Monday, May 21, 2018

The Unique Smell Of SweetGrass Is Closer

Let's Talk LowCountry

The smell of South Carolina Low-Country Sweetgrass is in the air. It's not strong but it's there. 




Like the Gullah Culture it puts a smile on your face. There is something good about having a hand-weaved Sweet-rass basket in the house and an original art work on the wall.


The SweetGrass Culture Arts Festival

 this year will be on

 June 2nd in Mt. Pleasant (Charleston)
under the historic Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

 Patriots Point Memorial Water Park will be filled with sweet grass baskets, fine art and almost any type craft you can think of. 
My family can not enter the studio during the whole month of May. It is too pack with energy, canvases and other art work. 



If you love art place this date on your calendar or better yet make it a weekend and enjoy the friendly city. 



Finding the my ladies in their big hats shouldn't be too hard. 
There might even be a gift for you if you are there early.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

$3 Billion in Art Sold iN Two Weeks


 Christie's auction house chalked up $1.79 billion in sales after spreading the site's flagship may sales event across two weeks for the first time. 

Sotheby's, an art dealer that is also British-founded, sold $859 million in art, including fetching $157.2 million for a Modigliani nude, in the most expensive individual piece purchase of the season.



Sean 'Diddy' Combs' 

sets a record with his $21.1 million purchase of this piece, titled 'Past Times' by Kerry James Marshall






Friday, May 18, 2018

Okras And Its Love Of It

http://gardenandgun.com/articles/okras-deep-roots/
Okra has a long history in the South. There is no Gumbo with out it. It is also breaded and fired. And, there is even a Festival in Irmo, South Carolina that features it as the main attraction. It's called the Okra Strut. However, you ask anyone in the west or North and you may get a weird look back.
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/okra-strutt-c-f-legette.html?newartwork=true

Okra Strutt
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http://gardenandgun.com/articles/okras-deep-roots/

A great book to discover some of the South





Tuesday, May 15, 2018

No Better Way ...


The World Is A Canvas
print

No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone. Oscar Wilde

Pablo Picasso Million Dollar Mishaps

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/arts/design/picasso-painting-damaged-christies.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
Picasso’s “Le RĂªve” was sold at a Christie’s auction in 1997. In 2006,
the casino mogul Steve Wynn accidentally put his elbow through the canvas. Credit Mike Segar/Reuters
 
For the second time a multi-million dollar master piece has been damaged. The first freak accident came when Steve Winn (Casino owner in Vegas) put his elbow through "LeReive."
 
 This second mishap is not described ("Le Marin") but it had to be taken off the auction block to be repaired before any sale.
 
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/arts/design/picasso-painting-damaged-christies.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
 
Pablo Picasso’s 1943 painting “Le Marin” at a Christie’s preview in Hong Kong in March.
 It was damaged on Friday at a presale exhibition. CreditAlex Hofford/EPA, via Shutterstock

Monday, May 14, 2018

Front Steps

Front Steps
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In the South, the front porch and steps are used to talk, give advice and just about any other form of communication with the family. You could always tell when the person speaking has really messed up. They were usually the only on talking. The rest of the attendees either said nothing or the dreadful ...
ummmhuh


Monday, May 07, 2018

Bringing The Ceiling Down


Ariana Grande 
brings the ceiling down 
to wear. The Sistine Chapel ceiling never looked better.


Making fashion into a master piece at the
 Met Gala 2018
 
 
The Sistine Chapel Ceiling is
painted by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni


Now that we are here...
click the picture above to find out 
Seven things you may not know about the Sistine Chapel.

Energy Trail

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/energy-trail-c-f-legette.html
 
 
Energy Trail
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Leave a trail of
Love and Positive Energy
where ever you go. 

The Unique Smell Of SweetGrass Is Closer

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