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Showing posts with label reading. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reading. Show all posts

Friday, March 23, 2012

It Started In Wisconsin



These little houses are a lot more than "cute".

This idea is the creation of  Todd Bol. It all started in 2009 when he built a little box in the shape of a miniature library to honor his mother who was a teacher and book enthusiast. It had been ten years since she passed away. The little library was filled with books and a little sign was posted on the outside that said "Take A Book, Leave A Book". This little building that looked somewhat like a mail box was placed at the front of his home in Hudson, Wisconsin. From this simple little loving gesture an international literacy program was born. Along with his friend Rick Brooks they started providing instructions to construct the little houses.

He reports that these little libraries can be found in at least 24 states and eight countries. They bring a sense of community with sharing books, communication and caring for one another. 

Be sure to check out the website Little Free Library for more of the history and How You Can Have A Little Free Library at your home.  I wish I could do it. I will have to give the idea some thought. The location of my home would be very good because there are a lot of folks that walk daily by my home with their dogs or on their way to town.

The rain is coming. A good time to pull a book off the shelf .

Have a Great Day.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I Have One Too

If you look at Google front page today, this is what you will see. Quite nice Doodle - don't you think?

Google's Doodle of the Day - - - - - - - - ALPHONSE MUCHA
Posted by Seth Weintraub
July 24, 2010 10:09 AM

"Born on this day 150 years ago, the Czech painter is being celebrated on Google.com.

Alphonse Maria Mucha (24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist was known for his distinct style and his images of women. His work has widely influenced modern art in a wide range of fields.

His designs were influential to Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, designers who, in the 1960s, created posters for rockbands like Pink Floyd. His work also influenced artist Paul Harvey whose subjects have included Madonna and Charles Saatchi amongst others. Even Japanese Manga, fantasy, and comic book artists were influenced by his Art Nouveau style. Heavy metal band Soilent Green even used his work as the cover of their album Sewn Mouth Secrets.

In addition to being an artist, he is also credited with re-establishing Czech Freemasonry.

Check out the Alphonse Mucha foundation gallery for much more of his work."

A few years ago when I started to redecorate a bathroom off of the master bedroom, I selected a Mucha print with the theme of Sarah Bernhardt for a wall hanging . This is it - - - -

About that time I had an interest in reading about Sarah Bernhardt as well as Alphonse Mucha.  You see, I was able to combine my interest in the two unique individuals.

"Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), reputedly the greatest actress who ever lived, was an exceptional character in every way. She was unconventional to the point of eccentricity, ahead of her time in her social and intellectual attitudes, creative to the extent that she also became a find sculptress and painter. In short, Sarah was driven by energies and insights which eventually made her great."   This quotation is from the book, The Incredible Sarah by Alan Arnold.

The book "Memories Of My Life" by Sarah Bernhardt copyright 1907 was a great read.

Have a Wonderful Day and pick up a book, if you can. I wish I had the time.

Monday, September 14, 2009

What Are You Reading

What a lovely rainy morning, especially if you have time to step into the wonderful world of reading a book.

I hope to be doing that soon.  It seems like the days are zooming by and I very seldom have time to sit and enjoy a book. However, I recently bought a book to take on my  upcoming vacation. The book is "South of Broad" by Pat Conroy.

Pat Conroy is the author of eight previous books: The Boo, The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, My Losing Season, and The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life. He lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina.

My interest in his book started when I saw him on TV during an interview. Living in the West all of my life, I do not know very much about the South so I thought it would be a good book for me.

Maybe, if I didn't spend so much time at the computer I would have time to start some book reading!  I still have some things I want to learn about blogging. So far, I have managed on my own. 

I hope you enjoy the change of seasons.



Some Additional Special Photos


Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Family (2014)

Happy Family (2014)
Grandma Pride

Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2011

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2011

Bud Mietz

Bud Mietz
1928 - 2014