Friday, February 27, 2009

"Our body from spirit doth slowly unwind, until we are pure spirit at the end." Theodore Roethke "Infirmities"

I love this series..."The West Wing" ...never watched it when it was running on TV but Eddie has all seven seasons on disc and I watched some of it with him ...now I'm hooked...and am watching it at home....from year one thru year seven!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Elsita Mora...artist

In my recent trawling through blogs I have comes across such incredible beauty. My own artistic abilities are very limited but I do appreciate that of others...and have found another who allows her art to be shared in this way...
Elsita Mora, of Los Angeles, Ca. Her website is http://elsita.typepad.com and her online shop is http://etsyshop.com

Handmade Papercuts by Elsita Mora

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."

As noted in an earlier post I happened across a lovely blog of art at www.//tinasteelelindsey.blogspot.com. She also has a blog of her late father's artwork. The oils were painted by her father...I especially love her charcoals ..and she has graciously allowed me to share them on my blog. Thank you Mrs. Lindsey!
To enlarge the view of any picture move the prompt over it

art by Tina Steele Lindsey and Victor Denfrey Steele

To enlarge the view of any picture move the prompt over it:

Norman Rockwell 1894 - 1978

"He is called an "illustrator" instead of an artist by some critics, a designation he did not mind, as it was what he called himself"
Rockwell quotes:
"Commonplaces never become tiresome. It is we who become tired when we cease to be curious and appreciative."
"If a picture wasn't going very well, I'd put a puppy in it.”
"Many of his works appear overly sweet in modern critics' eyes, especially the Saturday Evening Post covers, which tend toward idealistic or sentimentalized portrayals of American life—"
..and then in the 60's...
"In his later years, Rockwell began receiving more attention as a painter when he chose more serious subjects such as the series on racism."
"For 47 years, I portrayed the best of all possible worlds – grandfathers, puppy dogs – things like that. That kind of stuff is dead now, and I think it’s about time.”

quotes from Wikipedia

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The way to a woman's heart


I had forgotten that it was Valentine's Day until yesterday when we picked up Bobby after school and he gave me this gift. That sweet eleven year old already knows the was to a woman's heart: :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

things I think about at 5 am

more about Bob.. He graduated from high school in 1948 from a small country school in Brighton, Tn. The subjects offered at that time were Algebra, History, English, Home Ec, Chemistry and Agriculture. Some of his children and grand children have enjoyed listening to him recite portions of the poetry he had to memorize back then.
ie;
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe:
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"Tis some visitor," I muttered. "tapping at my chamber door-
Only this, and nothing more."


Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe:
"It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me."


Thanatopsis by William Cullan Bryant:
"So live, that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan, which moves
To that mysterious realm, where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams"


and this one he probably was not taught by his teacher:
"Twas in a cabaret they met
Romeo and Juliet
He had no cash to pay their debt
So Romeo owed what Julie et."
:)

I wonder if children in high school are still required to memorize poetry..and if so, whose?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

food art

Someone out there is very imaginative and creative. I received these is an email and thought them quite amazing...what do you think?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Man

From the moment I saw you,
I wanted to meet you.
From the moment I met you,
I wanted to know you.
From the moment I knew you,
I was in love with you.
From the moment I loved you,
I wanted to share my life with you...
and I have.
And from that moment
to this moment,
and for all the moments to come,
I will love you with all my heart.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

On the way to Song, Yang meets a man at the twon of Ni, who has two wives. One is pretty and the other plain. Yet he favors the plain wife. So Yang asks he why?
The man answers:
"The pretty one knows she is pretty. I don't.
The plain one knows she is plain. I don't.
A bad person knows he is bad. I don't."
Yang says:
"I shall remember the lesson.
The Saint behaves as a Saint, by his own volition."

Enjoy my new slideshow of beautiful things.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Here's one I posted before but never tire of watching

granddaughter, Laura Beth on the left...Cody McAdoo and Tori Ellis..."A Chord Of Three"...check out their blog for more great music. Be sure and mute the playlist at the bottom of the page.
video

Beauty

I posted this on my blog previously but noticed that the slide show was missing...so here goes again.
"While visiting my grandson's fifth grade class at MST in Richardson I was reminded of the beauty and innocence of all children, regardless of race, creed or color....as evidenced in the slide show below."