VISUAL ART – COMPOSITION: “How to Compose a Picture Simply” / Paul Priestley ☮

Do you want to know how to use ‘Thirds’ to compose your picture, drawing or painting? This art tutorial shows you how to divide your paper or canvas into ‘thirds’ and how to create a focus of interest in your work. I also explain how the artist can guide the eye of the viewer towards the centre of interest, the focus of the painting or drawing. I also explain how by choosing different thirds as the center of interest the composition of the drawing can change. I focus on landscape and portraiture. As regards portraits I show you how you can make a person look more or less important or dominant simply by changing the composition, or how we compose the art work.

CATHOLICISM: “Give Up Bigotry for Lent”

Lenth/t: We Fucking Love Atheism

Aphorism: On Willful Ignorance

By Madison S. Hughes (03.12.2012)

One of the peculiar properties of truth is that it has a bit of a sting. It strikes me as queer that when one speaks harsh truth to ignorance, especially willful ignorance, predictably they are reprimanded with comment concerning the tone, rather than the substance, of their argument.

It is socially acceptable for flat-earther’s to publicly express their willful ignorance. Most are quite proud of their willful ignorance, and publicly display it as a badge of honor. Paradoxically, it is not socially acceptable to publicly point out their willful ignorance. For my part, I cannot, and will not give willful ignorance a free pass.

Aphorism: On Classic Literature

By Madison S. Hughes (01.14.2012)

What makes classic literature the greatest of literary masterpiece is its ability to transcend time, and place of composition. What makes one able to appreciate it is one’s ability to transcend one’s contemporary time, and place of comprehension.