Monday, March 27, 2017

A Reader Of Books

I was always an avid reader and used to read 2-3 books a week. Although I've slowed down in my reading, it's still one of my favorite things to do. I found an old question book meme that I had posted awhile ago that I thought you might like to answer. Below is my answer to the meme.

 When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one person get you into reading? And, do you have any family-oriented memories with books and reading? (Family trips to bookstore, reading the same book as a sibling or parent, etc.)  When I was a child, reading books was the way to go for enjoyment. I had no real influence as I just loved to read and at Christmas and my birthdays my aunts would always give me books. First and foremost was and is The Bible.
I grew up with all the great classics like Dickens, Cristie, Austin, Tolkein, Lewis, Verne, etc.. and I still enjoy reading them today. My father used to love anything science fiction and I remember sneaking his books at night and reading them in my room after everyone was sleeping.

Yesterday my sister and brother-in-law and me of course, spent part of the day at Barnes & Noble where we enjoyed coffee, fellowship and reading. I picked up a Mary Higgins Clark book titled,  "Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories". She is my favorite modern day mystery writer. I skimmed through it and liked what I did read. I have it on order from Amazon® When I buy books I buy hard cover. That to me feels like reading. Do you read? What is your favorite book or books? Let me know what books you like to read if you do.

Well my friends, until the next time have a day of blessings.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Apple Trees In Spring

Today I'm featuring a painting by Millie Gosch an avid plein air painter who says, "I paint what I know, and what I love is nature. In my work I strive to bring my viewer into the painting and let them make it their own experience". This painting from her site is titled,  "Apple Trees In Spring ©".  Beautiful isn't it

Hope you enjoy me presenting artists and their paintings here on my blog every so often, just let me know what you think. Until next time dear friends and family, be blessed.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Street Art Grounds For Talent 2

You don’t necessarily need fancy qualifications or expensive equipment to get started. What is required is talent. All around the world artists are at work, saying what they want to say on their own terms. And the talent shines. I've always been fascinated by street and building art so I usually manage to find something that catches my eye and believe me these two did.

The Owl Street Art In Athens Greece. Titled "Knowledge speaks—Wisdom listens", by WD Street Art, 2016

ADM Street Artist Shaka is equally accomplished in fine art. I love this one.

I'll leave you with this quote which explains my area by ~ Charles Dickens ~,  "It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."

Not much going on here these past few weeks and not much to write about either LOL! So dear friends until the next time have a day of blessings.