Post Archives from the ‘Menagerie Mondays’ Category



Menagerie Mondays: All Prettied Up But Nowhere to Go

Posted on: July 15th, 2013 by
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A plethora of articles, blog posts, etc. address the pinkification, or “prettying up” of breast cancer. I know I’ve covered this in my blog as well. Of course, this disease is anything but pretty, sexy, or whatever beautification adjective is used. In the United States, the romanticizing of this disease is symptomatic of a larger problem, I believe. Our culture promotes covering up the pain and Continue reading the story "Menagerie Mondays: All Prettied Up But Nowhere to Go"

RIP Chester

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by
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20130630_203559-1 On July 3, on a dark-late night, we lost a member of the family – Chester, our cat. My daughter named him when we first met him as the neighborhood outdoor cat, who mainly stayed near the house next door. He was an emaciated, affectionate cat who wanted and needed love almost more than the extra food Continue reading the story "RIP Chester"

Menagerie Mondays: Naked

Posted on: July 1st, 2013 by
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The post is already written; all that's missing is artwork. Shown here is a first draft of a nude that will complement that post. This is one of the models whom I sketched with pencil in art class years ago. Now I'm trying to bring her to life -- to convey what I want to say -- with oil paints. 20130701_121246Continue reading the story "Menagerie Mondays: Naked"

Menagerie Mondays: Spring’s Here!

Posted on: May 6th, 2013 by
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Well after early spring snowstorms and a torrential rain, spring has finally arrived. But not before we had a couple of teaser spring days, only to be faced with windy-chilly gusts. It seems (I say with fingers crossed) that finally in early May spring has come. And the flowers are obliging.

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Menagerie Mondays

Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by
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This is a picture I took during an architectural boat tour of downtown Chicago. Many tourists from out of town were on the boat. I am originally from New York City, but I've lived in Chicago for such a long time now, that I took immense pride in the beautiful city that adopted me. Today I'm proud to call myself a Midwesterner and a Chicagoan. I Continue reading the story "Menagerie Mondays"