This black bird is from a photo of an Native American Kachina doll you can buy for yourself here made by Joseph Cruz.
Cf A sculpture by modigliani worth a zillion dollars I hope he doesn't mind me doing a rendition.
These daisies are real mutations caused by the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, animals and humans are also affected in strange and sad ways at a cellular level causing similar mutations.
A version of Modigliani's bust of a young woman c1917
cf Jesus Opens the Eyes of a Man born Blind (1311), Duccio di Buoninsegna
This is for an irish friend of mine on St Patrick's day (Patrick being a man who singlehandedly converted Ireland to Christianity through his heartfelt and clear communication skills). So I thought about his likes, which as far as I can tell are slightly metal, really cute and definitely a bit magic, so I googled a pixie dragon (I had a dream recently about a pixie dragon in wales, was crossing a field, and over it swooped flying low with a long nose, quite green and real!) anyway pixie dragons weren't it so I happened upon a rare baby purple dragon - presented as real, a recently discovered species... however I looked a bit longer and of course being gullible I realised, it was actually a picture created on photoshop which won some awards or what not. Perfect.
This is because I'm reading about life at sea, and those old boats moved reeeaallly slowly, so a sea chase would be a really exciting but excruciatingly slow motion experience. The thought amused me. Yes that is a cat, its Merlin, lying under the sea; my duvet looks like the sea sometimes. Its that.
Leopard cf Kano, Edo era artist whose work I saw and sketched in Nijo Castle Kyoto
This is from a Guardian article the day in 24 pictures on 2 March 2009. The photo is from a meeting room in Mingora, Pakistan, taken by BK Bangash/ AP. The man is/was part of a group officially labelled as terrorists having led people to resist US forces and for following what is described as a Wahhabi style of Islamic thought.
shut the front door