March 3, 2018

Sunday Stealing: Artsy-Fartsy

Thank you, Bev, for finding us some interesting questions to answer again this week.

Some Art Historic questions

Classical: If you were an Olympian god, what would you be known for?  Probably for surrendering my "godness." I don't think I would like to wield that much power.

: Do you prefer gold or silver accessories?  Silver. I don't think gold looks good against my pale, freckled skin.

Medieval: Are you religious?  I am a Christian. I believe in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I'm not religious. Religions are created by men, operate heavily on the traditions of man, and tend to be very legalistic. I got caught up in all of that when I first became a believer.  I went through some pretty hurtful stuff in churches, but came out the other side having learned that all God wants from us is to have a relationship with us. He wants us to love him.

Gothic: What is your favourite historic building?  The old Allegheny County Courthouse and Prison in Pittsburgh.  The architecture is just amazing.

The old Allegheny County Courthouse.

The old Allegheny County Prison

Renaissance: Have you ever had a time in your life when you felt enlightened or changed?
  When I became a Christian, but that process continues. I'm always studying and trying to learn to be more like Jesus.

Baroque: Do you enjoy the finer things in life?  Well, of course I do if they are there. Who wouldn't? They aren't so important to me that I pursue them. Except for books.  I always need books and they are one of the finer things in life to me.

Rococo: Is your bedroom full of trinkets and pictures? If so, which pictures adorn your walls?  There are lots of little dust catchers around in there, but only a couple of pictures (I'm taking that to mean photos), the biggest one is a huge old Glamour Shot photo of me from back in '93.  I took my mom to get our portraits done a couple of months after my dad died hoping to cheer her up a bit.

Neoclassicism: If something came back into fashion, what do you hope it would be?  Manners, common courtesy, respect for each other, kindness, unselfishness...I could come up with a whole lot of things.

Do you often see things in a positive light?  I think so. I don't think I romanticize them, though, just look for the positive. I haven't always been that way, but I am working to retrain my mind to think that way.

Pre-Raphaelite: Which book would you like to see turned into a film?  Any of James Rollins' Sigma Force novels. They would make amazing action/adventure films.

Impressionism: Do you look for details or take everything in at once?
  Everything at once and then go back for details.

Art Nouveau: When were you last at the theatre?
  For a movie?  It's probably been close to a year.  For a play or musical?  It's been several years.

Surrealism: Why does the porcupine think it's a duck?
  I don't know. Why does the cow bark like a dog?

Pop Art: Do you enjoy pop culture?  Some aspects of it, but in recent years I enjoy less and less about pop culture.

Contemporary: What did you do today?
  Went with my daughter and grandson to have his Easter photos taken with a real live little black lamb. Colton was NOT a fan of the lamb so I ended up holding the lamb. What a cute little thing! It wasn't very old and just snuggled right up in my arms with it's head nuzzled into my neck. I did eventually get Colton to like the lamb, but by then his patience with holding still for photos was long gone so the photographer will photoshop the two together.  We went out for lunch after that.  What a handsome little lunch date I had!

Enjoy a blessed Sunday!


  1. I'm with Colton on the lamb. ick. and by the way ... I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU. xoox

  2. Nice pics!! I am same with you enjoy less and less about the recent pop culture.

    1. There is less and less to enjoy...unless you like people behaving badly.

  3. That’s a great memory to have and the snap is so adorable...
    This meme was fun and so where your answers. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday. I wonder if you are snowbound?

    1. Thank you and no, it's sunny and close to 50 today!

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    1. You should have seen him with his hat on. It's a straw fedora with a ribbon band that matched the outfit.

  5. What a cutie! Love the photo. And that is indeed some interesting architecture.

    1. If you've ever seen the movie "Mrs. Souffl" (not sure on the spelling of that) with Meryl Streep and Mel Gibson, you've seen the prison before. The movie tells the true story of a warden's wife who fell in love with a prisoner and helped him escape. I believe he was killed and she ended up a prisoner in her husband's jail! They filmed it at the prison. It was made in the late 80s, I think.

  6. Two thumbs UP ... for your thoughtful responses to Medieval and Neoclassicism. (When I read these questions last night, my first thought was 'manners.')

    Lovin' this split-second capture of Colton!

  7. Oh my gosh, that bowtie!! Precious! I SO agree with your answer for Neoclassicism!!


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