Sculpture Saturday

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798 Art Space, Beijing

Saturday Sculpture was hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to below because Mind over Memory’s has had to stop hosting. Between a new graduate program and work, she’s super busy

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.

I made a new little logo for Sculpture Saturday. Feel free to use it.

Sculpture Saturday

Sepia Saturday

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Sepia Saturday offers inspiration with a nostalgic of historic twist each week. This week we’re inspired by the photo above. I went hunting for images of women by windows. Here’s what I found via Flickr Commons.

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National Library of New South Wales, 1935. 

Yes, this icy chalet is in Australia, Mt. Kosciuszko.

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museum, 1963

Window  shopping

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National Library of Ireland, 1954

Watching

Sepia Saturday

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This week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers find photos of winners. It could be people with trophies, prizes, or awards and the winners. Here’s what I found.

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Source: Florida Memory, Flickr Commons, 1924

Beauty contestants above

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Source: National Library of Ireland (n.d.)

Pot hunters in rowing parlance were those who went to regattas just to win the cups with no credible opposition. Probably an insult to this eight who had a very successful season with three magnificent trophies to display for their efforts! Does any other sport have such ornate and magnificent trophies as rowing? In those days novices were known as maidens though none of these lads look in any way maidenly. Who were they, whom did they represent and what was the silverware awarded for?

Coincidentally just now Irish and other nations crews are competing at all age levels including the “Home” internationals, the World championships and very soon the “Coupe de Jeunesse”! Good luck and best wishes to all concerned.

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Internet Archive via Flickr Commons 1908

No more information. I wonder what the dog won.

Sepia Saturday

2004009 : Group Of Ladies (Aunty Phylis?) (EP20)

Oh, the days before social distancing . . .

This week Sepia Saturday challenges us to post images inspired by a new prompt each week. The photo above made me think of shawls so I searched Flickr Commons for images with women sporting shawls. Enjoy!

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National Library of Ireland, 1893

Women selling fish or vegetables

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Musée McCord, 1901

Aboriginal women and children, Vancouver, BC

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Powerhouse Museum, 1900

She looks like a nun to me, but no, she’s a woman in a fancy dress according to Powerhouse Museum.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, 1867

Three Welsh women

Sepia Saturday

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A portrait of a lady. That’s how I see this week’s prompt. So I searched through the archives and my own photos of portraits of ladies.

From Flickr Commons:

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US National Archives, 1863

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SMU Archives, 1970

 

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US National Archives, 1863

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Library of Congress – Lady Conan Doyle, 1920

From my archives:

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Faces On The Beach (c1910) Third Party Print (2002021)

Each week Sepia Saturday bloggers are challenged to share photos based on a theme. This week’s photo shows a man surrounded by a bevy of beauties. I’m searching for photos with a man or woman outnumbered by members of the opposite sex.

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Venice Beach, 1920s | Los Angeles Public Library

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Washington, DC, 1921 | Library of Congress

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Place Unknown | Library of Congress, n.d. 

Alfie (1966)

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I’ve seen the 1966 Alfie before, but that was long ago and the film was well worth re-watching. Michael Caine plays a confirmed philanderer Alfie Elston, who shares his rather silly views on women and life directly with the audience throughout the film. The humor comes from Alfie’s preposterous ideas about women. Because he’s so daft, I felt sorry for him even though he left a train of pain in his wake.

It’s hard to keep track of all of Alfie’s liaisons, but his first main girlfriend was a cute, but mousy girl who decides to have his baby and raise it on her own. In spite of his cavalier philosophy, Alfie forms a bond with little boy. When the girlfriend decides to marry her dull, but reliable suitor to better her lot, Alfie’s soon forgotten. He’s surprised how much that hurts.

Yet he continues on with his womanizing. Women let him. He’d run from any commitment. He takes up with a sexy older woman played by Shelley Winters.

Though he’s so selfish and immature, there are times when Alfie’s rather kind — in his way. When he gets a spot on his lung and is confined to a sanitarium, he befriends his roommate and generously shares his useless advice. As only Alfie could do, he manages to seduce his roommate’s wife and still have the audience like him.

Yet there are consequences and Alfie meets his comeuppance, which gives the film its moral message.

I liked Alfie’s asides to the audience, which were both witty and foolish. I thought the film entertained while showing the real consequences of poor decisions. The film was remade on 2004, but I doubt I’d find it as charming as this version.

 

 

 

Open House Chicago: The Wing

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Workspace

The Wing is a collaborative workspace for women in the hot newly spruced up Fulton Market area of Chicago. It was my first stop on my Open House Chicago journey.

Chicago’s The Wing offers memberships for $185 per month, which entitles members to use the creative, comfortable workspace, reserve meeting rooms, attend workshops and presentations that help women move their businesses forward.

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Library area with books geared to women

The tour guide said the thermostat is set for temperatures women favor and the furniture is scaled to average women’s height.

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Main workspace

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Café

Sepia Saturday

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Doesn’t this look fun? Tranquil? I think some Impressionisth should have done a painting of this pair.

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National  Science and Media Museum, circa 1890

She looks intent. I bet she won.

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State Library of Queensland, 1930

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Australian National Maritime Museum, 1921

Mrs J Wilson and Miss Hastie winning the Ladies Double Sculls at the Pittwater Regatta.

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Sepia Saturday

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This week’s prompt sent me hunting for photos with three

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The Field Museum, 1899

From the Allison V. Armour Expedition.

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National Library of Ireland, 1929

Smiling Irish flower girls

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Internet Archive, 1920

From the B & O Railroads Employee Magazine. I guess these kids were children of employees. Click here to see more inspired nostalgia.