THE MILKMAID

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THE MILKMAID



The Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer painted THE MILKMAID around 1658.

Though her primary job was assisting in the care of teh dairy cattle, I like to think that she was equally adept at manning the ovens of the manor.

A cold glass of milk and a freshly baked, just-from-the -oven, slathered in homemade butter … Yum!!



Written fro DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 13, 2020: BAKE.

SAVE THE DATE

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SAVE THE DATE



Most people send out cards for thier friends to “Save the Date” for weddings, birthdays, or baby showers.

I, being the creative soul that I am, think these cards should be used for more pressing engagements:

January 

  • 13th … NCAA Football Championships: GO CLEMSON!
  • 14th … 18th … 21st … 28th Duke Basketball Games
  • 19th .. The Opening of The Australian Open Tennis Tournament

February

  • 1st … 4th … 8th … 15th …19th … 22nd … 25th … 29th … Duke Basketball Games
  • 2nd … THE NFL SUPERBOWL
  • 2nd … The Men’s Finals of the Australian Open
  • 12th … Atlanta Braves Baseball Pitchers report to training facilities
  • 14th … NCAA BASEBALL OPENING GAMES
  • 18th … Atlanta Braves Baseball Full Squad workouts begin
  • 22nd … The First Preseason Baseball Game is played for he Atlanta Braves against the Baltimore Orioles.

March

  • 2nd … 7th … Duke Basketball Games
  • 10th … 11th … 12th … 13th … 14th … The ACC BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • 15th … NCAA SELECTION SUNDAY
  • 17th … 18th … 19th … 20th … 21st … 22nd … 26th … 27th … 28th … 29th … NCAA Tournament  Playoff Games
  • 26th Opening Game for the Atlanta Braves @ the Arizona Diamondbacks

April 

  • 4th …THE NCAA SEMIFINALS
  • 6th … THE NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME


Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 12, 2020: DATE. 

WRANGLERS -VS- LEVIS

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Growing up, I thought I knew everything there was about buying jeans for myself.

Now, there seems to be a ‘science’ about this same task.

Growing up, I knew that Levis fit me better than Wrangler… but Levis were sometimes three times more expensive.

Now, I have to be aware of Ulta-Stretch Fit Skinny jeans and EZY Skinny Fit … Why?

Then there are the Slim Fit and the Slim Fit Stretch jeans … Again, why?

Finally, sanity has been kept with Regular Fit and Wide Fit. Thanks be to Zeus! (or whichever of the gods the jean manufactures teem as thier personal muse).

And don’t even get me started on the colors … Dark Indigo, Light Wash Blue, Stone Washed,  Whisker Fades, Train Track Fades,  Honeycomb Fade, Stack Fades … I need to get Crayola Crayons to bring back teh color “jean”!!!



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 10, 2020: PANTS. 

 

 

TIE-DYEING T-SHIRTS

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TIE-DYEING T-SHIRTS



Do you have pleasant memories of junior high art class?

This should bring back a few.





Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 10, 2020: SHIRT. 

THE TEACHER’S DESK

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THE TEACHER’S DESK



THE TEACHER’S DESK was painted by Jeff Conway.

I remember desks similar to this one in my teacher’s classrooms…

My desk was from the computer-age, so a computer was always front-and-center (actually, the computer was usually to the left). I had a   desk bell  instead of the large golden bell.



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 9, 2020: DESK. 

WHAT’LL IT BE?

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Absinthe Drinker by Pablo Picasso


WHAT’LL IT BE?



Sitting by yourself, alone at a table … drowning your sorrows is not likely ever a good thing.
But then, I am not too sure that sitting with 100 people at a party drowning your sorrows is a good thing either.

I never drink along. My pup, a long-time companion of 15+ years, is always with me.

This painting, The Absinthe Drinker  by created by Picasso when he was only 21-years-old.



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 8, 2020: TABLE. 

DOES THE WORLD GIVE A CARE?

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Edward Hopper: Automat


DOES THE WORLD GIVE A CARE?



Edward Hopper is one of the most famous painters of the twentieth century. Many of his paintings evoke sentiments of the realism of rural life … and sometimes its inherent loneliness.



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 7, 2020: GIVE. 

EDVARD MUNCH

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The Scream by Edvard Munch


THE SCREAM



THE SCREAM by Edvard Munch is one of my favorite pieces of art.

It is so simplistic in is personification of pure anguish.

The painting is said to be an autobiographical work. It was painted after two of Munch’s friends left him by himself on a walk.



Written fro DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 6, 2020: HELP. 

OSCAR-CLAUDE MONET

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The Lady with a Parasol by Claude Monet


LADY WITH A PARASOL 



LADY WITH A PARASOL  also known as MADAME MONET AND HER SON is a famous painting my Oscar-Claude Monet.  This is a painting of Monet’s wife, Camille,  and his son, Jean. 

This is an early work of Monet.



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 5, 2020: WALK. 

RUSTA ZALI

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STOP MAKING STUPID PEOPLE FAMOUS Painting by Rusta Zali


STOP MAKING STUPID PEOPLE FAMOUS



STOP MAKING STUPID PEOPLE FAMOUS is a painting by Rusta Zali.

I knew nothing at all about Mr. Zali before embarking on my new DAILY ADDICTION painting quest.

I am not at all sure ‘the who’ Mr. Zali might have been referring to in his art piece, but I could fill in some personal requests…

Rusta Zali appears on a few googled art sites, but he is still too new to even be in Wikipedia.



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 4, 2020: STOP.