Archive | February, 2015

I Need To Change

26 Feb

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“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”  ― Steve Jobs

Public domain photograph from the Library of Congress.

When She Smiled

22 Feb

“When she smiled at me Heaven blew in.” 

— Donna Tartt from the book The Goldfinch

 

Our Self-Importance

18 Feb

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“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.” –Carl Sagan

Additional info: A Pale Blue Dot

  • Title: [The Earth with the Milky Way and moon]
  • Creator(s): Benda, Wladyslaw T. (Wladyslaw Theodore), 1873-1948., artist
  • Date Created/Published: [1918?]
  • Medium: 1 drawing : charcoal.
  • Public domain illustration from the Library of Congress

John Mellencamp Oil Paintings

16 Feb
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John Mellencamp, MMEAEH (2012), Oil on canvas, 30” x 24” (Note from CH: This looks like Meg Ryan.)

OMG. Do I LOVE John Mellencamp’s oil paintings? Yes I do.

I was doing some data entry, listening to Howard Stern interview Mr. Mellencamp, and John mentioned that he paints. So I went to Mellencamp’s website and viewed his paintings.

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Hud (1995), Oil on canvas, 20” x 20”

Mellencamp also sang some songs on Stern’s show, and his voice is so raw and beautiful.

Thanks for the great interview, Howard!

John, your art is so inspiring! Thank you!

Additional Reading: Article from the Tennessee State Museum, Artsy

You’ve Run Too Far

5 Feb
Nadar (French, Paris 1820–1910 Paris) Pierrot Running, 1854–55 Albumen silver print from glass negative; Image: 26.5 x 20.8cm (10 7/16 x 8 3/16in.) Mount: 41.3 x 34.5 cm (16 1/4 x 13 9/16 in.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.43) http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/283118

“When you’ve been running for so long, you might realize you’ve run too far.” —Cat Stevens

Nadar (French, Paris 1820–1910 Paris)
Pierrot Running, 1854–55
Albumen silver print from glass negative; Image: 26.5 x 20.8cm (10 7/16 x 8 3/16in.) Mount: 41.3 x 34.5 cm (16 1/4 x 13 9/16 in.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith

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