Monday, July 31, 2006

a cold bath, lulu ???

july 21
© luisa brehm

Baby, helppppp !!! i’m melting !!!

For Illustration Friday

well, to tell the true clean doesn’t inspire me at all,
i was here breaking my head drawing deleting drawing nana, i said .....
i had this one from Diary of Lulu, i guess it’s clean enough ;-)))))))
and i wanted to post it here anyway while it's tooooo much hot ……

Sunday, July 30, 2006

While there is a lower class, I am in it;
while there is a criminal element, I am of it;
and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.

- Eugene Debs -
Bush to Open New Maximum-Security Jail at Guantanamo
Check out this article from Truthout

heart of fire


heart of fire
© luisa brehm

Saturday, July 29, 2006

We are .........

We are part fire and part dream.
We are the physical mirroring of Miaheyyun,
the Total Universe, upon this earth, our Mother.

We are here to experience.
We are a movement of a hand within millions of seasons,
a wink of touching within millions and millions of sun fires.
And we speak with the mirroring of the sun.

- Firedog -
Cheyenne Nation

toni aging

toni growing up
© luisa brehm

to reach the sky .....

Friday, July 28, 2006

Nebraska rejects electric chair challenge
Check out this article from CNN
Detainee Abuse Charges Feared

On Prosecuting Detainees
Check out these articles from The Washington Post
Dream Variations

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance
Till the white day is done.
Then rest at cool evening
Beneath a tall tree
While night comes on gently,
Dark like me--
That is my dream!

To fling my arms wide
In the face of the sun,
Dance! Whirl! Whirl!
Till the quick day is done.
Rest at pale evening . . .
A tall, slim tree . . .
Night coming tenderly
Black like me.

- Langston Hughes -

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

murmur of tears


murmur of tears

it could be a cloud, it could be a star ..... or only tears .....
from kids who lost their parents in fucking wars,
parents who lost their kids in the electric chair or hanged
somewhere ..... from the forgotten, the oppressed ones .....
who knows their names ???
my ocean has the whole cry within !!! including mine .....

© luisa brehm

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

When I would recreate myself, I seek the darkest wood,
the thickest and most interminable, and, to the citizen,
most dismal swamp.
I enter a swamp as a sacred place-a sanctum sanctorum.
There is the strength-the marrow of Nature.

- Henry David Thoreau -
Walking, 1851

Monday, July 24, 2006

the burden

the burden
© luisa brehm
for Illustration Friday

the world walks on us night and day day and night
not the opposite .....
( it's big but i'm not able to upload a little now ;-))))))) )
A very great vision is needed
and the man who has it must follow it
as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.

- Crazy Horse (Tashunka Witko) -

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Grandma’ house

grandma' house 2


i grew up here feeding lizards and playing with bees .....
there is not a such beautiful place anywhere
all is gone now
i never understood why time makes webs if it’s only a tear
well, may be it is the webs of memory .....
the heart keeps everything alive, isn’t it ???

© luisa brehm
Child

Your clear eye is the one absolutely beautiful thing.
I want to fill it with color and ducks,
The zoo of the new
Whose names you meditate ---
April snowdrop, Indian pipe,
Little

Stalk without wrinkle,
Pool in which images
Should be grand and classical

Not this troublous
Wringing of hands, this dark
Ceiling without a star.

- Sylvia Plath -

Saturday, July 22, 2006

nite, Baby !!!

july 17
© luisa brehm

from Diary of Lulu, an illustrated book with legends,
still under construction .....

this is lulu with her huge cheeks and toni the cat ;-)))))))
the diary is dedicated to my Baby Love,

because i began this story for him.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Resistance

We want to be free of a value system
that is being imposed on us.
We do not want to participate in that value system.
We don't want to change that value system.
We want to remove it from our lives forever.
We must never underestimate our enemy.
Our enemy is committed against us twenty-four hours a day.
They use one hundred percent of their effort
to maintain their materialistic status quo.
One hundred percent of their effort goes into deceiving us
and manipulating us against each other.
We have to devote our lives, we have to make our commitment,
we have to follow a way of life that says we are going
to resist that forever ... a resistance:
something that we can pass on as strength to the coming generations.
A resistance where organizational egos don't get in the way.
A resistance where individual egos do not get in the way.
A resistance where the infiltrators and the provocateurs
and the liars and the betrayers and the traitors, they do not get in the way ...
a resistance of consciousness.

This is our obligation to the earth.
And only by fulfilling our obligation to the earth
can we fulfill our obligations to the people.

- John Trudell -
"STICKMAN" - 1980
Behind Bars, He Turns M&M’s Into an Art Form
Check out this article from The New York Times

step by step


© luisa brehm

we build a new world .....
this one just stinks !!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Alone

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

- Edgar Allan Poe -

Monday, July 17, 2006

sacrifice in blue

sacrifice in blue  
© luisa brehm
for Illustration Friday

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Tao exists in the crickets ... in the grasses ...
in tiles and bricks ... and in shit and piss.

- Chuang Tzu -

Saturday, July 15, 2006

zw%90#kl

zw%90#kl


zw%90#kl&wy&+xh2%#
i landed in earth !!!
my ship is all a mess ........
cannot see, breathe even think !!!
i feel sooo miserable ;-((((((((((
kiss kissssssssss ???

© luisa brehm

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

My cocoon tightens, colors tease,
I'm feeling for the air;
A dim capacity for wings
Degrades the dress I wear.

A power of butterfly must be
The aptitude to fly,
Meadows of majesty concedes
And easy sweeps of sky.

So I must baffle at the hint
And cipher at the sign,
And make much blunder, if at last
I take the clew divine.

- Emily Dickinson -

Sunday, July 09, 2006

fate is a butterfly

butterflies
© luisa brehm

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Ride a wild horse with purple wings
striped yellow and black
except his head which must be red.

Ride a wild horse against the sky
hold tight to his wings before you die
whatever else you leave undone-
once ride a wild horse into the sun.

- Hannah Kahn -

Friday, July 07, 2006

night light

night light
© luisa brehm

naaa, it's not a lunar eclipse .......
it's just fireworks in the city ;-)))))
Protest says ‘Free all U.S. political prisoners!’
Check out this article from Workers World

Thursday, July 06, 2006

para ti, Baby ;-)))))





















Hoppyyyyyyyyyyy Birthday !!!!!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

animation

Defect
by Ed Beals

a fantastic flash animation !!!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

two eyes



© luisa brehm

typical portuguese houses .....
on top, interior north,
below, in the edge of the ocean .....

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Human Rights Council approves the
Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The declaration goes now to the UN General Assembly for final adoption in the fall.
June 30, 2006