Thursday, December 31
We all think about changes in the year last the of the year while waiting for the new one to arrive. Maybe we will forget it all at the first Monday of the year but I hope you don't and that you can reach some of the plans you did for the next 365 days. I did chose four women from the movies that did changes in the lives of other people. Although I think these are movies that everybody knows I will put the list: "Sound of Music" and Maria (Julie Andrews) "Bagda Cafe" and Jasmin (Marianne Sagebretch) "Chocolat" and Vianne (Juliette Binoche) "Le Fabuleux Destin de Amélie Poulain" Amélie (Audrey Tautou) Happy New Year!
Monday, December 28
"Stepping outside our prearranged traffic patterns and established destinations, we find a city laced with liminality, with borderlands cutting across its heart and reaching into its sky. We find a thousand vanishing points, each unique, each alive, each pregnant with riches and wonders and time."Even though perspective is no longer the only way painters uses to give the illusion of reality and some movements even do not like it the vanishing point, and what a great expression it is, still amazes many people. Funny because actually we know that parallels never meet each other or, if I remember correctly, they meet in the infinite according to I don't remember who .
Sunday, December 27
Saturday, December 26
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What else can someone wish?
I will be sending you all some money too. Just wait the right period. Or maybe you want to go to the sites and search for your own wealth and lovers.
Gee! I wander if these people make money with it. I believe so, or there would not have so many online.
Friday, December 25
Thursday, December 24
Wednesday, December 23
"Chinese New Year 4708, or 2010 in the Western calendar, is the Year of the Metal Tiger.The Tiger represents the third year in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.Like the houses of the zodiac in Western astrology, the animals of Chinese astrology are thought by many to dictate personality traits or, in the wider scope of things, even impact world events in any year they rule.Tigers, and those born under compatible signs, will likely benefit from luck or good fortune during a Tiger year — i.e., in 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022.Characteristics of The TigerLike the lion in Western culture, the Tiger is the proverbial King of the Jungle, and admired for its vivid stripes that symbolize the balanced forces of `yin' and `yang'.One of the most dynamic signs in the zodiac, Tigers are truly a force of nature. They are by turns dependable, unpredictable, fearless and stout-hearted, tender and loving. For all the world appearing at times to be quiet homebodies, Tigers may just as suddenly change course, and pack up to travel to some far-flung exotic destination.As a result, they may sometimes be perceived as irresponsible. This is because few other signs can keep up with the Tiger's ability to think on their feet, or their primal desire for adventure and first-hand experience of life.Famous People Born in The Year of the TigerSheryl Crow, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Dickinson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Queen Elizabeth II, Jay Leno, Hugh Hefner, William Hurt, Dylan Thomas, Karl Marx, Marilyn Monroe, Marco Polo, Beatrix Potter, Demi Moore, Lionel Ritchie, Kenny Rogers and Jon Stewart.General Predictions for the Year of the TigerThe year of the Tiger is traditionally associated with massive changes and social upheaval. Therefore, 2010 is very likely to be a volatile one both on the world scene, as well as on a personal level.Tigers who thrive on chance and unpredictabilty are best suited to navigating the many upheavals predicted in the year ahead. Those compatible with the Tiger — the Dragon and the Horse in particular — may also find 2010's erratic circumstances inspiring them to ever bolder action, and ultimate success.Those born under other signs will suffer, by degree, depending on how flexible they are to change. Those who can keep a steady hand on the helm may be shaken, but undeterred by the typically thunderous events foreseen in any Tiger year.For more specific information and learn more about what the omens are for your future in the New Year, check out related resources for the Year of the Tiger and find out what else the animals of fortune predict for you in 2010.Remember, whatever the omens portend, for better or worse, you are the final master of your own fate.These ideas are provided for your enjoyment and amusement and are not meant to take the place of your own good sense.Wishing you and your family a year of health and prosperity! Gung Hay Fat Choy!
- "Warning: knives are sharp!" -- On the packaging of a sharpening stone.
- "Not for weight control." -- On a pack of Breath Savers.
- "Twist top off with hands. Throw top away. Do not put top in mouth." -- On the label of a bottled drink.
- "Theft of this container is a crime." -- On a milk crate.
- "Warning: has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice." -- On a box of rat poison.
- "Fragile. Do not drop." -- Posted on a Boeing 757.
- "For indoor or outdoor use only." -- On a string of Christmas lights.
Tuesday, December 22
" His figures are well drawn and expressive in attitude; his colouring is clear and rich, but his best skill lies in his unequalled rendering of texture in draperies, which is seen to advantage in such pictures as The Letter and in The Gallant Conversation engraved by Wille – which exists in various repetitions at Berlin and Amsterdam, and in the Bridgewater Gallery."
Monday, December 21
Sunday, December 20
I wanted something that could put a smile on our faces and saw this Keith Hearing's collection Herrad's published. You don't know who Herrad is?... okay: She is fighting multiple sclerosis and post everyday about her struggle. She has amazing photos of Amsterdam and I am always inspired by her pictures and the way she inspire others by telling how she spend her day coping with symptoms. So this is to light up your day as it did to me. Have a great week! Thank you Herrad!Her blog has an amazing collection of artistic works of diverse kinds that she puts after writing her daily post. It is worthwhile to visit her blog to see her private collection. I will pass the award later. Go to Herrad's blog in the meantime: Access Denied.
Because a great Army deserves a great Museum.For far too long the US Army has lacked both a comprehensive story place and a fitting tribute to relate and recognize the personal and professional sacrifices of its Soldiers. It is now time to hear them, and to say thanks to fourteen generations of American Soldiers whose leadership, character, and selfless sacrifice have forged and safeguarded our nation for over two centuries. A great Army deserves a great Museum. To understand ourselves, our country, and our culture, we can learn much from our Army and its Soldiers, past and present. Their history is our history, told from a unique and remarkable perspective. Regardless of the mission—whether combat, peacekeeping, or nation-building—Soldiers’ stories exemplify the indomitable spirit that has so clearly defined the American character since 1775. It is now time to build the National Museum of the United States Army.
I wish US soldiers were well treated when they return home. But it is not what is happening. I really wish this was a historical foundation that also had nothing new to add other than past war pieces. Also a dream.
"With your help the Friends will help the National Army Museum treasure the heritage of the British Army and the values that soldiers have fought and died for". We aim to: "increase awareness and appreciation of the National Army Museum raise funds to help the Museum purchase important artefacts".
Saturday, December 19
Thursday, December 17
|A Christmas Carol (Dante Gabriel Rossetti) A Lute Player (Edwin Austin Abbey) A Sea Spell (Dante Gabriel Rossetti) A Tale from Decameron (John William Waterhouse) Allegory of Music (Jean-François de Troy) Ancient Sound, Abstract on Black (Paul Klee) At the Opera (Mary Cassatt) Ball at the Moulin de la Galette (Pierre-Auguste Renoir) Boy Playing a Flute (Judith Leyster) Buffoon Playing a Lute (Frans Hals) Carousing Couple (Judith Leyster) Concert Champêtre (Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater) Contrasting Sounds (Wassily Kandinsky) El Jaleo (John Singer Sargent) Girl Sewing (Mary Cassatt) Golden Hours (Lord Frederic Leighton) Golden Stairs (Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones) Grandpa's Little Ballerina (Norman Rockwell) Juene Fille a la Mandoline (Pablo Ruiz y Picasso) La Boheme (Jamie Wyeth) La Danse à la Ville (Pierre-Auguste Renoir) Ladies Concert at the Philharmonic Hall (Francesco Guardi) Lute Player (Michelangelo Merisi (Caravaggio)) Lydia in a Loge Wearing a Pearl Necklace (Mary Cassatt) Merry Trio (Judith Leyster) Mezzetin (Jean-Antoine Watteau) Music (Henri Matisse) Music - Pink and Blue II (Georgia O'Keeffe) Musician's Table (Juan Gris) Piano Lesson (Romare Bearden) Singer (Everett Shinn) Still Life with Harp and Violin (Georges Braque) The Awakening Conscience (William Holman Hunt) The Cellist (Amadeo Modigliani) The Concert (Johannes Vermeer) The Concert (Judith Leyster) The Dance of the Almeh (Jean Léon Gérôme) The Dancer Camargo (Nicolas Lancret) The Grand Turk Giving a Concert to his Mistress (Charles-André van Loo) The Lament (Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones) The Music Lesson (Gerard ter Borch) The Musicians (Michelangelo Merisi (Caravaggio)) The Old Guitarist (Pablo Ruiz y Picasso) Tribute to Mozart (Raoul Dufy) Venetian Ladies Listening to the Serenade (Frank Cadogan Cowper) Veronica Veronese (Dante Gabriel Rossetti)|
Wednesday, December 16
"We will take you on a journey from turn of the century hand cranked music boxes to modern video arcade games. This is a trip down memory lane. It is a chance to show your children or grandchildren what you did for fun when you were their age. Before video games at home, perhaps before television, perhaps what you remember sitting in your grandparent's parlor
For those of you who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is a chance to remember Playland at the Beach, Sutro Baths and the Cliff House. There is our own "Laffing Sal", "Susie the Can-Can Dancer" and the fascinating "Carnival." Other things have been brought in from around the world for your amusement."
Gypsy QueenPhoto by Cathy Lynch