Sunday Afternoon

IMG_0002-XLI’m getting pretty good at building these chicken wire fences to keep the bunnies out of my garden.  It’s too late for my peas but it’s all completed so I have it for next season.  Now I just have to find me a 4 foot wide trellis for the bed and I’m styling.  I’ll make one if push comes to shove.

The gummys helped me with this project.  Well, they helped me install the panels.  I drilled the holes and started the galvanized screws.  They got to use my cordless drill to finish driving the screws.  They thought they were big stuff for doing it.  I got a good laugh out of it even if I did have to back out most of them and sink them properly.  It’s all good.  They’ll remember helping me.  My beds are becoming “our garden” instead of “Grandpa’s garden”.  I like that.

Art Sunday #41: Gustav Klimt – The Kiss

The_Kiss_-_Gustav_Klimt_-_Google_Cultural_InstituteThe Kiss (Lovers) was painted by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt between 1908 and 1909, the highpoint of his “Golden Period”, when he painted a number of works in a similar gilded style. A perfect square, the canvas depicts a couple embracing, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes decorated in a style influenced by both linear constructs of the contemporary Art NouNouveau style and the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement. The work is composed of oil paint with applied layers of gold leaf, an aspect that gives it its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance. The painting is now in the Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere Palace, Vienna, and is widely considered a masterpiece of the early modern period. It is a symbol of Vienna Jugendstil—Viennese Art Nouveau—and is considered Klimt’s most popular work.