Tag: art

  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert – A 27-min Summary

    “Big Magic is a celebration of a creative life…Gilbert’s love of creativity is infectious, and there’s a lot of great advice in this sunny book…Gilbert doesn’t just call for aspiring artists to speak their truth, however daffy that may appear to others; she is showing them how.” —Washington Post – “In [Gilbert’s] first foray into […]

  • Milan travel – 2013 (update)

    Hard Edges Plan Google maps “Best of Milan + Last Supper” tour Tiemout.com – 20 Great Things to do in Milan (with my comments) Bob Dylan concert Churches & Palaces Museums & selected artwork Hard Edges: Destination: Milan – Italy Time: arrive @ Hotel; Friday around 14:00 – November 01, leave Monday from Hotel around 1030 […]

  • Today: Rembrandt passed away in 1669

    Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar (1659) by Rembrandt The Power of Art – Rembrandt (BBC): From Wikipedia:    Birth name Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn Born 15 July 1606 Leiden, Dutch Republic (now Netherlands) Died 4 October 1669 (aged 63) Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (now Netherlands) Nationality Dutch Field Painting, Printmaking Movement Dutch Golden Age Baroque Works The Anatomy Lesson of […]

  • Museum: Victoria & Albert Museum – London

    I plan to visit this lovely museum on October 31… so I need to plan ahead.. From Wikipedia: The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A), is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, it was founded in 1852, and has […]

  • Habit #2 – Choose experiences over material goods

    I know that for some people this might not be the right way towards more happiness, but for most of us…. it is. Here is a quote from a great book (see books section): Want to buy happiness? Then spend you hard-earned cash on experiences. Go out for a meal. Go to a concert, movie, […]