Vehicle to Genius List

Vehicle to Genius List

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Read in Spanish, French and English

Collect foreign language books

Read English dictionary, read Spanish dictionary, then French, Twi etc.

Twi Scholar

Linguist:  English, Twi, Spanish, French, Chinese and  Chinese Calligraphy, German

English Scholar

Latin Scholar

Linguistic Traveler

Book Reviews

Builder of Treasures (art collection, sole prints, jewelry, dishes, hats, books, fabrics/textiles, garments/costume closet, music, recipes, albums, foreign currency )

Read across areas

Book researcher

Art collector

Art Writer

Penmanship Expert

Library development

Incubation of books in a database

Albums

Binders

Poetry research

Sewing goals

Databases, websites

Tech for managing information, research or databases

Academic Writing

Development Sessions

Books

Write songs to sing

Know Michigan naturally

Star Making Machine

Build something up and work from it (look at collections)

Analysis

Schools of knowledge

Professional writings

Write bibliographies to develop papers

Bibliography, read, write a question, develop a plan, academic writing or research paper, APA

Study programs

Tech match

Book lists

Vocabulary lists

Questions

Art Relevant Juncture Outline

Testing to see how much you know, the design of tests and knowing more and finding gaps

Note cards for study and self quizzing

Media Junkie

Social Science

Analyze artworks

Portfolios

Image collection

Teaching materials file system

Technology Binder

Searching for writing words

Breadcrumb searches

Blow up a dot

Studies

Know International Affairs

Review, to know again, refresh or know more or differently

Mushroom Projects, plan a project, allot financing, dissemination

Design PowerPoint Presentations for teaching or groups or talks

Health binder, study the bumps etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up to Snuff #105 Historical Writing

Up to Snuff #105 Historical Writing

A place in history

Making a historical art work:

Looking through historical lens such as: social, economic, socioeconomic, cultural, military, religion, political, history of science

Events and individuals of the past

Change, context, causality, contingency, complexity

Primary and secondary sources, evidence, audience, write a thesis question to work from, relevance, intent, accuracy, authority, suffrage, religion, purpose, objective, summary, short responses, consequences, movements,  proximate, necessary, contributory, analysis, constitutional, longitudinal, messages, de jure, de facto, credibility, abstract, transitional language, class relation, social phenomena, brief description, Boolean operators, major concepts, identify keywords, ephemera, posters, postcards, advertisements, change, historical event analysis, plan, critical research question, historical thinking applies, subjectivity

Historical significance:  1) How notable or important was the event at the time it occurred? 2) Did the event affect a great many people? 3) Were the consequences of the event extensive or enduring 4) Does the event symbolize or relate to broader historical trends?

Historical evidence: documents, artifacts, buildings, paintings, photographs, oral histories,

Not evidence: opinion, rumor, propaganda, political rhetoric, historical narratives

What would you like to know more about?

  1. Historical event description
  2. Secondary sources
  3. Primary sources
  4. Research question
  5. Audience
  6. Message tailored to audience
  7. Articulation of response

Who are, where from, goals?

Change over time

 

Fit, Lean & Beautiful #52

Fit, Lean & Beautiful #52

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

One thing I think that can be learned in a New York City Bra Shop is to position your breasts and “wear” them in a desirable fashion, lifting and holding them in place with a good brassiere.

Learning how to care for fur is high on the list of priorities.  It’s good to know where to get garment bags to hold furs and where to dryclean and condition furs.  Avoid a dried out or shedding fur.

While you’re working on your fur it’s good to invest in leather cleaner, a lint brush and fabric defuzzer. What can also be good is wool and cashmere spray.

Mothers and fathers establish ego with their child’s school lunch.  Look for parenting magazines to have good recipes like hummus and cucumbers or dumplings and sauce for children’s lunches.  Children’s school lunches may be where the tastemasters get distinguished.

 

 

 

 

Smart suggestions for getting through the Coronavirus crisis

Smart suggestions for getting through the Coronavirus crisis

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

Cook extra fresh food and freeze it

Print and read Wikipedia

Write business plans

Plan next steps for the future

Plan holidays

Open Christmas Club Accounts

Spring cleaning of the house

Make vocabulary lists and flashcards

Collect recipes online and make binders

Clean out closets, buy hangers

Try sprucing up on a foreign language for next vacation or job promotion

Work towards ideas for next job or a promotion or new business or expansion

Contact or email family members

Stock up on foods

Make a PowerPoint presentation for use in a group, club, teaching or family reunion

Exercise at home

Read

Enjoy baking or making nice comfort foods like soups and dips

Order music; make a list off radio playlists of good CDs to buy

Work on writing you put off

Sew or mend

Plan a new look, haircut, new makeup or glasses or spring outfits

Shop for upcoming gala attire

 

 

Planning Christmas Ahead

Having a good Christmas means getting a Christmas Club Account and saving up.  Planning a good Christmas is deciding if you will collect recipes in a binder or cater out or order a variety of things.  What is truly essential is starting ahead.  Even planning your entertainment ahead and rehearsing, writing or practicing piano or buying movies like “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer,” can ignite the holidays.  Planning your liquor and gaiety is also essential and stocking up well in advance.  Start knitting or planning gifts a year ahead especially if you want to make or design or search for or save for gifts.  Make a giving list and invite friends and extended family to exchange gifts.  Christmas is one of the most memorable and happiest times of the year-plan, plan plan.  This is when the premium wives, matriarchs, patriarchs, gentlemen and ladies get distinguished. See the below list of Christmas desserts to get you started on your own list.  Merriment and gaiety are some of the most essential ingredients to Christmas.  Start collecting dishes, serving platters, music, cameras and video cameras, etc. Start early sending Christmas cards.  Make Christmas a time when you give love and appreciate everyone in your life and community.  Plan for philanthropic donations to charities and non-profits and save for those too. If you can it’s a good time to plan to put money into family trusts and children’s trust funds and college funds.

With love,  Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Christmas Desserts

Cakes

Christmas Cake

7-UP Pound Cake

Fruit Cake soaked in good rum

Bundt Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Brandy Crunch Cake

Cookies

No bakes

Mamoul

Butter Pecan Cookies

Fortune Cookies

Almond Cookies

Christmas Cookies, sugar cookies, cream of tartar & almond extracts

Painted Cookies

Rum Balls

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ginger Snaps

Molasses Cookies

Gingerbread men

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Orange Crescents

Rugalach

Palmiers

Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Monster Cookies and plain tollhouse

Christmas cookie tins

Peppermint Patties

Thin Mint Cookies

Windmills

Animal Crackers

Snow ball men

Animated cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Candy

Homemade Hard candy

Peanut Brittle

Chocolate Covered Cherries with Brandy inside

M+Ms

Homemade Fudge

Homemade Caramels

Taffy

Vintage Candy

Homemade Butterscotches

Chocolate covered mints

Christmas Brach’s chews

Foil candy wrapper candies (strawberry etc.)

Box of chocolates

bon bon & truffles

Candy Canes

Turtles

 

Puddings

Trifle

Custard

Claufoutis

Bread Pudding

Parfaits

Naturals

Other Desserts

Jelly donuts

Sherbert

Homemade Swiss Rolls or store bought

Baklava

Animated Desserts

Jello molds or Jello parfaits

Raisin Bread

Orange Pecan Rolls

Nutella Filo Rolls

Mince Pies

Top with Maraschino

Lemon Bars

Chocolate Croissants

Croissants

Chocolate mousse ramekins

Petit fours

Peanut Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Tins

Fruit baskets

Art Relevant Juncture Outline

Art Relevant Juncture Outline

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

2/6/2020

Disambiguation-

The removal of ambiguity makes something clear, which may be used in semantics or a variety of forms inclusive of linguistics, art or music. It is the process of identifying which meaning of a word is used in context. “One may disambiguate a word or at the same time, use a recognized word to help disambiguate a sentence.”

In art disambiguation, may imply something relating to existentialism and man’s preoccupation with his own existence. Man’s eternal life may be to disambiguate his existence, origins or the process in art by which man views himself, his condition and world via artworks.  Disambiguation may be a synonym for art.  Disambiguation relates to decoding meaning of the whole or the parts, or the parts for the whole. Each art work in this way of contribution and decoding furthers the idea of disambiguation, by gaining another viewpoint, which contributes to the complete unveiling.

Existentialism-

The great “I AM”

Major players in existentialism:  the soul, art, life, GOD, all of existence, on and on to be everything

Art =Are-T or essence or perhaps the study of existentialism may be what art was meant to be

Some existential areas in art:  human condition, identity, force vitale, social, history, humanitarianism

Existential art teachings or studies or exercises-drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, fiber, graphic design, photography

The maker of the camera may be GOD

The essence of you, the soul of you, the essential system, how you came to exist, why you exist and how you exist, what is your condition within existence, the early preoccupation of man with the image of God and a lack of knowledge of himself or how he came to be

Existentialism came to be part beauty in the design of life, part explanation for a man ignorant in many ways of his life, part what may have been intended as life-a preoccupation with essential questions, one may assign a title such as GOD to an arbitrary or unknown or to answer an unanswered question or to fill a need that is unmet, for example if one needs someone and no one is there, many things came to be GOD, even dogs were thought to be GOD written backwards as loving and protectors and named after this omnipotent, or arbitrary or unknown or even known, some will call themselves or others GOD

The discovery of the soul:  The Hole, The Cough, The Light, The Lotion, The Parking Space, The Resume, The Blanket, The Shoe

The historical arts subjects or The Arts:  Medicine, Math, Astronomy

Scientific formula that is existential (eg. a pill):  What to be?  Where to go?  What to do? For how long?

 

Manifestation-pouring an idea into its form

Drawing as a means to manifestation

Thumbnails

Science theory #1=It is its own unique self

“Negative Mountain”

Research and Development (R&D), “Research Art” and cracking down (as done in manufacturing)

Use of research paper or academic writing and “Let it Fall”

#1 Method, #2 Techniques, #3 Exhibitions

Human Condition-#1 The Problem?, #2 How we look at the problem?, #3 What are the various results of looking at the problem?

“Thought Graduation,” you say a word, I say a word connected, and then let it develop until you have a graduated connected thought with a root

Journaling as a means to art making, journaling means to be making

Writing non-stop, collecting a setting

Writing about art making

Let it fall, writing as a means to illustration or manifestation

Precisely, precision

Ideological Writing, art, propagandize

Latin

Thought Helms, Analysis, Questions (THAQ)

“Title Brief Caller”

Love is successful, love is ideals

Studies, variations, collections, interpretations

Stylization, Folk Art

Place holder, stand in, version, color block

Art and Design

Design process photo art

Deconstruction

Small and large, assembled pieces, poem to larger extent (Aggrandizement)

Secondary Concept

KS-Knowledge System, build something up and work from it

Art Teacher

Motif

Masking

Fashion Photo, Fashion Print, Fashion Collage as Art, Fashionisms

“Stitch and Photo”

Fiber, to say or to feel

Object Talk or reading or thought provoking

Art making with a camera (Is it art, or is it a photo?)

Areas in Art eg. Craft, Supply, Industrial, Manufacturing, Planned

Each a full possibility, testing your range

Portraiture

Instigate, Embellish, Inflate

“Positive Advertising”

Shine a light on

Humanitarianism

A place in history

Making a historical art work:

Looking through historical lens such as: social, economic, socioeconomic, cultural, military, religion, political, history of science

Events and individuals of the past

Change, context, causality, contingency, complexity

Primary and secondary sources, evidence, audience, write a thesis question to work from, relevance, intent, accuracy, authority, suffrage, religion, purpose, objective, summary, short responses, consequences, movements,  proximate, necessary, contributory, analysis, constitutional, longitudinal, messages, de jure, de facto, credibility, abstract, transitional language, class relation, social phenomena, brief description, Boolean operators, major concepts, identify keywords, ephemera, posters, postcards, advertisements, change, historical event analysis, plan, critical research question, historical thinking applies, subjectivity

Historical significance:  1) How notable or important was the event at the time it occurred? 2) Did the event affect a great many people? 3) Were the consequences of the event extensive or enduring 4) Does the event symbolize or relate to broader historical trends?

Historical evidence: documents, artifacts, buildings, paintings, photographs, oral histories,

Not evidence: opinion, rumor, propaganda, political rhetoric, historical narratives

What would you like to know more about?

  1. Historical event description
  2. Secondary sources
  3. Primary sources
  4. Research question
  5. Audience
  6. Message tailored to audience
  7. Articulation of response

Who are, where from, goals?

Change over time

 

Dissemination, document

Memories

Quepine, QPN, Question/ Proverb/ News

News and Fantasy

Iconography, Black Magic, Chi, Charmed, Juju, Voyeur, (the bowl the snake drank from, It was attached there so I gave to the brain)

That art allows you

Cooking with a camera, history of your holidays or special dishes

“A Great Service,” video, photo, culinary staging or other idea for service work

“The Life Introspective” (plant collection in home, drawings and prints of plants or you in kitchen, in kitchen as art)

Interdisciplinary Agenda (Interdisciplinary school studies where one has an art “agenda” that highlights future development with art eg. art enterprise, public art or theatre or make a business of an art work)

Interdisciplinary Studies-crossover techniques or fields that help an artist to break into new terrain and make combinations, eg. a painter and sculptor may hand paint sculptors or colorize

Artisan- a table or gallery of craft

Build an art world-art schools, art theory, artech, a maker, studios and studio equipment, public studios, art district, supplies & materials, art machinery, libraries, gallery districts, eclectic galleries and venues

Printerly

Commercial Arts

Graphic Design

Denotative and connotative

Modulation and animating

Fresco printing

Project Management

The placement of art

Maplication-Math of Creation. I have these four elements and I am making the world.  Everything will arrive from fire, air, earth, water.  Maplication is the godliness of creation.  Maplication is divine action.  Within this frame I see another frame and within that frame I see another frame.  The frames can be eggs and sperm.  Maplication suggests the “within-ness” of things.  Maplication is the Russian Doll of life.  Maplication is existentialism.  Maplication is the math of creation.  Maplication is the way a design multiplies form and function, surface and content.  The steering wheel printed on the side of the car.  Maplication is reflective in how it sees itself, how it repeats elements of itself within designs.  Eg. a designer made out of a paper fortune teller toy, a shirt of a leathery material.  The shirts print was a second version of the fortune teller toy.  Hence, form and surface studies embodied the final result.  Maplication is a design method.  Maplication is utilized in development studies.  Maplication is seeing one thing one thousand ways such as “same shirt, different colors” or “everything is light or a dot,” or “everything I can get for a peso.” Maplication is God making the octopus like the spider and the stingray like the bird.

Claim to fame

Spectacles, spectacular, vista, view beyond window objet d’art

Light mastery

HISS (highlight, spotlight, showcase)

Storytelling

Art writing, criticism, critical thinking

Video, visual and performance, speeches, recordings as art, projective

Staging

Classicism

A believer, Creativity as religion, working to brief

Self Realization

Take you with me

Exponents, cupboards

Prosperous Zero

Liberato-Art for liberation or art that is liberated and free of constraint

Curiosity

Bars

Working with a curator in collectives or teams from a common photo for placement in era

Art teams or collectives

Working towards exhibition or performance

Working with materials

Planning and installation

Working from a word

Working with space, using maps and blueprints

Calling era, era planned themes

High Life Sensation

Rehearsal

Working with galleries that look at specific themes

Working under museum helms

Working in the mirror

Problem Solving

Utilizing problems or oppression as genre or theme

Studio Practice

Scenic, theatrical scenic

Art Towns

Pilgrimages

Spiritual, Santeria, Biblical, pious

Divine my body

Building a photographic setting or set or wall

Cultural development techniques utilizing fashion, culinary, etc.

Acronym

Signifier

Finery

Lens-Technique-Media (LTM or Litme)

  1. Lessons, Proverb, Theatrical & Scenic or Scenario (LPTS or Liptis) (a type of lens choice)
  2. Exhibition Title: “Lessons, Proverb, Theatrical and Scenic in Bas Relief and 10 Media”
  3. Exhibition Title: “French Cafe Perspective Drawings in Ink”
  4. Exhibition Title: “Socio-Economic and Period Advertisings in Print Media”

Perspective drawings

Between here and there, from here to there, and because of here, there

Scenarios-a fireside, a toast

The grid of art

Series

Mountain, Sky, Moon

Sky talk, ice cream friend

Juxtaposition, integration, attached, connected, woven or interlaced

Idea basket weave, Think Tank, .25 x 4

Cultural studies, anthropological studies or portraits

American International, Internationalism

Diplomacy or Diplomatic Offering

A Betsey Ross type of fantasy, flags, applique, collage

Family photo, family history

Old car era photos

Ideal Living

Forced dynamism or dynamic thinking

Small box, small stage

Costume Design painting, fashion painting

Create intrigue in a photo

A vision collage

Fantasy colors, eg. powder blue, carnation

Saying something poetically in painting, photo or art in general

The use of an architype(s), most beautiful things such as:  birds, flowers, trees, architecture, plants, animals, with fantasy or era designated colors

Theatrical lighting, spotlight, dramatic setting, photo

Life is a set

Vehicle to genius

Builder of treasures

The great pleasure of art

Mural book cover

Outlines

Commemoration, time, setting, event (paintings etc.)

Art is not just production; it is the cultivation of the self

Guided by earthy feelings such as those from clay

Fusionisms

Painterly

Why? What? How?  Lens-Technique-Media  “Litme”

Use of narrative in art

 

Book Review: “New Work, New Culture” By Frithjof Bergmann

Book Review:  “New Work, New Culture” By, Frithjof Bergmann

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Controversial and highly relevant Author Frithjof Bergmann just released his seminal book “New Work, New Culture” which was translated from German.  Written in a very special, highly descriptive language where for example, the world is traveling full speed in a locomotive without its conductor.  Bergmann ignites his reader with the details about his role in early labor movement initiatives.  Bergmann partnered with a German university and many mega-companies to solve problems around the globe involving work.  His first book on the subject was written in regards to freedom, titled “On Being Free,” and includes some of his early insights about work.  PhD., and former Professor of Philosophy and Existentialism has detailed in “New Work, New Culture” a variety of innovative ideas meant to evolve the world’s most developing regions.   Bergmann presented the ideas of “High Tech Self Providing (HTSP),” mobile factories, dome architecture, and permaculture to name a few.  Bergmann cited the philosopher Hobbs and his work on the subject of morality.  In this highly valuable work, Bergmann proposed via a philosophical lens radical, however rational questions about the muscle and purpose of man and as Gandhi also proposed, doing what you really, really want to do.  The book’s byline is “work we want and a culture that strengthens us.” Bergmann questions whether or not work should exist for man, not man for work. The book “New Work, New Culture,” was published on “Zero Books,” a publisher that appears to include many other notable, if not radical, authors relating to culture, society and politics and is now available on Amazon.com.

Up to Snuff #104: Harvard Press Book List #1

Up to Snuff #104:  Harvard Press Book List #1

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Proceeding the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 38-2018 Celeste Andrews

Muslims and US Politics Today Mohammad Hassan Khalil

Adams Family Correspondence Hobson Woodward

Famine Relief in War Logged China Pierre Fuller

Latina Vote

Powers of the Real Cinema Gender & Emotion in Interview with Japan Diane Wei Lewis

Imaginative Mapping Nobuko Toyosawa

Regional Literature and Transmission of Culture Margaret B. Wan

The Paradox of Being Paul Andersen

Feeling the Past in Seventeenth Century China Xiaoqiao Ling

The Epic of Ram Tulsidas

The Praise of Anradi Vol. 2 Bharatchandra Raj

Theory of Gardens Jean-Marie Morel

The End of Middle East History and Other Conjectures

Al-Muwatta, The Royal, Moroccan Edition Malik B. Asas

Orthodox Passions  Maram Epstein

The History of Kings of Britain David W. Burchmore

Old English Lives of Saints  Julliet Mullins

Allegories of the Odyssey John Tzetles

The Virtues and Vices of Speech Giovanni Giovaiano Pontano

Lives of Milanese Tyrants  Pier Candido Decembrio

The History of Akbar Abril Fazl

Pious Fashion Elizabeth Bucer

Finding  Time Heather Bushey

Vatican 1 John O’Malley

Observation & Experiment Paul R. Rosenbaum

Living History of Rome J.C. Yardley

Appian Roman History Brian McGing

Canonical Mires

The Splendors and Miseries Confessions Zolas Monly

Caliphate of Man  Andrew F. March

Takys Revolt Vincent Brown

Battling Bella Leandra Ruth Zarnow

Magic and the Dignity of Man Brian P. Copenhover

Unbound Heather Bonsley

Ingenius Peter Gluckman

The Missing Course David Goobler

Contradiction and Utopia  John Danaber

Neptune’s Laboratory Antony Adler

Up to Snuff #103: Disambiguation

Up to Snuff #103:  Disambiguation

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Disambiguation-

The removal of ambiguity that makes something clear, which may be used in semantics or a variety of forms inclusive of linguistics, art or music. It is the process of identifying which meaning of a word is used in context. “One may disambiguate a word or at the same time, use a recognized word to help disambiguate a sentence.”

In art disambiguation, may imply something relating to existentialism and man’s preoccupation with his own existence. Man’s eternal life may be to disambiguate his existence, origins or the process in art by which man views himself, his condition and world via artworks.  Disambiguation may be a synonym for art.  Disambiguation relates to decoding meaning of the whole or the parts, or the parts for the whole. Each art work in this way of contribution and decoding furthers the idea of disambiguation, by gaining another viewpoint, which contributes to the complete unveiling.