Thursday, October 17, 2019

Artistic Design (Six Sentence Story), Wet Fences (Good Fences), Fancy (Sammy's Poetry Day) and Brian's Thankful Thursday


It wasn't my first choice of design, but i'll take it.

The evening was fun, we laughed and had a great time.

The painting was therapeutic, something i needed to do.

After several weeks' hiatus, we got together again to have an evening of art for the artistically challenged.

In other words, people like me, who need all the help we can get.

It didn't turn out half bad, either.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Design.     


Gosia at Looking for Identity has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.    

Yesterday was wet fence Wednesday.  In fact, is was wet everything Wednesday.


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week's image and my poem:    

Grandma thought roughing it
Was a hotel with no room service
She never dreamed of a place like this
And neither did i
If i could get this set up
Probably i’d learn to like camping
Maybe Grandma would, too, 
But i doubt it.


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Today i am thankful for the art class i got to attend again this week.  It’s something i want to make a regular habit, once a month because it is so much fun.


Today is:

Biketoberfest -- Daytona Beach, FL, US (last chance to ride before winter, and enjoy concerts and shows, too; through Sunday)

Black Poetry Day -- birth anniversary of the USA's first published black poet, Jupiter Hammon (some sites say this is on the 3rd Friday of October each year)

Conflict Resolution Day -- Association for Conflict Resolution 

Dessalines Day -- Haiti

Doburoku Matsuri -- Oita Prefecture, Japan (one of the few sake festivals at a shrine; through tomorrow)

Festival of Hengest -- Asatru (approximate date of the Norse celebration of Hengest and Horsa, who fought to establish Norse settlements in Eastern Britain)

Four Prunes Day (only if you dare!)

Gaudy Day a/k/a Wear Something Gaudy Day 

Get Smart About Credit Day -- sponsored by the American Bankers Association   

Get to Know Your Customers Day -- third Thursday of every quarter

Great Pumpkin Carve -- Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford, PA, US (carving pumpkins that weigh about 150lbs or more each; through Saturday)

International Credit Union Day -- World Council of Credit Unions   

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty -- UN

Large Fairies Come First Day -- Fairy Calendar (because the rest of the year they let the little ones go first)

Loyalty Day -- Argentina

Mulligan Day -- C. Daniel Rhodes wants you to give yourself or someone else a free do-over today

National Pasta Day

Paint a Mural on a Sidewalk Day -- let your inner child go a bit wild

Preaching of the Lion Sermon -- St. Katharine Cree Church, London, England (Sermon dating back to the 1640's in commemoration of a gift for the poor made by Sir John Gayer, who was delivered from a lion while in Turkey)

St. Ignatius of Antioch's Day (Patron of the Church in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa; against throat diseases)

St. Richard Gwin's Day (Patron of large families, parents of large families, torture victims)

Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival -- Tacoma, WA, US (for those who want to get the shopping done early, you show offs; through Sunday)

Work on Your Charisma Day -- because what else are you going to do on a lazy October afternoon?

Anniversaries Today:

Radio Corporation of America (RCA) is founded, 1919
Composer Johann S. Bach marries his niece Maria Bach, 1707
Crown Prince Fernando of Aragon marries Princess Isabella of Castile, 1469

Birthdays Today:

Eminem, 1972
Ermie Els, 1969
Norm MacDonald, 1963
Richard Roeper, 1959
Alan Jackson, 1958
Mae Jemison, 1956
Howard Rollins, 1950
Margot Kidder, 1948
George Wendt, 1948
Michael McKean, 1947
Ronn Owens, 1945
Evel Knievel, 1938
Beverly Garland, 1926
Jimmy Breslin, 1930
Tom Poston, 1921
Montgomery Clift, 1920
Rita Hayworth, 1918
Arthur Miller, 1915
Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I, 1912
Jean Arthur, 1905
Spring Byington, 1893
Buck Ewing, 1859
Jupiter Hammon, 1711

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical"(Musical), 1967
"The Hollywood Squares"(TV), 1966
"On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"(Musical), 1965
Jailhouse Rock(Film), 1957
"Chayka/The Seagull"(Chekhov play), 1896
"Don Sanche"(Liszt opera), 1825

Today in History:

King Cyrus the Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon and releases the Jews from their 70 years of exile and making the first Human Rights Declaration, BC539
Battle of Neville's Cross, the defeat of King David II of Scotland by Edward III of England, 1346
German astronomer Johannes Kepler observes a supernova in the constellation Ophiuchus, 1604
Boston blacks petition the legislature for equal school facilities, 1787
The political rights of Jews are suspended in the Duchy of Warsaw, 1808
Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie), 1888
Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Clifden, Ireland, 1907
Albert Einstein arrives in the US as a refugee from Nazi Germany, 1933
The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield,in Cumbria, England, 1956
Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies opens the artificial Lake Burley Griffin in the middle of the capital Canberra, 1964
Botswana and Lesotho join the United Nations, 1966
Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte murdered by members of the FLQ terrorist group, 1970
OPEC starts an oil embargo against a number of western countries, considered to have helped Israel in its war against Syria, 1973
Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1979
The pinnacle is fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, making it the World's tallest highrise, 2003
Australia's first Saint, Mary MacKillop, is canonized by Pope Benedict XVI, 2010
Astronomers confirm the identification of the nearest planet outside of our solar system, orbiting Alpha Centauri B, 2012
Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch muppeteer Caroll Spinney leaves "Sesame Street" after 50 years, 2018
Canada legalizes the sale of recreational cannabis, the second country after Uruguay, 2018


  1. Love your pumpkin painting.
    Glaming is very popular here - but the price tag is high. Often very high.

  2. Your painting is good. I doubt whether I would enjoy camping out in the open.

  3. I like your painting.

    Let us not take offence at one another lest they take the garden gate too. (Victor S E Moubarak - Sage and sometimes onions).

    God bless.

  4. You need to spread a little of that wetness around.
    I like your pumpkin painting too. And agree it didn't turn out half bad.

    (but what about the other half? --- teasing!)

  5. We love your painting. Mom can't even draw a correct stick person, but your work looks great!

  6. That was a cool story and we really like your painting!!! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. Neat story. I want to go do the painting thing, but I have zero talent in that area. Also National Pasta Day, I am sooooo in !

  8. I think your painting is really quite lovely!
    Turn that tent into an actual cabin with a big glass window and I'm in :)

  9. You did a great job on that painting. How fun. I love your poem. I still wouldn't like it. Just saying.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  10. That camp looks nice...until it rains.

  11. Your painting came out great! I like your camping poem too. :)

  12. what a wonderful pumpkin painting you did! Great! and neat fence photos ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. I love your study of fence, it's too fun and gets me thinking about the state of our fence - another honey-do for the list!

  14. Your painting came out great! If that is "artistically challenged" then I'd have no place in that class, lol. It sounds like an enjoyable night out tapping into other aspects of your creative self :)
    Very cool looking "campsite" but I don't know about its practicality. Give me a hotel room any day. Closest I'll ever get to camping :D

  15. national pasta day !!!...bring on de lasagna for uz AND garfield !!! ;) ☺☺♥♥

  16. I think it turned out great! :-)

  17. nice painting- making art is soooo soothing AND therapeutic (sp?) !

  18. We used to take our kids camping quite a bit. I remember walking around the campsites and seeing all kinds of cool setups. I was thinking, we should get that and that. We never bought any of it. :(

  19. I'd like to try glamping, but it is often overpriced. I can usually get a cheap price on a good hotel.

  20. That sounds like a fun way to spend an evening. Now you are already for the season!I have known people who plan birthday parties, etc. with friends taking an art/craft evening together.

    That camping site is unlike anything I have ever seen. Very interesting.

  21. I don't think you're artistically challenged! that is a lovely colourful painting. The trouble with glamping is that the weather isn't usually that pretty, specially not with a fire burning outside :)