Thursday, September 26, 2013
(Cypresses, Vincent van Gogh, 1889)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
He was the prototype Renaissance Man, called Il Divino (the divine one) because of his transcendent masterpieces ranging from the Sistine Chapel ceiling to David to the Pieta. But not only was Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) a painter, sculptor and an architect, I recently discovered that he was a poet, too. He is actually the author of several hundred poems, many of which were later translated from the Italian by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. How wondrous and inspiring that any one human could do so much. "Ancora imparo," Michelangelo said near the end of his life. Still learning.
Monday, September 16, 2013
(Henri Matisse, Still Life with Seashell, 1940)
Friday, September 13, 2013
There is a great little store in Charlotte called the Savory Spice Shop. I went there yesterday to find mustard seeds for a photo shoot and found this adorable sign outside the front door. I don't need much encouragement to savor fall. The calendar says it's still a week away, but a slight dip in temperature (which the weather forecast promises), a high school football game, a good apple, a sprinkle of cinnamon and I'm there. Wherever you are, I hope you're getting your autumn on, too.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
I'm so thankful that Leonardo da Vinci happened to our world and that he gave us, along with the Renaissance, this great little thought that provides Monday morning motivation. And to the very talented photographer and calligrapher Kelly Cummings whose work I so enjoy and who finds the perfect words and makes them into art. Here's to a wonderful week.(image)
Sunday, September 8, 2013
(Cloister at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome)
Wednesday, September 4, 2013