Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ringing in the New Year !!!

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
                       Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
                           The year is going, let him go;
                       Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

Happy New Year to one & all!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Remembering Helen Frankenthaler

I learned the sad news of the death of abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler, yesterday on Liza's blog, Postcards from Colorado. I saw it there, even before I had seen it in the New York Times. I have spent the day today reading about this remarkable artist, whose work has influenced so many others. She died at the age of 83 Tuesday morning, but  was a mere 23 years old, when she painted her breakthrough painting 
" Mountains and Sea". She continued to work prolifically until her death, recently completing one of her largest paintings to date, inspired by a visit she had made to Nova Scotia. Frankenthaler created her own unique style, of pouring thinned acrylic paint onto canvas, & is often credited as being the founder of the color field movement. 

Other beautiful tributes to Frankenthaler can be seen here & here,
or in her own words in the video below.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Merry Merry

Heres hoping that your decorations are hung.....

.... your cards written & mailed....

..... packages wrapped ....

 .... & your cookies baked !

Wishing you 

a very happy



my family

 to yours!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

'tis the Season

Yes, December is a busy month, with holiday festivities & shopping, shopping, shopping. I am tying to do most of mine on line to avoid the crowds. But it seemed an appropriate time to post some photos, taken last summer, of some shops in France. 

Happy shopping everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2011


An uneventful Monday ....

the day I water 

  the plants.

I hope you had a nice Monday

whether it was eventful or not.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I just saw this video on Lenore-Nevermore, who just happens to be in Paris at the moment, 
& I thought it was lovely.

Une nuit Parisienne (Paris by night) from manemos on Vimeo.

Hope you enjoy it too
Happy December first !