Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Secrets of the Dead

so i just discovered a new show...i visited my parents house and their T.V. gets channels, etc. unlike mine. so the show is Secrets of the Dead , i'm sure it been for a long time and im just catching it now. their nifty tag line is...Crime Scene Investigations meet perfect is that? mmmmm. perfect. anyways just sharing, check it out.

Monday, May 21, 2007

postcards postcards postcards

keep'em coming folks......... the big mail art show is in August !!!!

Goslings get in to the act

Cygnet Grace

goose girls iron clothes and use spray paint

goose girl photo credits are to Elizabeth Streight

Sunday, May 20, 2007

kind of goose girlesque

this older collage of mine , on looking at it now reminds me of our present day goose girl. what do you think?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

the goose girl

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mrs. Masen-Dark and the Misses Gilmore travel abroad

Sarah plays the Greenbelt festival and has two very good roadies :)

Sarah Masen Dark

Bearing a guitar, a wistful voice and a nice turn of phrase, songstress Sarah Masen makes a welcome return to Greenbelt. She weaves words into songs that are delicate yet arresting, dreamlike yet earthed. Tony Cummings of Cross Rhythms praises her “spine-tingling voice and songwriting craft” and Greenbelt veteran Steve Stockman reckons she has a “God-given ability to express the light and the dark and the shades where we all walk in between”.

Sarah hails from Detroit but is now based in Nashville with husband David Dark, an author and fellow Greenbelt contributor. An independent artiste, Sarah has previously released work via Charlie Peacock’s re:think label as well as Word. She’s collaborated with Bela Fleck, Julie Lee and Sam Ashworth and has toured with Martyn Joseph.

A track from her first album made it onto the soundtrack of the Golden Globe-winning TV series Party of Five. Her most recent work is The Dreamlife of Angels. It is born, Sarah tells us, of a fascination with “our miraculously mundane lives”, the warp and weft of the human world. The title is a riff on Shakespeare - Prospero's "we are such stuff as dreams are made on" - and if this stuff really is so fascinating and vital, says Sarah, “shouldn’t somebody be bearing witness and writing it all down?”. Well, we can be thankful that Sarah is writing (and singing) about at least some of it.
Sarah Masen will be at the festival in 2007

sewing ... woohoo!!!!!

sewing night returns!!!! starting Monday , and just when i have so much mending to do :)

art shows ive been in recently

West End Community Church and Barefoot Republic Camps, Masterpiece Ministries will host an Art Benefit on April 20, 2007.

April 21 Janet Heilbronn Benefit Concert and Silent Auction, @ 854 Bradford in Nashville. A Special Out on the Deck Event: MammoJam. An art/music healing benefit for Janet Heilbronn. Doors open at 2:30pm and music begins at 3:00pm. Auction items will include work from the members of Off the Wall art group and many gift certificates from local businesses.,


King’s Daughters Art from the Heart Tour a tour of downtown, 4 p.m. May 4th, beginning at LP Field, 5:30 p.m. art show at Dollar General Headquarters begins, $65, 385-4106 for tickets.“Art from the Heart” to benefit Day Home for children

Published: Thursday, 05/03/07 Nearly 20 local artists will be selling their original pieces of artwork during a fundraiser to benefit the Kings Daughters Day Home, which provides quality childcare for parents, regardless of their ability to pay.The art event and cocktail reception will be held at Dollar General’s corporate headquarters on Conference Drive in Goodlettsville Friday night, May 18, beginning at 6 p.m.The event includes a cocktail reception with heavy appetizers, leading up to the live and silent auction of artwork from many well-known artists and artisans in the area.

Canvas artists will be displaying their oils, pastels, acrylics and charcoal for sale and artisans will have original jewelry, pottery, glass and other distinctive artwork for home or office environments. One craftsman, Randall Martin, is well-known for his wood carvings, and one of his pieces is on display at the White House. The featured artist of the event is Shannon Curley.

Tickets to the event are $35. Please contact Carolyn Adams at (615) 865-0055.

The artwork will be open to the public and available for purchase Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. until 4p.m. No tickets are required for the Saturday event.

The Bar’d Crawl & Art Sale

The Bar’d Crawl & Art Sale:

Friday, May 18 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Come enjoy a night out on Demonbreun with food and drink specials to benefit the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

We invite you to join us for our spring fundraiser.

It will begin with a wine and cheese event at Provence Bread & Café in the Roundabout Plaza from 5-7pm.

Artwork from several local artists will be available for purchase from 5-7pm.

At 7pm, we will travel by foot down Demonbreun on the Bar’d Crawl. Different drink and food specials will be offered during the 7-9pm time period for anyone with a $10.00 arm band.

We will end at 9pm at Rhythm Nashville with a drawing for three specially-themed dinner baskets from The Mad Platter, Chappy’s, and The Nashville Sounds for your summer picnic at the park!

We will be unveiling the 20th Anniversary Nashville Shakespeare Festival Poster from the award-winning Spirit of Nashville Collection. A Framed Signed Print will be Auctioned off at 7pm.

Artists confirmed to date:
Samantha Callahan
Beth Gilmore
Tiffany Dyer-Denton
Becca Durnin
John Hung Ha
Keith Harmon
Stacey Irvin
Daniel Lai
Franne Lee
Tracy Ratliff
Andee Rudloff
Nancy VanReece

Participating Bar'd Crawl restaurants and stores:
Caffeine - 10% off
Dan McGuiness - Extended Happy Hour
Longshots - Ask your server
Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse - 10% off
Otter’s Chicken Tenders - $2 drafts and 2-for-1 beers
Rhythm Nashville - Join us at 9pm for the prize drawing

Off 12th Spring Bazart

today i got a postcard

postcards are good and so are Madeleine cookies...

From In Remembrances of Things Past, here is Proust's description:

...when one day in winter, on my return home, my mother, seeing that I was cold, offered me some tea, a thing I did not ordinarily take. I declined at first, and then, for no particular reason, changed my mind. She sent for one of those squat, plump little cakes called petites madeleines, which look as though they had been molded in the fluted valve of a scallop shell. And soon, mechanically, dispirited after a dreay day with the prospect of a depressing morrow, I raised to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had soaked a morsel of the cake. No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shiver ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me. An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses, something isolated, detached, with no suggestion of its origin. And at once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me, its disasters innocuous, its brevity illusory - this new sensation having had the effect, which love has, of filling me with a precious essence; or rather this essence was not in me, it-was-me. I had ceased now to feel mediocre, contingent, mortal. When could it have come to me, this all-powerful joy? I sensed that it was connected with the taste of the tea and the cake, but that it infinitely transcended those savors...

Je vous souhaite bon appétit.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

goose girl rising


painting by John William Waterhouse 1901

Saint Bartholomew with His Flayed Skin

According to the legend, Bartholomew was first flayed then beheaded because the Apostle refused to worship idols. Consequently, already beginning with the 14th century, many of the portrayals of the Saint show him as holding his own flayed skin. Matteo di Giovanni, however, was not content with the type of representation customary in Tuscany, holding his skin in hand but smartly dressed. He preferred to follow an old Umbrian iconographic tradition and to portray the already flayed Apostle as an athletic nude wearing his skin elegantly as a stole over his shoulder.

The painting to the right was earlier attributed to Antonio del Pollaiolo.

about 1480
Tempera on wood, 80,5 x 48 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

MATTEO di Giovanni
(b. ca. 1430, Borgo San Sepolcro, d. 1495, Siena)
the painting to the left is a Detail of Michelangelo's "The Last Judgement" (Sistine Chapel), executed 1535-1541.

Saint Bartholomew holding the knife of his martyrdom and his flayed skin. The face of the skin is Michelangelo's.

more Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch

because the dead can't speak for themselves


what do these things have in common? the Capuchin monks of course !!

The cappuccino coffee is supposedly named after the Capuchin friars (namely Blessed Marco D'Aviano, OFM Cap.) who are said to have invented the drink [1]. Other sources, such as Merriam-Webster, state that the cappuccino is so named based on the likeness of its color to that of the Capuchin habit. An alternative explanation is that a cappuccino resembles a Capuchin friar's characteristic manner of hairstyle, namely the tonsure, where the milky center represents the shaved top of the head, and the darker edge the ring of (brown) hair around it.

The crypt is located just under Santa Maria della Concezione, a church commissioned by Pope Urban XIII in 1626. The pope's brother, Cardinal Antonio Barberini, who was of the Capuchin order, in 1631 ordered the remains of thousands of Capuchin friars exhumed and transferred from the friary Via dei Lucchesi to the crypt. The bones were arranged along the walls, and the friars began to bury their own dead here, as well as the bodies of poor Romans, whose tomb was under the floor of the present Mass chapel. Here the Capuchins would come to pray and reflect each evening before retiring for the night.

The crypt, or ossuary, now contains the remains of 4,000 friars buried between 1500-1870, during which time the Roman Catholic Church permitted burial in and under churches. The underground crypt is divided into five chapels, lit only by dim natural light seeping in through cracks, and small fluorescent lamps. The crypt walls are decorated with the remains in fantastic fashion, making this crypt a true work of art. Some of the skeletons are intact and draped with Franciscan habits, but for the most part, individual bones are used to create elaborate ornamental designs.

Visitors to the crypt should keep in mind the historical moment of its origins, when Christians had a rich and creative cult for their dead and great spiritual masters meditated and preached with a skull in hand.

"What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be."

bodyworlds exhibits

watched a dvd about this exhibit at school today . it was really interesting.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit

Ms Potter...go see it

cleaning it up

at the crawfish boil

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Paul and Kim Play tunes of the past

A little attitude on the prairie...

you're sooooo colonial

Liz takes amazing photos

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Crawfish Boil cometh

Sunday, May 06, 2007

gingerbread house

The Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, distinctive to the southern United States.

A mint julep is traditionally made of four ingredients: mint, bourbon, sugar and water. In the use of sugar and mint, it is similar to the mojito.

The drink was probably invented sometime in the 18th Century. U.S. Senator Henry Clay introduced the drink to Washington D.C. at the famous Willard Hotel during his residence in the city. The word 'julep' is derived from the Persian 'julab' meaning rose water.

Traditionally, mint juleps were often served in silver or pewter cups, and held only by the bottom and top edges of the cup. This allows frost to form on the outside of the cup, which some consider a sign of gentility. Others merely find it pleasant to look at. wikipedia...