Category Archives: Art

Accent Video

It’s now 3:39 am and I didn’t watch the movie. Instead I wrote a post for another blog and now I’m doing this. I’m starving and now I think I’ll watch the movie. But for now, check out this video of Amy Walker.

The entire video is of this lady doing different accents from around the world! Amazing. Having been to many of these countries I was truly amazed at how good her accents are! More info about her here.

Friendship – My Thoughts

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.” –C. S. Lewis

After asking you’re thoughts about this quote, here are mine. I saw this quote at the end of a co-workers email and I copied it because I liked it right away. After reading and re-reading it, however, I agree and disagree with this quote.

I agree that frienships give value to survival, just like art does. Friends make us laugh when we’re down, they listen when we need to vent, they give us grace and truth at just the right times. They come to our side when we are lonely. I can’t imagine a life without friends.

Which leads me to disagree that friendships are unnecessary to survival. Sure, all you really need to physically survive is food and water. But we’re not just physical beings, we have an emotional component as well. Life without friendship is loneliness. Lonely people often become depressed or are already depressed. And a person who’s lonely and doesn’t have any friends may end their life.

I often hear of elderly couples who’ve been married over 65 years. When one spouse passes away, the other passes a few months later. The surviving spouse doesn’t want to be alone.

Remember the movie “Cast Away” with Tom Hanks. He was stranded on the island all alone, and after a couple of years alone he tried to hang himself, unsuccesfully. He was friendless, alone, lonely. He didn’t want to survive anymore.

Now, I’m no theologian (if you are correct me if I’m wrong) but I do know that God created us to be in fellowship with others, to get to know other people. God decided it wasn’t good for Adam to be alone so he created Eve. Adam needed companionship and friendship. Obviously God knew that friendship is necessary to survival.

We’re not meant to be alone. A person won’t survive very long without friends. I believe friendships are absolutely neccessary for survival!

I also disagree that art is unnecessary to survival. But that’s another post for another time.

Earrings


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Originally uploaded by Patricia102696.

I’ve just gotten into making jewelry. Another hobby to get into. I’m just making stuff for fun. But I thought I’d post the first thing I made. They’re for a friend. But since she doesn’t ever check my blog, it’ll still be a surprise when she gets them.
And yes, it’s 3 am and still not able to fall asleep. Don’t know why. It’s another one of those MBBCFAANTDTCI.

Today’s Movie – Modigliani

Blue Eyes (Portrait of Madame Jeanne H├ębuterne), 1917Today I decided I wasn’t going to do anything, sense I’m supposed to be resting. It was really hard because there is a ton of paperwork that needs to be done and other household chores. But, I really was able to relax today.

Again, I woke up around 11 am, spent time with God, had breakfast (really it was lunch) at 1pm. And today I watched Modigliani. I really enjoyed the movie although the critics didn’t give it the best reviews. But what do the critics know? They’re usually wrong about movies anyway. Andy Garcia played the artist Modigliani, set in Paris in 1919. The movie is about art, his rivalry with Picasso, but mostly about his tragic romance with Jeanne. The movie is loosely based on true story.

If you want the true then I’d suggest the Wikipedia version or here. After I see movies based on real people it makes me want to learn more about then. I’m intrigued.

This is a portrait of Madame Jeanne Hebuteme, 1917. It’s part of the collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.