Timely nuggets of information and ideas we want to share with you.
Laura Roosevelt, a Dallas artist who specializes in mixed media painting, launched her Historic American Pop series of collages and paintings last year. Her series of paintings were inspired by her love of history. The paintings combine historic photos and her abstract layering techniques.
Her new collection is ten works of abstract art representing “time in transition”. They are beautiful.
36” x 36”
39” x 24”
August 12 is Middle Child Day. New York Magazine reports that the middle child in America is an endangered species, “Like the mountain gorilla and the hawksbill turtle”, because most families have shrunk to two children. “What few people realize is that middle children are actually more likely to successfully effect change in the world than any other birth order,” says psychologist Catherine Salmon, a leading expert on middle children. Read the article, especially if you’re a middle child!
Here’s a list of a few of the many famous middle children:
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Susan B. Anthony
The owner of the La Boite Spices in NYC, Lior Sercarz, has traveled around the world and worked with some of the most famous chefs in the world including spice master Olivier Roellinger. For his store he chooses the best spices with the most aromatic and strong flavors. In addition to his single spices, he has created over 40 blends that are are amazing. Lior Sercarz gives a spice class once a month in the NYC store. La Boite Spices has a store in NYC or customers can order online.
The Mutual Air Project uses the sound of wind chimes to describe the quality of our air. You can listen to your air. The chimes ring when they detect particulates in the air. It is a program at a museum in Oakland California – a cool environmental awareness idea!
Did you miss an article this week?