Entering the last week of March ..


I looked outside and saw how grey and damp and cool it is and then I decided that I wanted another cup of coffee to ward off the chill that I felt.  Still it’s mucher betterer than the weather that we were having not even 2 weeks ago.  Don’t mistake me for being one that’s complaining about the weather.  Far from it.  I love the rain even tho it aggravates my arthritis.

I was sitting here in the dark watching the skies grow lighter in the east when I saw a set of headlights out in the street.  I did my sheep dog thing and checked out the who and what and determined that it was just someone stuffing our mailboxes once again with useless crap that I’ll just recycle.  Boogie always teased me about my sheep dog thingee and asked when I was ever coming off post.  I’d always respond with one of my “smart ass” looks out of the corner of my eyes.  This is my castle and no one will ever capture the flag on my watch.

Art Sunday #115: Felix Vallotton – La Valse (The Waltz)


Félix Edouard Vallotton (December 28, 1865 – December 29, 1925) was a Swiss/French painter and printmaker associated with Les Nabis. He was an important figure in the development of the modern woodcut.

His woodcut subjects included domestic scenes, bathing women, portrait heads, and several images of street crowds and demonstrations—notably, several scenes of police attacking anarchists. He usually depicted types rather than individuals, eschewed the expression of strong emotion, and “fuse[d] a graphic wit with an acerbic if not ironic humor”.  Vallotton’s graphic art reached its highest development in Intimités (Intimacies), a series of ten interiors published in 1898 by the Revue Blanche, which deal with tension between men and women.  Vallotton’s woodcuts were widely disseminated in periodicals and books in Europe as well as in the United States, and have been suggested as a significant influence on the graphic art of Edvard Munch, Aubrey Beardsley, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%A9lix_Vallotton