Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Vincenzo Camuccini, Mort de César, 1798.
The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martias) is the name of the date 15 March in the Roman calendar. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other eight months. In Roman times, the Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held.In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was assassinated, in 44 BC, the story of which was famously dramatised in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. ==Etymology==The term idūs (ides) is thought to have originally been the day of the full moon. The Romans considered this an auspicious day in their calendar. The word ides comes from Latin, meaning "half division" (of a month). The word is probably of non-Indoeuropean origin. ==Assassination of Julius Caesar==
Main article: Assassination of Julius Caesar
Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March, 44 BC, after declaring himself dictator of Rome, for life. According to a near-contemporary biographer, Caesar summoned the Senate to meet in the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March. A certain soothsayer warned Caesar to be on his guard against a great peril on the day of the month of March which the Romans call the Ides; and when the day had come and Caesar was on his way to the senate-house, he greeted the seer with a jest and said: "The Ides of March has come," and the seer said to him softly: "Aye, Caesar, but not gone."As the Senate convened, Caesar was attacked and stabbed to death by a group of senators who called themselves the Liberatores ("Liberators"); they justified their action on the grounds that they committed tyrannicide and were preserving the Republic from Caesar's alleged monarchical ambitions.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I love etsy!!! I hope if I keep showing etsy, everyone I know will shop there. Here are some of my current favs!!!
knittingneedle Check this stuff out!!! Really go to the shop and look this stuff is awesome!!!
LeeGainer Very cool fiber work!!! I want this so bad it hurts!!!
Seahagstudio Nice mix of vintage and handmade!!! I may be a little biased,she’s my best friend and cousin!
almightee just what it says!!! About half of my male shopping is from here!
redvelvet just go look I can’t do it justice!!
Ok there are my top 5, but remember there are a million shops on there! Take the handmade pledge and buy from these artisans!!!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Oh Oscar, how do love the??? The Best thing about the internet is the ability to browse. My God!!! The spectrum of art is mind boggling! I can literally sit for 8-10 hours and just jump from site to site. I’m developing a healthy respect for current contemporary artists. I used to feel their art was too subtle for me, but now…
Oscar Martinez is a current fav!!! I love everything about his art!!!
There is not one single piece on his site that I don’t covet. I hope you’ll visit him!!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
A favorite of mine. Mostly he intrigued me as he was often referred to as “the Invisible Man”. In an era rife with foppish painters he was slow and steady and a gentleman. And his quiet art shows that. I, like everyone else love the Ballerinas. What’s not to love…
But everyone forgets his beautiful nudes. Paintings he described as”painfully uncomfortable” to paint. I think these are his sneaky bests!
The colors are just perfect!! And here are his even lesser known landscapes. He said in a letter to his mother that” I am quite unsure why ANYONE would paint landscapes. There is no real life or movement in them” He was wrong…
If just one day, I could paint like this, I might give everything else away!
He’s always been a fav, so you can guess that during a spur of the moment trip to New Orleans, when Andy and I got stuck staying in his childhood home, I was thrilled. It was a hideous mess, they were remodeling it and we literally had to move debris out of our room, but I loved it!!! And I stole tons of crystals from his chandelier. they were going to THROW THEM AWAY!!!!! Retards. I have them in my studio to help keep me motivated!
We stayed right on the top floor in the front rooms. The Windows are so tall you can open them and walk out on the balcony. ( where I met a vampire<G>).
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
This is a no link post. I just love this art form and wanted to share it! My question to you is: Do you love or hate it???
We live in a town that goes apeshit over it. Every little mark is hunted down and eradicated. I think why??? I mean walls are really PLAIN and UGLY!!! Dress them up. I love it. I love the days Tristyn and I sit and watch the trains and share the art! If your lucky enough to have it where you live, i HOPE you enjoy it!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
My crocheting blitz is still in high gear but I needed to put down the brown! So I’m working on some Prayer Shawls for my Spirit Jumper girls. (solids, not these two colors together)<G>
Tristyn and I made a quick trip to Toy hell the other day to buy his hunk of junk omnitrex, but I think the only thing worth buying there is their Shopping Totes. They are beautiful and functional and my favs from anywhere. And at $1.49, a hella bargain. I have a ton of these but here are my new ones!!!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Here’s the funny boy and the silliness he’s been up to!
We do NOT know why!!!
And he wanted me to tell you he is the proud owner of this!
The Ultimate Omnitrex. If you have a wee boy and he wants this very OVERPRICED piece of shit toy, I beg you to say no! Crappy construction, absolutely no play value and it’s way more work for mom than play for kids. Also you have to purchase separately at $5.98 ea the little guys that go on top. STUPID! All that aside, he loves it. I should have bought the damn Legos he wanted!