Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Father of Modern Art

Cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   [Cézanne] is the father of us all. —Matisse and Picasso [I]t is true that there is hardly one modern artist of importance to whom Cézanne is not father or grandfather, and that no other influence … Continue reading

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Being Resourceful

Cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   As I’ve mentioned before, I’m fairly art-illiterate. I wasn’t even aware of Jackson Pollock (sometimes called “Action Jackson” or “Jack the Dripper”) until a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a short video (about four minutes) … Continue reading

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Doing the Best We Can…

Years ago when my mother-in-law and I were both having some health problems I would tell her, We’re doing the best we can with what we have left. It’s still one of my favorite sayings, so I was fascinated when … Continue reading

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Cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   One of my mottos is Stay curious and open to life. No matter what happens keep learning and growing. Find what you love to do and find a way to share it with others. And … Continue reading

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  We’ve had a couple of warm spring days with some wind, but tomorrow it’s supposed to be about 20° cooler and a lot windier. That means, of course, that in the weather report much of the state was marked … Continue reading

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