Media Archive December 2018

Welcome to the Media Page
I hope you enjoy some of my artwork, sketches, photography, featured individuals, news and reflections.

December 30, 2018

Hope you have a joyous and wonderful NYE celebration.  Please do not drink and drive.  Be a designated driver or use public transportation.  Also don’t text and drive.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful NYE and a prosperous 2019.

December 30, 2018

UNHCR Community Centres in Syria – Integrated protection services

December 30, 2018

Rohingya crisis: Reuters journalists held ‘for investigating Myanmar killings’ – BBC Newsnight

December 30, 2018

The Global Compact on Refugees, explained

Share your thoughts with me.

December 30, 2018

Swift Parrots | An Endangered Species’ Remarkable Recovery

December 30, 2018

Mrs. Karen Pence Announces Her Art Therapy Initiative

December 28, 2018

‘We won love.’
‘We love now.’
‘Love’, ‘Ask Why’, ‘Think’, ‘Read’, ‘Share’
‘Care’, ‘Understand’, ‘Forgive’, ‘Live’, ‘Life’

-Omar Shamsi

December 27, 2018

Happy Birthday to all those with December 27th birthdays.
New Years is Coming Up!  What do you have planned?
Digital painting by Omar Shamsi

December 24, 2018
Judge Judy Before TV – A Profile of Judith at Work (1993)
Note:  Thank you for your service.

December 24, 2018

‘A small quaint coffeeshop in Irving Park with a big personality.’
‘Artist Allen Vandever uses art to help shed light on a darker topic.’
-Quotes from WCIU reporting

December 22, 2018

Art I Can’t Show You
Agnes Martin

December 16, 2018

Regreening the desert with John D. Liu – Docu – 2012

December 16, 2018

Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall? BBC News

December 16, 2018

Milli Vanilli: The Biggest Hoax In Music History
Note:  Music industry contract story, the story of Milli Vanilli.

December 16, 2018

Steve Cutts

December 15, 2018

Omar Shamsi Art Time Lapse 2

Here is my last time lapse.  Let me know if you want to see more of this.

December 14, 2018

Why Are Wild Parrots Disappearing in Miami? | Short Film Showcase

Notes:  Protect wild parrots.

December 14, 2018

Bob Ross – Frozen Beauty in Vignette (Season 23 Episode 11)

December 13, 2018

The Science of Addictive Food

December 13, 2018

Bob Ross – Mighty Mountain Lake (Season 16 Episode 12)
God bless you Bob Ross!  Great painting, great show, great advice.

December 13, 2018
The Blox Office
This is a new ticketing website for events.

December 11, 2018

Credit Card Debt Explained With a Glass of Water
Blake Hughes from asked for me to post this here.

Here is a direct quote from
Blake Hughes Outreach Communications Director @ Credit Cards . com

‘Studies have shown that people struggling with debt are three times more likely to have a mental health disorder. Unfortunately, this means that veterans contemplating suicide are not only forced to manage their unique symptoms but are also much more likely to have difficulties managing their finances.’

–  Blake Hughes Outreach Communications Director @ Credit Cards . com

5 Sneaky Secrets That Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You To Know
Merritt, Hagen & Sharf, LLP.

If Debt is the Problem, Suicide is Not the Answer

Credit card debt for those who don’t know is a revolving type of debt that still exists in the United States.
Thank you Blake Hughes and bless you for bringing this social issue to light.

December 11, 2018

‘We are gonna keep it [government funding] open if we have border security.’
-Donald Trump
Tuesday Dec 11, 2018

E-mail me and tell me what you think and why.

December 10, 2018

Edvard Munch | TateShots

December 8, 2018

Stargazers: Nightmares of the Ocean Floor

December 7, 2018

Yoda teaching Skywalker Knowing

Star Wars Link

Star Wars Yoda’s Death

December 7, 2018

Artist:  Sarah G
Medium:  Photography
Date of work:  December 2018
Location:  Chicago Public Art Display Window

Several artists featured on this.
‘Elvis’, ‘U Still Happy’, and ‘you are beautiful’
The art panel seems to always be changing.
This photograph is courtesy of Sarah G.

This was sent in!  Local Chicago art on display.
Always get permission before placing art in or on the public sphere.
Say no to vandalism!

December 6, 2018


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December 5, 2018

Rupert Sheldrake – Is The Sun Conscious?

December 4, 2018

Scenery in Antarctica

December 3, 2018

Alan Watts breaks down what’s wrong with the world – Part 1 (1970)
Link replaced on the website with this.
What do you think of his thoughts?

December 3, 2018

Oregon Coast: a Timelapse Tribute in 4K

December 1, 2018

How Ocean Spray Harvests 220 Billion Cranberries A Year