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Lena Levin
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My absurdly optimistic post on beauty, love, and vision (with occasional asides on Botox and Christianity).
Once upon a time, as a ten-year old girl, I found myself contemplating “the three wishes” I would ask a fairy to fulfil; not that I really believed in fairies, but I reckoned it would…
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There you go -- before you know, your emotions are remotely controlled with a new device, thank you very much.
The ability to send an emotion — a feeling — to someone a world away may not be a thing of the future anymore. Researchers have found they can stimulate different emotions by blowing air onto certain parts of your hand. 
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My news for today: a painting advanced so much that I am kind of fascinated myself (too much to even take a photo in time), an absurdly optimistic blog post (so that I decided to look at it in the morning once more, before publishing), and someone who decided to go through my post and tell me which objects they see in them. 

And now I will sit back and see what kind of response this picture-less post gets.. :) 
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We'll see whether all this absurd optimism survives the light of the next day... :)
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Today's work -- Ranunculus (a quick study)

I am wondering whether there is anyone here who knows how to interpret dreams? I've had a strange dream tonight, which wouldn't let me go -- as though there is something hidden in it that I need to understand, but cannot quite... 
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+David Sandum's memoir about art as salvation from depression. 
PREORDER NOW!20% OFF Autographed Copies Softcover | 7.25 x 9 | 320 pages 40+ color imagesISBN: 9780985581527Published: August 2015
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My "birthday" post: contemplations about death and security on reading the seventy third sonnet.
It was my birthday this week — always an occasion to pause a bit, take a look back, and a look forward; to attempt a “bird’s eye” view of one’s life. Since I started the…
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Today's work: quite out of the blue, without showering or dressing, started new 36"x24" painting today... Now it's about time to shower and dress and stuff... 
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Today's work: further work on the ranunculus study (20"x10").
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Thank you, +Aglaia Maurer , +Terrill Welch , +Luigi Blu !
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Today's work: underpainting for sonnet 73
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Today's work -- this is one of my two twilight studies from the last plein air trip (14"x11").
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Today's work: studio rework of one of the three plein air studies from the trip. I call it "A tree above the beach" -- or, alternatively "As above, so below". I felt some sort of strange affinity with this particular tree...

I also have two very-very quick twilight studies (which I need for the current sonnet). Don't quite know what to make of them yet... 
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Bay Area, CA
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St. Petersburg, Russia - Bielefeld, Germany - Leiden, the Netherlands
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Painter of poems
Introduction
I am a painter, a painter of poems; to read more about me and to see my portfolio and the list of available paintings, please visit my website at www.lenalevin.com

I run the +In Studio with Masters page here on G+, dedicated to studies from masters of painting.

+Terrill Welch and I run
G+ with brushes page, an on-going digest of original  paintings posted publicly on G+.

+Samantha Villenave and I run First Friday Art Walk, a monthly virtual art show on G+.
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Documented an endangered language
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Painter, linguist
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  • Painting
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  • Institute for Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • University of Saint Petersburg
  • Uni Bielefeld
  • Leiden University
  • Stanford University
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Elena Maslova, Lena Shagina