05-03-2016, 12:57 PM
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The listening thread has proven so popular I thought of this. I was in Trader Joes market last week. One of the newer clerks kept on after Christmas had a big yellow Hibiscus in her hair. I commented how pretty she was and evoked a Paul Gauguin painting. I almost avoid such compliments with so many people dissecting  compliment's intent.
Well she was very appreciative and we had a lovely conversation bagging my groceries together. I bought an inexpensive print of Te Matete and later left it for her. I was back
yesterday and she told me everyone was curious what was in the cardboard tube and she knew it was me once opened.
So I've been online enjoying Gauguin's and recalling the massive biography I read while in Hospital. Let this post invite your favorites, new discoveries or anecdotes.

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 05-03-2016, 07:31 PM
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My Mom was a world class artist. I've got a huge collection of her paintings and needlepoint all around the house. When I have a little more time (gotta hit the hay) I'll post a few pics.

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 05-04-2016, 02:04 AM
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Right now I'm looking at a beautiful sunrise.  I love this time of day.

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 05-04-2016, 07:52 AM
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Chazt: Please post a few of your mother's pictures. 

I have an Apple computer , and I'm on the internet. With this machine I can add many many pictures . I it seems I'm addicted to these pictures.

Just recently I did some research on the Mojave desert and the state of Hawaii.

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 05-04-2016, 08:41 AM
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My favorite sight recently was my seven-year-old on his bike.
We live in the city and are leery of traffic, so opportunities for him to ride freely are not common.
So when we went up to Ulster County, where there are long rail trails that have been made into bike paths, he got the chance.
It was fun to see him enjoying his taste of independence.

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 05-04-2016, 07:29 PM
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(05-04-2016, 08:41 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: My favorite sight recently was my seven-year-old on his bike.
We live in the city and are leery of traffic, so opportunities for him to ride freely are not common.
So when we went up to Ulster County, where there are long rail trails that have been made into bike paths, he got the chance.
It was fun to see him enjoying his taste of independence.

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 05-04-2016, 08:04 PM
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Mom started this tapestry in the mid 50s. I'm gonna say ~ '55-'56 ish. I was born in '59 and I know she started it before I was born. She'd put it down for months, sometimes years at a time. I remember her working on it on and off in the early and mid sixties for a few days at a time, and then it didn't reappear until '71 when she finally finished it. It was the largest piece she designed and worked, however the largest piece she designed was a headboard for her parents' bed. That piece was probably 3 1/2 x 6 (iirc). My Nana actually worked that one. After my grandparents passed, that piece went to my aunt. When she died my cousins (stupidly) gave it to a friend. The tapestry below is ~ 2 1/2 feet by 4 1/2 feet. I really should measure it... It hangs horizontally now, but it can also be hung vertically. If you notice her initials and date in the lower right corner, they're positioned so they can be viewed either way. Mom never titled her art afaik. I call this Field of Roses. The off-white "border" you see is the wall on which it hangs.

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 05-05-2016, 12:17 AM
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Charlie, that is beautiful.

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 05-05-2016, 02:26 AM
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Thanks, Johnny. We have it hanging in our bedroom. It's the first thing I see every morning once my eyes can focus (while the retiree next to me is still in dreamland Undecided).

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 05-05-2016, 07:39 AM
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Well, it is against the rules for me to tell you where I've been, what I've been doing, and what I've been doing it with.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a picture of what I've been "looking at" for the past two hours.

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 05-05-2016, 07:46 AM
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All of those things sure are a lot more fun to look at than the stack of books and articles I been looking at all day...

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 05-05-2016, 08:53 AM
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Johnny, you share a commonality with my Dad who was a bona fide marksman.

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 05-05-2016, 09:14 AM
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Clean up on aisle 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
A nicer venue than where I used to visit.

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 05-05-2016, 09:16 AM
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 05-05-2016, 09:20 AM
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I just returned from Trader Joes. Lily spent her day off discovering Paul Gauguin. I was informed we are going to the Getty Museum where this work is on display this coming Saturday. Now, where is that clean dress shirt?

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 05-05-2016, 03:55 PM
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(05-05-2016, 07:46 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: All of those things sure are a lot more fun to look at than the stack of books and articles I been looking at all day...

Hans, I'm guessing you're either a college professor or student?

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 05-05-2016, 04:59 PM
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One could look at Johnny's photo and infer A. He just arrived or B. discharged all those spent casings and all targets remain untouched.  I must find my old copy Of McGivern's FAST AND FANCY REVOLVER SHOOTING

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 05-05-2016, 05:06 PM
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(05-05-2016, 04:59 PM)kav Wrote: One could look at Johnny's photo and infer A. He just arrived or B. discharged all those spent casings and all targets remain untouched.  I must find my old copy Of McGivern's FAST AND FANCY REVOLVER SHOOTING

Good eye Chris.  I had just arrived, but by the time I left three of those blue siliouette targets were destroyed. Smile

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 05-05-2016, 05:19 PM
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 05-05-2016, 05:22 PM
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Nice range, Johnny.  What are you shooting?  I may head out tomorrow with my G29 (10mm).

Right now I'm in line at In N Out, home of the world's best burgers!!   Biggrin

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