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The Destruction of History and Art

This video shows the incredible process of what is called the lost-art method of creating in bronze.

There are other videos on line that are longer and more detailed but I wanted to use this one because it was made by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

What’s happening right now across the country pulling down these statues and monuments will be a dark time in history. Think about it.  In America we are looking like ISIS. The statue in this video is of Theodore Roosevelt.  It is targeted for removal or it may have already been destroyed.

And I don’t buy the line they will be removed and placed in some museum somewhere. They will never be in a museum. They’ll end up in some warehouse, if that.
And it doesn’t matter anyway because the move has already been made to remove them from museums and even the Capitol. 

The video above is NOT the video that goes with the quote below and not made by metropolitan museum of art.  I could not get that one to post properly  it does illustrate the Lost Wax Casting method of creating works of art in bronze

“10:06 / Posted on December 12th, 2013
In conjunction with the exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925 (on view December 18, 2013–April 13, 2014), this silent video shows the many processes involved in the making of A. Phimister Proctor’s bronze equestrian statue Theodore Roosevelt. The sculptor’s small, rough clay sketch, which he has worked up as a fully detailed plaster model, is transformed into a full-scale model (the modeling took place from 1920 to 1922) and then cast in 1922 via the lost-wax method with the assistance of skilled artisans. Finally, the completed statue is unveiled in Portland, Oregon. This shortened version of the original 1922 film was made as a gallery installation for the loan exhibition Cast Images: American Bronze Sculpture from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York State Museum, Albany (October 20, 2007–February 24, 2008).”
Posted: 08.18.17 at 3:06 p.m.

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The amazing art of perfume creation

J’adore I’or is the sensational perfume of the fall

“As magical as it may be, a perfume is above all the art of raw materials”, confides François Demachy, Dior’s Perfumer-Creator, for whom using the finest ingredients is a top priority.

Dior will launch a new iteration of their pillar fragrance J’Adore called J’Adore L’Or (I Adore Gold) from the end of October 2010

Posted:  10.23.10




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“You lie!” – Well, didn’t he?

The night’s defining moment — which Democrats hope to transform into a turning point – came when Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted “You lie!” as Obama claimed his plan wouldn’t offer free care to illegal immigrants.

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Well, Rep. Joe Wilson just went from unknown to the spotlight.  Look for character assassination from the White House and the MSM.

I say:  Just get over it.  He should be glad it’s not Britain.  He’s so impressed with European!

And I’m coming down on the side of Joe Wilson.  I don’t think Mr. Wilson should have apologized.  No. At. All. Now, to quote president Obama when he accused the police of acting stupidly, maybe he could have “calibrated his words differently.”  But I think he should get a medal for saying what a lot of us are thinking.  Especially after the president had just said something about others telling lies.  He doesn’t mind calling people liars if they dare to defy him, and bullying –   “I will call you out.”

Question:  Will illegal immigrants be covered?  Was that, in fact, a lie when POTUS said they would not?

I did notice that the uninsured just went from 47 million down to 30 million.  Did he lie the first 500 times he said there were 47 million?  You darn right he did, and the 30 million figure he is using is still not an accurate number.

It really was a horrible speech showing just how small and bitter he is.

See What He Said and What He Meant.

P. S. – How quickly we forget:

“”In 2004, Democrats delivered a “Chorus Of Boos” during Bush’s State Of The Union when he called for renewal of the Patriot Act., according to the Washington Times.

In 2005, Dems howled, hissed and shouted “No!” when Bush pushed for Social Security reform in the SOU:  “Foreshadowing the contentiousness of the coming debate, Democrats broke decorum and booed twice,” according to the National Journal.””

Posted:  09.10.09


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New: Online scrapbooking

I found this new website called Scrap Blog.  I haven’t figured it out entirely yet, but it is an online multimedia scrapbooking site where you can create your own pages using your pictures and photos, with stickers, themes, different colored backgrounds, so forth.  There is a video tour to tell you all about it. 

See: and check it out.

Posted:  01.28.09


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Six original Highwaymen Artists in Mt. Dora this weekend

January 9, 10 & 11, 2009

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet six of the original Florida Highwaymen in Mount Dora!

Florida Highwaymen Official Poster
Click on the image above to see the event poster.

Saturday, January 10th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Donnelly Building, in Donnelly Park, six Highwaymen Artists will exhibit and sell their Original art.  [No Charge — FREE Admission]

Featured Highwaymen Artists will include Mary Ann Carroll, Johnny Daniels, James Gibson, Issac Knight, Robert Lewis, and Roy McLendon, each of whom were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2004.

Friday night, January 9th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mount Dora’s popular quarterly Art Stroll begins the festivities [No Charge — FREE Admission]; many downtown shops will be open and many of the Highwaymen will be at the Chamber’s Gallery and wandering about the Stroll.

Posted:  01.09.09


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Obama depicted as Christlike figure on CNN

These people never cease to amaze me.  CNN (see video) today/yesterday showed an image of Obama somehow superimposed over a promotional poster of the movie “The Passion of Christ.”

This little guy, Tyson Wheatley, of CNN’s “i-reports” is beside himself over it.  He says the “artist” who created this was inspired by said poster and that he wanted to create something that depicted “pressure, strength, and uncertainty” all in one place and the darn thing makes it look like he has a crown of thorns on his head.  He used passages from the “Bible, campaign speeches, and from Julius Caesar” to put that last little touch on it.

Lord.  Lord.  And we still have problems?  I’m sure he can turn water into wine and paper into money.  What more do we need?  Oh, but that’s right, he is going to turn paper into money.

CNN is actually outdoing MSNBC on the Obama worship, I do believe.

Posted:  01.08.09


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Florida Highwaymen ~ Legends in their own time

Florida Governor Charlie Crist chose image of a painting done by one of the original Highwaymen, James Gibson of Ft. Pierce, for the governor’s holiday greeting cards this year.

The Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee is home to 22 of James Gibson’s paintings. Gibson completed Nightscape I, the painting featured on the card, about a year ago for Crist. It depicts a palm tree on the bank of the Indian River.

In the early 1950’s through the 1980’s a group of twenty-six African-American artists painted beautiful landscapes that displayed the serene, undeveloped Florida landscape of their time.

During that time, they were sold around Florida for about $25.00 each, $35.00 tops. Today they could be worth thousands.  Many tourists as well as Florida residents purchased them.

These artists are known as the  Florida Highwaymen and because of the tranquil scenes and history involved, their original paintings are highly demanded by collectors and enthusiasts.

They used vivid and bright colors in their paintings, sometimes using house paint, I am told, to display the beautiful untouched Florida landscape. They painted wind-bent palm trees, serene sunsets, churning oceans and bright red Poinciana trees.

See another account Here.

The Highwaymen Winter Event will be held in Mt. Dora, Florida, on January 10, 2009, where some of the artists, including James Gibson, will be appearing.  Free admission.

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