Thursday, July 22, 2010

Freedom of Expression

Kitty T Shirt - design by Anne VisBeing "politically correct" is very trendy in the Netherlands. You cannot say or do anything that might "insult" some (usually religious extremist) individual or group. Worst case scenario the result is death, as we have seen with Theo van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn.

How far this goes and the impact on society can be seen today, as the paintings of Dutch painter
Sylvia Bosch have been removed from a clinic (Dutch language link).
You wonder what was so offensive about these paintings?
Well, she painted pigs ...
The worst is that the request for removal apparently was done by a non-muslim thinking that muslims might be offended ...
So what's next, will I be prosecuted because of my knor paintings? (it is probably offensive, as any painting of living creatures ...)

So this is why the party of Geert Wilders gets so many votes, we need to protect our freedom of expression (which is a mixed bag, as zionism is not something you want in your country either). It is clear that things are spinning completely out of control. Yesterday it also became clear that asylum seekers who are allowed to stay here, will be able to get a home within three months. The rest of the population has to wait for 18 years before they will be able to find a place for themselves.
I don't think I need to say more ...

Except that Knor and I are very happy today that
our entire store is featured on Zazzle! :-)

Friday, July 16, 2010

On Feathers and Fractals ...

Feathers - fractal art by Anne VisI keep finding more interesting information on fractals. Take for instance a look at this video:

Also worth while is a lecture by
Mandelbrot, yes, the guy that found all these fractal calculations that we are all creating our art with now!

I hope you are enjoying this fractal (above) which is created in Apophysis, with some additional work in other programs. It is called "Feathers" and I dedicate it to a dear friend who has a soft warm spot in my heart ... :-)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Behind The Game

Green Bicycle t-shirt - art by Anne VisThe morning after: we are licking our wounds as Knor would phrase it. There is so much more than meets the eye around this entire soccer game.

I don't like games and this one is no exception. So I was sitting outside along the canal with a good book. Then suddenly it become uncannily silent. In stark contrast to the previous games, during which there was a lot of noise. I could feel a sudden heaviness in the atmosphere and I instantly knew the Dutch were going to lose.
This is what I call a physical and literal experience of collective karma. Maybe something coming back from 80 years of war between the Netherlands and Spain?
If you are feeling down, it may help to ask the angels to be released from this collective karma.

Then after it continued to be so strangely silent and it got late, I went back home and watched a few minutes of the game (towards the end). That's when I found the next shocking thing: something apparently went wrong with the subliminal messages and they suddenly were not so subliminal any more. I could not bear watching, as I saw messages like: "You are powerless", "We control you" and such. This is what has been going around in the world of "conspiracy theories" for a long time, but I had never actually perceived it so clearly myself. Unfortunately most conspiracy theories are closer to the truth than what our regular media want us to believe.
I am not sure what to do about this, except not watch these broadcasts.

The point underneath is that although many people want us to believe that soccer games "unite", the opposite is true. They are based on competition.
I could not help to fantasize about what else we could have done TOGETHER with Spain, which would have been productive and joyful. I am thinking about the progress Spain is making in the field of alternative energy sources. I know in the Netherlands TNO has been working on geothermic energy sources, which is a very hopeful development. You can also find this back in the
Kryon channelings.

Meantime, I have started a series of
t-shirts for bike lovers, one of which you can see above.
I guess I don't need to add that this has nothing to do with certain bicycle games in France ... :-)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Featured on the homepage of Zazzle

Happy Knor Card - art card by Anne VisA great start of the day to find our new Happy Knor Card featured on the homepage of Zazzle! :-)
Meantime the knors here in the neighborhood are lounging on any available bench or nice corner in the shadow, as the summer heat is relentless!
Wishing you a relaxing and refreshing day!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Sale

Fresh - art by Anne VisTropical temperatures in Amsterdam for already a couple of weeks: summer is here! As it is too hot to go outside, I am working on some refreshing new art ... :-)

There is just one link that I would like to share with you:
map of gravitational forces on the planet.
Very interesting to see how dense the energy is in Europe. I have always felt it that way, it's so nice to now see this in a map! :-)

And on a more practical note: Imagekind has a sale on framing:
a great opportunity to get a beautiful framed print!

Art Gallery Anne Vis