Friday, February 26, 2010

Starry Starry Night...Vincent Van Gogh...Art Appreciation Day

“Vincent," as you may know, was a song by Don McLean, written in the seventies as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, "Starry Starry Night", a reference to van Gogh's painting "Starry Night."

The song describes different paintings by Van Gogh.

Don McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the artist. The following year the song became the No. 1 hit in the U.K. and No. 12 in the U.S.

For several years, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam played the song daily. A copy of the sheet music is in a safe beneath the museum, along with a set of van Gogh's paint brushes, the hat he wore while painting Starry Night and various other items.

It is rumored that Van Gogh's painting of the 'Starry Night' was painted during the time he was in an asylum and we've heard that he sold only one painting during his lifetime, as his genius was not recognized. That's perhaps what caused him to fall into an abyss of depression which eventually led to his suicide. How tragic to have felt so hopeless and not understood in spite of being so gifted!

This video with exquisite music accompanied by Van Goghs paintings really moved me. It is beautiful and thought provoking. It's time for a moment of beauty.

Goda di...enjoy!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Facts For and About Women....

This is either all about women or facts that concern women....I enjoyed looking for all these so hope somebody out there will enjoy them as well......

Okay, Okay, it all makes sense now... I never looked at it this way before: MENtal illness MENstrual cramps MENtal breakdown MENopause GUYnecologist And when we have REAL trouble, it's a... HISterectomy... Ever notice how all of women's problems start with MEN?
Here is a fascinating TULANE STUDY...

A study worth sharing with friends both male and female: A study conducted by Tulane's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle.

For example: If she is ovulating, she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features.

However, if she is menstruating, or menopausal, she tends to be more attracted to a man with duct tape over his mouth and a spear lodged in his chest while he is on fire.

No further studies are expected.
Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented.. It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden'.. .and thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.
In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man
was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have 'the rule of thumb' .
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and
laser printers have in common?
A. All were invented by women.
Now here's one that might just come in handy...well, only if you're as old as I am....

This is a picture of an 83-year-old woman who talked herself
out of a speeding ticket by telling the young officer that she had to get there before she forgot where she was going!

Makes perfectly good sense to me...happens more often than not...

St Patricks Day is coming which means that......SPRING is close behind.  We're still inside for a bit longer so would like to suggest you check out week 4 (Tech Week) of the 6 Week Stimulus Extravaganza at Online Auction
All you need to do when you visit OLA is put W4 in the search box and the listed items will pop up. 

Mark your calendars because next week will be HOBBY WEEK!

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