Category Archives: Art

The Art of Theodor Kittelsen

Enchanting! I just couldn’t resist sharing. SindrElf Theodor Severin Kittelsen (1857-1914) is my all-time favorite painter. In this article I will show you some of my favorite works by him while attempting to explain how he has influenced my creativity. Kittelsen was present … Continue reading

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The Owl, The Pussycat… Fabulous Felines in History #2

Originally posted on Les deux divas: ma vie en rose:
The Owl, the Pussycat and the feline behind the scenes… Oh yes, there was also the fabulous man who wrote of my adventures. His name was Edward Lear. He was…

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Bleu

Bleu Cobalt As the tiny rivers Winding beneath Papery thin skin I watch as they have slowed But remember their faster pace                                     … Continue reading

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And the result is in…

    Several weeks ago, I asked for your help in finding a name for my business. There were several wonderful submissions. With the help of some very special trusted friends, and a few of the feline variety, the struggle … Continue reading

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Le petit prince

It would be lovely for me if the words to follow were my own. Of course they are not. However, I would like to share some of the beauty contained in the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In addition, I … Continue reading

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Un jour parfait

  “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”   –  Anna Quindlen   “To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect … Continue reading

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Material Witness

“Art is not a part of life, it is not an addition to life, it is the essence of those pieces of us that make us fulfilled. That give us hope. That give us dreams and provide the world a … Continue reading

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Re-post: Finding voice

This is a re-post of the first one to appear on this blog 11 December, 2011. My apologies to those who have already seen it. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means … Continue reading

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Fight Censorship and thank a Librarian

“We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.   –  E.M. … Continue reading

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For Joseph

“Let us read and let us dance –two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.”    –  Voltaire “The dance: a minimum of explanation, a minimum of anecdotes, and a maximum of sensations.”    –  Maurice Béjart “Dance is … Continue reading

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