Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

Shoes from the 18th Century, circa 1720.

American cliff dwellers

Built by the Sinaqua people dating back to 700 AD,
the structure has nothing to do with the Aztec ruler Montezuma
nor is it a castle, but rather a multi-storied apartment dwelling.

Driftwood art

The purple foxglove flower

English painter Charles Burton Barber 1845–1894

A Special Pleader

July is:

National Blueberry Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
National Hot Dog Month
 National Ice Cream Month
Week Event:
  • Week 2 is Nude Recreation Week
Individual Days:
17 National Ice Cream Day (third Sunday of the month)
24 Parent's Day  


Goin' to the pool

Another nice resort pool. Don't know where it is, though.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

UK artist Banksy

Sol Cinema

This non-profit UK theater is the smallest solar powered cinema in the world. It shows short feature films and documentaries to small groups of about eight people. It also has a red carpet and velvet ropes. They call these caravans in the UK, and this one is a vintage two-berth caravan, much smaller than ones made today. Submissions of 1-10 minutes can be made at their site, below. They are looking for "funny, environmental or any inspiring message including music videos, animation or arty, quirky, counter culture films." 

Going to the pool with my besties

We all have identical sunglasses. 

It's a beautiful sunny Saturday morning

Going to have lunch on the patio with my sisters.
Oh joy!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Italian Master Michelangelo Caravaggio 1571-1610

Young Sick Bacchus
Likely a self-portrait of the artist when he 
came to Rome (from Milan) and fell seriously ill.
From Wikipedia:
"Infamous while he lived, Caravaggio was forgotten almost immediately after his death, and it was only in the 20th century that his importance to the development of Western art was rediscovered. Despite this, his influence on the new Baroque style that eventually emerged from the ruins of Mannerism, was profound. It can be seen directly or indirectly in the work of Rubens, Jusepe de Ribera, Bernini, and Rembrandt, and artists in the following generation heavily under his influence were called the 'Caravaggisti' or 'Caravagesques', as well as Tenebrists or 'Tenebrosi' ('shadowists'). Andre Berne-Joffroy, Paul Valéry's secretary, said of him: 'What begins in the work of Caravaggio is, quite simply, modern painting.'"

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Quote by Bob Marley

Artist Karen Tarlton, Henderson NV

"King of the Roost"
Oil with palette knife

Feng Shui Buddha painting

As found on ebay.

Buckingham Palace gates and garden, London

A doorway in India

Maze at Hever Castle, UK

Don't forget to laugh today.

Babies under water

How do they know?