Ginger Mayerson Collage show at KAFN cafe in Glendale, now until I’m not sure. Only 14 collages and great coffee; totally worth the trip, in my opinion.
The owner and I pronounce it “Kaf-en” but they tell me people under 15 pronounce it “caffeine”. KAVN will happily serve you no matter how you pronounce it.
Strange, I retire from collage and keep getting shows. This one I’d almost given up on. Oh well.
KAFN, 1019 E Palmer Ave, Glendale, CA 91205, (818) 696-2555 Hours: 7am-6pm 7 days a week
“This is probably the most un-Victorian manner possible to articulate this information, but the Anna Cora Mowatt poems I recorded for Librivox earlier this month are now available – along with several other lovely selections by various other poets from other talented volunteers — for your listening pleasure.”
My Librivox “Album” has Dropped!, by Kelly S. Taylor, The Lady Actress, 3 February 2020
“Mowatt wrote The Fortune Hunter to be submitted to a contest held by the New World newspaper. (The novel won the $100 prize.) Contest rules dictated that the title of the work, that the setting had to be New York, and that the text had to be completed within six months. So, recycling a few characters from short stories written under the pen name “Helen Berkeley,” Mowatt quickly created a tale that started with two fashionable fellows in search of wealthy wives — Brainard and Ellery. They, in turn, are pursued by the inexorable debt collector, Mr. Badger. Then the reader is introduced to the objects of the bachelors’ chase, the Clinton sisters. The elder sister, Rachel, has become so disgusted with this cynical game of fortune hunting that she has decided to renounce her claim to her portion of her father’s fortune to escape the mendacity of suitors like Brainard and Ellery. Ester, the melodramatic, Byron-quoting, younger sister (who is now trying to go by the name Estelle) is perfectly happy to play the game, as long as it is by the rules she sets. Love is no game to Miss Arria Walton, the penniless orphan ward of the Clinton’s father and best friend of the sisters, who is desperately in love with young Dr. Edgar Chadwick. Rapid twists and turns of fate and sudden reversals of fortune characterize the plot of this comic melodrama that is part Jane Austen, part Charles Dickens, but establishes a delightful Victorian Americana flavoring all of its own.
The Fortune Hunter: A Novel of New York Society, as read by Kelly S. Taylor, Librivox, 10 March 2020
“You need to treat job candidates with respect. Their time is just as valuable as yours–and in many cases more valuable. You’re receiving a paycheck for all the time you spend recruiting. Candidates receive no paycheck and may be using up their precious vacation time to do so. Candidates may pay for babysitters, transportation, and even new clothes for interviews. Please respect that time.
“I don’t condone ghosting–from candidates or companies. I do, however, support the right of any candidate to walk out of a job interview when it’s clear that the company doesn’t respect them or their time.
“If your company treats job candidates poorly, candidates will take that as a sign that they will treat employees even worse. Make sure you respect your candidates, or they may walk out the door.”
This Job Candidate Walked Out Before His Interview Started. The Reason Is Instructive for Any Employer by Suzanne Lucas, circa 9 March 2020 (because I can’t find a date on the post, which annoys me)
“175 years ago (1845) The Park Theatre in New York City witnesses the debut of Fashion by Anna Cora Mowatt, considered the first U.S.-born woman to have her plays professionally produced. None other than Edgar Allen Poe reviews the piece, twice, unfavorably: ‘Estimated by the natural principles of dramatic art,’ he writes, ‘it is altogether unworthy of notice.’ Still, the play will be known as the first American comedy of manners.”
This Month in Theatre History, by The Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism, American Theater, 5 March 2020
Untrue! EA Poe saw it, like, 40 times and fell in love with it. The truth is here!
“The Tlacolulokos exhibition “For the Pride of Your Hometown, the Way of the Elders, and in Memory of the Forgotten” opened on March 1st. It will be on display until December at The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach.”
“This home for their art seems lightyears away from 2018, when the mural-based art collective famously had their visas revoked and confiscated by customs agents at San Francisco International Airport on Jan. 8, 2018. While the artists are still denied to the U.S., their art stands tall and strong in Long Beach.”
After being Deported, these Oaxacan Muralists are back and now have a ‘Permanent’ Show at MOLAA
LA Taco, Areli Morales, 5 March 2020
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one’s self.
It’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.
Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.
I’ve been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine.
Things are beautiful if you love them.
A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Jean de La Fontaine
Love is always being given where it is not required.
E. M. Forster
Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The longer one is alone, the easier it is to hear the song of the earth.
Robert Anton Wilson
At my age flowers scare me.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
I cry out for order and find it only in art.
Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.
I don’t believe it. Prove it to me and I still won’t believe it.
Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Every failure is a step to success.
Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.
The rule in the art world is: you cater to the masses or you kowtow to the elite; you can’t have both.
The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
Robert M. Pirsig
We are all born mad. Some remain so.
Neither blame or praise yourself. – Plutarch
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
I was adored once too.
Art is Art. Everything else is everything else.
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
For your information, I would like to ask a question.
People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune.
Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
Saint Teresa of Avila
It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
My life needs editing.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.
Never wear anything that panics the cat.
P. J. O’Rourke
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Alexander Graham Bell
Peace is its own reward.
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H. L. Mencken
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
Our entire life – consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
George Washington Carver
Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
Nature is wont to hide herself.
I improve on misquotation.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Loved. You can’t use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.
Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.
He could not die when trees were green, for he loved the time too well.
Never have more children than you have car windows.
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
Don’t think, just do.
A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted.
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
Only the mediocre are always at their best.
It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.
Edwin Louis Cole
In art the best is good enough.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For greed all nature is too little.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
And that’s the way it is.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
Martin Luther King, Jr.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.
I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Love is space and time measured by the heart.
If I didn’t choose art, I would have become an astronomer.
The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money.
If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.
If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out.
A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.
W. H. Auden