A few years back my youngest daughter and I volunteered at the Tolliver House-which sits beside Outdoor Drama Playhouse where the story of the Trail of the Lonesome Pine is still portrayed. She and I worked in the gift shop/touring part of the home. While we were there we learned about something called … Continue reading Day 20: ….X-ray technology has shown there are 3 different versions of the Mona Lisa under the visible one.
....we should have known it was a man, right? Today I felt the need to work early. So, while most of my family slept you could find me in the basement singing dreadfully OFF key, and painting painting painting. I do not know what routines other artists follow, nor, does it really matter. It … Continue reading Day 19: ……….Did you Know that Leonardo Da Vinci invented high heels
....Poor Da Vinci would roll over in his grave at the idea of completing a paintnig a day! I am sorry to say that I began working too late this evening to offer up much in the way of thought provoking or inspiring words tonight. My daughter had unexpected free time, and I just … Continue reading Day 18: ….Did you know DaVinci spent 12 years painting the Mona Lisa’s Lips?
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