Would Saturn cast such an orangey glow in a tank of water? I don't know, but I do know I like my new piece "Mermaid in swirling kelp forest at Saturn in orange green".

Many, myself included, have pushed autumn on people this month, but while it's still summer let's savor the vibes, one wonderfully sensual expression of which is William-Adolphe Bouguereau's "The Birth of Venus". 😍

Feels good to get a lot of coursework done right after you wake up and before you even leave your bed to start your day. 🙂

Image is Georg Pauli's "Evening Reading".

You know, it's kinda terrifying how this neoreaction stuff I studied all the way back in like 2013 now has real-world application beyond appreciating outré blogs. 👀

A beautiful girl who's the very picture of glamorous yet simple medieval femininity throws herself into the task of making an awesome flag in Edmund Blair Leighton's vividly romantic vision, "Stitching the Standard".

Earnings, savings, and returns are the three sides of financial freedom. Call it the golden triangle. Improve all three, not just one.

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This post's featured image is "Golden triangle of financial freedom" by yours truly.

Reflecting on my latest mall walks last weekend, it strikes me that the minimalistic Shaker wooden look is bizarrely incongruent with the sort of products Apple sells. IMO they'd look much better in a Futurist setting a la "Tron: Legacy".

At left is a *very* typical Apple Store in Green Hills Mall, Nashville; at right is Steve Jung's concept art for "Tron: Legacy" (source: jungsketch.blogspot.com/2010/1).

Blue makes everything spacier, and my new piece "Telescope in three horses' heads blue nebula" is no exception. It all looks quite ethereal.

Despite big ideas today has proven a lazy one for me, much like the darling in John William Godward's "Endymion". At least she looks like she's had what a pretty girl like her deserves: a good time and a fun day. 🙂

Even outside retail, Delta Airlines, for instance, report continued strong sales of business-class seats; coach seats, not so much. The writing on the wall becomes clearer with every economic cycle: the middle class is not the future.

Image is "Fortune's favourite" by Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

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This recession looks to be just another turn of the "average is over" ratchet: as retail for average people reorients toward the poor or even rots away altogether, the luxury segment thrives, pulling away from the pack.

cnbc.com/2022/08/13/ultra-rich

When finding a path in life, being open to freelancing and closed to any path that doesn't pay at least $100 an hour really lights your way.

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This post's featured image is a photograph of the lovely Geneviève Lantelme.

When finding a path in life, being open to freelancing and closed to any path that doesn't pay at least $100 an hour really lights your way.

Read more at my : adamasnemesis.com/2022/08/15/t

This post's featured image is a photograph of the lovely Geneviève Lantelme.

This latest piece of mine "Blue auroral curtains under a blue airy nebula", looks *so* crisp and icy, yet also spacey. It came out nicely IMO.

Jewelry decorating her head in the loveliest way, luscious hair arrayed into braided pigtails, and a pleasant face with eyes looking longingly toward the future; 1900s beauty Julia James is *great* in this image.

Crazy to think how, between dance world and Twitter, there are likely powerful, influential, wealthy people who know me, or at least know of me. 🤔

Image is of Gladys Cooper.

And now for something a bit different: my new piece "Oxygen chart, Earth vs Thalassa", the latter being a planet in my space-opera setting.

Joseph Coomans's "A young woman of leisure" really lives up to her billing; wealth and ease look so good on this fair darling. I wonder what sort of rich girl/hot girl thoughts are running through her pretty head...

Wow. I can actually have the windows open driving back home from the gym and *not* feel like I'm in an oven. Must be fall. 🌬️🙃

Image is William Trost Richards's "Indian Summer".

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