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I was recently shopping calendars at Barns & Noble when I came across a Marc Chagall edition. I fell in love with his symbolism, which I have been researching the past few days.
His frequently repeated subject matter was drawn from Jewish life and folklore; he was particularly fond of flower and animal symbols
Use of symbolismI gleaned from the web, in most cases I've tried to add my own thoughts. I'm not an art historian so my thoughts are just my thoughts. Personally the notion that the horses in Chagall's paintings only represent freedom seems absurd. Horses were work animals, they plowed fields and pulled carriages and wagons. Nearly every painting with a horse it seems to portray strength, support, commitment and loyality. In one painting the horse is painted directly on the crotch of the male subject... duh, looks like sexual prouness to me.
Cow: Substainer of life. Another notion is that Chagall is striving to unite the bestial and the rational, the spontaneous …
Malt vinegar is made from malted barley. Rather than malt my own barley, which I do not know how to do, I decided to use a bottle of Guinness and 1 cup of Braggs Apple cider vinegar. Braggs is a living vinegar and as the starter should do the trick fairly quick and easy.
I began my vinegar on February 18th by pouring the Guinness and Braggs into a small crock and placing it in the pantry. I covered the crock with a cotton fabric to keep dust and such out and let air, wild yeast and such in. By February 24 a short 5 days later I checked my concoction and found a mother was forming! The vinegar mother was not a solid layer, but a bunch of small globules floating on the top... so I guess I didn't have a mother, I had a litter *L*
It was only a couple more days before I had a healthy mother completely covering the top of my Malt Vinegar.
Now some people say when the mother sinks the vinegar is finished. When brewing other vinegars I never went by the "sink theory", I go by taste. …
I have been reading about the significance of a person’s story. Not just any story but the story about who we are. Then I remembered a long time ago I read something about artists and how people don’t buy most artwork because they like the art. They buy it because they like the artist, something about the artist interests them or intrigues him. So from now on this blog is going to be about me. Me writing about stuff, any kind of stuff that goes on in my life or in my head. I’m gonna start telling you my story. Maybe if you read about who I am you might think; “Well, she hasn’t cut off an ear but she sounds pretty interesting.” You might even think; "I Like her." Or; “I want to buy some of her art.” All the stories I’ve written in the past are not going away they’re just going to be in the archives and I’m going to start telling you about what I think about art, why I love something, or why I hate it, and why I painted it. I will show you the pictures of the paintings I destroyed …