Thursday, September 28, 2017

All time favorite...

(works of art from the Art Institute of Chicago.)








Top: "Two Sisters (On the Terrace)" by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1881

Middle: "Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando"  by Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1879

Bottom: "The Song of the Lark" by Jules Breton, 1884

(and more...)








Top: "Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat, 1884
("A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte")

Middle: "At the Moulin Rouge" by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1895

Bottom: Londonderry Vase1813.








Middle: "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper, 1942 

Bottom: "Littler Dancer Aged Fourteen" by Degas 
(executed in wax 1878-1881; cast in bronze after 1922.)


(Pieces of art) THAT MAKE ME SO (DANG) HAPPY! :)





Monday, September 25, 2017

Wisdom for today.


“These are the few ways we can practice humility:

To speak as little as possible of one's self.

To mind one's own business.

Not to want to manage other people's affairs.

To avoid curiosity.

To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.

To pass over the mistakes of others.

To accept insults and injuries.

To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.

To be kind and gentle even under provocation.

Never to stand on one's dignity.

To choose always the hardest.”

***

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."

***

Mother Teresa







Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wedding cake toppers from the 50's...

 'Before' restoration: 2nd Step Process 'After' (...their new look!) These dolls (in chalk) are from the...