Chicago, 1941.


Take me here.


Take me here.


environment drawing challenge #11: mountain. still experimenting with different painting styles!

source: lulusketches


Funny medieval doodles

With their wild hair and frantic gaze, these doodled men look like fools. They are waving as if to seek contact with the reader. The thing is, the reader is busy singing and listening to a sermon. That is because these 800-year-old images are found in a Missal, a book used during Holy Mass. What a shock it must have been for the serious user of the book, to flip the page and suddenly find yourself face to face with these funny creatures. And what a great contrast: a serious book with silly drawings.

Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, MS 95 (Missal, 12th century). More about the manuscript here.

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 600 mock coffins were displayed in the Palestinian city of Ramallah to commemorate those killed in Gaza since Israel’s offensive began on July 7. In a demonstration organized by the Ramallah Municipality, hundreds of Palestinians carried the coffins, wrapped in Palestinian flags and labeled with the names and ages of those killed, through the city and then placed them in front of the United Nations headquarters.

 Photos: Thomas Dallal