Happy Birthday, John Singer Sargent

If you are one of those who enjoy statistical probabilities, then you would agree with me that John Singer Sargent has a high likelihood of appearing in an art gallery.  This was my thought when I entered the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland.  I was not disappointed. Mrs. J. W. Crombie, an oil […]

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Happy St. Andrews Day!

  Today is St. Andrew’s Day!  Scotland is celebrating their patron saint. The bagpipers will be out in force, along with the haggis and tartans.  And not only in Scotland.  According to the official St. Andrew’s Day website, there are over 50 million people (of which I am one) around the world that claim Scottish […]

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Art, Gratitude & Living Well

  Voltaire once said that, “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”  This was my thought as I headed out to a céilidh, a traditional Gaelic social gathering, this past weekend.  What a party! I felt I was in Scotland with all […]

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Happy Birthday, Joseph Mallord William Turner

Happy Birthday, Joseph Mallord William Turner (April 23, 1775 – December 19, 1851) A controversial artist during his time, J.M.W. Turner was ridiculed by his critics. Nevertheless, he became known as the person who championed landscape painting. He gave the world 550 oil paintings, 2,000 watercolours, and 30,000 paper works. The critics have been silenced! […]

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The Art of Integration

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language  And next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets Quotations are ubiquitous.  Communities dedicated to quotations are thriving across social media channels.  Whether the subject matter relates to business, comedy, fashion or philosophy, there is always a suitable quote that adds an aura of legitimacy […]

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