Monday, October 14, 2013

table for six, please

Dinner Party
who would you invite?
I would love a table full of interesting, lively, artists.
Here is my list:
table for six
Auguste Renoir
Meryl Streep
Auguste Rodin
Isabelle Duncan
Clint Eastwood
Jean Hart, (me)
oh fun this table would be!!!
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Auguste Renoir

Auguste Renoir
Renoir is one of my favorite artist. If I had a dinner party he would sit to my right.
Auguste Renoir painting, Luncheon of the Boating Party, oil on canvas, 1881
Here is a little of what I know about this painting.
Back then artists painted the people they knew, family and friends.
The story of the Luncheon of the Boating Party by Auguste Renoir is a snapshot of leisure time with his friends taking a lunch break on the banks of the Seine River in France.
The focus of the painting is on the two prominent people nearest the viewer. The young women holding the dog, will nine years later become his wife. She is a recurring subject in many of his paintings. She is a seamstress and depicts domestic life and is often  featured with their children.
The man with the straw hat sitting casually at the right is Gustave Caillebotte, a fellow Impressionist painter.
The painting Luncheon of the Boating Party made its debut in an exhibit in Pairs in 1882.
I love spending time looking at this painting.
 Explore the people, who is looking at whom. What is their relationship to one another.
If I had a chance to go back in time, I should like to be a part of this party.
It is such a favorite of mine that I hope to soon have a print hanging in my dinning room.
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Here is the painting.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Readers' Choice Voting I need your vote

I need your vote, Vote for Jean Hart Artist
It's happened again!!! I have been nominated for Readers Choice Artist.
I need your help though, I need you to click on this site and vote for me. It's under Artist, and of course all the rest wonderful choices we have in Elko.
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Readers' Choice Voting

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hush....Listen to the winds, she doth blow...

Hush....Listen to the winds, she doth blow...
October's Heart by Jean Hart
Live your life from your heart.
Share from your heart,
And your story will touch and heal people's soul.
_Melody Beattie

There is a season for everything, so they say. Sometimes there is a season to be still, and quite. To be hushed. The Fall is a time to reap the harvest. Bring in the rewards for a job well done. If you keep talking you may miss the splendor of silence, or even a compliment.  You have said enough. You have made your points. Let someone else talk, or better  yet just be still and enjoy what is yours. There is a power to saying nothing.
So, HUSH, Hush, hush.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October's Aspects

October's Aspects
This month received its name from its earlier position in the Roman calendar (Octo means "eight' in Latin). In the Gregorian calendar it is the tenth month. Just shows how rulers like to mess with time by changing its name.
Full moon aspect: Blood Moon
Universal event: October 31, Summer's end
Communal event: Halloween celebrations, the spiral dance
Message: To let go, to clean, to remember
Activity: Preparing for winter
Healing properties: Sedation of nerves
Color: Blue
Tree; Yew
Flower: Calendula, cosmos
Creature: Mute swan
Gem: opal, tourmaline
I love October, the cold days and nights, the leaves falling and anything pumpkin.
I also like the idea that this month my nerves will be on a healing path. I have spent two years healing my atlas so it can tell my brain to rejuvenate my nerves down my spine and legs.
Each year I hunt for the best pumpkin so we can make a jack o lantern. It's great fun.

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