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Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 18 December 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

Inside the Cosmic Womb

My newest painting, 80x80 cm, oil on canvas, finished 14 Dec 2014:

 

Before and after:

 

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 18 December 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE AND VALENTIN GRIGORE

This haiga around the most beautiful constellation, Orion, represents just the prologue of our invitation to visit the last international superproject made by SARM and Friends (organizers: counselors Valentin Grigore and Arlene Carol, web designer Florin Alexandru Stancu, secretary Alexandru Sebastian Grigore, coordinator...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 09 December 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY JOANNA TILSLEY, LONDON, U.K.

Starmother,
you face the hoary frost of heaven,
and brood your dusty clutch of hatchlings,
with all their quiescent probabilities,
deep within your cloudy wavelengths
and your lightyears of dreams.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 08 December 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

Work: The Maya

Final result, "Space Goddess" oil on canvas 80x80 + 80x40 cm:

Close-up

First Barbara starts sketching in white with her fingers and/or pencils on a black painted canvas. After that, she starts colouring it, usually very thin...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY DARIUSZ GRODZKI, POLAND

Editor’s Note: Darius Grodzki’s combined picture and haiku is a perfect example of the art form called “haiga,” which existed for centuries in Japan using drawings and paintings and now continues internationally using photographs.  

The traditional rules for the Japanese haiku...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

PHOTOS BY VALENTIN GRIGORE, POEMS BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE, DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE

This work is dedicated to another Canarian isle of beauty, Tenerife, which is full of natural and astronomical attractions...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

Introduction

Always fascinated by the universe and miracles of life, Barbara (1984) plunged into astronomy, reading books written by Stephen Hawking and other scientists, and learning some extra physics when she was in high school. Maybe she would to be an astronomer some day… This did not happen! For Barbara’s interests where...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 27 November 2014. Posted in AstroCrafts

The Winter and Summer Solstice - December 21, 2014

Digital Photography Art Design by Kathleen Horner © 2012 "Stonehenge Dawn"

 

Northern Hemisphere Winter

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY BOB EKLUND, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

 

Bravely, Capella
Shines through the gathering clouds
Of winter’s first storm.

Capella is the brightest star in the fall-winter constellation Auriga, the Charioteer.  The name “Capella” means “little she-goat” in Latin.  At magnitude 0.2, it is one of the few stars bright enough to be easily seen in...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

by Harley White

Image ~ Vincent van Gogh – The Starry Night – 1889

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY BOB EKLUND, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

A thousand full Moons
Swim in the drops of dew
On my parked car’s roof.

I went out to my parked car late one evening, when the Moon was full.  There was a heavy dew, forming...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 19 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE AND VALENTIN GRIGORE

The two towers (an old one in Targoviste and a new one in Bucharest) metaphorically signify the two eras of astronomical poetry (the highest sentimental attitude of the people to the Cosmos):

-when, from antiquity...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Friday, 14 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

PHOTO BY VALENTIN GRIGORE, POEM BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE, DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE

With this image taken at the Priseaca Lake near Targoviste on a clear evening, Valentin Grigore (photographer), Florin Alexandru Stancu (web master and designer), Alexandru Sebastian Grigore (secretary) and Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (cosmopoet) invite you to visit 4 other projects about Earth, Sky and deeds of people:

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 10 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY BOB EKLUND, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

In far-away space where there is no “there” there,
Far away over the sky,
P
acked in spacecraft Rosetta, with exquisite care,
Probe Philae is ready to fly.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Friday, 07 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

PHOTOS BY VALENTIN GRIGORE, POEMS BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE, DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE

 

Valentin Grigore took these images in 3 and 4 October 2014 in the Danube Delta, which is a wonder of nature and the most beautiful place of this kind in Europe.