' ART IS ROMANCE ' says Chris MacClure, a' Romantic Realist' painter who is always looking for that authentic gesture or moment in everything. His paintings are an expression of his 'Romantic Realist' view of life, not crafty nor painterly. He lives in Surrey, BC - Canada.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) The act or an instance of making a conscious choice or decision.|
|Usage:||Without volition I leaned toward her, as a tree is swayed by the wind.|
Idiom of the Day
— A person with an excitable, fiery, or impetuous temper or disposition; one who is quick to get angry or act rashly.
Georges Bizet (1838)
A French composer, Bizet became disgusted with the frivolity of French opera and decided to change it. In 1875, his masterpiece, Carmen, premiered. Though its harsh realism repelled many, it eventually won international acclaim and is now one of the most popular operas in history. Sadly, Bizet did not live to see Carmen's success, dying just months after it premiered.
St. Crispin's Day
According to legend, Crispin and his brother Crispinian traveled from Rome to the French town of Soissons, where they preached and earned a living as shoemakers. The people of Soissons built a church in their honor in the sixth century, and since that time they have been known as the patron saints of shoemakers and other workers in leather. This is also the day on which the French and English armies fought the battle of Agincourt in the middle period of the Hundred Years War (1415).
Patients need rest, not antibiotics, say health officials
More patients should be told to go home and rest rather than be given antibiotics, according to health officials.
1825 - Composer Johann II Strauss was born.
1870 - The first U.S. trademark was given. The recipient was the Averill Chemical Paint Company of New York City.
1881 - The founder of "Cubism," Pablo Picasso, was born in Malaga, Spain.
1954 - A U.S. cabinet meeting was televised for the first time.
1955 - The microwave oven, for home use, was introduced by The Tappan Company.
1960 - The Accutron watch by the Bulova Watch Company was introduced.
1962 - American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
1995 - Cliff Richard received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.
2001 - It was announced that scientists had unearthed the remains of an ancient crocodile which lived 110 million years ago. The animal, found in Gadoufaoua, Niger, grew as long as 40 feet and weighed as much as eight metric tons.
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso
(October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973)
RGB Light Experience - Roma Glocal Brightness 2017
Oct 27-29, 2017 | Roma, Italy
Like cavemen discovering fire for the first time, the Light Fest will have you dropping your jaw when Rome’s darkest corners light up. National and international artists come together and whip up a series of stunning light installations that really make the city glow. It’s a bright idea that shows you an entirely different side of Rome. Thanks, Thomas Edison.
further information: RGB Light Experience | Live Cinema Festival
An Arts & Crafts Affair 2017
Oct 27-29, 2017 | Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux Falls Convention Center|1201 Northwest Ave
With over 500 artists and crafters from 30 states featured in both spring and fall festivals, the Arts & Crafts Affair is sure to please. Iterations in Ralston, NE; Shakopee, MN; Villa Park, IL; and Sioux Falls, SD offer a wide array of art and home decor with plenty of entertainment, food, and drink for a long weekend of delightful browsing and buying!
further information: Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair
A panoramic view of Lower Manhattan as seen at dusk from Jersey City, New Jersey, in November 2014. Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City. It is the city's economic and administrative center, and a major global cultural, financial, media, and entertainment center.
THE FIRST AND ONLY FAMILY PHOTO
ON THE MOON
It was placed in April of 1972 by astronaut Charles Duke, the youngest person to ever walk on the moon. As the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16, Duke and crew commander John Young spent an incredible 71 hours on the lunar surface.
Christmas Reindeer Blanket
Cropped popcorn. With pattern.
Easy Flour Stress Ball
Note: The device is not restricted to be used as a stress ball only. You may also use it for amusement, to throw at things (such as burglars), as a Christmas/birthday present, for practical jokes, as a key-chain, to pretend it's fruit, to sell, to launch into space, to juggle or any other use you can think of.
Step 1: What You'll Need
Although the materials necessary for this project do seem difficult to find, you will be surprised to learn that they can be found in most households.
You will need the following:
Using your mouth or a pump blow air into the balloon so that it inflates and stretches. Let the air out of the balloon.
Step 3: Fill It With Flour
Using your funnel fill the balloon with flour. Make sure to be holding the end of the balloon tightly to avoid a mess. Stop putting flour in the balloon when it reaches the neck. Don't fill the neck. Tie the into a knot to stop the flour from getting out of the balloon.
Step 4: Avoid a Disaster
Take another balloon (it may be of a different color, the final result will not be affected) and cut most of the neck of using scissors. Stretch the second balloon over the first one as a second layer. The second layer will help prevent the dispersion of flour all over the place in the event a hole would appear.
Step 5: Enjoy
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... art
SUDOKU ... hard