RANDOM PICTURE

BLUE IRIS IN A BOG

I took a picture of this iris when we were on holiday in the US, we were walking in a nature reserve and there it was, in a bog. I loved it so I tried to paint it.

Have a great weekend all and keep safe !

my artistic evolution in intuitive painting — Carly Swenson, Visual Artist

I began intuitive painting back in 2014. I was trying to work through Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way for the second time. I found Flora Bowley’s Brave Intuitive Painting book while standing in line at a Michael’s and bought it on a whim. For Christmas, my parents bought me admission to her Bloom True intuitive […]

my artistic evolution in intuitive painting — Carly Swenson, Visual Artist

BRUGES BELGIUM (2)

Today I want to show you more pretty sights from Bruges, world famous for it’s handmade lace and visited by people from all over the world. When you walk arround in Bruges you hear so many different languages.

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THEY HAVE LOTS OF TRUNCATED TREE’S

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A PLATAN WITH NEW LEAFS AND OLD FRUITS, IT’S FRUITS ALWAYS REMIND ME OF LITTLE MEAT BALLS

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THE BOAT TRIPS ARROUND THE CITY CENTER ARE ALWAYS VERY POPULAR AS YOU GET TO SEE BRUGES FROM ANOTHER SIDE, BECAUSE OF THIS BRUGES IS ALSO CALLED “VENICE OF THE NORTH”

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HANDMADE LACE, FOR CENTURIES MADE IN BRUGES BY WOMEN, YOU CAN STILL LEARN HOW YOU CAN DO THIS BUT IT IS COMPLICATED !!

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AND OFCOURSE FOOD AND DRINKS ARE VERY POPULAR IN BELGIUM, WAFFLES, CHOCOLATE AND BEER

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There is a shop in my village that sells over 1500 different sorts of beer, not only Belgian beer, but 1500 different beers; I think that is a LOT !! Mind you I don’t drink beer, I don’t like the taste of it.

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WE ALSO VISITED THE BEGUINALE HOUSE IN BRUGES

There are no beguines anymore, their houses are rented out now.

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BEGUINALE HOUSES, THEY ALL HAD A SMALL ROOM AND ALL THEY DID WAS PRAY, WORK, SLEEP….

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WHEN THERE IS WATER YOU HAVE BIRDS.

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AND IN SPRING YOU HAVE CHICKS

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AND IN BEAUTIFUL PLACES YOU HAVE PAINTERS

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AND ART EVERYWHERE , NEW

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AND OLD

Have a great weekend all !! And thanks for visiting.

 

BRUGES BELGIUM (1)

We had a day out in Bruges (Belgium) this week, it is a very old small city that attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. I intend to do a few posts about Bruges and this is the first one. I’ll show you a bit of old church art. There are lots of churches in Bruges, all well kept and filled with old art.

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ONE OF THE MANY CHURCH TOWERS

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WE FOUND ONE PIECE OF NEW ART IN AN OLD CHURCH, A FONT

IMG_4337 (2)A PIECE IN BLACK SILVER AND GOLD

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A CLOSE UP OF THE ABOVE

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THIS IS THE TOP PART OF A PULPIT CARVED IN WOOD

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THIS IS THE LOWER PART OF THE PULPIT

 

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PART OF A VAULT COMPLETELY MADE OF STONE( this church was build in 1762)

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THIS IS A LARGE POT WITH A SILVER LAMB ON IT

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A VERY OLD PAINTING OF JESUS IN GOLD AND A SILVER CROSS NEXT TO IT

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MOTHER MARY AND HER SON JESUS WITH A FEW GOLDEN ANGELS

I hope you are all well and happy.

 

 

 

EXHIBITION

A few days ago we went to an exhibition in a school where they give lessons in photography, the following pictures were taken by adult beginners (1st of 3 years).

I selected a few of my favorites, mind you I took them under difficult circumstances, spot lights, lots of visitors….There were a total of about 200 pictures.

Which one is your favorite ? The cat is my    favorite !

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I hope you enjoyed this little exhibition !

 

LA DOUCE FRANCE(3)

This one is about  some of the art we saw on our travels through the Provence.

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MURAL

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OLD ART IN A CHURCH

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AND NEW ART IN GARDENS

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In France you find art where ever you go, old, new, you name it , they got it !

 

Thanks for visiting, have a great day !

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"Pay attention to the world." -- Susan Sontag

Old Bird Travels Solo!

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Happy Greys Social Club

Coffee, Conversation & Ear Scratches

loujen haxm'Yor

Voices from an Easel

ecopoet / Lori Zybala

Atmospheric Mind Flow

The art berries

Blending with the latest art exhibitions.

MyView_Point

Right <> correct of the center

Floss and The Flowers Blog

A blog about eco-minimalism, gardening, money-saving and more

This Handmade Home

Motherhood after 40. Adoption story. Menopause. Laughter, tears and a lot of strong coffee to make it through life.

Mixy's Art Blog

making it up one bit at a time

Welcome to Gill's Art Spot

Make your mark...colourful....

Bringing Our Kids Home

International adoption from Bulgaria.

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"I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you." John 14:18

Bringing Home Baby Stoyk

Adopting from South Korea

Adopting Parenthood

A Boston family's adoption journey

Diane Young Artist

Printmaker ~ Painter ~ Every Picture tells a story ~ Artwork ©Diane Young