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Arthur Hacker's "The Drone" is a lovely painting to watch as the warmth of midyear starts to fade; so many pretty flowers, bigger than the even prettier girl appreciating them!

This is my digital painting "Wispy red nebula", a bit back to basics for me but I think it looks pretty, almost like locks of hair.

Fun fact: "-trix" is Latin while "-ess" is Greek, hence why "cosmographess" sounds like a real word whereas "cosmographtrix" doesn't (cosmography is Greek). "Navigator" is Latin, hence "navigatrix".

Image is Lawrence Alma-Tadema's "A Reading from Homer" (1885).

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For my next sci-fi story, centering on a parthenogenetic sisterhood, instead of progenitor, navigator, and cosmographer I'll use progenitrix, navigatrix, and cosmographess. It builds atmosphere.

Image is my very own "Girl touching a star map" (2021).

This gorgeous painting, "Portrait of Louise-Elisabeth of France with her son" by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, fits into too; it looks kinda autumnal, and she was a pioneering woman artist!

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If you're looking for inspiration for space aliens, forget humans; dinosaurs, birds, and other archosaurs are rich and barely tapped veins.

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This post's featured image is "Portrait of Louise-Elisabeth of France with her son" by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1780s).

This is my digital painting "Eight star system diagram", showing what kind of orbits an octuple-star system might have. Such systems would be wondrously complex to live in.

This is my digital painting "Two ocean planets rising over the sea", not just one but two globes of water rising over what might be a water world itself. A triple-planet system, all ocean worlds?

Thomas Edwin Mostyn's "Jewels" shows a pretty girl with a delightful happy expression on her face as she luxuriates in more jewelry to adorn her gorgeously arrayed body with. So pleasant, so wholesome, so feminine.

Not sure how fall-like it is where you are, dear followers, but I can't help myself - let's kick off right now with an art share! No rules, just drop your art and have fun! 🎉🥳🎨🎊

This is my digital painting "Transit of a red giant", showing two giant planets and their retinues of moons moving across a puffy star, perhaps observed by a nearby civilization not unlike our own.

Let's make fall 2021 Art Girl Autumn! As crisp winds caress the body and piles of rusty leaves whirl why not wear cute skirts and pigtails, break out those paint brushes, and make art in the fresh air?

I offer more details on what happened with my old server as well as reflections on the meeting of frustration, disappointment, and computers.

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This post's featured image is Jean-Léon Gérôme's "Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind" (1896).

Welcome back, followers! I had to switch servers, so my back-catalogue of posts has been lost, but I'm still here and I'll once again be posting at least once a day going forward. For celebrating my Mastodon instance's resurrection and my first post on the new server I can think of nothing better than "Lady Emma Hamilton as Circe" by George Romney, my avatar and my favorite painting of all time! 🎉 🥳 🎊

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A personal node in the decentralized social network of the future for Adamas Nemesis: blogger, science-fiction writer, artist, and more.