Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z is for (Lora) Zombie

Happy Tuesday!

Well, here we are at the final letter. It's funny how a month can seem to pass so quickly and so slowly at the same time. ☺

Today's video inspiration comes from an artist who's relatively new to me: self-taught Russian artist Lora Zombie. Zombie creates what she calls "grunge art," something that I think is better experienced than explained. The video I'm posting today shows Zombie at work on one of her pieces—a fascinating process. You can see more of Zombie's work at her Web site, found here. Enjoy!



Today also marks the end of National Poetry Month and the Pulitzer Remix, a wonderful project I'm honored to have participated in this month. I've had a great time, and I'm sad to see the project end.

You can find my final haiku here. I am truly grateful for those of you who have supported me by reading and commenting on my work. Poetry is my passion, and your comments have meant so much. Thank you.


Wishing you all a wonderful and relaxing Tuesday. ☺

70 comments:

  1. That video was amazing; as is you haiku. Thank you for sharing them both with us.

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    1. Thanks so much, Melanie. I've really enjoyed your blog and am happy that we found each other in the A to Z. :)

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  2. Good stuff. Congratulations on completing the A to Z challenge and another great haiku.

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  3. A perfect video for your Letter Z and the end of this AtoZ Challenge. Zombie...wonder if that is her real last name? Her art is certainly right out there with the ZombieNess of today!

    Soaring Haiku for today....another Zinger!!!

    Thank you so much for your visits and comments...everyone so appreciated.

    My Letter'Z'...Quilters Zodiac
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. Thanks for your visits and comments as well. I enjoyed your posts so much. ☺

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  4. what a great way to end---i really liked her style, very soothing to watch, esp. with the cool song---dana you have done an amazing job---of course, i knew you would---enjoyed the challenge with ya <3

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    1. Aw, thanks, Lynn. You know I always enjoy your posts, too. ☺

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  5. Had my doubts to start with but her worked turned out ok. I gotto the end but had to resort to a couple of classic cars. I'll be prepaired on the next A-Z

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    1. I thought so, too. Her process is fascinating!

      Congrats on making it through, Bill! I've enjoyed your photos. :)

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  6. Congrats on the A-Z Challenge....I was so glad to see her really paint a imagine on it and then she made them skeletons....she lost me there.

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    1. I guess that's at least part of the reason she calls it grunge art. :)

      Congrats to you as well!

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  7. I've enjoyed the whole alphabet with you...admiring your creativity and dedication in finding the wonderful videos and your own words (I really loved the Y"awp post (new to me, I wasn't visiting you last year). Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Sallie. I appreciate that. ♥

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  8. Interesting art work. Loved all your haiku's. Now we have to cope with withdrawal symptoms - alternatively we could just rest!

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    1. Thanks so much. ☺

      I vote for the nap! Boy, do I need one. :)

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  9. Fun process! I love the cute little pet rat :)

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    1. I thought it was cute, too—but keep it away from me. ;)

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  10. Zzzzowee what a cool video! Love watching people create- and the pet rat was darling....have a great day- enjoy!

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  11. So creative an artist. Cool name too. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Interesting fusion. Might be my age, but I liked it better without the skeletons. The black silhouettes were nice. Zombies are all the rage though. :-) I so wonder about the creative process behind it.

    It's been fun, Dana. Not to not lose track of you until next year!

    Thanks so much--you are a sweetheart.

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    1. I have to agree with you about the skeletons. It would be great to learn more about her creative process, though.

      Aw, thanks, Teresa. You're very kind. I'm not sure my husband would agree with you about that—at least not all the time! ;)

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  13. I can't believe we're at the end of the A-Z challenge! I've enjoyed all your posts!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. It's been a long road. :)

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  14. Congrats on finishing the Challenge! Loved coming here.

    And that is TRUE ART. wow.

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    1. It's pretty amazing! I like watching the process. Now if only we could get inside her mind as well.

      Congrats to you, too! Your posts brought back a lot of good memories. I enjoyed them. :)

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  15. I want to know what Lora Zombie sees in her head when she creates.

    You made it, Dana! You survived TWO - count'em - TWO challenges in one month. Whatever shall we do tomorrow?

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    1. I want to know that, too.

      It's hard to believe I survived. And look at you: still standing after the challenge and the wedding and everything else you've been doing!

      I don't know about you, but I think I'll take a nap. ☺

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  16. Congratulations, we did it, we made it all the way to Z, and you must admit it was fun! :-) I've loved your videos and this one was awesome, I was amazed at how that piece developed into a very beautiful creation... come to think of it, people and life are a bit like that too! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit every day, even while I was on vacation. I'll be back to catch up on all the posts I missed last week!

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    1. How could I not stop by? Your posts were great! ☺

      Thanks, Josie.

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  17. Eagles and apples? Wow, it's America!

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  18. Wow. I didn't think that was going to turn out to be anything and it was stunning.

    Great theme. Congrats on finishing!

    Heather

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    1. Thanks, Heather. I enjoyed reading about Stormy each day. I love that guy!

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  19. WOW! I was blown away, I never thought it could end up that amazing.Great talent! Congratulations for finishing the challenge, Dana:)

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  20. I'm quite amazed that you found one for Z! This is really interesting too.
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. Glad you liked it. I think her art is pretty cool.

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  21. That's amazing! Congrats on finishing the Challenge. :)

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  22. quite the creshendo of finishes for you! Congratulations!

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  23. Cool! Congrats on finishing the challenge!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  24. Thanks for sharing this video and your haiku! Amazing!

    Nas

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  25. Beautiful art and Lovely haiku, as always, thanks for introducing me to a monoku.

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    1. Thanks so much for reading. It means a lot.

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  26. Is her last name really Zombie? All I can say is her art is gorgeous in a twisted way. I love that she added the skeleton on the man and woman.

    It was happy-making reading your blog posts. Glad to meet you!

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    1. I'm glad my posts made you smile. :)

      (I'm not sure about her last name.)

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  27. it was so much fun to watch and that mouse! I need to show this to my daughter.....she does something similar. Thanks Dana and congrats on finishing the A to Z!!!! ;)

    Jules
    A Dose of Jules

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I hope your daughter does, too.

      Congrats on your great A to Z finish. I've enjoyed reading your poems. :)

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  28. Happy Z!
    Congrats on a successful A-Z April! You made it!

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  29. That was so cool!!

    I'm glad I met you! Congrats on finishing the challenge :)

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  30. The mouse! I love the little mouse, just hanging out while she created a masterpiece.

    Thank you for showing us so many amazing things over the past month. Congrats on completing the Challenge!

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    1. I'm glad you liked my posts. Thanks for all your comments, Rachel. I appreciate them. ☺

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  31. That was cool! Had fun visiting your blog throughout the month. Thank you for introducing me to so many new and inspiring things from amazing dancers to beautiful art to stop motion filming...so many amazing, inspiring, wonderful things! Loved it:)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed my inspirations, Rebecca!

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  32. Congrats on you completion of the challenge. I admire you! I may give it a try next year...we'll see :)

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  33. Wow! That's my favorite A-Z post!! Love to watch her process - mouth hanging open in awe. Thanks for sharing her with us.

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    1. Isn't she amazing? I love watching her work!

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