February Love, Valentines Day etc

On February 12th I celebrated my birthday by taking a couple of days away from my computer.

I want to wish you all love, peace and happiness in this month of love!

Marie Kazalia

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 56,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 13 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

 

Today is the Birthaversary of This Blog

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Today is the Birthday / Anniversary = Birthaversery of this blog, launched February 3rd 2009

Taking a moment today to remember the past few years and think about future growth and development of this blogs and our artist-readers.

Happy Halloween!

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Wishing all readers a fun and safe Halloween. Artist Milan Rubio recently told me that in Spain they used to celebrate, with skulls and skeletons, the Dia de todos las Santos or Day of all the Saints, but that now American Halloween has become more popular. While the Mexican Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is becoming more and more popular in the United States, especially in California. In Tokyo, Japan I remember that American expatriates celebrated Halloween with an annual costume party on a train. Halloween was so unusual to the Japanese culture that the costume party made TV news and the front page of the local newspapers. The intermix of cultures gives  me lots of new ideas for Halloween art for next year!

Sugar Skull Mask

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