“Without promotion something terrible happens . . . Nothing!” ~ P. T. Barnum

Friday night, cloudy, dropping temperatures, 40 degrees.

As I’m becoming reacquainted with my blog and updating and deleting links, I’ve come upon some really wonderful sites. I thought that I’d share a few new ones that I’d like to add to my blogrolls. The first is the award-winning site Colossal, which I found on the blog promotion site Bloglovin’. Colossal is described in the About section as follows:

Colossal is one of the largest visual art, design, and culture blogs on the web. We pride ourselves in celebrating the work of both established and emerging artists across a vast field of creative endeavors, featuring 5,000+ articles on fine art, crafts, design, animation, photography, street art, illustration, and architecture. We also explore the beauty of the natural world at the intersection of art and science.

Established in 2010 by writer and curator Christopher Jobson, Colossal has won awards from the NEA, TED, PBS Art21, as well as a UTNE Media Award for Arts Coverage in 2013.

Below are some images from the article The Art of Japanese Funeral Floral Arrangements, which I knew nothing about. It’s unbelievably beautiful:

Images from an online catalog for the company Ito Sogi

Articles on the site focus on art, design,photography, craft, illustration, and more. Give them a visit.

More later. Peace.


Music by UB40, “One in Ten”

Lyrics in honor of the invading caravan that apparently no longer exists . . .

I am a one in ten a number on a list
I am a one in ten even though i don’t exist
Nobody knows me, but im always there
A statistical reminder of a world that doesn’t care

My arms enfold the dole queue
Malnutrition dulls my hair
My eyes are black and lifeless
With an underprivileged stare
I’m the beggar on the corner
Will no-one spare a dime
I’m the child that never learns to read
Because no one spared the time

I am a one in ten a number on a list
I am a one in ten even though i don’t exist
Nobody knows me, but im always there
A statistical reminder of a world that doesn’t care

I’m the murderer and the victim
The licence with the gun
I’m a sad and bruised old lady
In an ally in a slum
I’m a middle aged businessman
With chronic heart disease
I’m another teenage suicide
In a street that has no trees

I am a one in ten a number on a list
I am a one in ten even though i don’t exist
Nobody knows me, but im always there
A statistical reminder of a world that doesn’t care

I’m a starving third world mother
A refugee without a home
I’m a house wife hooked on Valium
I’m a Pensioner alone
I’m a cancer ridden spectre
Covering the earth
I’m another hungry baby
I’m an accident of birth

I am a one in ten a number on a list
I am a one in ten even though i don’t exist
Nobody knows me, but im always there
A statistical reminder of a world that doesn’t care

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