UNEXPECTED VIEWS

Wretched A hutong in Beijing We accidentally stumbled on this third world side of China, when the toilet in our hotel room overflowed. It couldn’t be fixed at sundown.  They suggested for us to go to the hutong in the alley to brush our teeth and go to the bathroom ( a community of  houses…

THE MIRACLE OF GLASS

  Chagall was an artist  like Gaudi. Whatever material he used, it was to the fullest of its potential. Chagall stained glass windows in Nice, France was done in 1957. The 5th and 6th day of Creation. Motifs of Paradise. The great Tempter, bottom left, and above-on right the Tree of Knowledge. Chagall wanted an…

ALL SEASONS – EARTH AND ANZAC DAY

  This week the link is open on Sunday April 22 to Wednesday April  25  till 7 pm, Pacific time. (Don’t pay attention to the end date of the linky – I will have changed it by then – -the dates above are the good ones!) Oh boy, this is the most up and down…

WEEKEND READING

LITERAL – looking for a book for this Sunday, oh yeah that one. But then I saw another one. Oh no, this one! Ended up with not know which to choose, so here they are, two of my rows of most of my cherished art books. A mix of biographies and how-to books. One Word…

ENJOYING THE PARK

SCROLL DOWN FOR THURSDAY DOORS The word “park” is used facetiously here. In the Los Angeles basin “parks” are not only for trees and lawns with flowers, but  a beautiful set of buildings and shops with lots of landscaping but some locals also may call this a park.   Part of the Irvine Spectrum (shops,…

ALL SEASONS – A DRIVE THROUGH

       Hello Seasons Bloggers, This week is from Sunday April15 through Wednesday April 18 to 7pm, Pacific time. Am posting this a little earlier than normal because I am at a conference on Saturday in another city  and don’t know if I can make it to the computer in time  for the early birds…

AWAKE IN THE WEEKEND

Awake and trying boundaries:) One Word Sunday       About 40 min. from where I live Sunday Tree              Tree Hill

APRILICIOUS

  SCROLL DOWN FOR THURS. DOORS! Cobblestones side walks and a brick street with lanterns.  Left overs from centuries gone by,  I make my way to the Wijk by Duurstede castle Hopscotching on cobble stones coming home on a week day getting off the bike That would be life in Wijk … in the middle…

ALL SEASONS- IMPRESSION OF NORTHERN VENICE

                 Hello All Seasons Bloggers, The link this week is from Sunday April  8 through Wednesday April 11 to 7 pm, Pacific time. You are genuine friends, if you log on to All Seasons on an Easter Sunday. Am blown away by your support, and how highly you value All Seasons! Many many thanks! Also…

WEEKEND MAC ASLEEP

MacKenzie, our seventh grand -she was a terrific  sleeper as a baby. In her toddler years she was a handful.  Now she is very strong physically and not easily to influence. Am extremely grateful that the women in our family do not have the snowflake mentality. One Word Sunday           Sshhh,…

THE RED LINE

  This 9 x 7 feet painting took ten years in the making! close to be finished …   At first sight a simplistic and innocent painting, but one of the characteristics of many of my work is to paint it in a way that is “slightly off!” What is slightly “off” here, is that…

APRIL BE NICE

The ones who had a winter had a long cold winter. The ones who had summer, had a long hot summer.  April needs to be nice to us, so we can get used  to our next season.         Two roll down balcony doors, having some capuccino on a quiet afternoon (during siesta…