A Challenging Shelf – Before

The Challenge of Improving on Such Beauty As soon as I saw this Mid-Century book shelf, I knew I had to have it. At first, the ideas of colour schemes, stains, waxes, paintings, polishings, sanding, etc, etc, etc... All flew through my head with excitement as I drove it home and placed it carefully in … Continue reading A Challenging Shelf – Before

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #403 – Standards of Beauty

Standards of Beauty Musings of the Artists Mind I came across these Coca-Cola ads from the 60s that showed a bikini clad beauty lounging with her drink. As far as I know, this "Coke is Sexy" campaign didn't last long and was mainly aimed at a Western sensibility. They eventually switched to a more nostalgic … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #403 – Standards of Beauty

Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 4

This year I decided to plant as many colors as possible to attract pollinators to the garden. The range of colors surpassed my expectations and so did the variety of pollinators.  Please let me know what you think of these in the comments. The Sound and The Fury Uncertain Edibility Wallflower Rhymes With Orange Dreaming … Continue reading Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 4

Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 3

When the sun shines, a world of magical colors shines all around us. I felt compelled to run out and capture as much as possible. Please let me know what you think about these in my comments. Lovely Mornings Modalities and a Bee Mostly Yellow Resilient Reaching for the Sun Please visit my Art website … Continue reading Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 3

Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 2

The rains have been amazing for some of our plants, but the flowers had stayed closed for days. This morning the sun came out strong and I ran to get as many shots as possible. The flowers seemed as happy as I to feel the warmth of the sun! Please let me know what you … Continue reading Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 2

These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing The Great Russian Ballet

Recently, my dear friend, Paul L., introduced me to a cultural phenomenon of outstanding beauty and eloquence. He introduced me to The Great Russian Ballet! I am so very grateful for this gift that I have to share it with YOU! I’ve been a fan of ballet since I first saw a professional group in … Continue reading These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing The Great Russian Ballet

Smile

I passed an old lady on my way I smiled at her She gummed a smile at me. I saw her weary wrinkles soften for an instant. A smile is sometimes the most beautiful gift of the day. by M. Perron (Originally written February 24, 1993) Notes: Is it just me, or did I write … Continue reading Smile

How beauteous nothing is

How beauteous nothing is To feel the flow of words, images. More than the meaning of words Semantics, Pragmatics What colours they inhibit Just enjoy by M. Perron (Originally Written November 18, 1993) Notes: Some of the stuff I wrote back then just intrigues me. What the heck was I thinking about when I wrote … Continue reading How beauteous nothing is

Odds & Ends – I Surrender…

... to my multitude of interests! Start with taking a look at my ever growing  Pinterest account which has 70 distinct boards with over 12,000 Pins, and I'm sure I could easily sub-categorize them even further into strong interests. I really believe that if I could split myself in 70 I could possibly find time to … Continue reading Odds & Ends – I Surrender…