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    Yachts of fun

    Pirates and pirate ships have always had a special place in our lore of the land. Those reprehensible villains in their sturdy well-manned boats. Arrrr! Forever a problem, it took the 17th century Dutch navy to finally devised a way of combating the threat. Their approach was simple: build a light...

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    Paranormal Architecture Part III - The Moana Hotel

    Through the ages mankind has always had a fascination with the reconfiguring of landscape. For example, what once was the isthmus of Panama is now the Panama Canal; what once was a desert in Nevada is now Las Vegas; and what once was a swampland in Hawaii is now the very famous Waikiki Beach. Waikiki...

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    Paranormal Architecture Part II - The Roosevelt Hotel

    Great technological advancements coupled with good economic times made 1927 a boom year for the opening of luxury hotels in America. There was the Ritz-Carlton in Boston, the Benjamin in New York, the Knickerbocker in Chicago, the Biltmore in Phoenix, the Biltmore in Santa Barbara and, of course...

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    Paranormal Architecture

    There was a time when hotel lodgings were very basic, consisting only of a room with a bed, a nightstand and a common bathroom at the end of a long hallway. That all changed somewhere along the way as luxury hotels were conceived and then built. Here in America, that change happened as a direct ...

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    Artistic influence

    A short while ago I learned that one of my friends, an art professor and my mentor at San Jose State University, had passed on to that great art studio in the sky. Although I had not seen him in many years, in a sense Sam Richardson (1934-2013) has been with me every day. For nearly three years (...

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    Impressionism and the water

    Impressionism can be defined as: "a theory or practice in painting of depicting the natural appearances of objects by means of dabs and strokes of unmixed colors in order to simulate reflected light." This, of course, was done originally by certain French painters who lived and worked during the...

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    Creativity

    Imagination, contemplation, interpretation, and a lot of nerve; these are just a few of the important ingredients that go toward the definition of artistic creativity. The ability to produce something new and different requires a myriad of skills, and som

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    The art of money making

    The lines that distinguish between art and craft are often times blurred. Craft is utilitarian, art is for looking at, but sometimes a particular craft is so precise that it might as well be art. Let us explore the world of engraving as an example. Beginn

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    Technique and style

    Technique, a French word, is loosely defined as "a procedure that is used to accomplish a specific task." Now used as a noun, the word can apply to procedures specific to any profession, trade, or even to the many things that we all do in life.

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    A revolutionary painter

    Before the camera made it so easy for us to document specific moments in time, the job was left up to the artistically inclined. The only visual record of what people looked like, or how events happened to unfolded are depictions made by artists. Before 1

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