Monday, 18 August 2014


Culture is intrinsic to a country’s identity and an anchor for its people to live, love and celebrate all that is good about Life.

Heritage, traditions and a country’s songlines are a rich tapestry of its soul, living, breathing and pulsating.

Its people, however are the cornerstone of this rich tapestry we can all relish and enjoy.

Let’s celebrate our own and our neighbour’s rich cultural medley.

Oil on Canvas - pained by Claude Monet - The Water Lily Pond Metropolitan Museum of Art

Oil on Canvas - painted by Vincent Van Gogh - Starry, Starry Night The Museum of Modern Art


  1. Hi, dear Allie-Millie! What an uplifting post you assembled here! I agree. In a world that tends to value sameness it's high time we celebrate diversity - people and cultures that are strange and new to us.

    It just so happens that Mrs. Shady and I are lovers of Impressionist painters and every so often we gaze at French and Dutch masterworks at the Ringling Museum of Art which is located a short drive from our town.

    Mrs. Shady owns a travel bag with Van Gogh's Starry, Starry Night printed on both sides. She took it along on our recent vacation and it led to a funny moment. At the airport in Houston, Texas, I was carrying the Starry Night bag because Mrs. Shady was already loaded down with her purse and another piece of carry-on luggage. A little girl noticed what I was carrying and said to me, "I love your pretty bag." Mrs. Shady and I both laughed and explained that it was not my bag but hers.

    I hope your week is off to a great start, dear friend Allie-Millie. I look forward to connecting with you again soon!

  2. HI Shady Del Knight,

    That is such a cute story you've retold about the little girl. It is gender-neutral, so I can see why she said it :)

    I think people are starved for cultural experiences, as there was this travelling impressionists exhibition here a while ago and you should have seen the interest! Crowds of people queued for hours to get into the gallery to see the works of the above. I buy from foot and mouth artists and it never ceases to amaze me how they manage to paint such beautiful works with their feet and mouths as I would struggle to paint something with my hands, let alone using either foot or mouth.

    The road trip you went on looks like it was great fun, look forward to seeing more of your photos. cheers Allie-Millie