Caturday: Miss Jenny is an artist

The fleas are dying and the kitties are much happier. We got them some Advantage and I dusted the apartment with non toxic food grade Diatomaceous Earth. It works well. We also have (thanks to a friend) a couple of … Continue reading

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François-Auguste-René Rodin, November 12,1840

Known for the elemental nature of his works, Auguste Rodin, the French sculptor perhaps most famous for The Thinker, was born on November 12, 1840. A bronze cast of The Thinker graces the entrance to the Legion of Honor in … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Madness : “the sound of noise”

“The sound of noise” – (102 minutes, Sweden/France, 2010 – rated R) Drummers Magnus (Magnus Borjeson) and his pal Sanna (Sanna Persson) are speeding along Swedish freeways in a van, when Sanna’s rythmic (erratic?) driving prompts a motorcycle cop to … Continue reading

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Bernal Hill Butterfly Art

No, there is no butterfly in the photo. However, like a butterfly, this little bit of artistry is fleeting. We went off to Bernalwood for a walk around the hill and I found this on a post next to the … Continue reading

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Cats as Art or… Still Life With Cats

Cats have appeared in art throughout the ages. The ancient Egyptians had statues and paintings depicting cats. They even mummified their cats so as to have them by their side in the afterlife. These days, cats as art has been … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday and More Sculpture Fun

I’m guilty of going off on tangents. Yesterday, in Manic Monday, I featured artist Janet Echelman. That led me to find a couple of other bits of art and artists worth mentioning. The first is a bit of kinetic sculpture … Continue reading

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Manic Monday with Sculpture

I usually post a bit of humor on Mondays to start the week. Instead, I’m posting a bit of art. I was off surfing the videos at TED, when I came across a talk by sculptor Janet Echelman.  Her work … Continue reading

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Manic Monday with Math and Geometry in Nature and Music

As another manic Monday rolls around, I felt that a bit of beauty was in order. Math and geometry can be found throughout nature.  Music and math also have a very close relationship.  Here are a few video examples for … Continue reading

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Art in Nature

Ephemeral art can be found everywhere, but in natural settings, the inspiration and effect does seem more meditative. Using stones, bark, pine cones, twigs and whatever else may be readily available, people assemble compositions ranging from intriguing to wistful or … Continue reading

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