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At First Light

An artistic nod to the first day of summer, with a sublime work from amongst so many by the “master of light,” J.M.W. Turner. … 108 more words


ON THIS DAY: May 30, 2017

May 30th is

Loomis Day *

Hole in My Bucket Day

Mint Julep Day

Water a Flower Day

MORE! Mahlon Loomis, Agnès Varda and Benjamin Britten, click 897 more words


89: The Gift of Imperfect Sight

The trouble with, and glory of, Ruskin is his infinitude.

Just when you are ready to post something you think is pretty terrific, something equally, or even more, terrific shows up. 1,214 more words

John Ruskin

An Arm Chair -- J.M.W. Turner

An Arm Chair, c.1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851)


Writes of Spring - April 23rd

We’re thinking about the date today for inspiration… not St George’s Day and writing your interpretation of the old tale of the dragon slaying – although dragons and mythical beasts are fashionable subjects to write about these days… Not William Shakespeare, his plays, his characters, his themes, his poetry – it’s the anniversary of his birth and death today (1564-1616) – and there is an absolute treasure trove of good ideas in his work… Nor the anniversary of the birth of any other writers or composers (music being a great stimulus to creativity) Ngaio Marsh, Prokofiev,  Halldór Laxness… 27 more words

Writes Of Spring

ON THIS DAY: April 23, 2017

April 23rd is

UN English Language Day *

Impossible Astronaut Day
(Dr. Who) *

National Lost Dog Awareness Day

Movie Theater Day

Talk Like Shakespeare Day… 587 more words