YDWP: Tinkling Cow Bells

Your Daily Word Prompt’s word for today is tintinnabulation. This word is defined as: (NOUN) a ringing or tinkling sound.  Such a long, complicated word for the simple sound of bells! When we were on safari in Tanzania, we went on game drives in Ngorongoro Crater. We were told that one meaning of the word […]

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Artful: Impressionists in the Permanent Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

These works are in the permanent collection at the Art Institute in Chicago. A gallery dedicated to the impressionists contains works by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Toulouse-Lautrec. First are three works by Vincent Van Gogh, one of my favorite artists! The following painting, The Drinkers, was painted while Van Gogh was at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum […]

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One of these things…

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is based on a song from Sesame Street: One of these things just doesn’t belong. The Three Kings and …?  All old Amsterdam buildings have things in common, but one in this group is different from the others.Two gazelles and one mischievous monkey…Ancient Chinese mirrors

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CB&WPC: Old

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is People or Objects Over 50. Two years ago, we had several rooms in our house renovated. The walls had to be stripped of wallpaper. One of the things the painters uncovered was this old doorbell, installed in the 1940s or possibly earlier. Since I am over […]

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Artful: Tarsila do Amaral

Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973) helped shaped  Brazilian Modernism. The exhibition of her work at the Art Institute of Chicago (which ended January 7, 2018) focused on the decade of the 1920s, when she moved back and forth between São Paulo and Paris and drew influences from the cultural, social and creative life of […]

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