Once in a while I see the work of a young artist and a bomb goes off in my head

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  Once in a while I see the work of a young artist and a bomb goes off in my head— I mean that in a good way. Heather Murphy is one such artist. Her work reminds me of O’Keefe, with shades of Warhol. She can paint! But her painting has a freedom to it that’s stunning. I mean— what to make of an artist that paints rock star icons AND flowers, pop posters that could have been Pink Floyd album covers AND lyrical almost transparent studies of nature? Then there’s her humor. Look I’l … [Read more...]

Does Christmas Make You Sad?

Does Christmas Make You Sad?If so-- why?Me? Yes and No... I think that for many reasons it's a time when my sense of mortality, passing time, and loss gets tangled with hope and leaves me both happy and sad.What about you?Comments? Please come to my Facebook Page and join the discussion/leave a comment/share and thought...Here's a detail from a painting of mine ("Roses Scattered From The Sky," oil on canvas, 12 x 12)  that expresses something of my ambivalence... both joy and … [Read more...]

This Christmas Give one of my Paintings

This Christmas Give one of my PaintingsI'll ship to anyone anywherecontact me at:http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Landscape SeriesHappy Winter RiverOil on canvas8 x 8$325Absolute PeaceOil on canvas10 x 10$435Marsh, Life, SkyOil on canvas10 x 10 $435What the World is Made OfOil on canvas8 x 8$325Over the MarshOil on canvas8 x … [Read more...]

The Best Talk I Gave

Here's the best talk I've ever given. Please share!!! TO WATCH CLICK on THIS LINKhttp://vimeo.com/112396778 Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaeffer See Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/ Follow Frank on Facebook h … [Read more...]

New Atheist Author Daniel Dennett Responds via Twitter to my latest Article:

Daniel Dennett Responds via Twitter to my latest Article/excerpt from my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceFrank Schaeffer@Frank_Schaeffermy latest question for atheists on HuffPo huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffe… - 10 NovDaniel Denne … [Read more...]

The Perfect Picture of Just About Everything Wrong With Just About Everything! (Add Your Own “I’m lovin’ it!” Sucky Caption!)

 Jesus USA as beefy, cheesy glory: A Classic American Portrait. A brilliant photograph by a great photographer. Perfect in every way. All credit to you Hayley Karl PhotographyHayley Karl PhotographySchaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace Available now on Amazon  Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaeffer See Frank’s painting … [Read more...]

So if you ever write about Delta Spirit again, keep that in mind, they are not only an amazing band– but they are hands down the friendliest band I’ve ever met

Nick BlazisOct 11th, 5:39amMr. Schaeffer,I just read your recent article about the Delta Spirit show at the paradise, great read, and you are absolutely right about the band being incredible.....That was an awesome show, one of the best live performances I've seen in my life.... And looking at the picture of all you guys back stage, I just realized I was in the room with you all when you took it!.... in total shock that I was back stage with Delta Spirit!So! I asked to have my … [Read more...]

“Transparent” is Willing to Take on the Actual Complexity that is in Each of Us When it Comes (no pun) to Our Sexual Lives

Transparent is great! Jill Soloway, the show's writer and director/creator is brilliant.If Amazon’s book-selling success scares some writers imagine what lovers of Netflix and HBO will do now that Amazon’s binge series, Jill Soloway’s Transparent , has turned out to be a work of genius?Transparent  is the best thing on TV or in movie houses right now. Period.Maura (Jeffrey Tambor), has been living as a woman. But he/she hasn’t told her three grown children: Sarah (Amy Landecker), mom … [Read more...]


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