Friday, October 31, 2008
My favorite car of all times - a classic VW bug! How appropriate that she & I were both wearing pink. I'm in LOVE!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...
Non-conformist, Visionary, and Independent
11 Abstract, -15 Islamic, -14 Ukiyo-e, 7 Cubist, 2 Impressionist and -28 Renaissance!
Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which exists independently of what may appear to others as visual realities. Western had been underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. It allowed the progressive thinking artists to show a different side to the world around them. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a 'new kind of art' which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. Abstract artists created art that was diverse and reflected the social and intellectual turmoil in all areas of Western culture.
People that chose abstract art as their preferred artform tend to be visionaries. They see things in the world around them and in people that others may miss because they look beyond what is visual only with the eye. They rely on their inner thoughts and feelings in dealing with the world around them instead of on what they are told they should think and feel. They feel freed from the tendancy to be bound by traditional thought and experiences. They look more toward their own ideas and experiences than what they are told by their religious upbringing or from scientific evidence. They tend to like to prove theories themselves instead of relying on the insight or ideas of others. They are not bound by common and mundane, but like to travel and have new experiences. They value intelligence, but they also enjoy a challenge. They can be rather argumentative when they are being forced or feel as if they are being forced to conform.
Take the quiz here!
Monday, October 20, 2008
"Official Firsts" Tag:
1st sibling... Owen is the oldest, but both he & Ryan existed when I was born!
1st sport... softball
1st date... Freshman homecoming 1990
1st kiss... (cheek kiss) John on the 6th grade band bus
1st house... 3 bedroom ranch, built in the 50s, 1008 sq. feet, Peoria, Illinois
1st school... Calvert Elementary in Auburn, Nebraska (attended only for kindergarten)
1st surgery... emergency c-section for Harrison's birth
1st pet... fish & aquatic frogs
1st college... Western Illinois University
1st job... babysitting
1st plane ride... to Dallas for Tommie's job interview - May 2003
1st friend... my cousin, Joel
1st professional job... secretary at Illinois State University
I'd like to tag Amanda, Randi, Jennifer, Jenny, Amy and anyone else who wants to play! Have fun!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
BROCCOLI! I've never seen a broccoli field before...
The whole small group kid crew!My little pumpkin!
Tommie & I in our matching shirts! ha, ha
In celebration of my 200th post, please leave a comment - even if you simply say "I was here." My goal for this post is to see who, if anyone, I am updating! :) (For this post, I'm allowing anonymous comments also, but it would be nice if you would say who you are...)
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
On Sunday, after we packed up camp, we headed out to the Lincoln sites. President Abraham Lincoln was raised in Indiana from age 7 to age 21. We stopped to visit his mother's grave and the Lincoln farm. They have rebuilt the cabin and homestead as it was in Lincoln's days. It was not a museum, so the boys were allowed to touch everything - yippee! We had to hike about 1800 yards (not sure what that translates to in mileage) to see everything.My favorite photo of the weekend - a young Abraham Lincoln, perhaps? :)