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Artist of the Week: José Mejía Vides

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Being that "Hispanic Heritage Month" is celebrated from September 15 through October 15th I will be featuring  art by Hispanic artists .

José Mejía Vides
1903 -1993

This artist is from the tiny country of El Salvador in Central America.
He was famous for depicting small town life in his paintings.


Artist of the Week :Frida Kahlo

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Happy Sunday! I decided to start an "Artist of the Week " post to do on Sundays!It's a good way to learn more about the  different styles of each artist. This week in keeping with my Mexico theme, I will feature the  fabulousFrida Kahlo :
Frida was born on  July 6th, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico to a Hungarian-Jewish father and a mother of Spanish and Mexican Indian descent. She was one of four daughters. Frida did not plan to become an artist .She had been studying Medicine at the " Escuela Nacional Preparatoria" in Mexico City. Out of 2000 students, Frida was one of only 35 women accepted into the prestigious institution. However in 1925  at the age she was severely injured in a bus accident in  which she suffers fractures to her spine, collarbone and ribs, a shattered pelvis, and shoulder and foot injuries. While she is bed-ridden and encased in a body cast  Frida began to paint lying in bed with a special easel rigged up by her mother. With the help of a mirror, Kah…

Wonderful Wednesday!

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Here we are again!Wonderful Wednesday came quickly!

This week I'd like to share more things I love,like & enjoy! Since today begins the celebration of Mexican Independence I'm going to share some things I love about this country.For those who are just getting to know me ,I am Mexican -American.I was born in Southern California. My mother is 100% a Mexican "chilanga". Meaning she's from Mexico City. My father was Mexican American & German .I believe he loved the Mexican culture. So let's begin with the Mexican flag.I think it's beautiful:
This flag of the current times is a tricolor consisting of green, white and red vertical stripes with the coat of arms at the center in the white portion.
The colors have their own meanings. Green stands for hope, white for purity and red stands for religion.

The coat of arms was designed by Architect Francisco Eppens Helguera .
The coat of arms is an image of an eagle with a serpent held in its talon. The eagle is …

Musical Monday: Mariachi music: La Bikina...

Hello!Happy Monday! I have missed a couple of Musical Mondays and I didn't want to miss this one=)
Being that I am Mexican -American I am posting Mariachi music this Monday in honor of Mexican Independence day  celebrated on on September 15th.
I love the sweet sound of the mariachi music and this is one of many favorites.
Enjoy!


The Mexican Hymn instrumental version:


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Friday Funnies:More Retro pics that fit my mood!

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Today I haven't been much in a laughing mood. Suddenly a few days ago I started feeling "BLAH". Maybe it's becuase of all the sad things going on in the world and with  tomorrow being 9/11 ....and maybe because of stuff going through my mind...I don't know exactly why I'm feeling this way.But I decided to post some funny pictures again this Friday anyway.Just for a half-hearted chuckle. I found these pics to be very fitting with the way I feel!
Perhaps it's hormonal? Or I should tell myself this:

AND ...and I'll just have to get over it!
 I don't think so! But maybe I AM: Because there are so many demands on me and: But I will keep trying to:
Happy Friday!I hope you can find many reasons to SMILE this weekend! Till next time! Carly

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Wonderful Wednesday: I love....

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It's Wednesday again! Another day to celebrate life! I saw on someone's blog somewhere how she posted things she liked on Wednesdays and I like the idea!  So starting this Wonderful Wednesday
I will post things I LOVE,Like or enjoy! So here I go : I ♥ SUNSETS! They are so lovely to watch! ♥ Quotes are some of my favorite things: I find so much wisdom and inspiration in quotes. ♥ I so enjoy spending time in libraries & book stores! I can spend hours looking through books with subjects that interest me! ♥ I think owls are adorable! I love the sounds they make!
I'll be posting more things I enjoy each Wednesday!Thank you  for stopping by!Won't you share some of the things YOU enjoy with me?

Friday Funnies:Ladies of the Fifties being a bit cynical!

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It's been a long time since I have posted Friday Funnies! Tonight I am in the mood for these! I just love these  cynical fifties ladies :

LOVE this one!
Happy Friday!!!

Thoughts For Thursday :this is what'son my mind

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The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality. ~Schopenhauer
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. ~Thomas A. Edison

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? ~Jean Paul Richter


to be continued
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Wonderful Wednesday is here!
I love my Wednesday! It's a light day at work and I get to leave early!Usually by 2:30! Love it because I can get home by 4:00 and have an hour of "me" time, which I will spend  either :curling up with a good book!
Or:
Catch up on the one & only show I watch:

Maybe do a little art: Buyt mostly I end up like this: