Where am I reading?

November 20, 2018

The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

From Timewaster

It’s Tuesday . . .


What am I knitting on tattoo Tuesday?

November 20, 2018



Why am I saying, “Just for fun?”

November 19, 2018

Ah, who remembers the June Taylor dancers?

More here.


What am I sappy kid blogging?

November 16, 2018


What am I noting today?

November 15, 2018


Whose birthday am I noting today?

November 14, 2018

Claude Monet 1840 – 1926

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of viewing Monet’s Waterlilies triptych at the Cleveland Museum of Art when it was on tour.  These three enormous panels were brought together for the first time since their creation (I believe)for this tour.  The individual panels are owned by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Claude Monet, one of the founders of the impressionist movement, was born on November 14, 1840 on the fifth floor of 45 rue Laffitte,in the ninth arrondissement of Paris. He was the second son Claude Adolphe Monet and Louise-Justine Aubree. On the first of April 1851, Monet entered the Le Havre secondary school of the arts. He became known locally for this charcoal caricatures, which he would sell for ten to twenty francs. Monet also undertook his first drawing lessons from Jacques-Francois Ochard, a former student of Jacques-Louis David. On the beaches of Normandy in about 1856/1857 he meet fellow artist Eugéne Boudin who became his mentor and taught him to use oil paints. Boudin taught Monet “en plein air” (outdoor) techniques for painting.


Have I lost my marbles?

November 12, 2018


from My Modern Met