P+ Print Standard
An arrangement of love
A placement of poetry
Place between us poetry
Love every human
P+ Print Standard
An arrangement of love
A placement of poetry
Place between us poetry
Love every human
By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
New Species Design
The Art of Species, Chain of Beauty
Maplication of God
Original Creativity Outline
And The Bird Is Made By Us
Sole Print Outline
A Fashion Show
Spring/Summer Book List
By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
Falun Gong Writings
The Art of Teaching Art By Deborah Rockman
Visual Thinking By Rudolf Arnheim
The Art of Responsive Drawing By Nathan Goldstein
Keys to Drawing By Dodson
Herbarium Books on Trees and Lichens and Michigan Nature
Lake Living books (Hiking tips, Fishing)
Dictionary to read
Language work books
The Only Grant Writing Book You’ll Ever Need Ellen Karsh
The Everything Fundraising Book
New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising Small Non Profits Mary Louise Mussoline
Jossey Bass Series
Idiots Guide to Grant Making
The Elements of Style By Strunk, W Jr
Nation of Nations: A Narrative History of The American Republic By, J.W. Davidson
Racial and Ethnic Relations By J.R. Feagin
International Relations By J.S. Goldstein
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy By Hirsch, Kett
A People and a Nation: A History of The United States By, M.B. Norton
The Politics of United States Foreign Policy J. Rosati
Women and The American Experience by N. Woloch
Atlas of The World Oxford University Press
The Heritage of World Civilizations By A.M. Craig
Modern Latin America, T. E. Skidmore
Macroeconomics: Economic Growth, Fluctuations and Policy R.E. Papell Hall
Principles of Microeconomics, G. Mankiw
Public Policy in the United States: At The Dawn of The Twenty First Century By M.E. Rushefsky
Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines G.P. Shultz
Psychology and Life R..J. Gerrig
Psychology Gross J Gleitman
Fundamentals of Management R.W. Griffin
Managing Across Cultures By S. Schneider
Employment Discrimination Law D.P. Twomey
The Dynamics of Mass Communication J.R. Dominick
The Investigative Reporter’s Handbook: A Guide to Documents, Databases and Techniques
New Writing and Reporting and Reporting for Today’s Media B.D. Itule
Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands By, T. Morrison
Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice Plus New My Communication Lab with Etext M. Osborn
Intercultural Communications: A Reader By, L.A. Samovar
The Longman Guide to Style and Writing on the Internet M.C. sammons
New Perspectives on Computer Concepts J.J. Parson
U.S. News and World Report
The New York Times
The Washington Post
Los Angeles Times
The Wall Street Journal
Piano Music and Study books
One King’s Lane
Wealth Through Workshops
A Pattern Book By Ryan Molloy
Servant Leadership By Robert K. Greenleaf
Leader to Leader Journal Spring 2006
Situational Leadership Hershey Blanched
Kouzes & Posner Model of Transformational Leadership
Textile and crafting books
Dictionaries of the World
Dying textiles books
Popcorn Cook book
HTML + CSS
Design and Build Websites by Jon duckett
Tailoring: the Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket By, Editors of CPi
Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear: A Constructionn Guide
Tailoring (Singer Sewing Reference Library)
Illustrated Guide to Sewing: Tailorinng A Complete Course on Making a Professional Suit
Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques By, Claire Shaeffer
The Complete Book of Tailoring By, Adele P. Margolis
The Shirtmaking Workbook: Pattern, Design, and construction Resources More than 100 pattern downloads for collars, cuffs & Plackets.
Photoshop CS6 Visual Quick Start Guide
An Approach to art making can include diverse formulae. One such formula may root an art work in “research.” A body of research may form the foundation of an art work. A “rich” art work may result from a body of research. Research may need to employ writing, to develop the art work or art works. Without writing, it is difficult to have the dialog one needs to be engaged with an art work-before and after the art work. Research may also involve data collection or formal methods employed by scientists in, for example social methods or qualitative methods or quantitative research methods. An artist may also utilize methods in investigative journalism.
A second road may be a formula such as “Quepine (QPN),” Question, Proverb and News. Quepine can be a divine formula for beauty or knowledge or beauty from knowledge. Quepine is a formula that may result in sacred art works and make an artist wise. Quepine can root a subject matter in history by attaching it to news. News is history. Giving a subject history gives it depth and a road to travel on in time. News has been a theme in art for along time. News is used in wax print textiles, art, and music of certain cultures, especially African cultures, who may name a baby or feature a notable from the news. In some of African music, the news may be right in the music. A small rural village, may become reliant on musicians to convey the news to the people via songs. Also, some art schools, taught “news” as a way of plucking from current events, subjects relevant to the human condition as was done by a student colleague from the Parisian E’cole de Beaux Arts. Human condition is not exclusive to the news, but it is a worthy method. Human Condition was taught, perhaps, as a notch from existentialism and existentialism is perhaps “the root of art.”
Why this writer believes that existentialism is “the root of art” is the relationship to “art” of the word in “Crackiola,” “are-tea,” or “our essence” or the “I AM” which was used by many super computers and by the Chinese Manufacturers. The English language breaks down into codes and root systems. Secondly, many crucial areas in art are easily organized around existentialism or the “I AM,” such as history, human condition, social, observational, humanitarian and so on. Drawing, painting, sculpting and photography etc. may all be existential.
“Planning” may also be something that architects utilize to build houses and could be a word that artists need. This writer was explained how an architect may have a very detailed and specific set of plans to build an exact design precisely and swiftly with all the electrical outlets etc. An artist may make “plans.” An art work based on plans may have an interesting result that is often mechanical or electrical or structural. Computer Aided Drafting may be utilized.
Recently, this writer was asked “what are your goals?” and “how will you design your studio?” right after. It was asked in a sewing class and functioned like an epiphany, the student began to develop this wild list of “sewing goals.”
If one picked up a good newspaper or a selection of newspapers and thought about say for example “world peace” or integrated social elements into ones goals their studio may take a different turn. What if one had an “umbrella” under which they were working from? An artist’s umbrella.
– Studio Design
“Technique” is the fourth road. Technique provides endless possibility. Most art schools provide students with strong technique backgrounds, which always serve an artist. An artist may choose to hinge their art work on a technique and be infinite within it. Technique can be powerful when coupled with for example, “history.” Students of art may also embark on an existential path that explores diverse techniques.
“Studies” are another road that was used in Nikolai Gogol’s book “Diary of a Madman.” Studies can provide a context for future works or larger works or thumbnails or for manifestation. With studies, one may take it apart in many ways, to ascertain many diverse things. Studies may lead to problem solving or product design or anything in the realm of possibility. Studies may serve government and help people to bridge gaps and jump over fences. In Gogol’s book, “Diary of a Madman,” his main character was engaged in studies and posted an ad in the newspaper to solicit clients for his portraiture.
-Planning (as in Architecture)
In the presence of writing an art work can literally fall- “when it falls.” When one is writing a book, for example and illustrating pages, drawings are easily pulled from text.
However, most art works are “site specific.” An artist can search for a locale, build a locale or create a site specific work of art. Recently an artist went to plan an exhibition and recognized this phenomenon- that in fact an art work is almost always “site specific.” Or an art work can be adapted to a space and remade.
Another intersection I find very meaningful is “custom design,” for the artist and for the designer. Custom design, commissions and site specific art works, bare a relationship. There is a necessity in art to think about space.
Custom Design may be very relevant to artists who in turn may pursue credentials from multidisciplinary design programs such as “MDP” in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Custom design may involve manufacturing, technology or systems design mixed with art works. For example “Church Pop,” may be installed in a house or perhaps a fiber art wall installation or a sound system. An artist may need to be an engineer. An artist’s ability to manifest their ideas has often been incongruent. But the creativity of an artist may place on paper, a vision for an entire city or even in exhibition unveil viable ideas to solve the world’s problems.
-When it falls
Or in the Middle East it has been said, to employ “finery techniques,” that “fine art should be fine.” In the Middle East it is commonplace for a lot of people to reside in palaces, which would further create a desire for finery, or art that is compatible with the local architecture.
At Central Academy of Fine Art in China, they are painting birds and flowers-not exclusively. It was said to me by a Chinese Artist that “birds are always beautiful.” If you choose a beautiful subject, the result is almost always beautiful.
Art Relevant Juncture has also to do with relevance itself. It was said to this artist that she has a “relevant” art work. That “the more relevant, perhaps the better the art,” was said by someone from the University of Michigan.
Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
(Excerpt from “Art Relevant Juncture,” by Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu based on her research about art.
Because she looks
Like she can’t breathe
She doesn’t look alive
Because she looks
Like she can’t breathe intentionally
She doesn’t look intelligent
Because she looks
Like she wants to show her body negatively
She looks negatively sexual
Because her movement is restricted
She has reduced her potential
Reduced her health
Because her clothing
Looks ill fitting
She looks impoverished
Here’s the lettuce man
Getting his award
Step right up
And Mr. Tomato
Take a bow and they scream
Here comes lemon
And their screaming rock star
The artist showcase of
And here’s the chain of beauty
Chefs, restaurants and mothers
Who chopped all the vegetables
And their screaming rock star
And in the back row
They pass out
All those people who thought
God left these things
Because he loves me so
The Master of Deception
In his previous short body
But owning everything
From the cable
To the electric
Even the convenience stores
And the shoe shiners
And a shim sham tap dancer
And the wombs on ovulation days
Feminist Declares Woman as Sacred, Not Subordinate
Notes on Gender, Relationships and Key Areas Where Problems Exist
By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
It cannot be argued whether or not women are a subordinate to men or even a “female slave” as some have been told may have been women’s original status. It cannot be argued, whether or not race has hierarchy, in the same light as women having hierarchy cannot be argued. In order to march forward, a new platform needs to be established with empirical research that pertains to the role of women.
There are several key points I want to make to establish the role of women as positive-both to elicit a positive outcome and to suggest that women are in fact held in high regard. The first point has to do with the identification of females around the home and key protagonists in the visible image of women.
It can be concluded that at this specific residence, there existed many examples of women that were derived from manufacturer’s product or artist’s art works. It can be concluded that the image of women may be tied to the perceptions of women in those fields of manufacturing and art which were overwhelmingly positive and flattering to women.
The images that were analyzed were: an image of “Kali” a multi armed women that was gilded in gold with gold coins spilling from her lap, surrounded by elephants and sitting in a lotus, a “Nativity Set” that featured Mary and Infant Jesus in a manger with lamb and Three Wise Men, A Virgin Guadalupe Candle where it was inscribed on the back to “help all those in need,” a woman and man image where the woman is playing flute in front of a peacock with two love birds and a crowned man wears a peacock feather in his headdress (both wear wedding rings), images of women on fabric patterns, images of women in the store circulars, a DuMouchelle Auction House Advertising that featured a women cast in marble with a pensive look wearing a draped skirt and shirt falling off her shoulders, an etching in dry point and aquatint of a woman with her dress thrust behind her wearing stockings below and ruffled knickers, an urn with Elizabethan images, on a folder was a female appearance in the image of a Unicorn, The Morton Salt Girl, Sun Maid Raisins, Blue Bonnet Margarine, La Preferida Long Grain Rice, Kama Sutra Playing Cards, Tarot Cards, an Indian Tapestry of a Bride pulled by a camel, a harem scene that included one King and Five Brides spraying perfume on each other, Two Princesses with Gold Crowns playing flute.
Women appeared from this selection to be hard working, physically beautiful, sensual, even having fantasy, there was a double entendre of “Sun Maid” where women could appear the maid to her son or or a cleaning person or born of the son (the father, the son and the holy ghost) perhaps biblical or a maiden harvesting fruits.
The Morton Salt Girl was also interesting to decode. On the Morton Salt packaging there was a young girl in a mini dress with delicate legs walking under an umbrella in the rain while pouring salt behind her. The image is beautiful and is further associated to the root “mort” which could refer to death or embalming or religious practice. The Morton Salt Girl may be something biblical. Salt in the bible means death when one dries or things crisp. The young Morton Salt Girl may stand for life and the package may reflect life to death or from a young fecund virgin or from birth until death. The Morton Salt Girl, I am told refers to a specific passage in the bible.
There were two images where women played flute that portray women as having a delicate voice. The age range of the women portrayed in this particular house was diverse some gray haired Elizabethan’s and other young and fecund. I found most if not all the images of women in this particular research to be sacred, held often as an object of worship and in a religious light. I conclude that the image of women in this study held women in a spiritual light that was consistently fantastical, iconic and sacred.
The key points had to do with the roles of women in imagery and the key protagonists plus the platform desire to initiate “positive advertising.” Positive Advertising may involve media, product range, art or campaigns. Positive Advertising creates a momentum for women; that is both positive and enduring. This author aims to cast away the prevailing sentiment of women as a subordinate, oppressed or downtrodden and maintain her in a regal light, high upon a pedestal and sublime. Women can begin to select their “bars.”
Cudd, Ann E. & Andreasen, Robin O., Feminist Theory: A Philosophical Anthology, Blackwell Publishing, 2005
I took a great class in “Technical Communication” where we got into the art of the “memo.” It was interesting to see how one may deconstruct a memo and professionalism in work culture and what that might entail.
I have had a lot of thoughts about how to achieve the best from people. My belief is that social dynamics play a huge role in satisfaction and performance. I believe in the employment of “Social Companies” or companies of companies. How well one respects their human or living components directly impacts their success.
I also believe that it is possible to function as one “organism” as do the Chinese, to achieve high goals.
I have a background in the arts and have also thought about how to maintain a high level of creativity in the work place. Creativity is something delicate, that shouldn’t be commanded but rather function with “wise guides.”
Negotiating is another thing I am still cultivating. My father owns a grocery store for which I was a former Sales Manager. At Kasoa Market, I had to frequently negotiate with wholesalers over pricing. But there is another kind of dynamic conversation that is negotiation that I discussed a long time ago with a Harvard student.
We spoke at a time he was feeling low self-esteem and to bolster him, it was expressed to me an ability to build both skyscrapers and ships-“I am a learned man, he said.”
If I were to draft a letter to my children, it would include suggestions for their education and pursuit of knowledge. To get into “schools of knowledge” was my initial idea. I thought it was possible to work on what I call “Preparations” and select a time period or speak to an era.
For example, one professor’s internet profile: A Biologist, Researcher, Naturalist and Author. On another page, it read an Entomologist or Evolutionary Biologist. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see the myriad titles and credentials scholars and scientists have assumed over the ages?
Albert Einstein, the Founder of Earth, studied towards 17 degrees at Oxford University which include the following:
Albert Einstein’s 17 degrees were:
I found it really intriguing that Geometry related to early Engineering. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have a nice collection of old math books? I found algebra completely satisfying. I have enjoyed drafting simple formulas that I thought could be applied to an endowment strategy. One could obtain a lot of mileage out of an Algebra degree.
I have had many thoughts and built a research around education, knowledge, intelligence, learning, thinking abilities and wisdom. Wisdom can relate to the number of wise decisions one makes in their life. One can even work on their being to create an “Intelligent Being,” with perhaps intelligent hands or intelligent eyes or feet. I want to advance my hand. I thought my father had a beautiful penmanship from engineering school and drafting.
I think its important to work from a scaffolding of questions to “notch and notch”, work on the “keys to our existence” and existentialism.
The other day I was making notes about the “ciclo” or era which began with necessity and guided manufacturing. One can draw a right angle to populate a list downwards that pertains to era then at a 45 degree angle illustrate in words a “cross thread” then on the horizontal mark apply your research. Its possible to unlock something sage and begin to draw non-stop.
I would love to teach a “Crux Class” and cover Universe studies and Nuclear Energy. It would be interesting to tell them to linger for 100 years or so and cover manifestation and pouring an idea into a form. Become a “Future Thinker.”