Saturday, July 18, 2009

Clam, Coral, and Anemones


This is an aquarium shot of a coral-reef section, with a live clam (open), coral, and anemones. The color-scheme is monochromatic, with pale pink tones overall. Please attribute D.K. Pritchett with the photograph. A link to Southern Muse, or to this blog, would be appreciated. No other caption is necessary.

Leopard Shark or Zebra Shark


Leopard Shark (or Zebra Shark): This is a snapshot of two sharks, in a nice tan and gray, almost monotone color scheme. This photo particularly shows a graceful interaction between the two sharks, which makes for a good composition. I'm not completely certain of the species. I looked at leopard sharks, zebra sharks, and nurse sharks when making the identification. Please attribute the original photograph to D.K. Pritchett. A link to Southern Muse would be appreciated, but is not required. You may edit or enhance the photo in any way that you like.

Bowmouth Guitarfish


Although this bowmouth guitarfish, or shark ray, is pictured in near-silhouette lighting, the strange, almost eerie eyes and mouth are slightly visible in the face. The back-lighting adds drama and interest. Feel free to edit and enhance the photograph in any way that you want. The fish could be lightened, while the backlit background could be darkened if needed. This fish is also known as a bowmouth wedgefish.
Please attribute photograph to D.K. Pritchett. A link to this blog or to Southern Muse would be appreciated. No other caption or description is necessary. This photograph was taken at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Beluga Whale


Beluga whale, up close and personal! The original digital photo-file is rather grainy. It will not enlarge well and is presented as is for your use. Feel free to edit or enhance the photograph in any way necessary to improve it. Please attribute the original photograph to D.K. Pritchett. A gratuitous link to Southern Muse would be appreciated, but is not required.

Egyptian Mummy Case


The digital photo file of this Egyptian mummy case is grainy due to the poor lighting conditions in the museum and the fact that no flash was used to take the picture. It is presented as is. Feel free to enhance the photo in any way necessary to improve it. Attribute the photo to D.K. Pritchett. A gratuitous link to Southern Muse (southernmuse.com) would be appreciated, but is not required ~ nor is any further caption on the photo. The original mummy case is on display at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ocarina


This ocarina, or simple flute, is in the shape of a bird. The pottery ocarina is in the Mesoamerican collection of the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Please attribute the photograph to D.K. Pritchett. A link to this blog or to Southern Muse would be appreciated, but is not required ~ nor is any caption or description of the ocarina.

Ocarina


An ocarina is an ancient flute, one of the oldest wind instruments. They come in various shapes, including round, oval, and animal shapes. This ancient ocarina of Costa Rica is in the shape of a vampire bat.
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Pear


Pear: Acrylic painting by D.K. Pritchett.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Goggle-Eyed Bug


Originally, I designed this cartoon bug as a potential logo for my early humor site, Bugbones. He is a funny, goggle-eyed bug, with nice, bright colors; but he doesn't reduce well, so I settled upon an entirely different bug cartoon for my site. I have published him on Bugbones Fun Art, and also used him in a trial section of my Southern Muse site, when I had thought of permanently migrating Bugbones to that site. You may use him for non-commercial or commercial purposes, attributing the original art to D.K. Pritchett (or mentioning me for the concept/original source if you should make any derivatives). Please place a link back to southernmuse.com or angelfire.com/ga/bugbones if you can.

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Tea Pot Painting


This is an oil painting that I did some years ago. The image isn't very large. It was probably taken with a small-lens cameral. The image has been retouched to some extent. Depending on the size that you need, you might have to do some photo-editing to clarify and retouch it so that it will look nice on your page. It could be used as decoration on a web page, to illustrate traditional or English stories. The attribution can be made very small as a caption or done as a footnote on your page if needed.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Reflections



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Tree Trunk and Mountains (photo)


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Medical Parody: Anal Bleaching

The following article is intended as a medical parody. Originally, I wrote it to play a prank on a co-worker in a trucking company, who had brought up the subject of anal bleaching (as a cosmetic surgery), describing the cosmetic surgery in a rather distasteful way. He was also known for coming in to inform the girls in the office every time he passed gas, much to everyone's disgust and/or amusement. Needless to say, he was tickled, not offended by this article. This article is particularly effective if you lay it out it in columns in Times Roman or any traditional book font, with accompanying pictures if you like, to look like a real newspaper article. You may change the names and/or make derivative works from this. Read my full license at the bottom of the main page of this blog.

Disclaimer: The names and e-mail links in this article are fictitious and are not intended to reflect on any real person. Anyone who sees himself in any of these characters is entirely too neurotic. D.K. Pritchett (Southern Muse) will not be responsible for any ill will, lawsuits, recriminations, or job loss that would very likely result from your posting this silly nonsense in any inappropriate place or that might result from your use of it in general.
  • Headline: Local doctor falls into coma while performing surgery
  • Fake byline: BY FOUL MOUTH foulmouth@dailylies.com
  • Article/text as follows:
An unusual incident occurred here Wednesday afternoon when a doctor fell into a coma while performing surgery at a local hospital, leaving experts stumped as to the apparent cause.
Dr. Butte Whitener was attempting to perform a peculiar and delicate new cosmetic procedure, which involves bleaching of the skin in a sensitive area of the body. Complications arose when it became apparent that an inordinate amount of bleach would be needed. A forty-gallon drum was brought in and opened for the purpose.

“It was just about then that Dr. Whitener fainted,” explained one onlooker. Experts, however, were divided as to the cause. It is thought by some that this particular patient’s case may have been an unfortunate choice for such an untried procedure.

“There was, in this particular case, a rather large expanse of skin to be covered,” said one doctor. “I feel that Dr. Whitener was simply in over his head.” Other witnesses argued that fumes from the bleach were the obvious cause of Dr. Whitener’s sudden distress. Still others insisted that the fumes were not from the bleach, but from some other foul odor emanating from the area of the operating table.

“It is possible that some as yet unidentified gaseous substance was just released into the atmosphere,” said one expert. He pointed out that the effects were similar to those resulting from a massive release of methane gas in an enclosed area. The incident is reminiscent of a similar odd occurrence some years ago in a New Mexico emergency room, when hospital personnel there were overcome by fumes that appeared to emanate from the patient’s body. That incident was later put down to mass hysteria. Yesterday’s case seems unrelated.

None of this accounts for the extended duration of Dr. Whitener’s puzzling condition. Under ordinary circumstances, applications of pure oxygen, followed by intensive breathing treatments, are indicated. Attempts to revive Dr. Whitener have so far been unsuccessful. He remains in a coma in intensive care.

On the positive side, the original patient, a Mr. Mooney Hind, has suffered no seeming ill effects, other than some possible slight trauma resulting from his natural psychological distress during the troubling ordeal. Mr. Hind could not be reached for comment.


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Monday, January 5, 2009

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