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Identify Your Individuality: The Best You Can Be

Caravaggio: Identify His Strengths I had Michelangelo da Caravaggio looking over my shoulder recently. During our visit to Scotland, we had a chance to view the Beyond Caravaggio exhibit at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. The collection of paintings identifies artists that were influenced by his use of light and shadow. That’s him behind me from the amazing “The Taking of Christ”. Art historians celebrate and identify Caravaggio for his groundbreaking use of shadow to create depth and an amazing sense of realism. However, I find an immediacy in his tableaus which makes the viewer feel as if they […]

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A Scottish Anniversary: A Beautiful Place to Be!

In case you hadn’t heard, Ron and I have just returned from a 10-day Scottish 20th-anniversary trip. What a beautiful place it is. I have always wanted to see it as I am amazed by the history and contributions to modern society that this small rather remote Isle has given us. Not to mention the Edinburgh International Festival and the accompanying Fringe Arts Festival that takes place in August. Magnificent all around! All Things Scottish We began our Scottish adventure in the beautiful medieval city of Edinburgh. In August, the population doubles as people from around the world flow into […]

Art and The Women Behind the Artist

Kathy’s thoughts on Art: Art can be found everywhere, in different forms, genres, and expressions. From the shoes we wear to a gourmet meal, each day brings Art before us on constant display. I have heard Art described as a personal journey, different for each beholder, as a necessity that brings awareness and beauty into our lives. Often, we take Art for granted. Sometimes we find it appalling. Whether we acknowledge it before us or not, Art is an intricate part of our day to day lives. The Women Behind the Artist After a wonderful weekend with family, I hope everyone had […]