Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Four Ways Beauty Is.

Qatar woman's breathtaking beauty!

Erykah Badu in June 2013

elegant woman by Patina Edochié 

Being Clear: a Musican's story.

"Groups like Weather Report, when they first formed, they had yet to play a concert. They would always come to hear MWANDISHI concerts. Then when Downbeat Magazine came out they were voted the number one group in the world and they had never played a concert.

We played The Troubadour one time and that was the downfall of the MWANDISHI group. Herbie wasn't making any money during all those years and the band was getting paid $300 a week. Herbie was in debt to his manager David J Rubinson $30,000. DR had just hired a new group in his stable of artists called "The Pointer Sisters." He wanted to show Herbie he couldn't make money playing with the MWANDISHI group, that he had to go commercial.

So he booked "The Pointer Sisters" who had never worked before, opposite Herbie at "The Troubadour." Of coarse "The Pointer Sisters" went over like a household word and we bombed because it wasn't that kind of club. That's why Herbie made his change to "The Headhunters."

*Excerpt of my interview with Eddie Henderson from Jan 2012.
Jake D Feinberg 

Imagine Rightly So!

"Freedom. ... from the inside outward we free ourselves from within." 
- Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories photo by Hermione Rhones, Feb. 2016 

Ideal vision sees the form.

"An ideal can dream itself into existence... and hold the man reverent to the ideal! Such is the way of the woman's power from being fashioned by Creator Mother/Father!..." - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories [Aug. 15, 2017]  

An ideal is subject to change the individual, and alter the perception of expectations. Done by a woman to a man it does not fall short of a glimpse into the beyond! - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories [August 14, 2017] 

Ideal atop a roof.

"Sense of women as a body of knowledge has the sense of counsel with wisdom different from men, and how we perceive our own wisdom. . ." - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 8/14/17 

Dangerous curvature

Monday, August 21, 2017

Qatar, a piece about

Qatar woman, Hanadi Hassan in December of 2013.

Located on a short, northeastern arm of the Arabian Peninsula, Qatar may be geographically small, but it wields a great deal of power and influence among Persian Gulf states. The country has one of the world’s highest per capita income rates, and this immense economic success is spurred on by the country’s natural gas and oil reserves, the third largest on earth. The monarchy pours money into immense building projects, but also invests heavily in cultural and artistic ventures. Qatar is citied as the world’s leading art buyer, with the ruling Al Thani family said to have spent roughly $1 billion on Western art alone in the past decade. - anon


art Iwona Wierkowska-Rogowska titled Marzenia W Kolorze Miety,
Dreams in Color Mint 40x60 cm

“THE highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being.” [--Tom Robbins, “Jitterbug Perfume”.

Art by Pasckie Pascua. “Uninhibited.” Acrylic. Sharpies. White board. 

"What a feeling being together with the woman you love being with! You captured it! It is expressed in your poem, the way eyes seem to be upon you. I've never expressed it, but you in word and with a gift of creating images of concepts made happiness move in the stillness of you canvas!" - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 8/14/17 

poem - A Faerie's Kiss by Pasckie Pascua from Love Poems.

"The poem comes from a magical childhood of dreams and playing across the lines between what can be touched and what may, or may not be perceived!" - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 8/14/17 

cartoon - Black super heroes. 

Lines in Circles: Sacred Math

Lines of attraction do not taper off into the oblivion of any kind of deconstruction. Lines evolve over the expanse of substance in the hope of being squares, rectangles, triangles, off-angled alignments leading towards designs. It is the substance of purpose that creates art from lines and circles.

Out of line are circles arching, aligning, making do with being concentric in nature or being spontaneously eloped with eclectic treatment of mysterious things lines can separate us from in the fast movement of paces through our dichotomy, our perceptions, our understandings and our way of being present or absent from the teachings of the circle. Without the sacredness of line and circle the cross section of line into graphs for one mind to understand another mind will miss the flow of circles meandering effortless through and connecting to the internal concepts willing to be part of traditions, sacred awakenings, and the riddles of existence.

All this is learned in silences. - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories nov. 02, 2016 

Les Nus de Lumière et d'Ombre de Dani Olivier

This I Learned.

Cosetta Chantal in red & black outfit (2016)

"There are many times in life one has to sit still and know there is God, and there is Beauty. Where the two meet is not any kind of an intelligent question. One comes from the other." - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories Nov. 03, 2016

Monica Bellucci posing for photographers on a terrace at Rome’s City Hall. Feb. 2015.