Ying Yang art

I am of the belief that creating art is a very personal experience; as is the viewing of art. This “Ying Yang series”  of oil pastels that   I’ve created came from my personal experience that with everything I do,  feel,  or participate in as a human being,  there is a keen awareness  of my opposite or alter ego —  my shadow-self or spirit.  I believe that we are never alone and … Continue reading

This is a great find by the Literary man’s blog, check out Frida — Hot! Love it.


Thx Penny Rosen.

As it turns out, the above picture, which is already bad ass, was only half of the original picture. Thx to Robert Chastain for sending us the full picture, featuring Frida Kahlo and the Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. So now we’ve got the real deal, and it looks even more hard core excellente.

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roasted buttenut

Summer Vegetables are in Peak Season: Photo’s from our kitchen, our summer meals and an odd looking mango

In our household we love to eat light veggie meals in the summertime. We have lots of local fresh produce from Florida, Georgia and Tennessee available now and all the summer produce is at its peak, so we create meals around what is available at our farmer’s market. Butternut Squash   Roasted with Cinnamon and … Continue reading

Cha cha ching!

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I love being liked by 100 people….and counting!  I am truly grateful to have created this blog. I have found a great community of creative minds here. Bowing Down To The Universe  (oil pastel on watercolor paper) © [Jeanette Shihadeh] and [thepainterspalate.wordpress.com], [2012]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, artwork, or photo’s without express … Continue reading

This is a great painting from one of the great Masters of all time!

Elliott in Gotham

[www.frick.org]  This fall The Frick Collection will present Vincent van Gogh‘s Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier). The painting has not left its home institution, the Norton Simon Museum, in Pasadena, CA, in nearly forty years, making this a particularly rare and exciting viewing opportunity for East Coast audiences. This modern masterpiece will be shown in the Frick’s Oval Room from October 30, 2012, through January 20, 2013, and will be accompanied by lectures and gallery talks. The special loan is part of an ongoing exchange program with the Norton Simon Museum that began in 2009 when a group of five works from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries travelled to New York. Other loans have followed: the Frick’s Comtesse d’Haussonville by Ingres was shown at the Norton Simon in the fall of 2009, and Memling‘s Portrait of a Man is currently on view there, remaining…

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Edgar and Vincent

I wanted to share this post I did from a blog I joined called “20 lines a day…an exercise in discipline” it was created by Melissa Hassard a wonderful writer and blogger who wanted to challenge poets to write 20 lines a day. It is a great blog for poetry and photography. I have enjoyed the callaborative community of artist’s, and the challenge.