Turtle Tale

After success with the “blob painting” technique I wanted to go a step further. The delight of blob painting is what shows up, like images in the clouds. Starting a larger piece on better paper, my initial blobs were without intent, just color and movement. I don’t have a photo of that stage, but you …

SeriousHealth Business

I'm morbidly obese. I've tried every diet and food plan known. Sometimes I'm successful, for a while. I'm unable to walk now, due to degenerating bones in my right knee, and at 63 I'm getting worried about an early departure. So starting today, this blog will chronicle my journey forward into diet, fitness, health, aging, …

Oldest Library in Europe?

Reblogging for all you book and library lovers: Never before seen images of the oldest Bodleian Library reading room. How I'd love to write there, surrounded by history!  Click through to the article for more images.  Photograph by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 Built in 1487, Duke Humfrey’s Library is the oldest reading room in the …

Can Art Warm You Up?

Libby VanderPloeg piles on the sweaters in this illustration which the Northern Hemisphere can relate to. Here's a wonderful VIDEO about her work. Artist Libby VanderPloeg demonstrates just how many layers it takes to get polar vortex-ready. via Bundle up for winter with this adorable GIF — Boing Boing

Barbara Kingsolver on Our Post Election World

UPDATE: I've excerpted the end of her article; click the links to read the entire peice. I'm relying on the words of beloved author Barbara Kingsolver's words about what's happened to our country and  where we go from here.  From the Guardian 11/23/16 If we’re artists, writers, critics, publishers, directors or producers of film or television, we …