Do you like Art? I do.
Ian Jenkins, Curator, ancient Greece, British Museum
I am often asked what my favourite object is in the exhibition Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art. I answer this by marching my interrogator past the great white marble sculptures glowing in the mysterious half-light of the gallery to a showcase containing a primitive and seemingly unprepossessing bronze figure, only seven centimetres high. I am usually greeted with a look of incredulity. But this is my favourite object; partly because I discovered it in 1996 in what we now call the Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory, and partly because of what it shows and how it shows it.
The object is a helmeted matchstick man, forged from solid metal tubing, drawn out to represent the subject, sitting on a low stool, with his arms extended in front of him and a dagger turned inwards. At a glance, you…
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My God my God!
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Monday we talked about The DIP, so it seemed like a good idea to talk about being an OUTLASTER. I had years of honing this skill. Some of you may not know, but I dropped out of high school twice.
***Note: I am the reason for the current Texas truancy laws 😀 .
Returning to high school and graduating at 19 was seriously humbling. My GPA was so low, my classes (very literally) were one step above Special Ed. When I took my SAT, the scores were so bad, I thought they might check me for a pulse.
Really glad they gave me some points for spelling my name correctly, LOL.
After a year and a half of junior college I won an Air Force scholarship to TCU to become a doctor. Six months in, the school didn’t close when we had a bad ice storm and I slipped…
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Welcome! This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday. This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer.
Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!
Let’s get more in-depth with the quotes and the author of the quote, by adding names of books, poetry, and music to the mix. Tell something about the author to engage us with the quote. A quote from a piece of music is just as inspiring as a quote that you read in a book. You can provide images of music with the words, or a portion of a song with an image. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
Be ready to participate with videos and words, photos, and any other…
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Here is yesterday’s beauty in all of her colorful glory. I have no idea what kind of butterfly this is but she makes being green easy. What is macro photography? Macro photography as defined by Wikipedia as….
“Macro photography (or photomacrography or macrography, and sometimes macrophotography), is extreme close-upphotography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size (though macrophotography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs). By some definitions, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater. However in other uses it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size.”
Or as I like to phrase it, photographing things very very close up or photographing…
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I dreamed once of laying under the strobes of heart
in that dream
the atoms of my body rolled to distant starlights
I felt my toes vanish into the electric sparkling
(peace finally after the struggle) and
that silent firework twinkled its way up
When the dissolve (resolve)
hit my lungs
it took my air and broke it up
when it took my heart
it stole my blood
it hit my eyes and I
gave it my brain
and when finally, finally
I was scattered
across infinity finally, finally
my useless body knew peace
among the starlight
A dream indeed