Blue Sky
Blue Sky
Blue Sky is the legal name of an American painter and sculptor best known for his mural, Tunnelvision.
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Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable
Huffington Post - 18 days
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Trump, Makeup, Skincare, My Life.
Huffington Post - about 1 month
First Lady Elect Melania Trump with long time makeup artist Nicole Bryl. Hello Huffington Post Beauty Readers, Life these days can be exhilarating when words such as Trump. Makeup & Skincare are mentioned, especially now pending inauguration time. Seems that this is the ONLY topic of conversation anyone is interested in talking to me about at all and in any and all settings I might be in. I realize my silence has been a source of frustration to several, so, to put those who have been asking at ease, here are a few of my answers to the most frequently asked questions. With warm regards, Nicole Bryl xo TRUMP. MAKEUP. SKINCARE. MY LIFE. How did you become a make up artist and cosmetic expert with your very own skincare line? NB: "I have been involved in the entertainment, fashion & beauty business in one way or another since I was five years old. When I was a child my mother Rochelle enrolled me in several water color and oil on canvas painting classes which I lov ...
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A Survivor's Letter to Friends Overseas: Help me Leave
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Dear Friend, I've decided that I have little choice but to look for a home and employment outside of the USA. In the upcoming months, I'll be reaching out to whoever I can who might be able to help. I know your busy with your family, and I know that virtually every country in the world is horrified of what our most recent election brought is. The best I can say about it is that I played no role in those events, except playing my part to try and prevent them. I campaigned for Sanders in the primaries. I believed him to be the most qualified candidate. However, I had to cut my losses when he didn't win the primaries, whether it was fair or not.. I voted for Clinton in the general election. Of the remaining candidates, she was most qualified, and had made compromises, adopting the ideals that were of such popularity among Sanders' supporters. Our GOP won both the house and senate. They will also soon own the Supreme court once again. We have a madman being sworn in as pre ...
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The View From Pluto: How The Indians Landed The Star In Their 'Blue Sky'
NPR - 2 months
The Indians’ World Series run helped them land one of the biggest hitters in the game. But signing Edwin Encarnacion still took a bit of strategy and luck. WSKU’s Amanda Rabinowitz talked to our commentator Terry Pluto about the Indians’ budget-busting $60 million deal: Indians fans got to see Edwin Encarnacion during the postseason, when Cleveland eliminated the Blue Jays in the AL Championship Series. He's a right-handed slugger who averages 36 home runs a year and drove in 120 runs last year. He became a free agent at the end of the season and projections were that he would get a $100 million contract. Hoping for a blockbuster contract The Blue Jays offered Encarnacion $80 million for four years. "He wanted to stay in Toronto. His agent turned it down. So, the Blue Jays moved on. He then turned down a three-year, $66 million deal from the Houston Astros." "The problem is, he's going to be 34 in early January," Pluto says. "He's primarily a designated hitter. A very good one, but the
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Where blue sky comes at a price
CNN - 2 months
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The Prince And The Moon
Huffington Post - 2 months
For the holidays and to delight the reader with the pleasures of magical kingdoms, Princes and Princesses, and fantastical journeys, I offer the following fairy tale, excerpted from my coming novel. In the book, an orchestra violinist is telling his little son a bedtime story. The wonderful illustrations are by my friend Sandi Goodwin. -TW ©Sandi Goodwin, used with permission "The Prince looks at the blue sky and the intense blue of the sea. This is the most beautiful island, perhaps the most beautiful island in the whole of the Mediterranean. He is there looking at his island, the palm trees, and the market with all the fresh fruit, melons, grapes, and pears, and pineapples, and the delicious prepared food laid out on long tables for people to buy. There are rice dishes, all types of meats, fresh fish, lobsters, and shrimps which you like to eat as well." The boy smiles and puts his fingers in his mouth. He is quite still and listening. ©Sandi Goodwin, used with permis ...
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Antarctica: A Modern Day Expedition
Huffington Post - 3 months
One hundred years ago, the men from Ernest Shackleton's failed Endurance expedition, sailed to Elephant Island and were eventually rescued by aid from South Georgia. Part of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, the journey was made in large wooden ships that had no radio communication. The promise of discovery that drove the explorers of old remains today and fortunately, modern travel to Antarctica is much more comfortable. In November, along with 100 other passengers, I walked aboard the Plancius to sail over 2,800 miles from Ushuaia, Argentina to Antarctica, the world's seventh and last continent. Booked through Oceanwide Expeditions, our itinerary was packed full with sailing the Drake Passage, mountaineering and camping on snow covered land and kayaking between icebergs. Initially, the prospect of camping on the continent sounded terribly cold to me, but after reading Alfred Lansing's Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, it seemed like one night away from my wa ...
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Mexico's Popocatepetl spews, covers nearby city in ash
Reuters.com - 3 months
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupts into clear blue sky in a powerful show of smoke and ash, covering the nearby city of Atlixco, Puebla, in a layer of ash. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Comfortably Numb
Huffington Post - 3 months
You know that scene in The Big Short when Mark Baum is sitting on that roof in New York and he can feel people's fear and corruption in the air? Mark knew that he would be fine, more than fine, if he sold his bonds, but he knew that millions of people would lose their homes, jobs and economic stability. That's how I felt on Wednesday. I'm not going to be deported; I'm not going to lose health care; I'm not going to need an abortion any time soon, and I don't deal with racist bigotry directed at me every day. So not much will change in my daily life. Except for the fact that my country's president disrespects my entire gender every time he opens his mouth. And except for the fact that I'll have growing anxiety and depression due to the sadness of my peers who are affected by the imminent changes. Anyway, Mark Baum's ominous scene on the roof feels like 11/9/16 for anyone who isn't personally scared, but is scared for the greater good. Even though I'll be fine, I am carrying the w ...
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Up Goes The Wall: New Yorker Cover Nails Donald Trump-Induced Despair
Huffington Post - 4 months
A great big red brick wall shrouding all blue sky from view ― it’s an image chock full of symbolism that feels more appropriate than ever following Donald Trump’s shocking election victory this week. An early look at next week's cover, “The Wall,” by Bob Staake: https://t.co/f9qJvRniou pic.twitter.com/u6RQRfQsI1 — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) November 11, 2016 “When we first received the results of the election, we felt as though we had hit a brick wall, full force,” New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly wrote about the magazine’s cover for next week, created by illustrator Bob Staake. Aside from that, there’s the obvious. The president-elect plans to fund the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border within his first 100 days in office, as announced in October as part of his plan called “Donald Trump’s Contract With The American Voter.” It also speaks to the despair and despondency so many people are experiencing as he prepares to take over the Whi ...
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Crazy fan theory says ‘Breaking Bad’ caused ‘The Walking Dead’
Yahoo News - 4 months
Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead are two of AMC's most popular TV shows in recent years, although only the latter is still on air. They’re different stories that do not appear to be connected in any way. But what if they are? What if a fan theory is correct and the events in Breaking Bad are connected to The Walking Dead ? Netflix explored that possibility. DON’T MISS: The best MacBook Pro alternatives now that Apple ruined everything In a new Fan Theories clip posted on its official channel, Netflix explained that Walter White’s Blue Sky meth may be the chemical component that turned the first humans into zombies. The video shows various elements and references that appear in both TV series, which is how this fan theory was born. Fans looked at various Easter Eggs in Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead and made several plausible connections. And some of them are extremely interesting. For example, Daryl’s stash of drugs contains something that looks just like Blue Sky. He even made a re ...
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Is America Good?
Huffington Post - 4 months
A long time ago (at least 11 years), on a high, green, grassy esplanade leading to the glimmering castle in Stirling, Scotland, a mother sat on a blanket with the remains of lunch. Her six-year-old son had just run over to another young boy, perhaps 9 or 10 years old, and they had quickly become friends - as young boys that age are wont to do. They immediately transformed into two great knights engaged in an epic plastic sword fight, thanks mostly to the fact that my son's new friend had 2 swords and was happily sharing one. The sun was shining in an uncharacteristically cloudless blue sky, a refreshing breeze was blowing, and I was in my favorite place in the world with my child. After a while, our two brave knights grew weary, and approached the older knight's parents for juice boxes. They chatted a while, and then I saw my son gesture towards me as the other boy and his parents began walking over. I stood, brushing away sausage roll crumbs and grass from my jeans, as they ...
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Kenny Loggins Cuts 'Footloose' with New Children's Book
Huffington Post - 4 months
You've heard "Footloose" the song. You've seen Footloose the movie. Now you can read Footloose, the children's book, but don't be surprised to find yourself singing the words rather than speaking them. Musician and children's author Kenny Loggins' new book is a high-energy tale of a jaunty animal dance party. With music and lyrics by Loggins and Dean Pitchford and delightful illustrations by Tim Bowers, the story is set to the eponymous, catchy tune that was a huge hit for Loggins in 1984 when the movie first boogied across the big screen. "The meter of the lyric is a little tricky because the words come out so fast," says Loggins. "But if you're familiar with the song, and most people are, you quickly get how the words are bouncing off of the pages." Loggins' love of books and reading began at a young age. "My first seven years were spent in Seattle," he says. "Lots of rainy days. Lots of opportunities to read. I still remember the Little Golden Books vividly." Loggins recalls House ...
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Inside Tibet: Our Journey to The Rooftop of The World
Huffington Post - 4 months
Tibet is a place, tucked high up on the northern side of the Himalayas shrouded in mystery. Few people I know have travelled to Tibet and few are familiar with its rocky, rugged mountain-scape, vibrant city landmarks and peaceful and relaxed culture.  Only open to tourists since 1986, people are clambering for an insight into this faraway land, which while it has been at the centre of a territory dispute for decades is still largely unknown territory.  The journey for us, was an incredible, once in a lifetime experience at the place they call "The rooftop of the world." First, a few quick facts: 90 per cent of people in Tibet are ethnic Tibetan Buddhists. They have roamed this harsh and unique part of the earth for some 21,000 years. Tibet is on the Tibetan Plateau, the highest region on earth and spans over 1,200,000 square kilometres! Comparably its population is small. Just over 3-million. Lhasa is the capital and stands at 3,610 metres above sea level. (That ...
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Wells Fargo must do more than fire its CEO to mend its image, critics say
LATimes - 5 months
A red stagecoach, pulled by a team of six galloping horses and driven by a ruddy-faced man in a tan stetson, rumbles across a field of dry grass at the foot of a mountain range, all under a clear blue sky. That image, harking back to the 164-year-old bank’s beginnings, accompanied an acknowledgement...
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How Do You Remember?
Huffington Post - 5 months
When a baby is born, it's a mother's instinct to protect her baby. When a baby dies, it's a mother's instinct to protect their memory. --- Unknown Author For some moms, protecting their baby's memory happens when they release pink balloons into a blue sky, or plant a tree that blooms each spring. For others, it comes when they donate backpacks filled with necessities to a child in need, or a Cuddle Cot to another family who has just lost their own. It also comes when they create a non-profit, like Healthy Birth Day, whose sole mission is to save babies, and thus, save families. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and we are very aware that there are moms and dads all across this country who are missing the babies they never got to know. This is how we remember our babies and invite you to write about how you remember yours. This fall, my son Milan would have turned five. I often remember him by talking about him, just saying his name helps me claim him as mine ...
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Mining the States of City Minds: 6
Huffington Post - 5 months
In "Mining the States of City Minds," a recent blog, I introduced my approach to experiencing the texture of city life in Venice, California and writing up the resulting stories with a type of literary journalism. This kind of writing, with roots in the New Journalism of the 1960s, captures these stories as they happen in the streets and other sites of everyday life through scenes that are faithful to the action and events they emerged from. It lets characters speak for themselves, which gives the writing the feel of a fictional short story but also a more truthful approximation of the surfacing event through their differing perspectives or points of view. Like a Surrealist flaneur I amble through the city trolling for stories and find their potential elements in various clusters of activity, sometimes homeless camps, where these voices dramatize their challenging existences. They present the evidence that might lead to a larger story waiting to be told. My resulting scenes mix direct a ...
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Naked Mike Rowe Pulls Shotgun On Drone Hovering Over His House
Huffington Post - 5 months
Don’t go peeping on Mike Rowe with a drone. The TV personality says he almost blasted an intrusive quadcopter out of the sky, after he spotted it hovering over his San Francisco home while he was in his birthday suit last Tuesday. The former “Dirty Jobs” host was sleeping nude in his bedroom when the sound of what he thought was a gigantic bumble bee woke him up, he wrote on Facebook. Only it wasn’t an insect that roused him from his slumber. He opened the drapes and was shocked to see a drone buzzing in the air just feet away from his window — with its camera pointed straight at him. Rowe, 54, grabbed his 12-gauge shotgun from under his bed and ran down to his deck, still in the buff. “I pumped a shell into the chamber, enjoying the ‘crunch-crunch’ sound that makes shotguns worth owning,” he said. “I had a clear shot — nothing but blue sky above — and more than enough umbrage to justify the destruction I was about to unleash.” But then, when the forme ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Blue Sky
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2000
    Age 62
    In 2000, Sky was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian state honor, for his contributions to the arts - particularly, for painting the state's first large-scale public mural in 1975.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1981
    Age 43
    Blue Sky Gallery opened in 1981, and it has displayed his artwork exclusively since 1989.
    More Details Hide Details It is owned and operated by his wife, Lynn Sky. Sometime after graduating, Sky took an interest in painting a mural on the wall of the Federal Land Bank in Columbia. He applied to the South Carolina Arts Commission several times before they accepted his concept design for Tunnelvision and told him to approach the Federal Land Bank for funding. The bank refused to fund the project, but agreed to grant him permission to use the wall on the condition that he wasn't a communist (see: Diego Rivera). Sky claims that the idea for Tunnelvision appeared to him in a dream (thus the title). Although the work is technically rendered in trompe-l'œil style, Sky intended the mural to have a spiritual impact as well; a 'window' to transcendental reality. Sky has restored and fully repainted the mural five times, and each version has featured at least one new element to extend the metaphor; for example, the most recent addition, a street sign which reads, "One Way."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1976
    Age 38
    Tunnelvision may be regarded as Sky's masterpiece in the classical sense, because the mural is both part of his juvenilia and the work which has earned him the widest recognition, starting with an article in the February 1976 issue of People Magazine.
    More Details Hide Details Rumors abound that several drunk drivers have attempted to drive into the tunnel.
  • 1970
    Age 32
    In 1970, he graduated, earning a Master of Education, because the university had not yet been certified to award a Master of Fine Arts.
    More Details Hide Details In 1974, Sky legally changed his name from Warren Edward Johnson to Blue Sky. He signed paintings before this year with the abbreviation "WAR."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 28
    Upon moving back to Columbia in 1966, Sky worked as a draftsman and conceptual artist for Wilbur Smith & Associates before returning to USC for graduate school.
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  • 1964
    Age 26
    At the Springs Mills Show in 1964, in which over 700 artists participated, he was judged "best of show" by Henry Geldzahler, then curator of modern art at the Metropolitan Museum.
    More Details Hide Details Sky was then invited to study at the Art Students League of New York, where he lived and worked for the next year.
  • 1958
    Age 20
    Sky attended the University of South Carolina from 1958 to 1964.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, he received instruction from accomplished Ash Can painter Ed Yaghjian. Meanwhile, he sold original works through USC student art auctions at McMaster College.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1954
    Age 16
    In 1954, his first foray into art won him a national poster competition, two years before he graduated from Dreher High School.
    More Details Hide Details For the next six years, he served as a jet aircraft technician in the Air National Guard, 169th Cameron Squad, while working several different jobs to pay for college – as a parade float builder, a layout artist, and a dance instructor, among others.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Age 0
    Born in 1938.
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