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Art on Friday; Fidelia Bridges

Fidelia Bridges (1834 - 1923) was known for her meticulous botanical studies, many of which were painted outdoors in nature. 
Fidelia Bridges, ca. 1864 
Fidelia Bridges was often lonely and sad, but her exquisite paintings convey a lyrical joy in the birds and flowers she loved.

During her lifetime, she was one of the very few women artists who could support herself with her work. Though now largely forgotten, she was one of the most renowned artists of her time.
She limited her subjects to birds and plants, which she rendered with exquisite detail and a poetic sensibility.
Crows
Guest house Salem
Marsh
Birds nest and fern
Vine
Milkweeds
Thistle in a field
swallows
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Nieuw Lente nieuw begin

Om maar eens met een oude deur in huis te vallen... Het is Lente, een nieuw begin dus even een nieuwe look. Die oude daar deden we al een paar jaar mee en die mocht wel eens opgepimpt worden of versimpelt ook wel. Het werd een beetje rommelig. Of ik deze houd weet ik nog niet helemaal zeker, kan best zijn dat ik nog ga veranderen want ik moet nu via een omweg mijn blog posten zag ik al, best lastig. Kinderziektes zeker van Blogger, maar goed, leuke frisse thema's zaten erbij dus keus genoeg. Verander ik meteen weer mijn blognaam terug in het oude vertrouwde.

Via via kreeg ik te horen dat men gehoord had dat Google (waar Blogger tenslotte van is) misschien we het hele bloggedeelte af ging stoten vanwege de vlog hipe. Leek mij sterk want Vloggen gaat ooit ook vervelen en wie schrijft die blijft. (ze blijven komen die one liners vandaag) En daarin zit m de kneep! Ik schrijf te weinig! Zit ik manlief in zijn nek te hijgen dat hij eens wat meer van zich af moet schrijven, doe ik zelf …

Wednesday Wisdom

“We are captives of our own identities, living in prisons of our own creation.”                                             ~Theodore Bagwell

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Art on Friday; Charles Edward Perugini

Charles Edward Perugini  Perugini was born in Naples, but lived with his family in England from the ages of six to 17. He trained in Italy under Giuseppe Bonolis and Giuseppe Mancinelli, and in Paris under Ary Scheffer. He became a protégé of Lord Leighton, who brought him back to England in 1863. Perugini may at first have worked as Leighton's studio assistant. Under Leighton's influence, he began as a painter of classical scenes; then "he turned to the more profitable pastures of portrait painting, and genre pictures of pretty women and children.

He loves me, he loves me not
Peonies
a girl reading
Backward glance
A Summer Shower
Portrait of a young woman
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Wednesday Wisdom; election day

Today are the Dutch Elections and I just came back from voting. I always vote left and this year I voted Green Left. I think it is very important we don't give in to fear, think about the environment plus Right has given all the money to the rich the past years so enough is enough. The rich are getting richer the poor are getting poorer. Time for change.
I really hope Right Wingers won't win here. We are the first European country to vote and I do hope we are going to set an example for the rest of Europe. Not be an embarresment.

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Music on Sunday; Songs to test your headphones with

I listen a lot to Spotify and sometimes get suggestions. Most times I like what they suggest, they know what you're listening too. (big Brother is watching)
So when they gave me a complete playlist for 'songs to test your headphones with' just when I bought new headphones (they could not have known that!) I was more than happy. My old Sennheiser in ear headphones I had for over 15 years were done doing there perfect job. Not having the money for new Sennheiser I bought some in the shop where my son works and he told me how perfect they were. Time to test them with that playlist and I was blown away; those Sennheiser were really not doing their job anymore! Wow!

So plug in your earphones and enjoy! (But even without headphones they're worth it)


















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