Lavidacountry’s Blog


Gargoyles! Now in “furry”!!

Gargoyles? Now in furry!

Gargoyles? Now in "furry"!

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Check out my Flickr file!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20612500@N02/?saved=1


Crescent moon pillow.

Crescent Moon Pillow

Crescent Moon Pillow - Available - $125.


Astrological pillow – Aquarius

Aquarius silk pillow

Aquarius silk pillow, Available for $125.


More beautiful pillows. This is Ocean Sunrise.

Ocean Sunrise pillow

Ocean Sunrise pillow, Available for $125.

I also took the photographs in my yard.


Artist Blogs

http://art-blogging.blogspot.com


Rothko Chapel:Yahoo! says to see it before you die. That way, you’ll be depressed enough at least.

From an arts blog at The Houston Press (alternative paper).
I thought I was the only person that did not “get” Rothko.
No wonder the guy killed himself!!!!

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2009/03/rothko_chapel_before_die.php

My comment:
Lots of people have talked about what a happy place the Rothko Chapel is.

I thought it was depressing as hell. And several of my friends did too. The first thought I had was “No wonder he shot himself. I’d be depressed too if I painted that dark stuff”.

I never got what concepts he was trying to put across. So it’s dark and abstract. Gloomy. He should have put a tag next to it explaining what he was trying to tell people like me that do not understand.

I think a lot of people are not making their own judgments about the place. They have been told it’s a happy, spiritual place, and it was financed by big money (the Schlumberger fortune), and they have peacenik type events, memorials to MLK, Jr., so it must be what they say it is.

My own gut tells me it’s gloomy and depressing. And my gut never lies.


What kind of house is this? Gothic Revival.

East Texas, over 100 years old. Built with square nails and pegs in the window sills.

my country estate, south view - road is to the right

my country estate, looking north - road is to the right

A view from the NE, across the street - circa 1966

A view from across the street looking SW - circa 1966

The oldest deed I have is dated 1882, although it covers several hundred acres. Gothic Revival was popular from 1840 to 1880, so it could indeed have been built in 1882.


Susan Boyle – the latest stunner

From Britain’s Got Talent. Saturday night April 11th show. The woman who is homely and middle aged blows down the house:

Over 600,000 hits on this video on Sunday night, 11 pm Central Daylight Time, and soaring….

Article from the Times Online (UK):

“Singing Talent of Susan Boyle Stuns Simon Cowell into Silence”

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article6069597.ece