“Raif Badawi was flogged in public 50 times in January. He has 950 lashes and nearly a decade in prison left to serve – simply for blogging about free speech. Raif is still due to be publicly flogged 50 times every week after Friday prayers until he has been lashed 1,000 times. Ask Saudi authorities to halt the barbaric punishment and to free this prisoner of … Continue reading In a Crisis: Raif Badawi needs all the help he can get!
Introducing “ARTZINE” I will soon be launching , my blog’s new feature “ARTZINE”. “ARTZINE” is a monthly art feature, where I will be sharing my experiences, thoughts and feelings regarding art. I want to raise some age-old questions, that continue to be asked by each generation as the face of art changes, and look at the new ways in which art is manifesting today. I hope to kick-off some vigorous … Continue reading No Apologies: ARTZINE – Coming To A Blog Near You – SOON!
My favourite daily ritual is firing up Photoshop & getting started on my latest creation. I take my camera wherever I go & shoot, mercilessly, in all directions. When I get home I upload my new treasures to my laptop & check for useful elements. I thought I’d share a few of those elements today & who knows, you may see them again sometime as part of … Continue reading Just Another Day: Shoot
Civilization Moon-Gazing Cat by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available upon request. We Built This City More contributions here … Alien on the fence | The Bliss of Reality Dubai World Trade Center Wedding: Amal & Mahmood | Rima Hassan Street lamp hiding in the trees | The Bliss … Continue reading We Built This City: Civilization – Cat City
Time After Time Continue reading Time After Time: Ritual
I saw these guys just hanging around & couldn’t resist taking a few shots. I think they might be from different classes, or even different planets lol 🙂 West End Girls More Society Bloggers here … Well Said & Done! | Rima Hassan Recycle | Perspectives on life, universe and everything An ad campaign 🙂 | Perspectives on life, universe and everything Bogota Dame | Perspectives … Continue reading West End Girls: Middle East Boys?
Isn’t Your Face Red More Red Faces here … The Cell Phone at Crystal Lake (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat Red Christmas | muffinscout Ignored | Perspectives on life, universe and everything Song of the fallen | Perspectives on life, universe and everything An Angel’s envy | Perspectives on life, universe and everything DP Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red | Sabethville Daily Prompt: … Continue reading Isn’t Your Face Red: Red Cow Ruin
This is one of my oldest & dearest friends & she’s a celebrity from Gibraltar … … she’s a great reggae performer, singing & playing her own songs. She generally performs with her band, but also performs alone & does a mean cover of Bob Marley’s ‘Jamming’ … … & this a showcase of excerpts from many of her songs … Her & her husband … Continue reading The Show Must Go On: Sista Dee – Celebritee
I was at the beach, lounging on my towel, when a glistening object at the water’s edge caught my eye. It was a bottle — and yes, it contained a message in a bright red envelope … What did it say? Kung Hei Fat Choi! of course & with it was a pic that had got a bit watery … Happy New Year to anyone that hasn’t … Continue reading SOS: A Watery Pic
It’s January 26. Write a post in which the number 26 plays a role. In most of the ancient Semitic languages each letter also has a numerical value. This means that each word has it’s own numerical value formed by adding together the values of it’s letters. The study of the meanings of words as defined by their values is known as Gematria. The sacred … Continue reading Your Days are Numbered: The sacred & unutterable name of God
Okay, this picture is hilarious for many reasons but it really does reflect the real me! Of course with that little pink wristband you could be forgiven for thinking I’d just escaped from the local sanitarium. 🙂 Now this one totally sums up my relationship with my husband … … I’m always obsessing about some new project or other & he’s always being patient & … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror:rorriM ,rorriM
I snapped this last time I was in Jerusalem … … I love the guy in the middle … … He looks like he’s really going somewhere. 🙂 The Luckiest People More Lucky People here … Olga and Masha making vareniki. January 17, 2014 | Vintage Photography Who are you. | Passionate Dreaming The Luckiest People | The Nameless One First Encounter: Meeting Abby | … Continue reading The Luckiest People: People
Just couldn’t resist a Purrfect excuse to post some cat pics … … here are some of the street cats of Haifa that I encounter on my travels All It’s Cracked Up to Be More contributions here … Sky Geometry | Vintage Photography The Obligatory Gushing New York Post | AS I PLEASE Walt Won’t Talk About Religion, But Will Talk About Politics | The … Continue reading All It’s Cracked Up to Be: Purrfect & Not So Purrfect!
Happy New Year Everyone!!! 🙂 Do you Believe in Magic? “Enchantment” by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at khanasweb.com. More Enchanted Bloggers here … First Wednesday of 2014 and I Totally Welcome it! | I am Shira I Am | A Teacher’s Blog from Land’s End The healer … Continue reading Do you Believe in Magic? Enchantment!
I had to wait until last night’s candle lighting to make this one. May your Hanukkah be full of doughnuts & your doughnuts full of jam 🙂 Happy Hanukkah to all!!! Hanukkah In the 2nd Century BCE, the second temple of Jerusalem was looted & Judaism was outlawed by the Greek King Antiochus. A Jewish priest named Mattityahu & his five sons stirred up a … Continue reading Fear Factor: Courage – A Festival of Lights
My main goal for 2014 is to be more successful as an artist … … also, I will try to be more in tune with the Universe … … making it more likely that I will hit my mark!!! To Boldly Go… “Archery” by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Available as a print from Khana’s Web @ Society6. … Continue reading To Boldly Go…: Hitting the mark!
Each new piece of art gives me a little more confidence … I Have Confidence in Me Catch up on today’s challenge here … “Neo” by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Available as a print from Khana’s Web @ Society6. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.khanasweb.com. Continue reading I Have Confidence in Me: Neo
This is the sort of thing I do in my playtime. Playtime “Solstice” by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.khanasweb.com. Continue reading Playtime: Solstice
I spotted her on my way home. She was unwanted, filthy & lonely. Damaged goods, as they say. A group of men had gathered around her commenting, laughing. I walked by wondering what her story was. Who had abandoned her like this? Somehow I couldn’t get her out of my mind. I was loath to venture back to where the guys had gathered, but I felt … Continue reading Safety First: The Centre of Attention
I’ve Shot a Few, Here’s Some of Them … It Builds Character Catch up on this weeks challenge here …. Continue reading It Builds Character: If You Meet A Character On The Road – Shoot Him / Her!!!
Pep Rally More Blogging Cheer next page … Continue reading Pep Rally: Cheers!
Breakdown More Broken Down Bloggers next page … Continue reading Breakdown: Broken Down
This is one of the ways I market myself … This is another!!! 🙂 As Seen on TV “The Elemental Tourist – Earth” & “The Mystical Kabalistic Tree of Life” by Khana Spector are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. More Bloggers on TV next page … Continue reading As Seen on TV: Hopefully Soon!!!
Blogger in a Strange Land “The Elemental Tourist – Air” by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. More Bloggers in Strange Lands next page … Continue reading Blogger in a Strange Land: The Elemental Tourist – Air
Troops passing through modern day Masada, from who knows where, to who knows where. Where are we going now? New Internet Order “Into The Unknown” by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. More Orderered Bloggers next page … Continue reading New Internet Order: Into The Unknown
Ebb & Flow More Blog & Flow next page … Continue reading Ebb & Flow
Fearful Symmetry “The Elemental Tourist – Fire” by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. More Fearful Symmetrists next page … Continue reading Fearful Symmetry …
Practice Makes Perfect? The Elemental Tourist – Water by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. More Perfectionists Practicing next page … Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect?
I am, indeed, very busy & I’m sorry to have been neglecting my blog & everyone elses’s blogs, but this is why & I’m very happy to be busy with my art & photography … … My latest photo collage! Event Horizon by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Sorry, I’m Busy More Sorry Bloggers next page … Continue reading Sorry, I’m Busy: This is What I’ve Been Doing
What’s the one luxury you can’t live without? Photographers, artists, poets: show us LUXURY. Adam & Eve Enjoying the Fruits of Paradise This is my latest photo collage – A positive view of the creation myth! Luxurious Adam & Eve – The Hapy Couple by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. More Luxuries next page … Continue reading Luxurious: Adam & Eve – The Happy Couple
Cast the movie of your life. Photographers, artists, poets: show us SUPERSTAR. They may not be stars but they are really super! Red Sprites Over Nebraska Amazing! Red sprites snapped dancing above a Nebraska storm – environment – 27 August 2013 – New Scientist. Ready for Your Close-up Other Close Ups next page … Continue reading Ready for Your Close-up: Red Sprites Over Nebraska
What would it take for you to consider yourself a “successful blogger”? Is that something you strive for? Photographers, artists, poets: show us EFFORT. I’m finally back after a rather hectic break & I’ve decided to make some changes. I’m very happy with the success of my blog so far, it went from nowhere to somewhere very quickly. However, I feel that it should be … Continue reading Secret of Success: Changes
You experience your own Freaky Friday, and switch bodies with someone you love/hate. Tell us what happens. Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHANGE. Visiting my sister & her family in St Leonards-on-Sea tonight, so no time to post anything special. Tomorrow we will be visiting Hastings. This is the sort of thing we will be looking at … Change More Freaky Friday’s next page … Continue reading Freaky Friday:
When was the last time you really stood out in a crowd? Are you comfortable in that position, or do you wish you could fade into the woodwork? Photographers, artists, poets: show us STANDOUT. I tried to make this guy stand out a bit! Standout Read More Outstanding Bloggers next page … Continue reading Standout: Egyptian Cat
Think of your blog as a mirror: what does it reveal? Consider your blog name, theme choice, design, bio, posts… what does every element tell you about yourself? Photographers, artists, poets: show us REFLECTIONS. Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall More Reflections next page … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Reflections
Can anything be funny, or are some things off limits? Photographers, artists, poets: show us FUNNY. Funny? My friend sent me this pic. I notice the place is closed. I wonder why? Too Funny? – Too Soon? I’m not sure what it means lol. I won’t be going there, that’s for sure! 🙂 Too Soon? Too Soon for others next page … Continue reading Too Soon? – For this Maybe!
You’re on a long flight, and a palm reader sitting next to you insists she reads your palm. You hesitate, but agree. What does she tell you? Photographers, artists, poets: show us HANDS. I spotted this at the Technion a few weeks ago. Life Line More Life Lines to Follow next page … Continue reading Life Line: Hands – The Whole Story
Is political correctness a useful concept, or does it stifle honest discussion? Photographers, artists, poets: show us USEFUL. When my husband called to say he was bringing me something for the kitchen this isn’t exactly what I was expecting … P.C. Other P.C. Bloggers next page … Continue reading P.C.: Unexpected Gift
Describe the last time you were moved to tears by something beautiful. Photographers, artists, poets: show us BEAUTY. The last time I was moved to tears was when I accidentally started the video of my husband & I exchanging our wedding vows. We stopped to watch a few seconds & ended up watching the whole video together. When it finished we looked at each other … Continue reading Moved to Tears: Video, Vows & Tears
Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you. Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRANSPORTED. Smell You Later Smell More Bloggers Later next page … Continue reading Smell You Later: Transported to Another Time
What bores you? Photographers, artists, poets: show us DULL. Looking for a picture that says dull was a bit dull actually. I finally found this … It’s a mechanic climbing into the underside of a truck to see what’s wrong. That’s pretty dull isn’t it! ( YAWN ) More Yawns next page … Continue reading ( YAWN ): This was dull
Have you ever gone to a new place or tried a new experience and thought to yourself, “I’m never doing that again!” Tell us about it. Photographers, artists, poets: show us NEVER. The queues for tourist attractions can be very long in London. The London Dungeon is no exception. I think this guy must have died waiting & got added to the props. He doesn’t look … Continue reading Never Again: The London Dungeon
Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe this experience. Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRANSFORMATION. The picture I posted yesterday was a dream of the final result. It has been transformed into this … … Deity Everything Changes More Changing Bloggers next page … Continue reading Everything Changes: Deity
When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you? Are the two connected? Photographers, artists, poets: show us DREAMS. This is the background of my next design. I’m dreaming of the end result. Ballerina Fireman Astronaut Movie Star More Dreamers next page … Continue reading Ballerina Fireman Astronaut Movie Star: Dreams
Anachronism (noun): an error in chronology; a person or thing that’s chronologically out of place. Write a story in which a person or thing is out of place, or recount a time when you felt out of place. Photographers, artists, poets: show us ANACHRONISM. A photo collage especially for the occaision … 🙂 Back to the Future Other Time Travellers next page … Continue reading Back to the Future: Anachronism – Abstract
Write an anonymous letter to someone you’re jealous of. Photographers, artists, poets: show us GREEN. Yesterday my daughter found this little guy in her apartment. She’s none too keen on bugs. I tried to let him out but he was weak & frightened & kept jumping back on my hand. I decided to take him out & release him somewhere nice. I took a riverside … Continue reading Green-Eyed Monster: Green-Eyed Bug
Why did you start you blog? Is that will why you blog, or has your site gone in a different direction than you’d planned? Photographers, artists, poets: show us BEGINNINGS. Beginnings – The First Photo From My New Camera. One Of the reasons I love London is the parks. Origin Story More Origins next page … Continue reading Origin Story: First Pic
Pick a divisive issue currently in the news. Write a two-part post in which you take on two personas and approach the topic from both sides. Bonus points for a creative format (roundtable discussion, debate transcript, etc.). Photographers, artists, poets: show us DIVIDED. A House Divided More Divided Houses next page … Continue reading A House Divided: Ammonite
When was the last time your walked away from a discussion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later? Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line. Photographers, artists, poets: show us HEATED. Another Short Post Drawing a Blank More Blanks next page … Continue reading Drawing a Blank: Another Short Post
Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post. Photographers, artists, poets: show us NOW. I am just starting my mid-year visit to London. I’m very happy to be with my kids & grandsons so my posts will stay, mostly, short. This is a shot of my garden here &, now. It is unusually dried out due to the hot weather. Still, I’m very happy … Continue reading State of Your Year: My Garden Here & Now