Thursday Is Art Day: July 1

This week I've selected "A Peaceful Retreat" by Thomas Kinkade.Some people love his paintings, while others disparage them as kitsch.Obviously, since I'm sharing one of his paintings, I belong to the formergroup.This particular painting is a personal favorite because it reminds me in some ways of theproperty my family owned in upstate New York. We … Continue reading Thursday Is Art Day: July 1

Thursday Is Art Day: April 15th

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/04/15/talent/ There must be a more vivid word than "talent" for what it took for Vincent Van Gogh to paint "Starry Night".Years ago, when I was visiting the MOMA, I saw a little girl who was there with her father stop in front of the original painting.   I will always remember what she said."Look, Daddy!  … Continue reading Thursday Is Art Day: April 15th

Not Only In Comics

https://fivedotoh.com/2020/12/20/fowc-with-fandango-virtuous/ https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2020/12/19/wish/ https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/12/20/sublime/ https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/12/20/rdp-sunday-compact/ https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/12/20/your-daily-word-prompt-reconcile-ydwordprompt-December-20-2020/ Many stories in the old "Little Lulu" comics followed the following pattern:Something was missing or damaged.Lulu was blamed and spanked, usually by her mother, but sometimes by her father.Lulu's innocence was proven, too late, usually by her friend Tubby in his "Spider" persona.The culprit frequently turned out, with sublime irony, … Continue reading Not Only In Comics

Oh, Was Mom Mad! Oh, Was She Furious!

https://fivedotoh.com/2020/11/04/fowc-with-fandango-outcome/ https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/11/04/your-daily-word-prompt-reside-ydwordprompt-November-4-2020/ My family...my Baba, my Mom, my Dad, (stepfather), my uncle, our Shetland sheepdog, Jolie, and I used to reside in a two-story private house in Brooklyn. (We were between cats at the time.) Baba and my uncle had the downstairs apartment while the rest of us lived upstairs.Of course we "visited" each other … Continue reading Oh, Was Mom Mad! Oh, Was She Furious!