THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYERS

The Beyond Cana retreat went really well, with eleven couples refreshed and renewed in their marriages. As well, we always experience...

Bull Dog

BULL DOG

Antique Produce Crate Label From Blue Sky Search which has pages and pages of these fascinating labels.

 
 
 

WHEN WE HAVE BEEN WOUNDED BY THE CHURCH

When we have been wounded by the Church, our temptation is to reject it. But when we reject the Church it becomes very hard for us...

HANNAH & ROSE DISCUSS CONQUERING NEW REALMS, MAINTAINING ORC-HUMAN RELATIONS

And the benefits to discovering carrier pigeon technology before you go to war as they watch Warcraft (2016). You know what's great...

 
 
 
Gone Retreatin'

GONE RETREATIN'

As regular readers know, Tom and I have been part of the Beyond Cana retreat team for about 12 years. Ever since it has begun at our...

Holy Martyrs of Libya, pray for us

HOLY MARTYRS OF LIBYA, PRAY FOR US

21 Martyrs of Libya by Tony Rezk The martyrs of Libya are the 21 young men who withstood imprisonment by ISIS for 40 days and then...

 
 
 

THEY HAVE INVENTED A PHRASE - ‘FREE-LOVE' - AS IF A LOVER EVER HAD BEEN, OR EVER COULD BE, FREE

The revolt against vows has been carried in our day even to the extent of a revolt against the typical vow of marriage. It is most...

SOMETHING ROMANTIC FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

This was shot in Iceland, starring one of Bollywood's most famous pairs for romantic movies - Shah Rukh Kahn and Kajol. It is breathtakingly...

 
 
 
Bridge on the Seine

BRIDGE ON THE SEINE

Edward Hopper, Bridge on the Seine via WikiArt I love Hopper. I love Paris. I love bridges. Now we know why this painting is here today.

I HAD MISTAKEN BEING SPOILED FOR BEING STRONG

But then I had long mistaken being spoiled for being strong, being defiant for being independent, being reckless for being brave. Tami...

 
 
 
Just before recording this podcast, Scott broke into Julie's house

JUST BEFORE RECORDING THIS PODCAST, SCOTT BROKE INTO JULIE'S HOUSE

And replaced all the artwork with velvet paintings of dogs playing poker. Their special guest Marc may or may not have been appalled. Episode...

Sommarnöje

SOMMARNÖJE

Anders Zorn, Sommarnöje , 1886

 
 
 

IN THE WORLD IT IS CALLED TOLERANCE

In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair... the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks...

Bang Bang! Delightful Cotton Candy

BANG BANG! DELIGHTFUL COTTON CANDY

A chance encounter of the unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda, results in an...

 
 
 
An Unwelcome Guest

AN UNWELCOME GUEST

Vittorio Reggianini, An Unwelcome Guest

WORDS ARE CHARGED WITH POWER

To a Jew a word was not merely a sound; it did things. As Dr. John Paterson puts it in The Book That is Alive: "The spoken word in...

 
 
 

UPON JULIA'S CLOTHES

Upon Julia's Clothes Whenas in silks my Julia goes,Then, then, methinks how sweetly flowsThat liquefaction of her clothes. Next, when...

Virginia P. Bacon

VIRGINIA P. BACON

Virginia P. Bacon by Anders Zorn, 1897

 
 
 

BLOGGING AROUND: IN THE CATHOLIC NEWS

Here are a couple stories that I've been following, like many concerned Catholics. SEX ABUSE CRISIS American Bishops Press Ahead With...

TEXAS'S INDIGENOUS DISHES

Texas does not, like any other region, simply have indigenous dishes. It proclaims them. It congratulates you, on your arrival, at...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

30"x40" abstract painting, acrylic on canvas, Contemporary art...

30"x40" abstract painting, acrylic on canvas, Contemporary art, Expressionist Art, fine art Painting, Pamela Fowler Lordi, price $1450

40"x30"x1.75" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $975 Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale “Pleasant Valley” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

40"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $2400 Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

This loose abstract work has gold leaf accents and an elegant simplicity. 40"x30" Acrylic on Canvas-Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

© Namgoong sun Architects: Moon Hoon Location: 23, Tongil-ro 78 road, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea Category: Commercial Architecture Lead Architects: Moon Hoon, Kim... Read more ...

Scavenger Hunt - Items 8 and 10

Scavenger Hunt - Items 8 and 10

Item 8: a meal or snack This was at the Coffee & Sketch meetup at St. Honore bakery on SE Division. I had to buy three pastries so I could eat one and still leave two to... Read more ...

Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine Art For...

Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine Art For Sale, “WHISPERS OF THE TRUTH” By Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry

Hard to believe but the inspiration for this painting was a view of an area that was dry, with dead leaves and very few patches of green. I decided to paint this as I imagined... Read more ...

Illegal Art in Winter Park FL

Illegal Art in Winter Park FL

By Thomas Thorspecken I went to the The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art (445 N Park Ave, Winter Park, Florida 32789) for Spring Friday Nights. The Museum's annual... Read more ...

Looking for a Creative Summer Retreat?

Looking for a Creative Summer Retreat?

Are you looking for a creative summer retreat? One that gets you out of the heat and into the cool mountains? Then read on! Our home in the mountains of New Mexico is available... Read more ...

Mixed Media Contemporary Abstract Art Painting, “Sonoran Sunset” © Carol...

Mixed Media Contemporary Abstract Art Painting, “Sonoran Sunset” © Carol Nelson Fine Art

Detail Shot This abstract painting features a variety of colorful and textural collage materials. 12"x36"x1.5 Mixed Media on canvas/SOLD Commissions welcome. Read more ...

House-K / Atelier KUKKA Architects

House-K / Atelier KUKKA Architects

© HIROKAZU TOUWAKU Architects: Atelier KUKKA Architects Location: Hokuto, Japan Category: Houses Lead:Architect: Maki Okubo Project Year: 2017 Photographs: HIROKAZU TOUWAKU Read more ...