Robert L. Peters

11 August 2014

Tanaka Tatsuya | Daily Diorama

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Kagoshima, Japan

For nearly four years, Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya‘s daily to-do list has included creating and photographing a mini-diorama comprised of miniature figurines and everyday objects… part of his Miniature Calendar project.

See more here and here. Thanks to friend Sherry Ducharme for the links. (-:


16 July 2014

DIAPER is REPAID spelled backwards.

—Marshall McLuhan 


4 May 2014

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Maya Angelou


2 May 2014

Children not looking at modern art…

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At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art… (source)


24 April 2014

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.

A.A. Milne, (Winnie-the-Pooh)


12 April 2014

Beauty Revealed

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Boston, Massachusetts, 1828

I came across an image of this exquisite miniature yesterday (6.7 cm x 8 cm, watercolour on ivory), and was intrigued to find out about its origin.

Painted as a self-portrait by Sarah Goodridge and given to statesman Daniel Webster after his wife died (Webster sat as a model for Sarah twelve times over two decades), it presents a provocative twist on the “traditional lover’s eye miniatures so popular in London” at the time. I know it would have gotten my attention…

Below is another watercolour-on-ivory self-portrait miniature done by Sarah (who never did marry) two years later, in 1830 (10.2 cm x 7.6 cm).

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9 April 2014

To change, a person must face the dragon of his appetites with another dragon, the life-energy of the soul.

—Rumi


6 March 2014

The trouble is, you think you have time…

—Buddha (distilled and adapted)


29 January 2014

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

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Best wishes for the Chinese/Lunar New Year!

(It’s the year of the wooden horse, same as my birth year).


23 January 2014

In case you've forgotten…

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