Friday Five: At the Movies

Today’s Friday Five is a bit unconventional.  In honor of Roger Ebert’s life and passing, we bring you five pieces inspired by a shared love of film:

Custom Painting: Clint Eastwood by Christine E Steimer
Custom Painting: Clint Eastwood by Christine E Striemer
Metropolis #2 by Ruth Edward Anderson
Metropolis #2 by Ruth Edward Anderson
We Saw Avatar in 3-D by Sherry Key
We Saw Avatar in 3-D by Sherry Key

 

Real Housewives of Oz by Vyckie Van Goth
Real Housewives of Oz by Vyckie Van Goth

 

Movietime by S. Olga Linville
Movietime by S. Olga Linville

 

Rest in peace, Mr Ebert. We’ll see you at the movies.

 

 

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Artseen: May the 4th be with you!

Sith Anakin by EBSQ Artist Laurie Leigh
Sith Anakin by EBSQ Artist Laurie Leigh

 

Padme Amidala by EBSQ Artist Mark Satchwill
Padme Amidala by EBSQ Artist Mark Satchwill

 

Rohlan Dyre by EBSQ Artist Brian Vavra
Rohlan Dyre by EBSQ Artist Brian Vavra

 

Princess Leia by EBSQ Artist John Thompson
Princess Leia by EBSQ Artist John Thompson

 

Princess Leia Slave Monkey by EBSQ Artist Tina Marie Ferguson
Princess Leia Slave Monkey by EBSQ Artist Tina Marie Ferguson

 

The Darth by EBSQ Artist Erika V Nelson
The Darth by EBSQ Artist Erika V Nelson

 

The 4th with be with you. Always.  Happy Star Wars Day from EBSQ!

Art Seen: The Washingtons in Miniature

Even if you don’t get to enjoy an extended weekend, we hope this President’s Day you’ll enjoy this gorgeous set of cameos done by EBSQ Artist (and watercolourist extraordinaire) Cathy Johnson, created for her brief stint as a limner (miniaturist) at Colonial Williamsburg in 1993.

 

George and Martha Washington by EBSQ Artist Cathy "Kate" Johnson
George and Martha Washington by EBSQ Artist Cathy "Kate" Johnson

Art Seen: Year of the Dragon

Today starts the fortnight celebrating the Year of the Dragon. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon embodies boldness, passion, and fiery independence.

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Faces of Faery 109 by EBSQ Artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Faces of Faery 109 by EBSQ Artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Dragon Fire by EBSQ Artist Nico Niemi
Dragon Fire by EBSQ Artist Nico Niemi
Silver Celtic Knotwork Dragon Brooch by EBSQ Johanus Haidner
Silver Celtic Knotwork Dragon Brooch by EBSQ Johanus Haidner
Dragon Square 7 by EBSQ Artist Emily J White
Dragon Square 7 by EBSQ Artist Emily J White
A Knight and His Dragon by EBSQ Artist Susan Brack
A Knight and His Dragon by EBSQ Artist Susan Brack
Dragon Eye ACEO by EBSQ Artist Christina A Kapono
Dragon Eye ACEO by EBSQ Artist Christina A Kapono

[View more dragon art at EBSQ]

Art Seen: The Day the Internet Blacked Out

Sad Girl by EBSQ Artist Aylan N Couchie
Sad Girl by EBSQ Artist Aylan N Couchie
Loneliness by EBSQ Artist S. Key
Loneliness by EBSQ Artist S. Key
Crossing Your Path by EBSQ Artist Carol DeMumbrum
Crossing Your Path by EBSQ Artist Carol DeMumbrum
Village Cemetery by EBSQ Artist Naquaiya
Village Cemetery by EBSQ Artist Naquaiya

An editorial note: none of these pieces were created to address today’s #StopSOPA protests. Nor did EBSQ have any obvious gallery pieces that addressed censorship in general (that wasn’t of the girly-bits variety, which would have diluted the message too much)

EBSQ did NOT “black out” today out of respect for our paying customers who depend upon our services. But I think as artists, this is a conversation we should probably be having. I personally (and professionally) oppose SOPA/PIPA. From what I’ve read and researched it goes too far in limiting our freedoms and doesn’t effectively address the issue of piracy, which many of our members have unfortunately experienced firsthand. So I bring it to you: Where does copyright protection end and censorship begin?