Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Send an Ammi Phillips Folk Art Postcard from The Minneapolis Institute of Arts' current exhibit . . .
Noble Dreams & Simple Pleasures
American Masterworks from Minnesota Collections
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
February 22 - May 3, 2009
If you live anywhere near Minneapolis, you should definitely plan to attend this exhibit. Click here for details and a slide show.
I adore this Ammi Phillips portrait!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sotheby's - London, New Bond Street
A collection of E. H. Shepard's original drawings for the Winnie the Pooh children's books fetched £1.26m at auction.
The top lot, "He went on tracking, and Piglet... ran after him", one of Shepherd's best-known drawings, went for £115,250, a record for the artist (Ernest Howard Shepard, 1879-1976).
The illustration, showing Pooh walking with Piglet by his side, leaving a trail of footprints behind them, sold for far more than its pre-sale estimate of between 40,000 and 60,000 pounds.
Another drawing, "Bump, bump, bump - going up the stairs", sold for £97,250, almost double its lower estimate.
The auction also included limited edition and signed books by author AA Milne, and the first US edition presentation copy of Winnie-the-Pooh, dated 1926, which sold for £39,650 against an estimate of 15,000-20,000 pounds.
Philip Errington, Sotheby's specialist in charge of children's books and original illustrations, said he was "delighted" with the sale results. ...read more...
View Sotheby's Catalog with Sale Results:
'That sort of Bear': E. H. Shepard's Winnie-the-Pooh From the Collections of Stanley J Seeger and Christopher Cone
Sunday, February 22, 2009
This was my #1 favorite download last year. This 12-sided calendar also known as a rhombic dodecahedral lived on my desk for the entire year. When 2008 became 2009 I could not remember what this shape was called until I saw something on the Internet today about a "geosphere" and a light bulb went off in my head. This word enabled me to find the download for 2009. This is how I will be spending part of my day...folding and pasting. It's pretty tricky at the end if I remember correctly. I used card stock. Enjoy!
I don't know if I can correctly call this origami because it requires glue. The original website offers a glueless version too. Here's the link for both versions with helpful hints. You can thank me later. Have fun, Rosemary DOWNLOAD 2010 CALENDAR HERE.
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I took this photograph one morning earlier this week. My clothes line collected liquid pearls overnight. Click to enlarge.
Philip James Bailey, English Poet 1816-1902
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Susan Sarandon Video Encourages Civil Disobedience For Capitol Climate Action in Washington, DC on March 2nd
In the video, Sarandon says: “Civil disobedience can overcome great challenges and global warming is the greatest challenge of our time. On March 2nd, thousands will come together in Washington D.C for a historic protest on the climate crisis. Many will continue our tradition of peaceful, civil disobedience.”
Background: The Capitol Power Plant, which is owned by Congress and sits just blocks from the American seat of power, burns coal to heat and cool numerous buildings on Capitol Hill. The facility no longer generates electricity but its reliance on coal has made it the focus of political controversy and a powerful symbol of coal's impact on the environment and public health.
Please watch the one-minute video below! I predict that this will be BIG.
Webster knows best. Spring was very short lived; it's very cold and windy today. Webster had to walk himself because I am still in my pajamas and he's all tuckered out. He loves the silly pillow I bought for him yesterday at the church rummage sale around the corner.
Happy Friday from both of us. ♥Rosemary & Webster
© Mary Engelbreit 1985
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Spring is definitely emerging. I have wetlands and rumor has it that Skunk Cabbage is the first sign of spring. They are coming up all over! The snow drops are up too but haven't bloomed yet. Enjoy. ♥Rosemary
|Spring in February 2009|
Choose slideshow. Enjoy.
See you on the Internet...Rosemary