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03-26-12...Monday features ...with "The Daily Dazzler"

© Kira Bodensted © Kira Bodensted 4148 posts


“The Daily Dazzler” – is a picture that caught my eye or touched my heart for one reason or another.

Congratulations Ted – today The Daily Dazzler is yours – I love the retro look you have happening here
- good question too – but “love” and “lust” are often confused ☺.


ValenTime by Ted Byrne


Free Spirit by Lynn Hughes

Bacca Regius by Janis Zroback


Painting the roses red… by Susie Hawkins

Madness by Lusy Rozumna


She was Beautiful by twopoots

The Rose by twopoots


Red Fox by twopoots

Winter Lacy by PatChristensen


Angles by Jing3011

Hukurou by Ming Myaskovsky

Blue Rainbow by PatChristensen

Titanic by lamiel


Happy Chappie by Ian English

Dinner Invitation by twopoots



Chariot chargers by Alan Mattison IPA


Osip Mandelstam by Mary Ann Reilly

We Live, Not Feeling
- Osip Mandelstam

We live, not feeling the country beneath us,
Our speech inaudible ten steps away,
But where they’re up to half a conversation -
They’ll speak of the Kremlin mountain man.

His thick fingers are fat like worms,
And his words certain as pound weights.
His cockroach whiskers laugh,
And the top of his boots glisten.

And all around his rabble of thick-skinned leaders,
He plays through services of half-people.
Some whistle, some meow, some snivel,
He alone merely caterwauls and prods.

Like horseshoes he forges decree after decree-
Some get it in the forehead, some in the brow,
some in the groin, and some in the eye.
Whatever the execution – it’s a raspberry to him
And his Georgian chest is broad.


Lezarde by FDugourdCaput

Girl With A Fan by Kanchan Mahon


A Backstore Nap by lamiel

Amy's Travels – Aquatint Etching by Belinda “BillyLee” NYE

Long Yearning by Janis Zroback

The White Elephant Sale by Bunny Clarke


The sitter I have known for a while.
Gertrude a lovely girl and a good friend.
She came from Glasgow.
Studied in the local University then fell in love,
as one does on a Mediterranean island.
She had four years of married bliss but,
as is now way too normal,
Love faded then got jaded then,
as one does on a Mediterranean island,
they parted ways, him finding solace
in another woman whom he had been
seeing for a while unbeknown to Gertrude.
Of course, when the love died she found
she didn’t much like life in Glasgow anymore.
So she returned to her previous daytime job
of Credit Manager and did a little bar-work
in summer.
I met her in ‘Fuego’, the best and only
Latin-American Night-club, some years ago.
Having spent quite a bit of time in Scotland
in years past we struck up a friendship
that has lasted.
An interest in fitness gives her
the arms and legs of an athlete
and yet her soft feminine self is undiminished.
One great thing about being a painter is
that many single females,
once trust is achieved,
have little trouble posing for a painting.
So may I introduce Gertrude, better known as “Gertie”,
my confident and self-assured Scottish friend.

Gertrude by Ray-d




Lágrima by marcarambr

FYI: All images are chosen for their image quality…not by Artist names. Artists may receive more than one feature at a time,
if their image meets the judging requirements.

We feature THE BEST and remove the rest – every day!

THANK YOU all for the Outstanding work
Have a wonderful creative day ..see y’all tomorrow ☺
hugs…Kira ♥

peechez2010 peechez2010 132 posts

Congratulations everyone. You have all done some really amazing work. Love the collection you have here Kira :)

linmarie linmarie 2210 posts

what a gorgeous collection, congratulations everyone,, I love the zen moment!!!

Alan Mattison Alan Mattison 455 posts

this is really a great collection of lust & love& dazzle!! fit to hang on a gallery wall! congrats one and all !
alan

Françoise  Dugourd-Caput Françoise Dug... 389 posts

thank you Kira, congrats for all for wonderful works

Cindy Schnackel Cindy Schnackel 4952 posts

Nice work, everyone congrats on your feature!

Ellen Cotton Ellen Cotton 440 posts

Wow! Amazing collection!! Congrats to all these incredible artists!

Lynn Hughes Lynn Hughes 101 posts

thank you for putting my Free Spirit with this wonderful selection of art . Well done everyone

PatChristensen PatChristensen 532 posts

Congrats to all wonderful images thank you for including Winter Lacy and Blue Rainbow an honor and appreciated :)Pat

©Janis Zroback ©Janis Zroback 7959 posts

Thank you so much Kira…again a collection of superbly curated works…

viennablue viennablue 2445 posts

amazing collection, congratulations to all the featured artists, stunning work by all :-)

Ian English Ian English 150 posts

Fabulous collection Kira, congrats to all on such wonderful work !!!

Lucinda Walter Lucinda Walter 8870 posts

Beautiful features. Congratulations to all featured!

Shanina Conway Shanina Conway 537 posts

These are fabulous! Congratulations to all the artists featured:)

Susie Hawkins Susie Hawkins 220 posts

Thank you so much for adding “Painting the roses red” to this brilliant collection, I feel so honored! Well done everyone!

tinypaws tinypaws 1242 posts

Congrats to everyone!!.All very creative work.:))

Ted Byrne Ted Byrne 133 posts

You always grab my imagination wondering where and how this latest ensemble will unfold. Once again you’ve found clever pieces to make it work.
And I’m so pleased to be part of the presentation’s overture. COOL! Thank you Kira.

lamiel lamiel 2599 posts

Cool selection, Kira. Congrats to all!!!