SFG: nice

The challenge word on sugarfrostedgoodness.com is “nice”. Syd Barrett was a founding member of Pink Floyd. He provided the musical direction and psychedelic influence in the band’s early work. He recorded two albums with Pink Floyd and two solo releases before mental illness and heavy drug use put him into a self-imposed seclusion lasting more …

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Monday Artday: zombies

This week’s challenge word on Monday Artday is “zombies”. A zombie is a reanimated human corpse. Stories of zombies originated in the Afro-Caribbean spiritual belief system of Vodou. One origin of the word “zombie” is “jumbie”, the West Indian term for “ghost”. Another is “nzambi”, the Kongo word meaning “spirit of a dead person.” According …

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from my sketchbook: Phillies postseason

With The 2008 Philadelphia Phillies headed to their first World Series in fifteen years, I can only think of my father. My father died the day The Phillies won the 1993 National League pennant. This would be the Phillies’ first trip to the World Series since their loss to The Baltimore Orioles ten years earlier. …

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IF: strings

The illustrationfriday.com challenge word this week is “strings”. “All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.” — Aldous Huxley This is the first of two illustrations for this topic. HERE is the second.

Monday Artday: mad scientist

The challenge this week on Monday Artday is “mad scientist”. No doubt Nikola Tesla was a brilliant man. He was one of the world’s greatest electrical engineers. Aside from his work on electromagnetism and electromechanical engineering, Tesla contributed to the establishment of robotics, remote control, radar and computer science, and to the expansion of ballistics, …

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