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surreal
05-10-2004, 01:26 AM
Hi All,
Here's hoping this coming week will be a great one!!!
:D

ksfarmer
05-10-2004, 02:22 AM
Ditto, Surreal. FYMTGE (From your mouth to God's ear ...). I could bloomin' well use a good week -- I won't even bother begging for a great one.

But, I've finally gotten around to painting again -- in acrylic -- but it's posted over in the Figure Forum (Male Torso).

ExpressiveAngie
05-11-2004, 07:27 AM
Hi All,
Here's hoping this coming week will be a great one!!!
:D
Nina, I certainly wish the same for you too!

I am off to the doctors office with my 7 year old today. She was born blind in her left eye, as far as the specialist could tell *No Light Perception blind*.
Well, Wednesday, she was holding her right eye shut and seeing blurred images with her supposed blind eye! I made appointment with the eye institute and we are off today to see whats going on. A miracle? I hope.

Painting wise, its pastels this week.

ksfarmer, I went to the figure forum, wow, I have to say I really like it as is also.

Lady Carol
05-11-2004, 06:21 PM
Angie hope all goes well.

Best wishes for the week as well.

I really need to post. I have a backlog of paintings and all I do is comment on others and not show mine.....*sigh*

raisdbywolvz
05-12-2004, 12:13 AM
PastelMama, I hope you get your miracle!

I'll be audio taping a convention for the rest of the week. I've already put my sketch pad, pencils, and even some colored pencils in my daypack. Perhaps I'll do a still life of tape decks! :p

ExpressiveAngie
05-12-2004, 07:15 AM
PastelMama, I hope you get your miracle!

I'll be audio taping a convention for the rest of the week. I've already put my sketch pad, pencils, and even some colored pencils in my daypack. Perhaps I'll do a still life of tape decks! :p

LOL, maybe a close up abstract sorta of tape deck huh?

Carol and wolvz, no miracle I am afraid. She is a miracle in other ways though!
The eye has some peripheral (sp?, sorry) vision in it after all and now she is able to *read* with that eye. Apparently she probably had that all along but her brain just shut down on it because she didnt know how to use it. Her eyes will never work together ( well, with what available now anyway ;) ) and her left eye turns inwards and surgery to straighten the eye is in her future. I already knew that she was fortunate in the fact that most children born with optic nerve hypoplasia are blind in both eyes.

My pastel is coming along but I am itching to get to the brushes and paints.

surreal
05-12-2004, 07:56 PM
.........................................
The eye has some peripheral (sp?, sorry) vision in it after all and now she is able to *read* with that eye..............
I am very glad to hear this news, Angie. :)

rossism
05-13-2004, 10:19 AM
nothing....still nothing.....

I need a recommendation for a GREAT book. I like fiction, especially historical fiction. I read the "masters of rome" series by colleen McCullough and loved every page of it. I loved "the power of one" by Bryce Courtenay. I've read just about everything by Steinbeck.

Any books you couldn't put down? This would help lift my block, and I would really appreciate it!

Ryan

surreal
05-13-2004, 10:28 AM
nothing....still nothing.....

I need a recommendation for a GREAT book. I like fiction, especially historical fiction. I read the "masters of rome" series by colleen McCullough and loved every page of it. I loved "the power of one" by Bryce Courtenay. I've read just about everything by Steinbeck.

Any books you couldn't put down? This would help lift my block, and I would really appreciate it!

Ryan

Hi Ryan,
Historical fiction isn't a genre I am too familiar with.
I just a search on amazon.com for historical fiction and here is a link to the results:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/103-1327951-5921441

Good luck!
:)

Lady Carol
05-13-2004, 10:57 AM
nothing....still nothing.....

I need a recommendation for a GREAT book. I like fiction, especially historical fiction. I read the "masters of rome" series by colleen McCullough and loved every page of it. I loved "the power of one" by Bryce Courtenay. I've read just about everything by Steinbeck.

Any books you couldn't put down? This would help lift my block, and I would really appreciate it!

Ryan

Well if you like Bryce Courtney and Colleen McCullough, why not more of their books. I really enjoyed Thorn Birds (C. McC) and I liked Jessica, and the Potato Factory series by BC. Actually I liked BC so much that I have read everyone that I can lay my hands on with the exception of April Fool.

rossism
05-13-2004, 10:59 AM
Hi Ryan,
Historical fiction isn't a genre I am too familiar with.
I just a search on amazon.com for historical fiction and here is a link to the results:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/103-1327951-5921441

Good luck!
:)

Thanks, I appreciate your help. But, I really want to find a stellar recommendation. You know, a book that someone here REALLY loved. It doesn't have to be in historical fiction if it's really great.

Thanks again,
Ryan

rossism
05-13-2004, 11:02 AM
Well if you like Bryce Courtney and Colleen McCullough, why not more of their books. I really enjoyed Thorn Birds (C. McC) and I liked Jessica, and the Potato Factory series by BC. Actually I liked BC so much that I have read everyone that I can lay my hands on with the exception of April Fool.

I've read everything by Courtenay (australian series, tandia, jessica), I haven't gotten to thorn birds yet, but I will check it out at the library and give it a shot.

Anything else you recommend?

Ryan

MonicaB
05-13-2004, 01:54 PM
Thanks, I appreciate your help. But, I really want to find a stellar recommendation. You know, a book that someone here REALLY loved. It doesn't have to be in historical fiction if it's really great.

Thanks again,
Ryan

Try "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel. It's a killer book, won the Booker in 2002 and is one of my all-time ever favorites. :)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0156027321/104-1144216-3147968

And here's the first chapter, so you can do a "test" read. :D

http://www.januarymagazine.com/features/lifeofpiexc.html

Enchanted
05-13-2004, 08:16 PM
Any books you couldn't put down? This would help lift my block, and I would really appreciate it!

I wouldn't classify them as "page turners" and they weren't so exciting that I couldn't put them down, but here are several I've read recently that have "art and artists" in the plots:

Da Vinci Code, and Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown

Girl with the Pearl Earring, and Lady and the Unicorn, by Tracy Chevalier

And at this moment I'm enjoying a writer who I think outshines both Brown and Chevalier - Sarah Dunant - The Birth of Venus.

All of the books I mention have historically oriented plots. The Birth of Venus is set in Florence in the 15th century, as an example.

Alison Jardine
05-14-2004, 01:31 PM
Thanks, I appreciate your help. But, I really want to find a stellar recommendation. You know, a book that someone here REALLY loved. It doesn't have to be in historical fiction if it's really great.

Thanks again,
Ryan

Master and Margheurita, by Bulgakov.

This books was translated from Russian in 1988, and changed the way I view literature.

Bulgakov was banned under the communist regime, but, in the way elites always run themselves, Stalin was his biggest fan.

It is an astounding fiction (written in around 1930 I believe) of the Devil (a wonderfully depicted devil) coming with his entourage (including a 6 foot cat wielding kalashnikovs) to Moscow to hold a Ball. All hell breaks loose (forgive the pun), as you would expect. It's interwoven with other interrelated stories too...it's just breathtakingly astounding it really is.
It has many many layers of meaning, some of which are obvious, for what was going on in Russia, most of which are so far over my head that I still try to understand them on my 30th reading of the novel!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0679410465/qid=1084552214/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-6948982-1582545

rossism
05-14-2004, 04:24 PM
Master and Margheurita, by Bulgakov.

This books was translated from Russian in 1988, and changed the way I view literature.

Bulgakov was banned under the communist regime, but, in the way elites always run themselves, Stalin was his biggest fan.

It is an astounding fiction (written in around 1930 I believe) of the Devil (a wonderfully depicted devil) coming with his entourage (including a 6 foot cat wielding kalashnikovs) to Moscow to hold a Ball. All hell breaks loose (forgive the pun), as you would expect. It's interwoven with other interrelated stories too...it's just breathtakingly astounding it really is.
It has many many layers of meaning, some of which are obvious, for what was going on in Russia, most of which are so far over my head that I still try to understand them on my 30th reading of the novel!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0679410465/qid=1084552214/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-6948982-1582545

I just ordered it on half.com, thanks for the recommendation!

raisdbywolvz
05-16-2004, 01:12 AM
It seems that only doing crossword puzzles and reading the newspaper work very well when monitoring a multitude of tape decks. :rolleyes: Oh well... it was a one-week gig and is over now (thank goodness! I'm beat!), so I'll be able to get back to learning to draw and paint.

My mother sent me an art tote from the Daniel Smith catalog and it arrived today. :clap: If only I had the energy to play with anything... :p

About a book recommendation, my most favorite book with historical overtones that I just cannot put down is House on the Strand by Daphne DuMaurier (hope I spelled that right). It's been around for a while, but what a great story!

Have fun reading! ... and painting and drawing, too! ;)

surreal
05-16-2004, 10:38 AM
It seems that only doing crossword puzzles and reading the newspaper work very well when monitoring a multitude of tape decks. :rolleyes: Oh well... it was a one-week gig and is over now (thank goodness! I'm beat!), so I'll be able to get back to learning to draw and paint.

My mother sent me an art tote from the Daniel Smith catalog and it arrived today. :clap: If only I had the energy to play with anything... :p

About a book recommendation, my most favorite book with historical overtones that I just cannot put down is House on the Strand by Daphne DuMaurier (hope I spelled that right). It's been around for a while, but what a great story!

Have fun reading! ... and painting and drawing, too! ;)

Did DuMaurier write "The Birds" ???

raisdbywolvz
05-16-2004, 01:41 PM
Did DuMaurier write "The Birds" ???
My first guess would be no. But that's just a guess. I looked on Amazon.com and got a bunch of bird guides in response to my query, but no fiction, so I still don't know.

DuMaurier wrote The Scapegoat, Frenchman's Creek, My Cousin Rachel, and many others I can't name right off the top of my pointy little head.