Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sheep blending into the landscape

What struck me on this image, a photo I took near  Kivik on the Baltic coast, is that the sheep blend perfectly  into the landscape. There are centuries of fine tuning evolution at work, until everything is just right. Like the ultimate craftsman, never ceasing to refine his craft.

I only wish we could work with this intensity, consistency, and endurance at our craft.


The Peacemakers - 2007-Al Gore

The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 was awarded jointly to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change"

The Peacemakers - 2009 Barack Obama

Barack H. Obama
The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 was awarded to Barack H. Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".

The Peace Makers - 2011 Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee

Born: 1972

Residence at the time of the award: Liberia

Prize motivation: "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work"

Field: Women's rights, peace movement

Sunday, February 3, 2013

What ever happened to hammer and nails?

This week's still life included a trip to the basement looking for something  to paint. And we found a bunch of old keys.

Beware of the idle artist, lock you basement door.

The Peace Makers

I have seen the face of evil men and people at war. But what does the face of Peace look like?

Martti Ahtisaari

The Nobel Peace Prize 2008 was awarded to Martti Ahtisaari "for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts" 
Liu Xiaobo
The Nobel Peace Prize 2010 was awarded to Liu Xiaobo "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China".

PS: he is in prison in China serving an 11 year sentence