TGIF Tunes!

Hello, kids! Thanks for stopping by for TGIF Tunes. You know how it works: I ask myself a question and then answer it by posting some of my favorites songs. If you click on the song titles below, they will play for you. And of course you are always welcome to leave comments, telling me *your* favorite answers, too!

Here we go…

Name a song that reminds you of summertime.

1. Seals and Crofts — Summer Breeze

2. Kid Rock — All Summer Long

3. War — Summer

4. Janis Joplin — Summertime

5. Eddie Cochran — Summertime Blues

I hope these summery songs warm you up a bit on this winter-y day! I’ll write again soon.

XoxoOXoXOx ~

Christine

Wordless Wednesday

This has got to be the most wordiest Wordless Wednesday ever — but the legend behind the painting is so good I had to include it. I’m linking this post to Wordless Wednesday. You may go there and find many more links for other bloggers who are participating in the meme.

Truth Coming Out of The Well

Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1896

According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: “It’s a marvelous day today”! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The Lie tells the Truth: “The water is very nice, let’s take a bath together!” The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice. They undress and start bathing. Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs away. The furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and to get her clothes back. The World, seeing the Truth naked, turns its gaze away, with contempt and rage.

The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding therein, its shame. Since then, the Lie travels around the world, dressed as the Truth, satisfying the needs of society, because, the World, in any case, harbors no wish at all to meet the naked Truth.


I hope you enjoyed both the image and the legend. Thanks for stopping by to visit!

XoxoxoOX ~

Christine

Unconscious Mutterings

Unconscious Mutterings is a simple game of free-association. Want to play, too? Go here for the details!

Here we go. The game master says… and I think… ?

  1. Hack :: Chop
  2. Unimpressed :: Meh…
  3. Garden :: Claude Monet
  4. Saliva :: Drool
  5. Ache :: Head
  6. Elect :: Trump
  7. Format :: Outline
  8. Temper :: Tantrum
  9. Snail :: Mail
  10. Holidays :: FUN!

Ahhh… it was nice to have Claude Monet spring to mind!

On these gray and cold winter days, I am utterly grateful for the art of the Impressionist master. Studying one of his works can instantly transport me to the warm, breezy days of summer.

Meadow With Poplars

“For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life – the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.” — Claude Monet

I hope you enjoyed this entry — I really had fun probing my mind with the game!

More again soon, my friends…

XoOXoOXoX ~

Christine

Wordless Wednesday

“Wordless Wednesday” is a visual blogosphere phenomenon. It is a simple blog post featuring an image which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words. I’m linking this post to Wordless Wednesday. You may go there and find many more links for other bloggers who are participating in the meme.

If you’d like to leave a comment, please click on the title of this post and it will take to you an individual entry page where you may do so. Here is my submission for this week:


Spring Scattering Stars

Edwin Howland Blashfield, 1927

I think it’s beautiful. I hope you enjoy it, too! More again soon, my friends.

XoOXoOXoXO ~

Christine

Wordless Wednesday

“Wordless Wednesday” is a visual blogosphere phenomenon. It is a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words.

I’m linking this post to Wordless Wednesday and Comedy Plus. You may go there and find many more links for other bloggers who are participating in the meme.

My submission for this week is a digital artwork that I made a few years ago. It’s titled “The Greeters”. I’d really be interested in hearing comments on what people think the image it about.

If you’d like to leave a comment, please click on the title of this post and it will take to you an individual entry page where you may do so.




I hope you enjoy the art!

XoOXoXOxo ~

Christine

Unconscious Mutterings






Patricia, from LunaNina, operates this blog meme. She states:

“Free association is described as a “psychoanalytic procedure in which a person is encouraged to give free rein to his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring its content.” Over time, this technique is supposed to help bring forth repressed thoughts and feelings that the person can then work through to gain a better sense of self.

That’s an admirable goal, but for the purposes of this exercise, we’re just hoping to have a little fun with the technique. Each week I’ll post ten words to which you can respond to with the first thing that comes to mind.”

Here we go!

  1. Notification :: Email
  2. Vote :: Red
  3. Simmer :: Sauce
  4. Biology :: Sex
  5. Constant :: Persistent
  6. Nail :: Hammer
  7. Filter :: Refine
  8. Curls :: Shirley Temple
  9. Sensation :: Feel
  10. Strap :: Boot



My goodness… Shirley Temple!? Who knew that she was lurking around in my mind? Sneaky little kid.

Heh, that was fun. I think I’ll be doing the Unconscious Mutterings each week!

XOXooxoXO ~

Christine