Category Archives: Arts

A Miraculous Legacy

A Book Review on The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg As far back as my teen years I remember being in awe of fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg and her likeness to my mother. She was … Continue reading

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The Story of Saint David

I have been celebrating this day with a wonderful group of people who comprise the Colorado Welsh Society. Most of the Welsh Festivals involve songs, traditional hymns and folk songs, dancing and always wonderful traditional food. If you have never … Continue reading

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Kincadiana

Home is your haven, a loving retreat, be it ever so humble, there’s no place so sweet. One of the saddest bits of news I discovered in my local newspaper this summer was the death of Thomas Kinkade. For those … Continue reading

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Warwickshire Wonderlands, South, Part Two

In the west midlands area, the southern portion of Warwickshire is the true northern gateway to the Cotswolds which stretch further south in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire and follows the Cotswold Hills- a route peppered with magnificent formal gardens all the … Continue reading

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Erté : Godfather of Art Deco

Although many will argue that Roman deTirtoff, known to the French by his initials RT, was so much more than an artist, his place in the annals of Art Deco is legendary- right down to his actual signature. He was … Continue reading

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Kimberley and Lady J – New on my Web Site !

     I am very excited to introduce some new castle artisans on my official web site http://www.ilovecastles.com this year. If you have been a regular visitor you may have seen their new links on my home page among my castle connection links. Both Kimberley and Lady J … Continue reading

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Castle of the Cats ~ A Book Review

     It’s quite possible that this book is the most original story in children’s literature- long past and present. With stunningly beautiful illustrations and the whimsicality in the text, it’s the most pleasure I’ve ever had in an overall reading experience. … Continue reading

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Two Poems for a Crow

                       As I wandered the forest, The green leaves among, I heard a Wild Flower Singing a song.   I slept in the Earth In the silent night, I murmured my fears And I felt delight.   In the morning … Continue reading

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Cheshire Crossroads…

       "Cheshire Puss" she began rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name; however, it only grinned a little wider. "Come, it’s pleased so far," thought Alice, and        Illustration by John … Continue reading

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Berthe Morisot- A Liberated Impressionist

     Born to a wealthy family in Bourges, Berthe studied art in Paris and exhibited along with the Impressionists between 1874 and 1886. Her style was influenced by Camille Corot, Auguste Renoir and her brother-in-law Edouard Manet among many others. … Continue reading

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