Archive for April, 2013

The “Power of Words” (by Nelson Mandela) at Times Square

April 30, 2013

Published on Apr 17, 2013
Montblanc presents the “Power of Words” video project as part of the “Midnight Moment” in Times Square, capturing the powerful words of Nelson Mandela.

The video installation, created especially for the Times Square screens, has been showing nightly through the month of April 2013 from 11:57 pm — midnight as part of the “Midnight Moment”.

The words of Nelson Mandela—made up of text edited from numerous speeches—collide, float, pour, and burst onto Times Square’s screens through a dramatic, cosmic blue background in the collaborative work created by Nabil Elderkin, Andrew van der Westhuyzen, and Gregory Stern.

For Montblanc, its more than just an exciting piece of modern contemporary art, it honours the power of the written word and is a tribute to remarkable, outstanding people like Nelson Mandela. As part of the international Montblanc “Signature for Good” cooperation with UNICEF, this new and exciting initiative will help to raise awareness and create a better understanding about the importance of quality education for children around the world.

Nelson Mandela’s words light up New York’s Times Square

April 30, 2013

MadibaNelson Mandela’s words light up New York’s Times Square

A film installation celebrating the words of Mandela is taking over the electronic billboards in the square for a few minutes every night until May.

Scatterlings of Africa (by Johnny Clegg)

April 28, 2013

A great beat, which I love and brings back fond memories of “home”

“totally unmusical kraik”

To Pete “Alley”, Guy, Rod, Errol and all the “boeties in the bewilderness”. Thinking of you on the other side of the world

CAPE TOWN: The Beautiful “Mother City” (of South Africa) [Kindle Edition]

April 23, 2013

CAPE TOWN: The Beautiful “Mother City” (of South Africa) [Kindle Edition]

CAPE TOWN: THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHER CITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
by craig lock (and the great photographs by Gordon Richardson)

“Where dreams are possible.”

“And at the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
– TS Eliot in ‘Four Quarters’

Key words (tags): Cape Town, South Africa, books, new books, From Seeds of Hope to Endless Possibilities: Far and Grand Horizons and Endless Possibilities and Grand Vistas: Far and Great Horizons

This e-book follows on from my latest Amazon digital books‘From Seeds of Hope to Endless Possibilities’ (sounds funny that!) and Endless Possibilities and Grand Vistas: Far and Great Horizons
Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006PHAU4I and
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006QBKM0K
Obsessive or WHAT!!!

“The greatest mountain we need to climb lies in our own minds”. It’s not the highest mountain that we conquer, but ourselves, our own mentality. Overcoming perceived limits to reach (attain) the pinnacle of our own minds.”
– craig (as inspired by the words of Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest (1919-2008)

Just time to slip in one “heavy” spiritual quote
“Truth and love must prevail over lies and hate.”
– Vaclav Havel, , playright , former dissident, then President of Czechoslovakia
What’s that got to do with this book. “Dunno”…but liked it anyway, so thought I’d include.
Stop being so “airey-fairey spiritual” now, craig…you’ll be no “earthly good”!

DEDICATION
To dearest mom.
Your Spirit lives on through these “piccies” and our great times together in the “beautiful mother city” Thanks for everything
Craig

“Your only limits are your own imagination.”

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

“Art is at the highest reach of one’s creative imagination.”

Thanks to Gordon Richardson for the great cover picture of Table Mountain that I’ve “borrowed” (and used with permission) for this ebook., as well as all Gordon’s other great photos of the beautiful “Mother City” of South Africa.
Clouds, sunsets and scenic Cape Town
Web site: http://www.capetownskies.com/
smail: 308 Charnwood, Rosmead Ave
7708 Kenilworth, Cape, South Africa

You may also have a look at the following site:
http://www.kapstadt.de/fotos/panorama/

Your artistic and photographic talents are gratefully acknowledged. Thanks, Gordon.

“total non-techno, but learning fast about digital publishing”

craig

PS
I’ll just practice my computer skills as a “fiddle around with these piccies” (Gordon’s amazing photographs) and upload them to Amazon.

“We learn by trying and doing”

“I make art through using materials…and words are my tools.”

Leonardo da Vinci once said: “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

Nkosi sikelel’i Afrika, Springboks, South Africa 36-0 England

April 22, 2013

This “haunting” anthem never fails to stir the emotions!

Pictures/Scenes of Cape Town, South Africa

April 20, 2013

CAPE TOWN: The Beautiful “Mother City” (of South Africa) [Kindle Edition]

April 20, 2013

Crossroads (The Choice): A new book, er... "fook

CAPE TOWN: The Beautiful “Mother City” (of South Africa) [Kindle Edition]

CAPE TOWN: THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHER CITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
by craig lock (and the great photographs by Gordon Richardson)

“Where dreams are possible.”

“And at the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
– TS Eliot in ‘Four Quarters’

Key words (tags): Cape Town, South Africa, books, new books, From Seeds of Hope to Endless Possibilities: Far and Grand Horizons and Endless Possibilities and Grand Vistas: Far and Great Horizons

This e-book follows on from my latest Amazon digital books‘From Seeds of Hope to Endless Possibilities’ (sounds funny that!) and Endless Possibilities and Grand Vistas: Far and Great Horizons 
Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006PHAU4I and 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006QBKM0K
Obsessive or WHAT!!!

“The greatest mountain we need to climb lies in our own minds”. It’s not the highest mountain that we…

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Crossroads: A new e-book… er sorry “fook”

April 19, 2013

At The Crossroads Movie – Can A Leopard Change Its Spots? Video Blog 1

Reflections on life…
from the brand new “fook”, Crossroads, a term coined by my good friend for a combination between a film (collection of Youtube videos) and e-book(s) (interactive)

Just testing, exploring how this all works in this “strange new digital world” in a new “fook” still to be written

Dedicated to my good “buddies”, Donovan and Lynda Pederson

Your spirit lives on in Khayelitsha, “Boetie”

“total non-techno bedonderde, yet creative” kraik

Crossroads: The Choice

April 19, 2013

The Trojan Horse Massacre, Cape Town South Africa, October 1985

Reflections on life…
The opening scene in a brand new “fook”, Crossroads, a term coined by my good friend for a combination between a film (collection of Youtube videos) and e-book(s)  in an e-book still to be written (interactive)!!

“How do I live in this strange place”?

“How can I live in this strange place?”

Just testing, exploring how this all works in this “strange new digital world”

“total non-techno” c

PPS

On a far brighter note twenty-eight years  (and another world) later check out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2KatFm_kgA

http://atthecrossroadsmovie.com/

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSd9WUEi40s

Good Men Down.

April 18, 2013