Saturday, November 15, 2014

Found Her Tribe

Or should i say, her own love for tribal art?

Little Girl has loved that style for a long time.  Now Bigger Girl is trying her hand at it.

Her selection.

She has drawn these as gifts for her friends.  For now, she is seeking images to copy, although she draws them freehand.  As she gets more comfortable, she will probably design her own.


My mother is an artist, and Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, was once offered a full scholarship to an art institute, which his parents wouldn't allow him to accept.  There isn't a bit of that in me, so i'm figuring on my family's side, it skipped a generation.

That's fine, i'm just glad it didn't disappear altogether.
 

Today is:

American Enterprise Day -- US (a project of Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda Chapter)

America Recycles Day -- UShttp://americarecyclesday.org/

Changeling Restitution Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins)

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day -- this reminder comes from the folks at CooksInfo.comhttp://www.cooksinfo.com, where they think you need to get rid of USO's (unidentified shriveled objects)/clean-out-your-refrigerator-day

Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium -- German-speaking Community of Belgium

Don't Try To Do Everything At Once Day -- internet generated, and a blow to us multitaskers

Ennead Feast in the House of Ra, Horus, and Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

George Spelvin Day/More Than One Role Day -- date of first use, in 1886, of this name for an actor playing two roles in one play; George and Georgette Spelvin have since acted in over 10,000 roles on Broadway

I Love to Write Day -- encouraging everyone to write something, begun by John Riddle; this is the perfect time for it, really, in the middle of NaNoWriMo

International Games Day @ Your Library -- libraries in many countries are sponsoring a local Games Day, check with yours!

Kalamazoo Russian Festival -- Kalamazoo, MI, US

King's Feast / Dynasty Day -- Belgium

National Bundt Pan Day -- yes, really, celebrating the pan itself

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week -- US (remembering those who have little or nothing during the upcoming holiday celebrations, and making time to share our bounty with them; through the 24th)
      co-sponsors National Coalition for the Homeless and National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homeless

National Peace Day -- Cote d'Ivoire

National Philanthropy Day® -- Association of Fundraising Professionals

National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

National Spicy Hermit Christmas Cookie Day

Nativity Fast begins a/k/a Winter Lent (through Dec 24) -- Orthodox Christian

Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day -- in honor of all the times she packed yours; combine it with I Love to Write Day and include a note telling her how special she is

PCS Day and Homeplace Festival -- Waretown, NJ, US (a family affair with country, bluegrass, and traditional music)

Republic Day -- Turkish Republic of North Cyprus

Republic Proclamation Day -- Brazil

Rock Your Mocs Day -- Indigenous Americans (begun by Jessica Jaylyn Atsye, a Laguna Pueblo, to encourage all Native Americans to wear the one item they all have in common, hand-made moccasins, with pride)

Safety Razor Day -- King Gillette was granted the patent for his style of safety razor on this day in 1904, changing how men shaved each day

Shichi-Go-San (Shrine Visiting Day)/Seven-Five-Three Festival -- Japan (picturesque festival in which 3-year-old children of either sex, five-year-old boys, and seven-year-old girls go to shrines dressed in their best; guardian spirits are thanked for the health of the children and prayers said for their future to be equally bright)

Sing in Your Car Day -- they need a day for this?

St. Albertus Magnus' Day (Patron of medical technicians, natural sciences, philosophers, schoolchildren, scientists, students, theology students; Cincinnati, Ohio)

St. Leopold's Day (King Leopold III, Patron of dying children, large families, step-parents; Austria)
     Leopoldstag/Goose Day -- Austria (the start of the heurigen, the new wine season)


Anniversary Today:

William Shatner marries Nerine Kidd, 1997


Birthdays Today:

Jonny Lee Miller,1972
Kevin Eubanks, 1957
Beverly D'Angelo, 1954
Daniel Barenboim, 1942
Sam Waterston, 1940
Yaphet Kotto, 1937
Joanna BArnes, 1934
Petula Clark, 1932
Ed Asner, 1929
Bill "C.W. McCall" Fries, 1928
Joseph Wapner, 1919
Erwin Rommel, 1891
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887
Forrest Clare "Fogg" Allen, 1885
F. William Herschel, 1738
William Pitt the Elder, 1708


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Few Good Men"(Play), 1989
Love Me Tender(Film), 1956
"Li'l Abner"(Musical), 1956
"The Planets"(Holst Op. 32), 1920
"Masse Mensch/Mass Man"(Toller play), 1920


Today in History:

Christopher Columbus notes the first recorded reference to tobacco, 1492
The NY General Assembly permits Jews to omit the phrase "Upon the faith of a Christian" from adjuration oaths, 1727
Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1763
The Articles of Confederation are adopted by the Continental Congress, 1777
Georgetown University, the first Catholic college in the US, opens, 1791
Zebulon Pike gets his first sight of Pike's Peak, Colorado, 1806
Isaac Pitman introduces his steno/shorthand system of writing, 1832
Union Major General Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia, 1864
King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade, 1904
The first telecast of an unscheduled event, a fire, takes place on W2XBT, in NY, 1938
In Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant, 1969
Intel releases world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, 1971
René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favour of independence, 1976
The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald, 1985
An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council, 1988
The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands, 1988
Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans, 2007

5 comments:

  1. wow! beautiful! the first thing that popped into my mind was tattoo parlor. she'd be able to sell her designs to them in a new york minute.

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  2. She's talented and then some. Very nice work.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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  3. These are great. She's very talented.

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  4. Oh they are so beautiful!!! I love them. I always wanted a picture like this. Or even a tattoo. My grandmother could draw very well, but it seems to be a talent that ended with her. She had dozens of notebooks she wrote poems and stories, and illustrated them too. I got the writer part -- but not the artist part sadly.

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  5. Bigger girl might look to the art of Northwest native Americans. Their artwork is readily seen here in the Northwest, and their style, like the logo for the Seattle Sea Hawks, would fit in well with her love for strong design.

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