🛋️ OH DARLINGS, SOME SPACES ARE GOOD TO SKETCH AND TO BE SKETCHED TOO.
Monthly Archives: April 2021
🌿👃🏻 OH LOVELIES! I ADORE THE PERFUME GIVEN OFF BY BUNCH OF LILACS.
I was recently invited to paint Lilacs at Glensheen Mansion for Lilac Lovefest in Duluth MN. I arrived at Glensheen a little before 9 am with coffee go-cup and a loaded backpack. I was the first artist to arrive so I took the time to explore the formal gardens and woodland trails searching for lilacs.
The best lilac shrubs were clustered around a sunlit brick building. That’s where I settled in. The others soon found their way to the same area. I was able to meet some of the artists I follow, or have seen on Facebook. Setting up close gave us a chance to chat occasionally and sneak peeks at each other’s work.
There were three pastel painters, two watercolor painters and myself with oils. It became windy and even a bit chilly but the sunshine was beautiful. Plain air is still challenging for me as I struggle to…
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🌊🌴🦜 HELLO LOVELIES! EVERYBODY HAVE A NOTION ABOUT EDEN, AND THIS IS VERY WONDERFUL. TRÈS JOLIE!
Mon dernier article date de quelques mois. Ce qui est paradoxal, c’est que je n ai pas été débordée , en tout cas pas plus que d habitude…
Ma priorité reste plutôt la peinture. Et faire un blog demande du temps et de l’organisation. Je me rends compte que je ne me suis pas servi de mon stock d’articles version Brouillon, j avais pourtant de quoi alimenter le site . Remettre toujours cette tâche à demain…..et les articles finissent aux oubliettes. Le dicton populaire est donc toujours juste : Ne remets pas à demain ce que tu peux faire aujourd’hui……
Sinon j’ai commencé un petit cahier de jardinage où je note la floraison et m’ émerveille des fleurs . En mars’ il y a eu les jonquilles bien sages puis les tulipes qui me font penser à l’Allemagne, par contre les muscaris me donne une pensée amusante et dissonante :…
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🎻🧡 SO TRUE, SISTERS. A TENOR BLOGGER ALWAYS LOVE ANY SKETCHES ABOUT MUSICIANS LIKE THESE.
Folk singer Rhiannon Giddens brings together musical traditions from her mixed race heritage in the southern States of the USA (her parents married only 3 years after the unconstitutional ban was overturned), along with Gaelic and wider sources. She is a phenomenal and versatile performer with ballet and opera composing credits to her name and recently appointed the artistic director of the Silk Road ensemble founded by cellist Yo Yo Ma. She is also a music historian. She traces the history of the banjo from its African roots through the travelling bands of enslaved then indentured musicians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the appropriation of this genre into black-face minstrelsy continuing well into the twentieth century, and the general abandonment of this tainted culture by its originating people such that the banjo associates today with white folk music.
The preface to David Olosuga’s book Black and British describes…
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🕉️🎸 OH SISTERS, THIS THOUGHT BY FLOREVA IS SO WISE. DON’T MISS ALSO THE LINK I SUGGEST YOU. IS A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE HARRISON https://youtu.be/o6iaSWSB7rE
🤩 OH LOVELIES, TODAY WE’VE GOT A GORGEOUS WORK.
I am thrilled to announce for the first time in over a year, I have a painting, “The Mind of a Child” exhibited in a real LIVE juried art show!!!!
Jim Dine painted ‘hearts’ constantly, Wayne Thiebaud was hooked on painting dessert slices, Picasso had an entire ‘Blue Period.’ What captivates you? What is it you want to paint again and again? A symbol, a color, a landscape, an object, a figure, or a seascape? Show us! Let us see what completely inspires you.
This was easy. My current obsession is mandalas. I was gifted with a slew of mandala stencils for Christmas last year, since then, you will notice my infatuation, they are in a lot of my work. I love the symbolism, and it’s easy to modify them to make them personal!
The regional art exhibition at Ashton Gallery
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😟 OH DARLINGS, I UNDERSTAND THIS SISTER.
I fear love; I am paranoid of that tingling feeling in my gut. the kisses of love, consume me; they eat away my existence scratching the walls of my heart which has already dried up. the soft touches of my lover's coarse fingertips burn my skin which once felt like warm sunlight. I have always been hungry for long hugs, a pair of arms who can embrace my heart, promising it peace and a forever but all I got ever were cages and clench of longing. all I dreamt of was feather-like love that sweeps me off reality, and takes me to a land of fantasy, where the sun rises in hues of romance and evening arrives with a sweet sensual aura. However, what my days with love have taught me is that, love is like cotton, lightweight when fresh and new, but once it gets drenched with the tears…
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♀️🎨 SO TRUE, DARLINGS. THROUGH HISTORY CHILDBIRTHS WERE SURROUNDED OF SUPERSTITIONS, BUT ALSO OF ARTWORKS.
At a time when the rural population believed that disease and misfortune were manifestations of divine judgement or else produced by a spell cast by a jealous neighbour, relief was available only from the priest or the sorcerer; people turned to the old saints, miraculous fountains and the ancient stones in their attempts to gain better favour.
As elsewhere, here in the Brittany of yesteryear, the blessing of children was the biggest hope of newly married couples; being unable to meet these expectations was a major concern. To guard against infertility which was often believed to have been the result of sins committed during a woman’s lifetime, young women would invariably devote themselves to prayer and superstition, such as performing certain rites against special menhirs or making devotions and ablutions at sacred springs in hope of a pregnancy or safe childbirth.
Several superstitions once surrounded conception here in Brittany. Local…
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💫 HELLO DARLINGS! AS ALWAYS ANOTHER FRESH AND GENUINE SKETCH BY ‘Q. MAMA’ WITH DEEP THOUGHTS.
what do i need right now?
pornographic emails from a cute stranger?
or a shoulder to cry on
a friend who can listen
do i need to get laid…or do i need a hug
all of the above?
what do i need right now?
turns out i do not need pornographic emails…do i want them? that is a completely different matter. right now, however, i am focusing on my needs. the pornographic emails were nice?…kind of…they made me wonder too much about the motives of the sender…and what it said about me. i mean, attention is nice…but i need the right kind of attention.
i reached out to someone with mental health issues just to check in–and i am not sure what happened after that. it got graphic a lot faster than i was comfortable with….
it was like, jesus, buy a person dinner first.
i never realized a virtual…
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🌷🌿🚿 OH DEARS, HAVE YOU FOUND SOMEONE OR ANYTHING TO ABSORB YOUR PAIN❔TAKE CARE YOURSELF, PLEASE.
I’m speaking to you right there whose nails and thoughts are stuck in helping and worrying about others . Have you thought of you today? Do you realize you also need that extra care you lend to others ? I’m speaking to all those out there; be it women, young adults, firstborn children, parents, leaders , wives and everyone always lending a hand to help others .
Yes, it’s never easy sitting back and watching your loved ones crumble,but have you thought of yourself too as a human? Have you gotten a grave to also bury your own burdens? Have you found someone or anything to absorb your pain or your pillow has become your last resort to cry your lungs out ?
Yes, I am speaking to that depressed soul out there losing their mind slowly with no one noticing. I’m asking if you are tired of acting…
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