The Beauty of a Strong, Silent Shoulder of Solace

  And just like that, the other shoe drops. Sometimes right in the midst of a personal joy, we are encountered by a friend’s sorrow, and what do we do? Yesterday I called a friend to tell her my big exciting news. I was actually bouncing around a little with enthusiasm for my big deal. She answered in a whisper, which right away told me … Continue reading The Beauty of a Strong, Silent Shoulder of Solace

The Art of Being Alluring as Taught by an Italian Waitress

Perhaps it is the familiar way she treats all her customers at The Steps of Rome in North Beach, the Italian District in San Francisco. She places a hand on your shoulder when she greets you, she touches your scarf to compliment your style, she hugs a friend who has come by to say hello, and takes him by both hands to spin around with … Continue reading The Art of Being Alluring as Taught by an Italian Waitress

A $68.9 Million Dollar Modigliani Painting and A Homeless Man

Nov. 3, 2010…Modigliani’s $68.9 Million Woman Auctioned At Sotheby’s – creates a record-breaking sale to start off the Fall Art Auction season.

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The Truth and Beauty of K.D. Lang

In honor of the Canadian singer, K.D. Lang’s, birthday; I want to look at the beauty in her face, her spirit, her soul, her life and her voice and consider what beauty really is compared to what the world would have us believe. If you Google her, you will find photos of a very boyish looking woman, with short hair and a square face. If … Continue reading The Truth and Beauty of K.D. Lang

The Lyle Lovett School of Beauty

November 1st is Lyle Lovett‘s birthday, and so I want to dwell on him with adoration. Today I would like to look at beauty from the perspective of what beauty sounds like. What do you know about a person from the timbre of his voice, the quality given to the sound of his speech by its overtones? Have you ever closed your eyes when listening … Continue reading The Lyle Lovett School of Beauty

The Beauty of Being Vulnerable

Today I am remembering dancers on “So You Think You Can Dance.” Every time I watch a dancer perform, I’m blown away and usually moved to tears by the skill and the craft and the, I don’t know how to say it, the transparency of the dancers. I have an art form. I put words on paper and sometimes they come out meaning something to … Continue reading The Beauty of Being Vulnerable

Beauty Tips from Picasso

Ben, at age 4, with one of his Picasso Puppets
“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary,” said Pablo Picasso, and I wonder about symmetry being unnecessary to him. Picasso is one of those artists who has made a wild and important impact on the world of art, and yet, I will quickly admit that I don’t always understand what is so great about painting a woman and putting both her eyes on the same side of her face, her lips down on her chin and her right cheek up on her forehead. What is he trying to say, I wonder?

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