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Outing of the Week- An Outdoor Concert

Check out this fun idea at  The makers of this fabulous website love to pair a movie [...]

Art Movies I'm Watching

Movie of the Week- “Girl With a Pearl Earring” and “Brush With Fate”

    Ok, I know I know, I just can't get over Vermeer this week.  This is it, [...]

Art Books I'm Reading

Book of the Week – “Girl With a Pearl Earring” and “Girl in Hyacinth Blue”

    In keeping with my Vermeer fix this week, I decided to write about two novels with [...]


Fabulous Giveaway

Head on over to for a fantastic giveaway of cute children's art smocks and art supplies.  And [...]

Thought of the Week- New Perspectives on Your Town

When you find yourself driving or walking the same streets over and over, do you ever get bored or [...]

Outings I'm Going On

Outing of the Week – A Parade

The Salt Lake City valley is abundant with parades during summer.  You can find several on the 4th [...]

Outings I'm Going On

4th of July

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Art Artists

Artist of the Week – Vermeer

This painting shaped my life.  It led me to my major in Art History and began my love [...]

Beauty Outside

Beauty Outside – Roses in a Park

Did you know that different roses have different names?  I did, because my father's name is Rex, and [...]

Books- Children’s Artist Books

Lately I am loving these Mini Masters board book series by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober.    $19.95 $13.57 [...]