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National Coffee Day

I went to the Coffee Club and heard very good discourse… ~Samuel Pepys, diary, 1660 January 17th

A fig for partridges and quails,
ye dainties I know nothing of ye; 510 more words


Coffee time

It’s official  – this has been the darkest May on record. The least sun for this much May ever recorded.To think I was reading the weather news to escape the Election news…..A little more coffee seems in order. 72 more words

Vincent Van Gogh

Patient Trust

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We would like to skip the intermediate stages. 163 more words


"How many attempts, now happy, now unhappy!... He who has not felt the difficulties of his art... "

“How many attempts, now happy, now unhappy!… He who has not felt the difficulties of his art does nothing that counts.”

— Jean Siméon Chardin, French, painter


Chardin Research

Chardin 1699-1779 French Still Life Artist.

My first impressions of this painting is that the ratio of objects are set out very well. For example a tall object sets your eyes to it. 407 more words

Still Life Paintings

Still life refers to the representation of objects, natural or manmade, through the medium of art. Still life can be a celebration of the objects depicted or even the short lifespan of these objects. 340 more words

Artist Research

Two Books, a Movie, and your WOD Walk Into a Bar

Here’s a movie for you: Bone Tomahawk.  People are dismissively calling this a “Horror Western.”  It is a Western and it is Horror, but it has zero in common with something like the abysmal… 417 more words

Martial Arts