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  1. ProducerShelley Brown

    Shelley Brown

    24/02/2017
    Catholics
    CatholicsHoly Homily! Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Catholic! Yes, I wanted to be Catholic! As a little girl, my aspirations were to become Barbie, a Playboy Bunny or a Stewardess. All Catholics. What you may not know is that I had a strong desire to be a...
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    Robert Bacal
    24/02/2017 #5 Robert Bacal
    #4 You could have been a buffet Jew, picking and choosing which dietary laws suit your preferences.....berakhah, bracha, brokho, brokhe all supposed to be legal transliterated hebrew for blessing.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/02/2017 #4 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    And, here I sit, a Catholic who wanted to be a Jew.

    Not for any religious thing, it's just that a girlfriend's mother made this INSANE brisket braised in Pepsi.

    I loved that brisket and seriously considered marrying the girl who's mom it was. Then I realized that my love for a dish just wasn't sufficient grounds for matrimony. Besides, she couldn't cook worth a damn. Maybe I could have married her mother

    Alas, I am too fond of khazzer to convert. No pork? No way! I couldn't possibly forgo a roasted pork loin with far too much garlic.

    I guess Islam is out of the question for me too.

    I used to get invited to Seder until I once rapped the berakhah. (I hope I'm spelling that right)
    Dean Owen
    24/02/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    Fun read! But you left out the best part about being a Catholic. Confession!
    Shelley Brown
    24/02/2017 #2 Shelley Brown
    #1 @Renée 🐝 Cormier Temple Beth Condo Chicago :). Thank you for your comment and I look forward to reading about your first communion experience.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/02/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Ah Shelley, you made me laugh! The grass always looks greener on the other side of the church yard, I guess. I think you just inspired me to write about my first communion experience. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, I've got some candy for you. Where should I send it?
  2. Roy Hummel

    Roy Hummel

    16/01/2017
    Newest digital Roy Hummel
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    Roy Hummel

    15/01/2017
    My newest digital abstract Roy Hummel
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  4. Roy Hummel

    Roy Hummel

    13/01/2017
    Another digital abstraction Roy Hummel
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  5. Migdalia Burgos

    Migdalia Burgos

    03/01/2017
    Attention all designers, creative types, and those who love creativity!
    Migdalia Burgos
    19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017
    www.wired.com Put down your gadget, pick up a...
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  6. Roy Hummel

    Roy Hummel

    23/12/2016
    Newest pastel chalk abstraction Roy Hummel
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  7. ProducerEeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    Money and art
    Money and artIt's obvious to buy art one must be rather wealthy. But to produce it, the creative person at least should have a source of money that is paying the rent and bills.How to achieve this? I have no idea. I have been blessed to be born in a family with...
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    Netta Virtanen
    17/02/2017 #30 Netta Virtanen
    Tervetuloa Eeva! =) Kiva buzz!
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    17/02/2017 #29 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    Wow, can't believe all the views! Talk about BeBee being small! O_O
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    17/02/2017 #28 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Netta Virtanen ! an artist from Finland !
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    30/01/2017 #27 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    #16 I will get back to you when my blog goes online again. Currently under construction.
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    30/01/2017 #26 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    #19 what do you think is replacing art as an a medium if the audiences and interest on it have never been lower? I mean, is there such a thing people go for now more than ever instead of (the) art(s)?
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    30/01/2017 #25 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    #18 more realism, less nonsense!
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    30/01/2017 #24 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    #20 I absolutely agree on your views of choosing carefully if you are going to be an artist. Of course, many in the creative industry say that money, numbers and figures are easily confused by the less corporate type in the art world, working more on the creative side of things on itself.

    thank you for your inspiring story of collecting art. Maybe you would be interested in checking out the www.taiko.fi website offering Finnish contemporary art online for affordable pricing.
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    30/01/2017 #23 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    #22 it is very profound. I am not sure if I am capable of understanding where the contemporary art doesn't make it to be art, rather than just contemporary artWORK. Maybe a more simple clarification would do for me. I don't know about you, others.
    Bernard Poulin
    24/12/2016 #21 Bernard Poulin
    Simply a clarification : all of what we produce in our lifetimes as creatives is "artwork" not "art". Artwork is the "thing" that we work on and produce as a product which can be purchased. Whether "art" emerges from that product is another matter all together. Painters, sculptors, dancers, writers all want to produce, one day, that humungously important work that reaches out beyond our navels and touches and moves others to the point where they are transfixed by the power emanating from that creation we have made. That's all we can hope for - that some of what we have made becomes motre than it appears to be in the beginning. Basically, money is never associated with "art"since art is un-buyable. As it is an enigma, a wondrous non-thing which is spiritual rather than physical, it cannot be bought. It is free to whomever looks upon it and is moved. Yes, we can buy the thing that holds the art (for example : the painting of the Mona Lisa belongs to the Louvre museum in Paris, but Mona Lisa "herself" belongs to the world - free and gratis. This is what “may” one day make our artwork valuable - i.e. : when it lives and breathes within others and beyond its physical self. Only then is there art. Only then are we "artists".
    Phil Friedman
    21/12/2016 #20 Phil Friedman
    It's necessary for would-be artists to face a couple of truths. Foremost, that not everyone who aspires to produce worthwhile art can do so. Yes, "beauty" (read artistic value) is in the eye of the beholder, but if it is only in your eye, consider taking up auto mechanics or some other trade, if for no other reason than to support yourself. Second, consider pricing your are so that it is affordable for ordinary people to own. My wife and I buy and display only original art in our home. We once bought a beautifully framed fairly large piece that we absolutely from the Miami artist Jeff Laibson for $800. We would not consider selling it, so have never had it valued, but I think it must be worth more than 10 times what we paid for it. Could not afford one now, but became big Laibson promoters because we could buy one then. IMO.
    Paul Kemner
    21/12/2016 #19 Paul Kemner
    It's tragic, but most university arts programs set their students up for failure. It's time the arts establishment got over the Salon de Paris, and put the narrative of the Starving Artist aside as a toxic product of 19th century Romanticism.
    When making art for *any* audience is construed as selling out, it's time to reject that worldview. The barriers to finding an audience for your art/music/whatever have never been lower.

    Educating the public that art or craft is worth paying for is a separate issue, and one that's particularly bad in the USA.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    21/12/2016 #17 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #10 It's cool that some paces are already doing something similar. I am thinking big I am talking a place big enough that if everyone chips in there is plenty of time to do everything else.

    Many of the homeless artists I know would be glad to work the land to never have to do commercial art or worry about it being profitable.

    The process you described is what has killed art in my opinion and is killing artists who are starving to death because they don't do it according to that system which is exclusionary by design.

    We can see homeless street artists the world over. Their art every bit as moving and often more so and every bit as relevant to the world as a hole for having artists who still have the drive to create art for arts sake no matter what.

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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/12/2016 #16 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #13 My pleasure. Go ahead to quote my comments in your personal blog. Thanks for your courtesies! :)
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    21/12/2016 #15 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    #2 thank you for your considerate comment. I am happy you enjoyed your read. Please feel free to share my post on in your hives and/or other social media platforms.
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    21/12/2016 #14 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    #3 Thank you. Great involvement from you, guys!
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    21/12/2016 #13 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    #5 that's a great comment. It inspires me a lot. What do you do professionally? I mean, it makes me want to quote it in my personal blog. Are you interested?
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    21/12/2016 #12 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    #6 You have a very romantic idea of artists. Many, who are cold hearted and yet passionate, professional and strict about it, might not want to compare vital bodily functions to the importance of work. But nevertheless, a good reply and nice that you wish me so well. Thank you!
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    21/12/2016 #11 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    #8 Sometimes it's all about matreial, and what the audience/buyers want. It's difficult to say is it against the principles of creating an authentic piece of art or moreso leaning towards commission based work. At least, like many artists, the guy you write about created an innovation - even if he didn't financially profit of it.
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    21/12/2016 #10 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    Many of those "homeless artists" #9 might be only discovered after their passing. Sadly, so. But the professional art world demands are quite different: you need to promote, go get, market, exhibit, be there, be a somebody. Not a sack of clothes laying in their bones down the street. The art world works in the terms of capitalism give and take, alike all other markets.

    You are making a good point on the 300 years of rich people. This trend has passed though, for the most part, since the rich people are nowdays making their own creative projects: music videos, tunes and other commercial whatnot.

    Your dream is quite beautiful as an ideal thought. I wish you good luck with it and all that goes with. I hear in Barcelona, Spain there are lot of communities you describe in your reply. Also Berlin, Germany might have something similar going on. Especially the Friedrichschein district once a center of underground art. But yet again, this dream only serves certain kind of artists. It seems to be for people who, including their creative processes, are willing to lead towards ecological living and self-sustaintable lifestyle. Very much good idea for hippie artists looking to save the world, not only sell their art and work as a professional artist. Living in a community like that takes all your time. Carrots don't grow themselves. So, if you'd like a job title fine artist/gardener, the community would be the best grounds for that.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    20/12/2016 #9 Max🐝 J. Carter
    I see a lot of homeless artists on our streets who keep finding a way to create anyway because nothing else will do.

    The renaissance happened because for 300 years rich people threw money at artists to create art for arts sake.

    My favorite daydream is rich people investing in self sustaining arts communities that includes the artists growing their food and bringing in in ever kind of artist. I detail it in one of my buzzes.

    I call it the Independent Arts Community and the dream is to build a bunch of them and create an art network
  8. Alexandra Francis
    Fairy Garden (2016)

    Acrylic and oil on canvas.

    By Alexandra Francis
    Alexandra Francis
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    Paul Burge
    19/12/2016 #1 Paul Burge
    Love this! @Alexandra Francis
  9. ProducerMiguel Sopena

    Miguel Sopena

    18/12/2016
    My work on DegreeArt and The Hornshaw Gallery / Mi trabajo en DegreeArt y The Hornshaw Gallery
    My work on DegreeArt and The Hornshaw Gallery / Mi trabajo en DegreeArt y The Hornshaw GalleryI am happy to announce that I was approached by www.degreeart.com and www.thehornshawgallery.com and I accepted their offer to represent me!! My work for sale can now be seen on their websites and I sold four pieces through DegreeArt earlier this...
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    Nic Fester
    19/12/2016 #5 Nic Fester
    Hi Miguel, thanks so much! I actually work with acrylic paint. I use fillers etc for texturing. And your paintings?
    Miguel Sopena
    19/12/2016 #4 Miguel Sopena
    #3 I really like your art Nic! Very expressive! Do you work in oils?
    Nic Fester
    18/12/2016 #3 Nic Fester
    Hi Miguel, pleasure to engage. I do abstract and contemporary art. www.nicfester.co.za I did a blog post called Pastor Doing Weird Dark Art. So glad I found an artist here on beBee.
    Miguel Sopena
    18/12/2016 #2 Miguel Sopena
    #1Thanks Nic! What sort of art do you do?
    Nic Fester
    18/12/2016 #1 Nic Fester
    Wow! Great work! I do some art myself.
  10. Roy Hummel

    Roy Hummel

    16/12/2016
    Newest digital abstraction design Roy Hummel
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    Roy Hummel
    16/12/2016 #2 Roy Hummel
    #1 Thanks very much @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher appreciate your commitment very appreciative
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/12/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    It looks like stained glass, very nice!
  11. Roy Hummel

    Roy Hummel

    14/12/2016
    Newest digital abstraction design Roy Hummel
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  12. Roy Hummel

    Roy Hummel

    12/12/2016
    My newest digital abstraction design Roy Hummel
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  13. Roy Hummel

    Roy Hummel

    11/12/2016
    Echoed Beams my newest art piece available on Pixels. Com Roy Hummel
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    Roy Hummel
    11/12/2016 #2 Roy Hummel
    #1 Thanks so much @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman really appreciate your compliments and support 😁😁
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/12/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is awesome. Colors brilliantly in motion.
  14. Migdalia Burgos

    Migdalia Burgos

    01/12/2016
    For all my Spanish friends and creative types everywhere:
    Migdalia Burgos
    Fear + Loneliness in Beautiful Spanish Web Comics
    eyeondesign.aiga.org In 2013, illustrator and former art director Ana Galvañ launched a web-comic platform called Tik Tok to promote the work of young Spanish and Spanish-speaking authors. It was also a kind of backlash to the fetishization of the printed fanzine. “I...
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  15. Roy Hummel

    Roy Hummel

    15/11/2016
    a digital abstraction manipulation i did some time ago Roy Hummel
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  16. Roy Hummel

    Roy Hummel

    14/11/2016
    one of my older pastel chalk pieces Roy Hummel
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  17. Virginia Artist

    Virginia Artist

    12/11/2016
    Available print on canvas
    https://niume.com/pages/post/?postID=93350
    Virginia Artist
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    Virginia Artist
    17/11/2016 #4 Virginia Artist
    #3 muchas gracias @Mariela Roxana Colman
    Mariela Roxana Colman
    14/11/2016 #3 Mariela Roxana Colman
    El arte de hoy.
    Virginia Artist
    12/11/2016 #2 Virginia Artist
    #1 thanks so muc Pascal !
    Pascal Derrien
    12/11/2016 #1 Pascal Derrien
    brilliant :-)
  18. Roy Hummel

    Roy Hummel

    12/11/2016
    abstract figurative pastel chalk art piece Roy Hummel
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    12/11/2016 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Does everyone else see the Toucan?
  19. ProducerFabio Marzocca

    Fabio Marzocca

    01/11/2016
    Creativity Draws on the Deep Well of the Past
    Creativity Draws on the Deep Well of the PastOctagonal Well in the Cloister of Giuliano da Sangallo, Faculty of Engineering, Via Eudossiana, Rome___________________In the tetralogy “Joseph and His Brothers“, Thomas Mann states, “Deep is the well of the past...”. Sometimes this well is...
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  20. ProducerShelley Brown

    Shelley Brown

    09/10/2016
    The Move - by River (My dog)
    The Move - by River (My dog)Where the F*ck are the rabbits? What happened? Why are we here? I don’t understand? The other day I got picked up for doggy daycare and then the craziest, messed up thing happened. The doggy daycare lady took me somewhere I had never been. She had...
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    Aaron Skogen
    10/10/2016 #3 Aaron Skogen
    I think you captured the sense of confusion our four legged family members have when we move. Very enjoyable. Soon River will be right at home.
    Shelley Brown
    10/10/2016 #2 Shelley Brown
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich good thing is we have a back door where my dog can walk :) My new place has great karma. Thanks and hugs to you and Zanzi!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    09/10/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Closets are a moving dog's best friends. My girls learn about packing really young. I hope the lobby situation gets sorted out, as being picked up for each exit and entry will eventually get to a be a big pain. I had to carry Zanzi around for two months last summer.... Happy House Warming!
  21. ProducerShelley Brown

    Shelley Brown

    09/10/2016
    Does this marathon make me look fat?
    Does this marathon make me look fat?It was 2001. Exactly one year and 3 days after quitting smoking, a pack a day of true Cowboy Killers, Marlboro Reds no less. Most of you don’t know this about me. I smoked for years. I loved smoking. In high school we actually had a...
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  22. ProducerShelley Brown

    Shelley Brown

    09/10/2016
    Middle Age
    Middle AgeI am either having a mid-life crisis or just one of my usual nervous breakdowns or maybe both. It’s been really ugly. I’ve been really ugly. I know the usual nervous breakdown part started with the holidays but the middle-aged crisis started...
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    Shelley Brown
    15/10/2016 #15 Shelley Brown
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thanks so much for your lovely sentiments. It's funny, I remind myself the same thing. I bought myself a dozen roses the other day. Miss connecting regularly but sucked up by the corporate vortex. Hope you are well. I have never met you and I know you are beautiful because of your spirit.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/10/2016 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Shelley Brown, you are lovely both on the inside and out. I think women really tend to be hard on themselves. I'm sort of going through something similar right now, so I can relate. I keep trying to remind myself that I do not choose friends etc... based on their looks. I'm attracted to others based on how they treat others. I'm attracted to others who accept me for who I am. I think it's good to remind ourselves to accept who we are and where we are in life. Even give ourselves a big high five once in a while!!
    Mario Alarcon
    13/10/2016 #13 Mario Alarcon
    #11 But we are more than what meet the eyes.
    Completly agree. !!!!!
    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Paul Walters
    11/10/2016 #12 Paul Walters
    @shellyBrown Great piece and whatever you think I think you are fabulous and we haven't even met! Salamat Sukses from Bali !
    Laura Mikolaitis
    11/10/2016 #11 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Shelley Brown, you are beautiful both on the inside and out. It radiated when we first spoke so many months ago and it shines in your writing. Embracing our naked self is challenging, as we've discussed in posts before and we can often get sidelined and side tracked. I struggle with it myself - letting my outside guide my inside. But we are more than what meets the eye - underneath we are strong, intelligent, vulnerable, and caring human beings. We are flawed, but who isn't? I so, so love this post and I love that you've let your vulnerability shine through. You are an amazing person, Shelley and I am glad that we crossed paths. Here's to embracing all that we are!
    Shelley Brown
    10/10/2016 #10 Shelley Brown
    Thank you Mario Alarcon
    Mario Alarcon
    10/10/2016 #9 Mario Alarcon
    Never feel down your mind by your age, no give up never !!!!
    May i know you? beautifull woman, especially your foots.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/10/2016 #8 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    A beautiful confession! I think the word ACCEPTANCE too belonged in that list at the end ;) Most of us, if not all, would eventually have to look in the mirror and perceive not just one's imagined reflection, but reality - pleasant or not. I think it is the hardest to accepts oneself as we are...as we have been made...and it might take years or even lifetimes! For the real life begins then. When you learn to work within the limitations and strive to overcome them and use the situation to the best advantage. LOL yeah, Madonna sure gave some a boner...but it was a goner for me when i read somewhere (mind you, no way for me to validate!) that when she got started she had noticeable B.O. and B.B. ...underarm hair suspect in the former issue. Still love her heartshaped face...and some of those old numbers...all this reminds me of another contemporary of hers - Cyndi Lauper with her squeaky cuteness fun overload...Time after time...Thanks Shelley Brown, for reminding me of the dark moments in my life that I outgrew only after accepting that though it is inspiring to dream, it is healthy to accept reality.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    10/10/2016 #7 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Shelley Brown, it is all relative. I remember when "Like a Virgin" came on the radio waves, because someone I worked with was enthralled with Madonna, and at the time it made me wince. But, my co-worker thought Marilyn Monroe was still alive and couldn't understand why she dressed like she was living in the 50's- go figure. I couldn't help it; I had to pop her bubble. I eclipsed "middle-age" a long time ago, although I may look a good ten to 15 years younger than most of the people I meet around my age; I still have long dark hair, well, there's some smoke on top of the chimney, but, I certainly don't expect to live to 120 and my body is starting to tell me that I'm not as young as I think I am. Madonna may be one thing, but, how's this?- Gwen Stefani just turned 47. "Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." ~Samuel Ullman.
    Christine Baker
    10/10/2016 #6 Christine Baker
    I absolutely love this! You have such a human experience to your writing, and it resonates with me. Kudos!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    10/10/2016 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #4 Thank you for being able to write with wit and charm and honesty. It helps people get out of our cycles of stinking thinking.
    Shelley Brown
    10/10/2016 #4 Shelley Brown
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I have always admired you for shunning societal based thinking regarding certain things we've discussed. I have glimpses of it from time to time when my brain reminds me. Thank you for who you are.
    Shelley Brown
    10/10/2016 #3 Shelley Brown
    @John White, MBA thank you so much. On here because of our mutual pal @Jim Murray. Happy to be here even with time constraints. Looks like you've really started something awesome here!
    John White, MBA
    09/10/2016 #2 John White, MBA
    Having recently turned 40, this resonated with me. It's great to see you on beBee!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    09/10/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Perhaps gratitude comes in smelling for rabbits.....inhabiting primal urges can put aside all the layers of accumulated thought. Unfortunately, the honest truth is you will forget to revel in a sunset, but our big brains are there to help us remember to turn them off of societal-based thinking as often as we can remember.

    I just saw a video of two vocal geniuses, wearing every bit of the ravages of age they had experienced, throwdown simply for the joy of still being alive.... the year he died - Rick James and Teena Marie. I am moved precisely because of how unpolished the whole proceeding is. Nothing to judge here, just something to experience.
  23. ProducerMelissa Gorin

    Melissa Gorin

    06/10/2016
    IHS Markit Fall Festival 2016- Benefitting the Denver Dumb Friends League 🐶🐱
    IHS Markit Fall Festival 2016- Benefitting the Denver Dumb Friends League 🐶🐱What a perfect #Fall day for our very FIRST #IHSMarkit  "Fall Festival" in #Englewood/#Denver!   Check out what some of our colleagues crafted! Happy Fall Ya'll! :-)-Melissa...
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  24. Producersiraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    29/08/2016
    I will be back and the search is on to gather the best of
    I will be back and the search is on to gather the best of I will be back with nectar to contribute my share along with awesome co-beBee's. Yeah! that's an uniqueness of the best Bees.. Welcome to buzz and share the nectar of contributing aspects related to specific group. Whether it's Creativity and...
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    Ali Anani
    29/08/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    This buzz speaks a lot about you dear @siraj shaik and you are most welcome an active bee on this beBee platform.
  25. Producersiraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    29/08/2016
    Can we see the buzzes and hives globally as beBee Worldwide
    Can we see the buzzes and hives globally as beBee Worldwide(Please keep hovering on nearby the points of pollen and aroma. The nectar you and me to share and carry the potential positivity with hovering over worldwide over the gardens all across the global locales)Can we see the buzzes and hives across...
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