Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bees and other flying creatures ...

Beeing Alive - Save the Honeybee t shirt - art by Anne Vis
This past week Dutch documentary television Zembla presented an update about the situation with regards to the bees in the Netherlands. It turns out that the government has deliberately decided to kill the bees in this country. Due to pesticides the number of bees dying in the Netherlands is the highest in Europe. The interests of farmers and others using the pesticides have prevailed over the interests of basically all of us ... shortsighted and money driven policies. Don't politicians understand that if the bees die, we all die?
Local community groups here are working hard to preserve the bee population. (link to Dutch site)

Simultaneously news has been released that another type of flying insect is on the rise: drone-like flies.
Yes, no kidding. Where Obama is internationally known for killing children in many countries with his drone attacks, now a new species of a similar kind is cluttering our skies.
It's an insect spy drone equipped with camera, DNA sampling technology and RFID tracking nano technology ...
Better get your fly swatter ready!

You may also alike a previous post on urban organic beekeeping

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What women really want ...

Dreaming heart Valentine Card - art by Anne Vis
Headline news in the Dutch newspaper the other day:
What do women really want?.
They finally figured out that what is most appreciated is a long, heartfelt spontaneous warm hug from their guy ...
Glad they finally got that out in the open ... :-)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Winter Fairy Tale

Winter Dream Landscape- dreamy fantasy art by Anne Vis
While outside a snow storm rages, nothing is more inspiring than painting a dreamy fairy tale world ... even though it involves snow ...
You know that cats don't like snow and prefer to stay warm on the heating and if possible also in the sunshine ... quite understandable! :-)
This is a painting that I could probably continue to work on for another couple of days, as it will never get perfect. I started out with a 3D render in Bryce and then continued to work in Photoshop.
This painting is available through Imagekind. To see an overview of the artgallery, visit Anne Vis Art Gallery.
Thank you!