Jul 25 2016



The simple reason

I would quite happily give

Up everything-Love.


Haiku by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Jun 25 2016


Suddenly the whole
European union is
in deep shock-BREXIT.


Haiku by Lucio Munoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Apr 15 2016

Three wishes


When I was young

I wished for a princess one day-

Out of nowhere it came, a strong,

Beautiful lady.


When I was married

I wished to make my queen very happy-

Out of nowhere a love storm came

Turning sour my honey.


Now newly single

I wished for a princes or a queen one day-

Out of nowhere it will come for sure

And I am ready again to play.


Young and crazy,

Married and thoughtful,

Newly single and hopeful,

Three wishes, believe me each of them worthy.



Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada




Apr 14 2016

A working love triangle


A beautiful rose

Once fell in love with both

A hummingbird and me at the same time.


Knowing that not being able to

Fly I was not a match for the hummingbird

During the day I was afraid of losing her.


The hummingbird knowing that

He could not be a match for me

At night was also afraid of losing her.


Then one day rose proposed a solution

To this situation: She would belong to hummingbird

During the day; and to me during the night and we all agreed.




And me-

A nicely working love triangle.



Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Sep 07 2015

A promise from my friends and me

I talked to the Sky

And he told me he feels

Better when there is no rain.


I talked to the Wind

And he told me he feels

Better when there are no mountains.


I talked to your heart

And he told me very loudly

He is happier when he is only with me.


You should expect no rain,

No mountains,

And happiness;

A promise from my friends Sky, Wind and me.


Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada

September 07, 2015



Jan 10 2011

Lesley Atlansky Art

Featured Artist: Lesley Atlansky 

About the Artist

Lesley’s summer vacations as a child weren’t complete until they were abusing the family Volvo on back country roads throughout the western United States. These trips brought into focus for Lesley the physical landscapes that surround us, and a degree in Geography from Humboldt State University helped further develop an appreciation for the shapes and colors of the land.

While obtaining her certificate in Graphic Design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art Lesley was exposed to many great Portland area artists. After spending several years as a graphic designer at Columbia Distributing Company she quit to stay at home with her first child. Ironically it was at this point that Lesley found the time and energy to focus completely on her painting.

She became a founding member of the Spiral Gallery Co-operative in Estacada, Oregon in April of 2004. In her two years with the gallery Lesley had a featured exhibit in June, 2005, and her show was a highlighted in an article in the Oregonian. She also participated in several Spiral Gallery group shows and thanks to her graphic design background acted as the gallery’s Promotions and Marketing Chair. Her art has been shown at a number of venues in the greater Portland area, including a year-long show through the Clackamas County Arts Action Alliance. Lesley was born and raised in Southern California, and currently lives in a multigenerational household in Northeast Portland.

Follow Lesley on her blog as she writes about her art and what inspires her.

Become a fan of Lesley on Facebook.


Sep 12 2014

Featured Artist: Julie Dennis – Painted by Jules

Featured Artist: Julie Dennis – Painted by Jules

Notes from the Artist:
Throughout my childhood in a small town in the UK, I was lucky to have many artistic family members who exposed me to a variety of crafts which I explored and loved. After moving to London and living in the hustle, bustle and bright lights for 15 years, I moved to California and now live with plenty of sunshine, a view of the mountains, 2 teenagers and 4 cats….
My love and need for creativity has led me on many enjoyable journeys over the years and more recently to painting in acrylics which has definitely taken over the top spot! The transformation of a blank canvas into a visual storybook is magical. I am currently focusing on animals, and especially love how the animal comes to life when the eyes start to form….. I get to know the subjects very well as they become a part of my everyday life.

Painted by Jules on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaintedbyJules


Nov 13 2010

Self-Portrait: Breaking into the Art World

Featured Artist: William A Suys Jr


Jun 19 2013

Featured Artist: Eva Butowska of Red Shore Studio

Featured Artist: Eva Butowska

About the Artist:
Eva Butowska is a visual artist and the owner of Red Shore Studio.
Red Shore Studio is located in a beautiful Queens County, Prince Edward Island.
It’s a breathtaking area of rolling hills, reddish sand beaches, red stone cliffs, and famous red soil known to many people around the world.
Eva draws inspiration from the magnificent scenery right on her doorstep.
She paints in oil and her painting techniques range from thick to thin brush and palette knife strokes.

Since early childhood, she has had a love for strong colour, drawing and painting landscapes and flowers. Her colourful landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, flowers, and still life paintings are both intense and dramatic. She prefers using oils on huge canvas or boards. Eva has a background in architecture and many of her interests are often reflected in her art. European history, culture, and architecture are very special to her. Born in Gdansk, Poland, Eva is currently residing in Prince Edward Island. She has also lived in Ontario and Germany. Her original works may be found in private collections in Canada, Australia, and Europe.

Eva Butowska on the web: http://redshorestudio.com/
Eva Butowska on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/redshorestudio1


Nov 20 2013

Featured Artist: Rein Nomm

Featured Artist: Rein Nomm

Notes from the Artist:
I am an artist and visual explorer who uses paint, clay, stone, wire, wood, paper, and pixels to create and discover new visual worlds. My work has evolved from recording the beauty and variety of the external world to creating my own imaginary worlds, as evidenced in my paintings, sculptures and digital works. My work embodies the stylistic undercurrents of Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, and a dash of Dada; as well as reflecting my Northern European roots and the influences of a formal graduate education in art history and philosophy.

My work has been displayed or published by a variety of organizations including: the Saatchi Gallery Online, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, the BBC Collective Gallery; Downtown LA Life Magazine International; Boletin del Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Historico (PH 60) in Seville, Spain; Qind Magazine (London, England), Green Hills Literary Lantern, Detroit Free Press, File Magazine, Flak Photo, the permanent collection of the Meteor Photo Gallery, and the Agitatto Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland, My work is also in private collections in Europe and the U.S. I have shown my work in a one-man show and in numerous group shows in the US. Since 1995 when I created my website, my work has been viewed by more than 3 million people worldwide and over 2 million people on Flickr..

I am a self-taught artist who has been honing his artistic skills and aesthetic sense for over 35 years. I have worked as a professional photographer, off and on, for the past 18 years, undertaking assignments as diverse as architectural photography, executive portraits, special events and product packaging. I also have taught art history, philosophy and logic at various colleges and universities in Michigan and was chairman of the Humanities department at Duns Scotus College in the 1970s. I have two Masters degrees, one in Humanities and the other in Philosophy from Wayne State University.

I was born in a displaced persons (DP) camp in Augsburg, Germany of Estonian parents, and I immigrated to the United States in 1950. I grew up in Detroit and currently live in Plymouth, Michigan with my wife.

Rein Nomm on the Web: http://www.nomm.com/
Rein Nomm on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomm/


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