lundi 28 juillet 2008


After getting to know these 2 spanish painters better.
Let's see one common point in their personality.

"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.”Dali

My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

They were both, immensely self confident, almost megalomaniacs.

Dali speaking about Picasso : "Picasso is spanish,so do I. Picasso is a painter : so do I. Picasso is communist : neither do I…”. Isn't that way to tell things is funny ?

samedi 26 juillet 2008


“There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
”I am not strange, I am just not normal.”
You were right Mr Dali, it would be boring if we were all just normal.
“It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself”

vendredi 25 juillet 2008


This picture for Sky Watch has been registered to be posted later. (I haven't Internet connexions on my place of holiday). Thanks to those who come to watch my Parisian Sky even if I'm not registered on Jane and Tom's blog. Thanks also to Sandy and Imac who are co-organisers. Sky above Paris, view from Montmartre , le Sacré Coeur.
It reminds me a poem of Paul Verlaine:

Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit...
Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit,
Si bleu, si calme !
Un arbre, par-dessus le toit,
Berce sa palme.

La cloche, dans le ciel qu'on voit,
Doucement tinte.
Un oiseau sur l'arbre qu'on voit
Chante sa plainte.

Mon Dieu, mon Dieu, la vie est là,
Simple et tranquille.
Cette paisible rumeur-là
Vient de la ville.

--Qu'as-tu fait, ô toi que voilà
Pleurant sans cesse,
Dis, qu'as-tu fait, toi que voilà,
De ta jeunesse ?

(Translation of G. Hall, 1947):
The sky-blue smiles above the roof
Its tenderest.
A green tree rears above the roof
Its waving crest.

The church-bell in the windless sky
Peaceably rings
,A skylark soaring in the sky
Endlessly sings.

My God, my God, all life is there,
Simple and sweet.
The soothing bee-hive murmur there
Comes from the street.

What have you done, ô you that weep
In the glad sun,
Say, with your youth, you man that weep,
What have you done?

jeudi 24 juillet 2008


I really mike this drawing, with a few lines, he managed to symbolize Don Quichotte .

Anecdote :

Picasso was used to eat in famous restaurants. He drew on the paper tablecloth sketches and other drawings.

Once, the resaturant owner proposed to forget the bill if Picasso accepted to leave his work of Art.

A few minutes later, the owner came and asked for a request ; "Master, would you please, sign your drawing?" Picasso shaked his head and said : " No, I pay the bill, but I don't buy the restaurant"

"Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it? "

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."

"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them."

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."


Do you know who have painted this picture?

Look at the perspective.
The light.
And its shadow. Specially, the one of the arm.

Go and make your proposal.

Very impressive, and unusual for a surrealist paintor.
He is spanish.
From the 20th century.

Excentric : ("At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since." the painter)

interested in every thing concerning art, as cinéma, design, graphism.... He also has designed the very famous little logo which is sold every where in Latin Europa.

As surprising as it seems, the paintor is Salvador DALI.

Megalomania in the air

"Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy - the joy of being Salvador Dalí - and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things this Salvador Dalí is going to accomplish today?" - Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí

I'm not surrealists'fan, maybe I'm too much realist. Sorry for his devotee.
But I admit that I've watch once this painting of Christ of Saint John of the Cross, years and years ago, and never forget it. I realize with this artwork, that Dali was a great realist painter too, in this particular occasion. I learnt, at this time, not to judge immediately.

If you search more you can even find this one, in an other style, but also very realist.

That's my selection. Maybe it wouldn't be yours.

jeudi 17 juillet 2008


Here, holiday time.
Tickets have been booked for you on our National air plane company.

You're arrived to visit our French Sky.
Above Paris.

You'll visit Le Louvre.

And its curiosity.

Too bad you passed so fast!

Transit by Paris, then go and watch other Skies all over the world,

your travel agency is

Sky Watch Friday

Thanks to the new aircrew , Jane and Tom, Sandy and Imac to make the Sky Watch Friday blog what it is.

I wish you a great trip.

vendredi 11 juillet 2008


Here's a picture I took the 3rd of July!

In chaos and confusion, there's always hope.

I let authors speak about it , they 'll explain better than I'll do:

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde
"A leader is a dealer in hope" Napoléon Bonaparte

Napoléon had many facets, but something you can't take away from him is that he was a great politician. Think to this quote, when you'll vote on November. Napoleon had get it all, in 7 words

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow" Albert Einstein

In all thing it is better to hope than to despair" Goethe

"Dum spiro, spero = While I breath , I hope" Latin proverb

"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." Albert Camus

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

It's what sunflowers do." Helen Keller

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty" Winston Churchill

Hope is a waking dream." Aristotle

"How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world."Shakespeare

"Things never go so well that one should have no fear, and never so ill that one should have no hope." This one is a Turkish proverb dedicated to Müge
You can also pass a nice day watching other skies, as I'll do, connecting to Tom's blog at Welcome to Wiggers World. He gets the adresses.

jeudi 10 juillet 2008




16 years...... Pschiittt.


Sixteen years ago, I had an appointment with the doctor in the afternoon. He told me to go right now from his medical practice to the hospital, not to go back home to take my belongings. He said he would join me in the end of the afternoon at the hospital.

You were born at 20:30.

At this time, began a wonderful adventure.

For you, for me, for dad.

Things were not the same after.

We were a family for ever!
16 candles

jeudi 3 juillet 2008


TGI Frisday's Sky Watch.

I've heard a little voice above :"Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!"

My Sky Watch "jumped" to my eyes yesterday.

A fluffy white Rabbit.

You can call me Alice today.

If you need more fairy tales, go and ask Tom at Welcome to Wiggers World to give you the names of other dreamers.

mercredi 2 juillet 2008


Robert DoisneauThe 4 next photographies are from Robert Doisenau, a great, great pArtist-photographer

Today is the end of school year for my 3 children.
Let's 'take stock' (can I say that?) of this year of study for each of them.

These 4 next fantastics photographies are from Doisneau, a great, great artist

This one is more Alexandra.

I 'll begin with the older, Alexandra, who should give good example since she's the elder, but unfortunately, (nothing to see with fortune in fact, it's all her fault) won't go next year in the higher class. Her grades were not enough good. She is in 2d (10th grade for you if I believe a class level equivalency) and will be 16 in 8 days!

This class is very hard for most of the teenagers, it's a transition class, at this level, students don't learn "by heart" anymore, their teachers ask for self-research, a thought process involving completely her mind, and she hasn't got this new way to learn, maybe she's not enough mature concerning studies. And most of all, she's lazy concerning studies. She get the sense of work, but only for what interests her.

So, as soon as she hasn't understood that she must work harder than what it is asked by each of her professor when she goes home, she won't be able to progress. We and her professors are waiting for a miracle. Maybe, next year.....

Robert Doisneau

What is conforting me is that many students repeat this 10th grade class level, here. Many of her previous classmates from the college will repeat. Maybe that previous school wasn't so good. And she's certainly LAZY, furthermore.

I prefer that she repeats one more year, than trying to continue, having hard times. And she's so 'open' that she'll easily make new friends, that's not a problem for her.

Robert Doisneau

This one is Olivier style.

Olivier has always worked correctly, I just have to control his work. He got good grades, without me helping him all the time (as it was with Alex.). He'll enter in 8th grade next year. He doesn't like particularly school, but he gets the will to 'win' good grades, it's like a game for him. As younger, he's proud to work better than his sister. A revenge to be the youngest child, I guess.

a Cartier-Bresson's photography to illustrate Gabriel's mind.

Gabriel as yet 2 years of 'Maternelle' behind him (Prescholl and pre-K), next year he will enter in Kindergarten at 4. First year, to have an idea of what is school, second year (this one passed) he went to others, he made a lot of friends, he opened himself to others, that was a great progress for him. Concerning study by itself, he wrote his name from right to left, he's lefthanded, and don't know to cut with scissors, he doesn't find bearings in time ! That's for her teacher's complaining. And she's true! But when it's the third, your expectations are measured, you know that all will come at its time, just a question of patience. Hope the teacher of next year will be ok with that, because nowadays teachers are just like some parents very demanding!

Everybody know that we begin a career at the age of 4. : )

What you'll be as an adult worker is determined at this age! I wonder when boys catch up? because everyone know that if the progress was constant from childhood to adult age, women would be at all the responsabilities jobs, given, as children, they're always more mature than boys, and ahead of them.

And, for the curious people here, I, their mother, haven't repeated a class in my entire school career. Then, I began to work, and then I reapeated many times, see the quizz! In fact, I 'm born to study, when I want, and what I want and . . . . . being a mom, I'm very steady at that.

mardi 1 juillet 2008


Just for Müge at Un Brin de Muguet an excellent photographer, world traveller, multiligual, who invites you to discover world beauties, especially in her country.
I promised to show her peebles, observing them, one always find a special one.