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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Song for Friday...he got in my head...

Blogger has changed today and I'm having
a hard time copying and pasting so
you'll hopefully be able to click on the link for
Fridays song.
I've had this song in my head all week.
Sting got in there somehow and I've been
singing along with him...
I looked up the video on youtube and
found the young Sting walking thru the
streets of New York in winter...
Easy on the eyes as well as the ears!
There's a young Brandford Marsalis
on soprano sax there too.
So have a great weekend and remember...
"Be yourself, no matter what they say."

Monday, March 26, 2012

movie review....

Seraphine Louis.
Not a very recognizable name in art.
But her paintings were truly inspired.
Born in France in 1864, she was a humble cleaning woman
who was driven to paint by the voices of angels.
I first heard of this movie through Lucinda's blog and after 2 years of waiting for it to
 come to my local library, I've finally had the chance to watch it.
This film tells the story of Seraphine's discovery by a German art collecter
who brought her name to fame for a brief time.
Her paintings depicted the flora of her countryside and came 
alive with the lines of featherlike strokes, almost
looking like birds and insects...
Beautifully filmed in the colours and architecture of the time, it's a moving film
of a woman's passion for two things: God and painting.
Well worth the wait if you can find it.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Walking along the dirt roads and cobblestone streets of Mexico,
I would often stop to take pictures of doors, windows and passageways.
The weathered wood, the painted trim, funky metal hardware, the iron work...
and sometimes a curious face looking back at me!