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Day 8 of Art Every Day: Send a link to your favorite artist's work

I’m not sure if I for sure have a favorite artist. As with authors, it’s more like a small pack of favorites. Among the pack is Joan Miró, a renown Spanish painter and sculptor.

Going to the Fundació Miró in Barcelona a few years back significantly deepened my appreciation for Miró, a former accountant! And seeing this painting, Or de l’azur, remains a highlight of my lifetime.

This woman’s work / This woman’s world / Oh it’s hard on a man
I know this Maxwell song is not about the work of Georgia O’Keefe, but I love this woman’s work.
Also, I am considering my midday detour to read the linked biography below as the task for Day 6 of Art Everyday: Research an artist. Quite a woman.
pbsthisdayinhistory:

MARCH 6, 1986: GEORGIA O’KEEFFE DIES
On this day in 1986, at the age of 98, painter Georgia O’Keeffe passed away.
Among the great American artists of the 20th-century, Georgia O’Keeffe stands as one of the most compelling.
In 1929 O’Keeffe took a vacation with her friend Beck Strand to Taos, New Mexico. The trip would forever alter the course of her life.
Read her full biography on the American Masters website.

This woman’s work / This woman’s world / Oh it’s hard on a man

I know this Maxwell song is not about the work of Georgia O’Keefe, but I love this woman’s work.

Also, I am considering my midday detour to read the linked biography below as the task for Day 6 of Art Everyday: Research an artist. Quite a woman.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

MARCH 6, 1986: GEORGIA O’KEEFFE DIES

On this day in 1986, at the age of 98, painter Georgia O’Keeffe passed away.

Among the great American artists of the 20th-century, Georgia O’Keeffe stands as one of the most compelling.

In 1929 O’Keeffe took a vacation with her friend Beck Strand to Taos, New Mexico. The trip would forever alter the course of her life.


Read her full biography on the American Masters website.

Day 4 of Art Everyday: Create a font for your name.
Pretty simple. Based on my own handwriting (sometimes).

Day 4 of Art Everyday: Create a font for your name.

Pretty simple. Based on my own handwriting (sometimes).

Day 3 of Art Everyday: Find & follow an art blog
Today was a fairly lazy Saturday. In line with that theme, I elected a mostly painless exercise - to find and follow an art blog. I already follow a good number of designers, photographers, and other creative miscreants through Tumblr, Bloglovin’, and my own reconnaissance. But what’s one more - especially when it’s as great as This Isn’t Happiness?
Bonus: As if rewarding my indolence, the most recent post (screen-captured above) includes this most trenchant quote from Slaughterhouse Five by the inimitable Kurt Vonnegut. It is a quote with which I have responded to all manner of friends’ romance-related whining because, well, you know.
(Yes, Day 2 is “missing.” As soon as I edit it, I will post the second day’s task.)

Day 3 of Art Everyday: Find & follow an art blog

Today was a fairly lazy Saturday. In line with that theme, I elected a mostly painless exercise - to find and follow an art blog. I already follow a good number of designers, photographers, and other creative miscreants through Tumblr, Bloglovin’, and my own reconnaissance. But what’s one more - especially when it’s as great as This Isn’t Happiness?

Bonus: As if rewarding my indolence, the most recent post (screen-captured above) includes this most trenchant quote from Slaughterhouse Five by the inimitable Kurt Vonnegut. It is a quote with which I have responded to all manner of friends’ romance-related whining because, well, you know.

(Yes, Day 2 is “missing.” As soon as I edit it, I will post the second day’s task.)

Day 1 of Art Everyday: Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
To “support my local arts scene” - one of the 31 tasks for GOOD Magazine’s Art Everyday challenge, I set out for Broadway to see Arthur Miller’s classic Death of a Salesman. Philip Seymour Hoffman nailed it as Willy Loman, deftly spanning the range of Willy’s mercurial temperament: charismatic, pathetic, proud, depressed, delusional, optimistic, and so on. Andrew Garfield, the guy who wasn’t Mark Zuckerberg (or those handsome twins) in The Social Network, tried hard to keep up as Willy’s son Biff. He acted well enough, but I could have done with a little less of the hollering-makes-me-intense shtick.
Seeing the play last night makes me want to read it again. My flappable allegiance swung back and forth almost as much as Willy’s moods. And, I hope, more than when I first read the play as a kid, a teenager, that I appreciate what Arthur Miller gave us - who Willy Loman is and not just what he represents. Did I even know what I was reading then? Was it anything other than an academic exercise in conflicts and diction and denouement? Because now I think it could be.

Day 1 of Art Everyday: Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

To “support my local arts scene” - one of the 31 tasks for GOOD Magazine’s Art Everyday challenge, I set out for Broadway to see Arthur Miller’s classic Death of a Salesman. Philip Seymour Hoffman nailed it as Willy Loman, deftly spanning the range of Willy’s mercurial temperament: charismatic, pathetic, proud, depressed, delusional, optimistic, and so on. Andrew Garfield, the guy who wasn’t Mark Zuckerberg (or those handsome twins) in The Social Network, tried hard to keep up as Willy’s son Biff. He acted well enough, but I could have done with a little less of the hollering-makes-me-intense shtick.

Seeing the play last night makes me want to read it again. My flappable allegiance swung back and forth almost as much as Willy’s moods. And, I hope, more than when I first read the play as a kid, a teenager, that I appreciate what Arthur Miller gave us - who Willy Loman is and not just what he represents. Did I even know what I was reading then? Was it anything other than an academic exercise in conflicts and diction and denouement? Because now I think it could be.

Art Everyday!

This month, the GOOD Magazine 30 Days of GOOD challenge is “Art Every Day”. I like to think this challenge is something I try to do already. But owing to my special fondness for somewhat arbitrary rules and contests, I set out on this quest to actively and purposely incorporate art into my life everyday for the month of March! Hopefully, you feel inspired to do the same.

(And, optimistically, I’ll post about my progress here on a daily-ish basis…)