Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

People are people

And I am one of these people, no doubt about it...

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Botticelli - My Old Sketches

Botticelli - Virgin and Child with Six Angels and the Baptist

The original (source)

The original - detail (source)

Botticelli - Madonna of the Magnificat (Madonna del Magnificat) 1480-81

The original (source)

Botticelli - Pallas and the Centaur c. 1482

The original (source)

Detail (source)

My sketches are made upon Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi's paintings, also known as Sandro Botticelli, March 1, 1445 - May 17, 1510.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Joselyn Packard - Twin Peaks

Joselyn Packard (Joan Chen) in Twin Peaks

Agent Dale Cooper and the Twin Peaks Coffee

I guess this is a sketch of agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) that I made during the early nineties when the Twin Peaks TV series was in vogue. If it's not him, well then, it's just the sketch of a man. Enjoy the coffee!

After Midnight Thoughts

Everyone helps, or wants to help, in his or her own way, yet the recipient (beneficiary) does not always appreciate the received help. Well, then, the helper should do more... Yet the recipient should provide feed-back... At least... Or a little support, like some bits of information, or hints, or ideas... If the communication lines are down, the action is about to fail... And, most of the times, fail is not an option...

Unfortunately, sometimes the helper cease to help. Other times the receiver refuse the (unwanted) help, without communicating the real needed help.

Solution anyone?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Just A Thought

No matter how blue or serene the sky might be, sometimes, a hole may occur. Now replace sky with soul. Although in the first case the hole is also as blue as the sky itself, in the second one the hole could be as dark as coal.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Drifting Out

Now I'm drifting out over deep oceans
And the tide won't take me back in

Monday, September 19, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Refresh the page.
It is the same.
The words are there,
and are unchanged.

A new page will soon arrive,
new words will soon arise.

It'll be a new dawn,
it'll be a new day...
when newly crafted words
will fill the page...


Monday, September 12, 2016

Where was I???

Where was I when you were burned and broken

While the days slipped by from your window watching
And where was I when you were hurt and you were helpless
Because the things I say and the things I do surround you
While I was hanging myself on someone else's words

Dying to believe in what I heard
You were staring straight into the shining sun
Lost in thought and lost in time
While the seeds of life and the seeds of change were planted

Outside the rain fell dark and slow
While you pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime
you took a heavenly ride through our silence
You knew the moment had arrived

For killing the past and coming back to life
You took a heavenly ride through our silence
You knew the waiting had begun
And headed straight into the shining sun

_ - o - / A reversed perspective on David Gilmour's Coming Back to Life. \ - o - _

Autumn's Sweet...


There's still drought outside, and still we feel the summer heat in the air surrounding us...
The calendar says it's already autumn...
"Autumn's sweet we call it fall"

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Learning to Fly

Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

I Capture the Castle

What good are words on a page?
What good is anything if a man can't open his heart and let himself out?

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Closed Door


A glass door...

Or a crafted door...

 A closed door adorned with a Moon, lit by the Moon itself by night...

A door closed by a shade of pale; a whiter shade of pale. Or, was it something else? The light of an eye? The shadow of that rounded thought?

The hazyness of a lost soul? The dark side of a distant Moon, a golden Moon?

The tides of Mars? The unthinkable size of Canis Major?

It was probably the color of the endless space, and the shapeless time...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Shadow Story

Tricking roots,
and tricking rocks...
Tricking stoney grounds
for wiser thoughts.
Drinking darkened coffee
in the morning mist.
The morning mist
of (our) thoughts...
Distant thoughts
of (our) closest deeds...


Morning Thought

Blue space and a few lost words...

Friday, August 26, 2016

Viking - Quotes (3)

Floki (to himself): Your mouth is filled with lies, Floki. You poor fool. You're insane!
FlokiI will be flayed with fire!
The Moon is a strange God. - King Ecbert
It is about loyalty and trust! Something you can't understand! - Ragnar Lothbrok
We are all sinful, Judith. Ever since we were thrown out of Paradise. That is all our burden. - King Ecbert
Mercy. Mercy. Mercy. - Athelstan
You waste your time looking back! We are not going that way! - Ragnar Lothbrok

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Vikings - Quotes (2)

It is the way of prophecies only to be understood when it has happened, and it is too late to change it! - The Seer
Power is always dangerous. It attracts the worst, and corrupts the best! - Ragnar Lothbrok
It is true that the more complicated a person is, the more interesting he is. But at the same time, the more dangerous he is. - King Ecbert
No one can withstand old age in the end. - Harbard
You might want to read something more about the above quote, and about the legend behind it, on Hurstwic!
Ragnar Lothbrok: Do you think you are a good man?
King Ecbert: Yes! I think so... Are you a good man?
Ragnar Lothbrok: Yes! I think so...
It is good to travel with hope and with courage, but it is still better to travel with knowledge! - Ragnar Lothbrok

Monday, August 1, 2016

Vikings - Quotes (1)

Honor is a rare commodity these days. - Siggy
We live in a sea of troubles. - Floki
Do the Gods really exist? - Earl Haraldson
Who needs a reason for betrayal? One must always think the worst, even from your own kin! That way you will avoid too much disappointment in life! - Floki
You are only fooling yourself, if you think the choice is yours to make! - The Seer
I'm not wise at all; I'm just a joker! - Floki

Monday, May 30, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016


(c) Mihai Midus, 2016

(c) Mihai Midus, 2016

Cloudy Wings

The sky was quite cloudy the other day. From time to time the Sun sent its spear alike rays through the thin clouds. On my way to the Danube this cloud formation have drawn my attention, so here I am sharing this panorama assembled by Google.

Sunday, April 10, 2016


People are saying that Vinyl, the TV series, has a great soundtrack, and it really has.
I say that Vinyl is about people, people and their passions, excitement, families, joy, struggles, happiness, rage, anger, job, success and failure…

The above are wrapped around music, or wrapped in music, all sort of music: disco, funk, blues, rock-n-roll…

Created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese & Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, this new drama series is set in 1970s New York. A ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, the show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path.

Vinyl being music related, one might say that is about musicians, yet a closer look reveals three categories involved one way or another: musicians, “recording men”, and fans and listeners.

The first ones, the musicians, don’t give a s*!t about money, yet they need them to eat, to drink, to have a joint… They are the fuel of the engine; rocket fuel; rock it!

The “recording men” along with the staff from their companies, “feel” the music in terms of money and jobs (cutting jobs, or keeping jobs). And there are people with (dirty) money behind them too. They don’t really care about the artists, about the musicians. They need the musicians in order to keep the music industry alive, and keep the money spinning, spinning faster than an LP on the turntable. This is the actual engine that brings the sound waves to our ears!

The listeners in general, and the fans in particular, are the grease, the oil that keeps moving this industry's engine along with its gears.

Either you like music or not, this TV series, Vinyl, is definitely worth watching, because it’s not only about music; it’s about people!

Vinyl is about YOU!