"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." --- Maya Angelou (b. 1928); poet
I'm changing the heading from Art News to Daily Art, since my whole intent is to provide people with something pretty to look at. My stuff is preferable, but when I don't have time to produce new things... well.
A modern landscape artist, Ken Bushe's work is soft and almost pastel-y. It reminds me of 18th century landscapes, such as this piece by Gaspard.
All I have to say is 'wow'. I would have said these were photographs instead of acrylic on canvas. She does a lot of spotty cats, which is a subject near and dear to my heart, and I'd love to have a print of the one featured above. (I'd love the original even more, but... art is expensive)
In other news...
Our camping trip was a roaring success. Sunday we were sitting around grumbling that the trip wasn't longer. I would have dearly liked to get more hiking in, but my footwear choices for both walking and camp shoes were poorly thought out, and caused blisters. Next time, the Bean's boots will go. I was writing up a rather long and involved trip report, but I apparently left it on roho's laptop. I'll try to get that posted in the next couple of days.
I'm rolling an idea around in my head for the past couple of days... I'm trying to get more healthy, and as such, eat better. I've ordered a cookbook from Amazon that is supposed to help me prepare meals that aren't going to do weird things with my blood sugar, and will help me maintain an even mood throughout the day. I'm thinking I may pull a Julie & Julia and work my way through the book, blogging about the results. It's not an original idea; the real Julie started it in 2002, and there are clubs around the internet that go through different cookbooks each week.... but.. it's something. Maybe posting about my efforts will give me the oomph I need to keep it up. Maybe it'll inspire someone else to be a little more healthy. I promise I am not going to scold everyone about the evils of unhealthy (and ohhh sooo yummy) food. ;) I'm not here to proselytize or convert you. I'm here to invite you into my life.
I like to think of this blog as a big window into my living room. I invite you in, we have a cup of the hot beverage of your choice, and chat for a while. I want my little corner of the internet to be warm, inviting and comfortable. I hope I'm managing that ok. :)
Fishing for Rabbits -- I stumbled on this while surfing Ken Bushe's website, and... it was really cute. I'm guessing it's a tame bunny, but I giggled at the idea. :)
The Secrets Inside Your Dog's Mind -- No, it's not a 'Bark - to - English' translator. It's a study from Brian Hare, a professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke. He's studying social behaviors of canines in an effort get a better understanding of their intelligence. (Link courtesy of gypsypet)
That's it for today! Off to class soon. Have a great day, everyone! =)