Picasso: The Artist Ex Morte Vita (of Life and Death)

Born: October 25, 1881, Málaga, Spain

Died: April 8, 1973, Mougins, France

Full name: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso.

Photo Credit:  Self Portrait Facing Death (June 30, 1972).

“He did not blink. I had the sudden impression that he was staring his own death in the face, like a good Spaniard”  Pierre Daix

As a child I was so influenced by Picasso that when I created drawings of faces I intentionally positioned both eyes askew because that was how I thought you were supposed to draw eyes. When my teacher pointed this out to my mother at a parent teacher conference my mother was so proud. She recognized what I was doing. “My daughter is copying Picasso!” she said with pride.

In our house there were odds bits of art all about. Most of them were framed copies that my mother collected and displayed with the garish glee of a Pilipina who had seen the world. I was taught that a Picasso was the pinnacle of Modern Art. And for a child that meant that modern art had nothing to do with reality but everything to do with how life appeared when you crossed your eyes. LOL


Venus – Functioning as an Earth or Celestial Goddess? — Grandtrines

Originally posted on Alchemy Light: For the planet Venus, each cycle takes approximately 18 months to complete. As of 6 June, Venus has surpassed the Sun and now is traveling ahead of it. Thinking back to your attitudes regarding relationships, has it changed over the past month? Let me break it down for you. …

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Lenny Kravitz’ #Penisgate Launches Haute Body Jewelry Trend

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St. James Rajewski from Los Angeles Body Jewelry and Studio City Tattoo

Long before Lenny Kravitz’ pierced penis unexpectedly tumbled out of his pants to the shock and delight of his fans at a recent concert in Europe, which by the way attracted the attention of Steven Tyler who tweeted his disappointment at not knowing Lenny’s secret, It was revealed in NY Mag in 2011 that he got his “pubic piercing” because he wanted it. (Do you, Lenny.) Also, his mother left him a diamond and he thought, What better place to put the family jewels than by the family jewels?”

Here in Los Angeles some of the winners CBS Local’s Top Piercing Shops already carry a selection of luxe piercings that are ready to answer a projected demand. In the wake of #penisgate piercer Saint James Rajewski not to be confused with Chris Saint, from Rajewski’s home base at Los Angeles Body Jewelry and Studio City Tattoo had some very stylish suggestions for LA-Story piercing fans who are on trend.


Here’s an excerpt from the full interview to whet your appetite –

LA-Story: Who are your favorite body jewelry designers and why?

Saint James: That’s a tough one to give a concise answer on.. There are so many amazing jewelry companies out there these days. They have varying focuses on the style of jewelry, materials etc. So regarding the current topic I would have to certainly say BVLA (Body Vision Los Angeles)

Secret Celebrity Order from BVLA
Secret Celebrity Order from BVLA

is one of my absolute favorites as far as unique design with all prior stated higher end metals and gems. They are the top of the food chain when it comes to golds, platinums, etc and precious stones like diamonds or rubies and such. Anatometal is another favorite as such a well rounded company that carries all of our basic steel and titanium, yet also a wide variety in gold, diamonds and unique design. For post healed jewelry and innovative design i would have to say that Tawapa, Diablo Organics and Maya Jewelry are some of my other favorites.This list of my choice companies is certainly more extensive than I’ve stated here though…

Who is Saint James Rajewski?

My name is Saint James Rajewski, I am a 20 body piercing/modification veteran and an educator in all facets. I have pierced and instructed in 49 states and a small handful of varying other countries. My main drive in my work is to aid in one’s unique self expression and to comfort them during a vulnerable moment while going through their rite of passage. I am a facilitator of positive energy and intention via body alterations and adornments. Helping you adorn your temple and to realize what a temple it is. I’m also an internationally recognized performance artist in such acts as human suspension and other varying acts that show human transcendence.

by Marie Bargas @ahollywoodwitch reporting for LA Story.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Pics Allegedly Set Up By Security Guards

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Kanye is NOT angry with Kim and her family for supposedly setting up a photo op of him and baby North West out for the first time, HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY. Despite a previous report, Kanye is not pointing fingers at any Kardashians. Here’s who he and Kim think tipped off the paparazzi.

When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took North West and her nanny to a doctor’s appointment Aug.14, they were shocked to discover that they had been secretly photographed by paparazzi in the building’s underground garage. When they saw pics on TMZ’s website Aug. 15, they felt ambushed. 

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Minnie Manis! OPI x Disney’s ‘Couture de Minnie’ Collection

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Drop it like it’s haute!

Minnie Mouse is no stranger to haute couture: her fashion resume includes an eight-page spread in Vogue, hosting fashion shows in London and Paris and modelling not one but two custom-made Lanvin dresses. Some mice have all the luck!

Now she’s matching her lacquers to her lifestyle by teaming up with OPI for a ‘Couture de Minnie’ collection consisting of five shades in pinks and reds, including a ‘Liquid Sands’ polish, for those who want Minnie’s style power at their fingertips.

This is actually the second time the modish mouse has collaborated with OPI, having released a ‘Vintage Minnie’ collection last year. Before we know it she’s going to have a nail polish collection to reflect every side of her personality! What next, goth? (Yes yes yes, please make that happen!)

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Couture de Minnie from left to right:

  • A Definite Moust-Have (pearlescent fuschia)
  • Innie…

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