“He said that she was so graceful and light that when he lifted her he almost feared she would float away.”

26 Jul

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(To Dance, To Dream by Maxine Drury)
Happy National Dance Day! <3

“If I had my life to live over again, I’d live it the same way… The truth is, honey, I’ve enjoyed my life. I’ve had a hell of a good time.”

24 Jul

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-Ava Gardner

(photo and quote source: http://www.avagardner.com)

Eva Cassidy (1963-1996)

23 Jul

Singer/songwriter Eva Cassidy died of cancer at the tragically young age of 33. This video was recorded during her very last performance in September 1996, two months before she passed away — she closed her set with an inspirational and heart-breaking rendition of “What a Wonderful World.” Her angelic voice fills every word and nuance with a special meaning. Listen and love!

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Margarita Kareva (Photography)

17 Jul

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Do yourself a favor and check out these beautiful, ethereal images by photographer Margarita Kareva. The article has a link to her website… It’s definitely worth clicking through her dream-like portfolio.  If you love fairy tales, animals, beautiful princesses, and stunning photos… this article is made for you. Plus — prepare to be impressed by the fact that Kareva, in terms of years, is kind of a “newbie” photographer, having taken up photography only three years ago!

http://www.boredpanda.com/fantasy-photography-russian-photographer-margarita-kareva/

Talent

16 Jul

bergie28:

Beautiful post! (Via doodlesinvigorate.wordpress.com)

Originally posted on Doodles Invigorate:

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We all have talents. Some have a hard time finding it, yet, it is effortless for others. Talent doesn’t always have to be artistic. It could be budgeting money, or taking care of people, or fixing things. Talent is best used when it helps the well being of others. God blessed us so we can be a blessing. I love to paint! I think I’m going to start painting doodles. I enjoy using my passion to inspire. Use your talent!

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Lilly Pulitzer, 1931-2013 (Lead a Colorful Life)

13 Jul

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Geez, I love my Lilly coffee cup… It’s the little things. We miss you, Lilly!

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Philip Scott Johnson’s “500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art”

12 Jul

Love this video compilation of 500 years’ worth of female muses and models in Western portraiture by Philip Scott Johnson. It’s beautifully set to Bach’s Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, recorded by Yo-Yo Ma. Two of my favorite things in one: art and music —- if you haven’t seen this yet, do yourself a favor! Enjoy!

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