In case you missed it… A friend of mine recently introduced me to the work of Josef Hoflehner, a very talented photographer. I must say, I can’t stop thinking about his vivid images. So…..this is…
Mary Cantando of the Womans Advantage sent this out and I thought it was great advice.
Ever have one of those days when everything seems to be going wrong? Of course you do. We all do. Looking for a surefire way to turn that day around in just a few minutes? Find a quiet place and ask yourself the questions below.
It’s here! If you missed my last article about the Apple iWatch, you might want to read about it here. By the way, the iWatch has launched as the Apple Watch.
It is interesting that the mass adoption of individual cell phones almost put the watch industry out of business. Well, the smart watch is going to change that. As of today, the high tech battle of the wrist watch went to Defcon 1. As predicted, the top secret, years in the planning, Apple Watch is being launched as a luxury jewelry item. It is being marketed as a very smart, wrist watch.
Art Nouveau literally means new art, a complex and innovative European artistic and design style of the last two decades of the 1800s and the first decade of the 1900s. It found expression in a wide range of art forms, from painting to architecture to pottery and jewelry. The unusual artistic movement swept through Europe and America startling the late Victorian art establishment with its new philosophy of freedom and uninhibited form.
Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles ~ Sonja Henie
Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. Its extraordinary color is the standard against which other blue gems—from topaz to tanzanite—are measured. Rulers of ancient Persia believed the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphires. In some religions, the blue color of sapphires represented the heavens. In the 12th century, the sapphire gemstone was known as the most appropriate stone for ecclesiastical rings. The Sinhalese believed that the star sapphire served as protection and a guard against witchcraft. During the 18th century, sapphires were used to test female loyalty, changing color if the woman was unfaithful. Sapphires have long been used as talismans for protection, warding off diseases and to bring peace, happiness and superior intelligence.
I love the art of storytelling and NPR provides a lot of good stories through one of their programs The Dinner Party Download. Last weekend I heard this story by the Nashville musician, Todd Snider on NPR and for some reason, I can’t stop thinking about it. I tried to find it for a friend during the week but was unsuccessful. I finally found it this past weekend and thought I would share it with all of you. Please click on the link above to either read or listen to the audio recording. It is worth I think.
What are you doing reading blogs on a day like today? Yes, I AM talking to you! What the….? Get outside, go do some lawn work, better yet, come to my house and do some lawn work! Are you kidding me? I know, I know it’s LABOR day, a holiday for heavens sake. Have you thought about dinner? Are you cooking? Am I invited?
Are we having this?