Sculpture Saturday

St. Paul’s in Pilson, St. Theresa of Avila

Saturday Sculpture was hosted by the  Mind over Memory blogger.

1. Share a photo of a sculpture

2. Link or ping back to Ruined for Life because Mind over Memory‘s has had to stop hosting. Between a new graduate program and work, she’s super busy.

To find out more about St. Theresa of Avila, click here.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.

Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge

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Fancy Chairs in Zhujiayu

For this weekly challenge Xingfu Mama will make a post every Friday morning. To play along: Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story about the spot or a picture of the view.

  • Add a tag “Pull up a Seat”.
  • Add a link to your post in the Pull up a Seat comment section, either by writing a comment with your URL or by creating a pingback.

You can see more posts by clicking here.

Come join the fun!

Sepia Saturday

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Every week lovers of history, nostalgia and/or genealogy are invited to share photos based on a photo prompt. Above is our prompt for the week. These anchor men inspired me to look for photos of anchors or blacksmiths. Here’s what I found:

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Library of Congress, Japanese Print, 1760

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Library of Congress, L. Prang, 1874

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Flickr Commons, Tyne & Ware Museum, 1993

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NSW Archives, Hurlstone Agricultural High School, 1920

 

You can see some wonderful interpretations by clicking here.

Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge

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Sitting pretty, Chinese National Art Museum, Beijing

For this weekly challenge Xingfu Mama will make a post every Friday morning. To play along: Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story about the spot or a picture of the view.

  • Add a tag “Pull up a Seat”.
  • Add a link to your post in the Pull up a Seat comment section, either by writing a comment with your URL or by creating a pingback.

You can see more posts by clicking here.

Come join the fun!

Sculpture Saturday

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Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

Every week, the blogger at Mind over Memory hosts a sculpture photo challenge. It’s quite free-form allowing bloggers to post photos of any sort of sculpture they like.

I used to go to the Shedd Aquarium once a summer for its Jazzin’ at the Shedd. With CCP Virus I doubt I’ll go this year. It’s a shame because this evening event was so much fun. Held on Wednesday evenings, it was a perfect place to see the mid-week fireworks display. Alas, that too has been canceled. I hope next year it’s open.

If you want to join the fun create a post featuring a piece of sculpture and link it here.

Sculpture Saturday

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Yungang Caves, China

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen a sculpture from the Yungang Caves in Shanxi China. There were 51,000 carvings in 251 caves along a river. Buddhist monks carved these magnificent works from 460 – 520 AD. Sadly, many like the one above were vandalized by Maoists during the Cultural Revolution. Bandits also stole parts (e.g. hands or heads they chopped off) on the black market. Some vandals sprayed Communist slogans others lopped off heads or other parts of the holy sculptures.

What kind of hooligan desecrates art that’s over 1800 years old for a political ideology?

Plus les choses changent, plus elles restent les mêmes.

The difference, I see between now and the Cultural Revolution is that it’s not that hard to petition the government to change. Speak out at a city council meeting. Write a letter to the editor. I bet you’d get change if you want it.

To join in, what you need to do is:

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here. Then you’ll get to the page where everyone links their posts.

Sculpture Saturday

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At the International Surgery Museum, Chicago, IL

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen a sculpture from the International Surgery Museum.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here. Then you’ll get to the page where everyone links their posts.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Anything Man-Made

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of anything that’s man-made, which gives us a lot of latitude and room for fun.

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A Buddhist steppe in Riau, Indonesia

What will you choose to share?

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In Chicago

Click here to see more fun photos, click here.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of the sense of touch. I decided to find photos featuring interesting eyes.

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Suit of Iron, Art Institute of Chicago

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Basket from Africa, Art Institute of Chicago

What will you choose?

Click here to see more fun photos, click here.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Art Institute, Chicago

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of the sense of sight. I decided to find photos featuring interesting eyes.

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What will you choose?

Click here to see more fun photos, click here.

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