Posts Tagged ‘art’


Think Spring

February 24, 2020

What am I watching?

January 29, 2020

What am I celebrating today?

January 28, 2020

Today is Up Helly Aa – a (sort of) Viking Festival marking the end of the Yule season – and also giving folks something to do during the bleak winter days.  There is fire – and drinking – what could possibly go wrong?

El espectacular festival vikingo del fuego en el norte de ...

Tattoo Tuesday . . .

35+ Viking Tattoo Designs and Inspirations - Tats 'n' Rings


What am I noting today?

December 13, 2019

It is World Violin Day


Eating more fiber?

December 5, 2019

Ready for seconds?

November 27, 2019

What would Thanksgiving dinner look like at artist’s tables?





Van Gogh





I hope yours is happy.

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What is the frequency?

November 26, 2019

In the great tradition of Mole Day and Pi Day, November 23 was Fibonacci Day.  Why?  Because the date 11/23 represents the first numbers in the sequence identified by Leonardo Fibonacci, and Italian mathematician who was born in Pisa in 1170.

The Fibonacci Sequence starts with 1 plus 1 equals 2, and goes on with each number being the sum of the two numbers directly before it: 1 plus 2 equals 3; 2 plus 3 equals 5; 3 plus 5 equals 8, and so on.

One of the beauties of the Fibonacci sequence is that the series is evident all over the natural world. Petal arrangements in flowers, the ordering of leaves in plants, the shell of the nautilus, the DNA molecule and even hurricanes show patterns that correspond to the sequence.  From time & date holidays

It is a sequence that has significance in science, mathematics and art.  In art, especially, construction of compositions based on the Fibonacci Sequence are recognized as aesthetically pleasing.

Also in tattoos:


Happy Monday

November 25, 2019


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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

November 19, 2019

Tattoo artist Makkala Rose creates dramatic botanical designs on her clients’ skin, incorporating richly toned flower blossoms, unctuous fruits, and life-like animal portraits. One recent commission involved completely covering a client’s back with a chiaroscuro “painting” featuring three burning candles, reflective glass and crystals, piles of ripe fruit, and a hanging bat on an inky black background.

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What am I throwing down?

October 23, 2019


I know this is an ad, but as a potter I am just blown away by that fellow blithely throwing 40 pounds of clay (!)  I did notice that the throwers are all men and the decorators are all women . . . .  Anyway I get to open my kiln tonight.  It is only a bisque firing, but I do have some tiles with under glaze on them that I am anxious to see.