Artdog Quote of the Week

Not to be confused with “The Boy Who Lived,” but they live in the same neighborhood.

IMAGE CREDIT: From JoAnn Rutherford’s Quotes” Pinterest collection.

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Artless Walls

As I have previously mentioned, I’ve been spending time in California recently, with my daughter (and now my son), clearing out the condominium of my recently-deceased aunt.

One cool thing about this home was some very nice artwork on the walls.

In her dining room over the buffet/bar.

My aunt was an art lover (and something of an artist herself, designing and tailoring clothing for herself when she was younger, and exploring photography and collage in more recent years), and the walls of her home hosted a gallery of work.

Up the steps into the loft.

Recently, however, we’ve taken all the artwork down.

It had to be done.  We are entering the final stages of packing up. But oh, how stark the place looks, just from that one change!

In the loft.

Taking the art down was kind of like removing the home’s heart.  It changed the condo from looking like a home to looking much more like a semi-emptied living space.

Removing the art left a mark–some places more than others.

As an artist, I’m probably more attuned to the “art as the heart of the home” idea than some people, but I hope I’ve been able to illustrate my point.

IMAGES: All photos are my own work.

Artdog Quote of the Week


IMAGE SOURCE: Many thanks for this quote from Nietzsche, paired with the image, are due to D.S. Brennan Photography, found via Mel McDaniel’s “CherishedWords” Pinterest collection.

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Saturday Silliness: Dingbat Definitions

We have reached the final Saturday of this line of silliness (you have no guarantees that I won’t come up with more at some point).  One more round of cockeyed definitions–hoping to make you smile.

As ever, the credit(?) for these goes to a friend or family member who long ago sent me an email full of them.  But the blame for posting them here is all mine.

Artdog Quote of the Week

I’ve seen this sentiment expressed many different ways by many different people, but the eternal wisdom persists.

IMAGE CREDIT: Many thanks to E. Lucas-Taylor, who shared this image from Mohammad al-Sabbagh via LinkedIn.

Saturday Silliness: Two-Thirds of a Pun

Uh-oh!  It’s Saturday again!  Time for me to inflict more dingbat definitions on you. Today it’s a collection of (actually pretty bad) puns:

As with the last two collections, this one is drawn from an email I received long ago, from a friend.  I kept the silly list, but lost the source.

Artdog Quote of the Week

This week’s quote is dedicated to anyone who’s feeling depressed, and really would like to think happier thoughts, but the little nagging voice inside warns that’s “not realistic.” Tell those thoughts to get real!

IMAGE SOURCE: Many thanks to the Joel Osteen Ministries Facebook Page for this one, which was shared by Jackie, a friend of mine. Also, thanks, Jackie!