trying to watch her step
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Just spent the last week, fretting, fussing, cursing, scheming, doing everything I could think of to get my computer to work online, including several trips to Staples, threatening to buy a new computer, and using other people's computers.
Today, after spending 4 hours with a technician and about $500 for new hardware (a more powerful antenna, modem and router) I am once again online. For now! Hopefully I can think of something to say!
at 3:26 PM
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I'm stuck, in the middle, between wanting to say something and say nothing. And wondering what, and why, and if it's of any importance, to anyone, anywhere. And clueless about how to find the answer. And really clear that the answer, if not the question, is there, somewhere.
at 11:39 PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Kahlo’s evocative Roots (1943), an oil-on-metal self-portrait with the artist’s reclining body sending out leafy green branches as well as roots reaching into a barren earth, is considered to be one of her least anguished and most beautiful self-portraits. It sold for $5,616,000 at Sotheby’s New York, May 2006.
at 4:22 PM
Monday, July 12, 2010
Kahlo painted Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair shortly after she finally divorced Diego Rivera for his many dalliances with other women. She had painted many self-portraits, often showing herself with flowing hair and wearing traditional Mexican dresses. Now, in renunciation of Rivera, she painted herself short haired and in a man's shirt, shoes, and oversized suit. In December, she remarries Diego.
at 10:09 PM
Sunday, July 11, 2010
"The Suicide of Dorothy Hale" commissioned in 1939 by "Vanity Fair" publisher Clare Booth Luce
Expecting a stylized memorial portrait, Luce is shocked by Frida's graphic depiction of the suicide of their mutual friend and seriously consideres destroying the portrait.
at 7:18 AM
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
A bus would change Frida's life forever. Hit by a trolley, it shattered into a thousand pieces.
"The crash bounced us forward and a handrail pierced me the way a sword pierces a bull," Frida wrote later. She would spend the rest of her life in and out of hospitals.
at 9:36 AM
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
“What a strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, the other forward.” Grandma Moses
I start the day hoping to create order in my tiny space. Then from the front yard I hear a mockingbird wailing away and I’m off searching for that little iron skillet, the one I remember granddaddy using to fry an egg for my breakfast.
at 10:07 AM
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Life with a new beginning~Art by ranni
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Some days I see beauty everywhere. Some days I put great energy into creating order. Some days I search mightily for purpose behind everyday actions.
The challenge of finding all three in each day, each hour, each minute, each second is elusive. But I do not give up.
at 6:16 PM