Curly Girl Designs makes perfect cards. Find some!No matter what our troubles,there is always something to sing about.The holidays are the perfect time to remind ourselveswhat that is...and to sing out. . . .
And it always seems like too little a while, when it comes to our furry babies.Which is why I appreciate every barky momentwith my own.Riley, my life would be so boring without youand your unconditional love.(card by, who else, but my favorite: Curly Girl Designs) . . .
I often take this pose with Riley so I could really relate to Gustav Corbet's Nude with Dog (1861) when I saw it yesterday. Of course, Riley's only half poodle... and I'm usually clothed.M. mentioned in passing that this particular pose would make an interesting Christmas card for 2010. . . .
Bouguereau's Birth of Venus was the first thing I saw as I entered the Impressionist exhibit at the deYoung this morning. It was a dramatic sight.My first thought, though, was that she could use a good vajazzling. . . .
Buck tradition. That's what the Impressionists did, even though to our contemporary eye, the paintings look traditional and are considered classical.Impressionists were the rebels of their day and shook up the art world in a big way. Mary Cassatt, for example, changed the dictum that women had to be . . .
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.It's called playing it safe.Scroll down for British street artist Banksy's take on it. . . .
Pretty, isn't it? IIt's the Legion of Honor, one of San Francisco's museums of fine arts. The other is the DeYoung and memberships cover both.Really nice permanent collections and they attract great exhibitions.An Impressionism exhibition coming soon to the deYoung from Paris' Musée d'Orsay, the . . .
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.”-quote from Robert FrankAlthough we went to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to see the Ansel Adams/Georgia O'Keefe exhibition, Natural Affinities, we were pleasantly surprised . . .
Living is easy with eyes closed. -Strawberry Fields ForeverJohn LennonI'm not sure the profundity (and truth) of that lyric ever struck me until I heard it the other day. Those are the strawberry fields in the beautiful Salinas Valley in Monterey County. FLH and I drove through there weekend before . . .