrapped the package, the paper gave way to
 reveal a portrait of the man's son.  Though the world would
 never consider it the work of a genius, the painting featured
 the young man's face in striking detail.

 Overcome with emotion, the man thanked the soldier, promising
 to hang the picture above the fireplace.  A few hours later,
 after the soldier had departed, the old man set about his
 task.  True to his word, the painting went above the fireplace,
 pushing aside thousands of dollars of paintings.  The man sat
 in his chair and spent Christmas gazing at the gift he had
 been given.  During the days and weeks that followed, the man
 realized that even though his son was no longer with him, the
 boy's life would live on because of those he had touched.  He
 would soon learn that his son had rescued dozens of wounded
 soldiers before a bullet stilled his caring heart.  As the
 stories of his son's gallantry continued to reach him, fatherly
 pride and satisfaction began to ease the grief.  The painting
 of his son soon became his most prized possession, far
 eclipsing any interest in the pieces for which museums around
 the world clamored. He told his neighbors it was the greatest
 gift he had ever received.

 The following spring, the old man became ill and passed away.
 The art world was in anticipation.  With the collector's
 passing, and his only son dead, those paintings would be sold
 at an auction.  According to the will of the old man, all of
 the art works would be auctioned on Christmas day, the day he
 had received his greatest gift.  The day soon arrived and art
 collectors from around the world gathered to bid on some of
 the world's most spectacular paintings.  Dreams would be
 fulfilled this day; greatness would be achieved as many would
 claim "I have the greatest collection."

 The auction began with a painting that was not on any museum's
 list.  It was the painting of the man's son.  The auctioneer
 asked for an opening bid.  The room was silent.  "Who will
 open the bidding with $100?" he asked.  Minutes passed.  No
 one spoke.  From the back of the room came, "Who cares about
 that painting?  It's just a picture of his son.  Let's forget
 it and go on to the good stuff."  More voices echoed in
 agreement.

 "No, we have to sell this one first," replied the auctioneer.
 "Now, who will take the son?"  Finally, a friend of the old
 man spoke. "Will you take ten dollars for the painting?  That
 is all I have.  I knew the boy, so I'd like to have it." "I
 have ten dollars.  Will anyone go higher?" called the auctioneer.

 After more silence, the auctioneer said, "Going once, going
 twice. Gone."  The gavel fell. Cheers filled the room and
 someone exclaimed, "Now we can get on with it and we can bid
 on these treasures!"

 The auctioneer looked at the audience and announced the auction
 was over.  Stunned disbelief quieted the room.  Someone spoke
 up and asked, "What do you mean it's over?  We didn't come here
 for a picture of some old guy's son.  What about all of these
 paintings?  There are millions of dollars of art here!  I
 demand that you explain what's going on here!."

 The auctioneer replied, "It's very simple.  According to the
 will of the father, whoever takes the son...gets it all."

 Puts things into perspective, doesn't it?  Just as those art
 collectors discovered on that Christmas day, the message is
 still the same - the love of a Father - a Father whose
 greatest joy came from his son who went away and gave his
 life rescuing others.  And because of that Father's love...
 whoever takes the Son gets it all.

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Subj:     The Incredible Work (S945d)
          From: Casey Lewis on Facebook
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/embed/2l96cvhE7_U
 Source2: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=682367381837309
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Subj:     'Living The Dream' - Wire Sculpture
          Created By Fantasywire (S914d)
          From: Chris Fallon on Facebook
 Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=654318877998427

 This very beautiful wire sculpture by Fantasywire rotates
 in the wind.  Click 'HERE' to see this exquisite, rotating
 sculpture.

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Subj:     The Painters: (S83, DU)
          From: RFSlick on 98-08-31

 Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg,
 lived a family with eighteen children.  Eighteen! In order
 merely to keep food on the table for this mob, the father and
 head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked almost
 eighteen hours a day at his trade and any other paying chore he
 could find in the neighborhood.

 Despite their seemingly hopeless condition, two of Albrecht
 Durer the Elder's children had a dream.  They both wanted to
 pursue their talent for art, but they knew full well that their
 father would never be financially able to send either of them
 to Nuremberg to study at the Academy.

 After many long discussions at night in their crowded bed, the
 two boys finally worked out a pact.  They would toss a coin.
 The loser would go down into the nearby mines and, with his
 earnings, support his brother while he attended the academy.
 When that brother who won the toss completed his studies, in
 four years, he would  support the other brother at the academy,
 either with sales of his artwork or, if necessary, also by
 laboring in the mines.

 They tossed a coin on a Sunday morning after church. Albrecht
 Durer won the toss and went off to Nuremberg.

 Albert went down into the dangerous mines and, for the next
 four years, financed his brother, whose work at the academy
 was almost an immediate sensation.  Albrecht's etchings, his
 woodcuts, and his oils were far better than those of most of
 his professors, and by the time he graduated, he was beginning
 to earn considerable fees for his commissioned works.

 When the young artist returned to his village, the Durer
 family held a festive dinner on their lawn to celebrate
 Albrecht's triumphant homecoming.  After a long and memorable
 meal, punctuated with  music and laughter, Albrecht rose from
 his honored position at the  head of the table.  His words
 were, "And now, Albert, blessed brother of mine, now it is
 your turn.  Now you can go to Nuremberg to pursue your dream,
 and I will take care of you."  All heads turned in eager
 expectation to the far end of the table where Albert sat,
 tears streaming down his pale face, shaking his lowered head
 from side to side while he sobbed and repeated, over and over,
 "No ...no ...no ...no."

 Finally, Albert rose and wiped the tears from his cheeks.  He
 glanced down the long table at the faces he loved, and then,
 holding his hands close to his right cheek, he said softly,
 "No, brother.  I cannot go to Nuremberg.  It is too late for
 me.  Look ... look what four years in the mines have done to
 my hands! The bones in every finger have been smashed at
 least once, and lately I have been suffering from arthritis
 so badly in my right hand that I cannot even hold a glass to
 return your toast, much less make delicate lines on parchment
 or canvas with a pen or a brush. No, brother ... for me it is
 too late."

 More than 450 years have passed.  By now, Albrecht Durer's
 hundreds of masterful portraits, pen and silver-point sketches,
 watercolors, charcoals, woodcuts, and copper engravings hang
 in every great museum in the world, but the odds are great that
 you, like most people, are familiar with only one of Albrecht
 Durer's works.  More than merely being familiar with it, you
 very well may have a reproduction hanging in your home or office.

 One day, to pay homage to Albert for all that he had sacrificed,
 Albrecht Durer painstakingly drew his brother's abused hands
 with palms together and thin fingers stretched skyward.  He
 called his powerful drawing simply "Hands," but the entire world
 almost immediately opened their hearts to his great masterpiece
 and renamed his tribute of love "The Praying Hands."

 The next time you see a copy of that touching creation, take a
 second look.  Let it be your reminder, if you still need one,
 that no one - no one - - ever makes it alone!

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Subj:     Yarn Bowl (S957)
          From: Julie Hellquist Dinsdale on Facebook
 Source: http://41.media.tumblr.com/d929d55b9046bc0dcbc8
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Subj:     Miniature Art on the Tip of Pencil (S832d)
          Made by Dalton Ghetti
          From: lubin100 on 12/16/2012
 Source1: http://oddstuffmagazine.com/extraordinary-
..........art-on-pencil-tips-by-dalton-ghetti.html
 Source2: http://www.ihlet.com/blog/3000-teardrops-
..........unveiling-of-dalton-ghettis-911-memorial

 The weekend of September 11-12 marked the official opening
 of this impressive exhibit featuring the work of artist
 Dalton Ghetti, who carves miniature sculptures into pencil lead.

 All of his sculptures have been created using a sewing needle,
 a razor blade and sculpting knife, without the use of a magnifying
 glass but under a strong light source. Pieces can take anywhere
 from a couple of months to several years to complete. Ghetti fell
 in love with this hobby 25 years ago and he has been featured in
 various newspapers and magazines. He can carve a sculpture into
 many things but he chooses pencils because the smaller the
 material the more challenging he finds it.

 Click 'HERE' to see carvings by this amazing artist.

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Subj:     Kinetic Wind Mobile Sculpture (S938)
          From: P. Allen Smith on Facebook
 Source: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152965669049573
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Subj:     Texas Country Reporter - The Tiki Man
          Video made by Texas Country Reporter (S845d)
..........on 3/23/2013..............Photo from Youtube.com
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/-RKkwer22hI

 In this Texas Country Reporter with Bob Phillips, we meet
 Kevin Kavanagh, 'The Tiki Man.' Kevin lives on an island
 named Crystal Beach, TX. He spend their days turning wood
 into Tikis for every crazy purpose a buyer can imagine.
    Kevin Kavanagh
    Tiki Loco
    Crystal Beach, TX
    Phone: 409-750-0086
 Click 'HERE' to see the story of a man who's living his dream.

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Subj:     Water Drawing (S687d)
          From: Wimp.com on 3/17/2010
Photo from YouTube.com
 Source: http://www.wimp.com/waterdrawings/

 Click 'HERE' to see these beautiful paintings made in water.

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Subj:     When The Stairs Become Art (S975d)
          From: kgilmour2000 on 9/18/2015
 Source: http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=15578
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Subj:     Bioshock Chainsaw Sculpture (S687b,d)
          From: Wimp.com on 3/7/2010
Photo from YouTube.com...
 Source1: http://www.wimp.com/chainsawsculpture/
 Source2: http://www.youtube.com/embed/5OYBtMNvd_k

 Click 'HERE' to watch this impressive, Japanese, chainsaw
 carving be created.

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Subj:     Loving Vincent - Trailer 2016 (S998d)
          Published by Loving Vincent
          From: Marge Pearson on Facebook on 2/27/2016
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/47h6pQ6StCk
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 Click 'HERE' to see this Trailer from the upcoming film
 "Loving Vincent" by Breakthru Films. This is the first
 fully painted feature film in the world.
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Subj:     Bizarro Sunday Cartoons (S1042)
          By Dan Piraro on 1/1/2017
 Source: http://bizarro.com/comics/january-1-2017/
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Subj:     Reverse Perspective Art (S1044d)
          Created by Patrick Hughes
          From: Jim Simonsen on 1/12/17
 Source: https://www.youtube.com/
.........embed/qBfNJ3-xYwg

 Click 'HERE' to see Patrick Hughes' 3D art
 at the Birmingham Art Gallery.

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Subj:     Zach King's Museum Prank (S1038)
          From: Charlotte Feck on 12/3/2016

 Source: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hceb1gTsdG8

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Subj:     "PARADISE" - by Studio Smack
          Painting by Hieronymus Bosch
          Pub. by The CGBros  (S1046d)
 Source: https://www.youtube.
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 Click 'HERE' to see the video 'PARADISE', a contemporary
 interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights painted
 by the early Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch.


Subj:     Short Artist Jokes
 

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Subj:     Mona Lisa - Animated GIF (S984)
          From: Mary E Wieling on Facebook on 11/22/2015
 Source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/
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Subj:     Le'gogh - Oil Painting (S898d)
          Painted by nismo4banger, Martin McNally
          From: George Takei on 4/3/2014
 Source: http://nismo4banger.deviantart.com/art/Le-gogh-26728665
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