Delightful Convenience Stores In South Korea

” South Korean artist Lee Me Kyeoung unveils a series of illustrations in acrylic ink. His drawings represent local shops. For the artist this represents the soul of Korea, indeed the Country of calm mornings counts approximately 33 000 convenience stores. Their welcoming and colorful facades are now an integral part of Korean culture.”

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From and more here.

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Morning Glory

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Credit: The painting is by the renowned Belarussian artist Leonid Afremov . Source (redbubble.com/)

Crazy Love!

A minister visited an asylum for the mentally disturbed and was taken on a tour of the facilities by one of the resident doctors. Walking down the dismal, echoing corridors, the minister was troubled by the cries and groans of the patients coming from their rooms.

“I hope that I can be of some help and comfort to these poor souls,” he told his guide.

The doctor stopped at a door and they looked through the small window.

“This is a sad case,” said the man.

The patient rocked back and forth on her cot, sobbing and sighing, “William,” she repeated over and over. “Oh, William!”

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“She was to marry a man named William,” said the guide. “And on their wedding day he ran off with another woman. It broke her heart to have lost him and ever since she has been like this.”

They moved on to another door and looked in. Inside the patient was bound in a straight-jacket, shrieking insanely, “Billllllly, Billllllllly!”

“So sad. This man Williams seems to have wronged many a woman?’

“Wouldn’t know about others, at least the two here, Sir,” answered the man.

“Though in different ways,” he added.

“How do you mean?’

“This is the one that got him”

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Credits: Adapted from santabanta.com.
The GIF is a sketch on creatures from Dain Fagerholm (dainfagerholm.blogspot.in), an artist currently living in Seattle, Washington. Dain works mostly with ink pens and colour dye markers and started making what he calls ‘stereographic gifs’ of his drawings in Feb’12. He was most recently award the ‘Most Mesmerizing [GIF] or [PIC] of 2012‘by WoahDude. When Dain is not on Tumblr or drawing, he’s a volunteer dog walker at the Progressive Animal Welfare Society and the Seattle Humane Society. Source: twistedsifter.com.

Secret Inside

How often we have stood before a painting and wondered about the artist’s intent! Here is a beautifully simple piece and the artist’s take, no less beautiful.

We dance round in a ring and suppose,
While the secret sits in the middle and knows.
– Robert Frost

“…This is a new painting, in size about 11″ square on paper…I call this piece Secret Inside.

I really didn’t know what to think of this piece after I painted it. All of the elements fell into place strictly from a compositional standpoint, without a lot of rumination over meaning or intent. They simply worked in the context of the scene. It wasn’t until I had time to step back and study it for a bit that it started to reveal its meaning to me. Or at least what it means to me. You might see it differently.

I began to see the interior scene as the secret self, the part of us that we seldom expose to the outer world, which is seen out the window. The guitar represents our hidden self-expression and creativity. The painting on the wall (looks suspiciously like one of mine) represents the desire for beauty and the book on the table, the desire for knowledge. The empty bottle symbolizes our weaknesses, our vices. Perhaps the desire to forget.

The table shows what might be seen illuminated in a glimpse from the outside and the overall darkness of the interior reveals itself as that dark part of us that is never visible to the outer world. Or which we hope is never visible.
As I’ve said many times before here, this is only my personal take on this. You might see something completely different, perhaps something much less symbolic or you might see it as something darker, more sinister.
It all depends on your own secrets inside…”

It’s GC Myers again working his magic with amazing simplicity! Check it out at http://redtreetimes.com/2011/06/27/secret-inside/

Many thanks to him for kindly letting me carry it here and spread the joy!

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