The answer to the trivia question is Munch. I think that one was too easy! I will have to make it harder for you art lovers out there. The subject of trees is a great subject-conversationally and artistically. Trees are something that any art appreciation level can relate with. Sometimes, what seems … Continue reading Day 17: ….the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows, shaved eyebrows were the fad at that time!
Tonight I have been sitting here thinking about what it is exactly that draws us to blogging. Why do we do it? Why do we read them? In an article an author stated she would read just about any subject, as long as the content was good, and the writer has a good voice. … Continue reading Day 16: I find, I always have to draw something on a steamed mirror….
I don't know about everywhere else as the fall season approaches, but, in my corner of South West Virginia, the sky is either blindingly vivid and beautiful blue or obscured by heavy, leaden gray clouds. Each day the sun marches across the sky, diminishing intensely. The winds blow through our hills and trees … Continue reading Day 15……Fall Perspective
"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children." Since I am still on my recycle kick, I wanted to share something with you about my work, and our efforts to become a paperless office. Not to say that in our line … Continue reading Day 14:……..Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for artists and poets. To plant a tree, one need only own a shovel.
Its very early to be posting day twelve, but I had grab time where time could be grabbed. We are expecting guests and of course if you are a woman (and some guys) this translates into a flurry of cleaning, bed making and all those other mundane chores that we put off. The ones … Continue reading Day 13: you must be the change you want to see in the world….
Did anyone catch the new blurb about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger? It appears he vetoed legislation that would allow school districts to "water down" requirements for foreign language and art education in high schools. GO ARNOLD! Wouldn't it be great if all decision makers saw the merits and value to, at least, exposure in languages … Continue reading Day 12: ….but the golden tree of life springs ever green
Today someone informed me that it is daughter week. Really?? Okay. So, umm-happy daughter's day to everyone! Yesterday's work left me dissatisfied.. I was not happy with my results. Which of course stressed me,and, I worried about how I was going to work through those hang ups tonight. By the time it was actually … Continue reading Day 11: ….. flowing like colors from a prism through the paintbrush
Trivia Answer: dries leaving a film which causes yellowing Tonight I am sitting here struggling with my entry. I think this is the hardest part of the process for me, and as I sit here listening to my metal playlist-Black Label Society, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Led Zepplin, Ramstein and others. (just in case … Continue reading Day 10: as the sun colors flowers, so does art color life….
Did you know that the sunflower is the oldest known flower native to America? and, Did you know the earliest domesticated sunflower seed discovered to date is from the San Andrés site in Tabasco, Mexico, dated by AMS (radio carbon dating method) to somewhere between 2500-2800 BC. Also, a second site is in the … Continue reading Day 9: Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light……
As fall approaches, and we are facing a crescendo of rich, vibrant, warm colors, and then a lapse into a period of bland, cool, muddled colors. I thought we should celebrate color, and its influence through painting, and perception by the viewer. For the Impressionist painters, the creation of color takes place in the … Continue reading Day 8: A Person’s Character Takes its Hue……