Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fresh Off The Easel

Lady Moon Gazing Upon Mother Earth is an acrylic painting on a stretched canvas measuring 12" x 16" for $100.

Glass Pyramid is an acrylic painting on a gallery wrapped canvas measuring "16 X 20" for $250

Fruit Of Peace was raffled off at CommuniTree on September 24th 2011 to raise funds for Earth Rhythms.

This new hand painted sign was recently completed as a commission for our friend Sherry Blue who will be using it to promote her business. Thank you Sherry! :)

This hand painted sign was recently completed as well and will serve as the logo for our friend Alana to use in promoting her business.

Stay tuned for more!

Monday, September 12, 2011

First Barbary War

While reading the comments to an article on Digg today I ran across this comment which caused me to look into a piece of our history I was admittedly not familiar with. Interesting reading indeed...

 You've probably heard the hymn of the US Marines which includes the words "to the shores of Tripoli".

 No oil involved, they just assumed the US were too weak to defend themselves. Oh boy, did the Barbary Arabs get a rude awakening. Pirate ships and crews from the North Africa's Berber states of Morocco, Tripoli, Tunis, and Algiers (the Barbary Coast), although nominally governed by the Ottoman Empire, were the scourge of the Mediterranean. Capturing merchant ships and enslaving or ransoming their crews provided the Muslim rulers of these nations with wealth and naval power. In fact, the Roman Catholic Trinitarian Order or Order of "Mathurins" had operated from France for centuries with the special mission of collecting and disbursing funds for the relief and ransom of prisoners of Mediterranean pirates. The war stemmed from the Barbary pirates’ attacks upon American merchant shipping in an attempt to extort ransom for the lives of captured sailors, and ultimately tribute from the United States to avoid further attacks, much like their standard operating procedure with the various European states...READ MORE

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What the Mayan Elders are Saying About 2012 by Carlos Barrios

Seri-Worldwide, Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq’ij (is a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide) of the Eagle Clan. Carlos initiated an investigation into the different Mayan calendars circulating. Carlos along with his brother Gerardo studied with many teachers and interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their scope of knowledge. Carlos found out quickly there were several conflicting interpretations of Mayan hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, Sacred Books of 'Chilam Balam' and various ancient text. Carlos found some strong words for those who may have contributed to the confusion: Carlos Barrios: "Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It's just their imagination. Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed."

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Just Say No to GMO

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Where does gold come from?

Cosmic crashes forging gold: Nuclear reactions in space do produce the heaviest elements

( -- Collisions of neutron stars produce the heaviest elements such as gold or lead. The cosmic site where the heaviest chemical elements such as lead or gold are formed has most likely been identified: Ejected matter from neutron stars merging in a violent collision provides ideal conditions. In detailed numerical simulations, scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and affiliated to the Excellence Cluster Universe and of the Free University of Brussels have verified that the relevant reactions of atomic nuclei do take place in this environment, producing the heaviest elements in the correct abundances.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Mortgage rates fall to lowest level since 1950s, few qualify

Oh! Check out what the next headline says. Gee ya think?

Bernanke puzzled by weak consumer spending

Puzzled? Seriously? Let's see, we have witnessed the crooks on Wall Street who made this big mess by slicing and dicing home mortgages into investment scams, manipulating ratings and cheating the system to put people into homes they couldn't really afford and sell those mortgage bits as safe  investments when they were truly risky as hell. Then when the whole house of cards came crashing down those same homeowners who got stock with underwater mortgages in houses that are worth way less than they paid for them got to foot the bill as taxpayers on bailing out these fraudster banks, insurance companies etc. that were deemed "Too Big To Fail".

Then on top of it all credit gets tightened up and credit scores of these people who got hoodwinked by these slicksters are shot all to hell so they can't even qualify for a loan to buy a bag of chips out of a vending machine. 14 million people are out of work, those lucky enough to have a job have fewer hours and/or have seen their wages stagnated while energy and food prices soar.

So this guy, who is supposed to be the economic superstar is puzzled by consumer's being cautious? Really? If these are our best and our brightest folks we are in REAL trouble.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Organic electronic devices could be printed on ordinary CDs and DVDs

Organic electronic devices could be printed on ordinary CDs and DVDs

( -- Organic electronics – those that involve carbon-based conductors instead of the traditional copper or silicon – have a number of advantages over metal electronics, including their light weight, flexibility, higher efficiency, and lower cost. But one of the biggest things holding them back is the lack of a simple, low-cost method for patterning and printing organic materials. Now in a new study, a team of researchers from the US and Australia has developed a patterning technique in which conducting polymers can be printed with a low-cost infrared laser on an ordinary CD or DVD using the commercially available LightScribe technology.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Wind Turbine to be used as a Teaching Tool at Eastfield College

Found this on Moonlady News

CONTACT:  Amy McDonald, Manager, Public Information and Technical Communication

972-860-7180 phone, 972-860-8324 fax.

August 30, 2011

Wind Turbine to be used as a Teaching Tool at Eastfield College

(Mesquite, TX)  On August 27, the latest addition to the Alternative/Sustainable Energy program offered at Eastfield College became a reality with the installation of a 50-foot wind turbine. The 3.5 kw wind turbine will be used for instructional purposes, but the turbine is also tied into the collegeĆ¢€™s electrical system through a connection in the Technology (T) Building. When the turbine is not being used for instruction the electricity produced will flow back into the Eastfield system and help power the T Building. The turbine is located on the west side of the T Building on the Eastfield campus, at the intersection of the new Dan Sundermann Drive and Eastfield Parkway. 

The design of the turbine tower will enable students to work with the tower, the turbine and the wind blades as the tower is lowered and the turbine is brought to ground level. In addition, the students will be able to see how the system connects with the electrical panel in the T Building, and observe how the electricity generated flows back into the electrical system serving this facility.

The wind turbine was purchased with funds provided by the Texas Legislature through a Texas Comptroller's Office JET (Jobs & Education for Texans) Grant awarded in 2010. The grant award of $147,098 was to enable Eastfield to purchase additional instructional equipment for the Alternative/ Sustainable Energy programs.

The Alternative/Sustainable Energy program features the option of an associate degree or a certificate, both designed to prepare technicians to work in this new and rapidly growing Texas industry. As of August 2010, Eastfield College became one of two community colleges in North Central Texas to offer courses in Alternative/Sustainable Energy. 
For more information contact Chuck Dale at 972-860-7670.
Eastfield College, one of the seven Dallas County Community Colleges, is located at 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite, just north of I-30.


Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College District without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation or genetic information.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Myschevia 2011

Myschievia is a temporary community that exists as a forum for participant driven creativity and artistic self-expression. There are no spectators, no cash transactions are permitted*, and the event is organized entirely by volunteers. Respect, community, inclusivity, and acceptance are driving principles of the event.


Thursday, October 6th through Monday, October 10th, 2011


Myschievia is hosted by Armadillo Acres outside of Hughes Springs, Texas


  • Tier One: $45.00 until midnight August 12, 2011
  • Tier Two: $50.00 until midnight September 2, 2011
  • Tier Three: $55.00 until midnight October 4, 2011
  • Kids Ticket: $35.00 until midnight October 4, 2011 (children 3 to 12)
  • Children 2 and under are free
  • All ticket sales will end at midnight on October 4, 2011 (12:00am CST on October 5, 2011).
  • No comp tickets available—even the organizers purchase their own tickets.
  • No tickets will be sold at the gate. If you do not have a ticket you will be denied entry.
  • In/Out fee may be charged this year.

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