Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Art & Literature

Lydia Delgado, artists, Ghana, West Africa, Art of Living Water Projects, India, Rom Levy, Sean Yoro, Hula, power of water, women and water, Hurricane Harvey, Teas, Labor Day, U.S., 1937 Fundy Bay tragedy, Bay of Fundy, Sea Caves, hydro-electricity, Arica Hilton, Multiverse, the artist who lights up the sky, Hilton Asmus, Artsy.net, Chicago

Women and the Power of Water

A young mother bathes her children in it every night. Lydia Delgado, my favorite watercolor artist, uses it to create layers of colorful florals with masterful brushstrokes. When it falls ...

Anna Haining Swan: Nova Scotia’s Giantess

Why haven’t I heard of her? At 7 feet and 11.5 inches, Anna Haining Bates (nee Swan) was 2.5 inches taller than the world’s tallest man, Angus MacAskill. By the time ...
Maud Lewis, Viola Desmond, Nova Scotia, Canada, Painted House, Folkart, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Lieutenant-Governor Mayann Francis, Halifax Harbor, Canadian stamp, segregation, racial discrimination, Halifax Transit ferry, The Viola Desmond Story, Journey to Justice, Rosa Parks, National Film Board of Canada, Africville, Citadel, British expansion, New Glasgow, Roseland Theater, Digby, Everett Lewis, Maudie, Hollywood movie, Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, HGTV’s Tiny Homes, juvenile arthritis

The Painted Houses of Maud Lewis and Viola Desmond

Socrates said an unexamined life is not worth living. But what role do we play in painting the life we live? We cannot control where we are born or some ...
Milky Way. Silhouette of a standing woman practicing yoga on the mountain near the pond with sky reflection in water. Landscape with meditating girl on the hill. Night starry sky and milky way

An Irish Woman Turned Enlightened Monk: Maura ‘Soshin’ O’Halloran

It’s no secret that tens of thousands of books have been written about happiness. The number of self-help gurus and Oprah-style lessons on meditation and paths to enlightenment are exhaustive. ...

Jackie Ushers in The Year Of the Woman To quote American actress and singer Ethel Merman, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”  I’m calling this the sweet smell of 2017 – the ...

In 2013, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama introduced her “Infinity Mirrored Rooms” art installation in New York’s Modern Museum of Art. People stood in lines for 7 and 8 hours just ...

How does this photo make you feel? I can’t blame the museum guard for shushing my reaction to Kirsten Justesen’s photograph, “Lunch for a Landscape” (circa 1975). Something about what ...

When I first read Cheryl Strayed’s, “Wild” in 2012, my son had just died. I was desperate to understand why death had come so early for him, and how I ...

There’s plenty of magic in this crazy old world but women’s shoes provide an added kick. Shoe styles have evolved in creative new ways that challenge traditional design and our ...

Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons and Queen of Armies, destroyed entire kingdoms in Game of Thrones. It’s easy to see why this runaway HBO TV hit has captivated audiences. The ...

My family jokes that you only need to visit the prisons in Ireland to follow our family tree. If a joke is truth wrapped in a smile, I’m grinning from ...

So maybe the Sydney Harbor bridge was extreme but I wanted to climb to the top of the world to announce the launch my new website, WomanScape.  It had to ...

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