Thursday, May 23, 2013

Big Skies…Big Land..Big Skies

Big Skies…Big Land…Our Western Skies

MQTlogoa Arizona,Utah,Colorado,New Mexico for Sky Watch Friday

“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.” Abdul Kalam

“The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Tagore

“Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings.” William C. Bryant

“The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what's happening up there.” K. D. Lang

“This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky.” James Agee

When you visit the West and if you look real close you just might see some of these folks.

“Onward from vast uncharted spaces, Forward through timeless voids, Into all of us surges and races The measureless might of the wind. In the steep silence of thin blue air High on a lonely cliff-ledge, Where the air has a clear, clean rarity, I give to the pledge: “ By the strength of my arm, by the sight of my eyes, By the skill of my fingers, I swear, As long as life dwells in me, never will I Follow any way but the sweeping way of the wind.” Published in On Desert Trails with Everett Ruess, G.J. Bergera & W.L Rusho (Eds.

"There is a muscular energy in sunlight  corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind."  Annie Dillard 

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome dangerous, leading to the most amazing view…
May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”  Edward Abbey


“They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars – on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places.”
Robert Frost

Big Skies…Big Land…Our Western Skies

MQTlogoa Arizona,Utah,Colorado,New Mexico for Sky Watch Friday

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Columbus Museum Of Art for “Museum Monday”

The Columbus Museum Of Art..A Stop On The National Road

MQTlogoa Spending a little Quality Time at The Columbus Museum Of Art..American Early Modernism, Nineteenth-Century American & More…



Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Custodian, from 1963, was likely influenced by the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement.  by Robert Gwathmey READ MORE


The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


I always like a parade..Never saw one like this..After doing a Google search I see I’ve just not been in the right spot LOL.


A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears. Anne Roiphe


I would rather be at the beach than clean an attic.


1930s America's Great Depression - Jobs & Art Across the Decade Check out this blog Really Good


The Herrin Massacre: In less than twenty-four hours, a total of eighteen nonunion workers, professional strike breakers, and some employees of a Chicago detective agency were ruthlessly killed. READ MORE..Only six men were ever indicted for the massacre, and both trials ended in acquittals for all the defendants. READ MORE.

DSC_0091  Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. David Hume


Kevin Young's "Watching the Good Trains Go By: A Suite of Poems to Accompany Collages by Romare Bearden". CLICK


THE ART OF WALTER QUIRT.. CLICK do a little research and see if Mr. Quirt thought  capitalism was a source of universal human suffering.


Archibald J. Motley, “Motley portrays the young woman poised, with quiet innocence and purity. As a result, black beauty is depicted as an entity that is innocent, unthreatening, and capable of sophistication and style.” READ MORE


For a A digital recreation of and story behind the Edward Hopper painting, "Morning Sun," CLICK (short and very well done)


Was Lana Turner  "discovered"  while sitting at the soda fountain counter at Schwab’s Pharmacy? CLICK to find out


Let  Rock Hudson show you how to be a Soda Jerk CLICK (do you remember Rock Hudson?)


JONES, JOE (1909–1963) "professor of wheat" If you want to know anything about the Great Plains check out this link.


Remembering EMERSON BURKHART.Was “Linda” the last person to see him alive??? CLICK You will be surprised…..


Amazing what you find when you do a little research..  The painting above is by Ben Shahn.. Well Mr. Shahn was also a photographer and this is what I found::

downtownlancasterMain Street Lancaster,Ohio… My home town…1930’s……  Photographs by Ben Shahn


Clarence Holbrook Carter.. Jane and Dora are picking up pieces of coal that fell on the tracks as the train went by, to use in their homes. FYI:: The advertising director of the American Locomotive Co. saw the painting and commissioned Mr. Carter to create another fascinating painting of the railroad track without the receding figures of the two women.This new painting titled “What’s around the bend” was then used as advertising in the nations leading magazines. CLICK to learn a little more.


“Look at nature, work independently, and solve your own problems.”  Winslow Homer .. Was Winslow Homer’s studio originally a horse barn? CLICK


Albert Bierstadt.. Bierstadt always loved mountains, and he visited the White Mountains before he left for Dusseldorf, for his signature appears in the register on top of Mount Washington on August 11, 1852. More info CLICK..Where is Mount Bierstadt ? Check out the summit of Mt. Washington CLICK..Joe Todd was there LOL…


Thomas Cole another lover of the White Mountains.. You will just have to find your own links for this one.LOL

DSC_0228I started this post last Sunday and today is Thursday.(A little late/early for a Museum Monday LOL) The Columbus Museum of Art is really a must see and I found researching the artists and photos was really really fascinating. Hope you enjoy the art and if you don’t check out some of the links you will be missing out.. Have  a great day…. 

The Columbus Museum Of Art..A Stop On The National Road