America: We Own Western Art, It's OURS

"There are few things in this world that are unique to this country. 

"The Western genre as a whole and the cowboy in particular go hand in hand as symbols that represent everything that is American. The cowboy that rode across the American West helped to settle this country. He braved Indian attack, wild horses, stampedes, drowning and every other form of horrible death imaginable. The cowboy’s time came and went, but it was glorious while it lasted. While it was a period of danger and death, it was also one of loyalty and honor."  ~  Matthew Pizzolato    

American Western Art is highly-valuable, collectible art, and moreover, it's entirely in rhythm with the heartbeat of America.

Two Cowboy Sculptures & & Christie's Auction House:  

Christie's is the largest art business and fine arts auction house in the world. In 2007, Christie's Auction House sold Frederic Remington's "Bronco Buster" sculpture, cast number R8 bronze, standing 23-1/2" tall for $482,500.00.

Again, in 2008, Christie's sold Remington's "The Outlaw" sculpture cast number 14, bronze, standing 23" tall, for $662,500.00. 

The Bucking Bronco Sculpture And the Presidential Oval Office:  

The Oval Office, located in the West Wing of the White House, is the official office of the President of the United States.

Presidents generally decorate the office to suit their personal taste, choosing new furniture, new drapery, and designing their own oval-shaped carpet to take up most of the floor. Paintings are selected from the White House's own collection, or borrowed from museums for the president's term in office.

At left, Frederic Remington's "Bucking Bronco Sculpture," lives in the Oval Office, In The West Wing of the Official Office of the President of the United States.

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MODA = New Pantone Colors & How To Use Color Trends And Bonus Recipe Sex In A Pan Dessert

Pantone Home + Interiors has introduced a number of style, substance and color major trends and directions for 2014, this one is entitled MODA. 

Red dahlia interacts with Blackberry Cordial and Wood Violet all accented by Amber Green. Corsican Blue meets with Magenta Haze and an expressive Linden Green, while Rich Gold waits in the wings for the appropriate moment to add a glimmering finale to any of the combinations.

At left we see Blackberry Cordial and Rich Gold.

Below right, check out the visa versa doors both in
color and design detail, left one is Red Dahlia, right door is Blackberry Cordial.


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10 Ways To Be Happier In Your Home + Tartelette Lemon Cakelets Bonus Recipe

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1. Make your bed.
The book The Happiness Project, explains that this three minute task is one of the simplest habits you can adopt to positively impact your happiness.
2. Bring every room back to “ready.”
I learned this trick from Marilyn Paul’s clever book, It’s
Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys. It’s a known fact: Clutter causes stress; order creates a haven from it. This mood-boosting routine is simple: Take about three minutes to bring each room back to “ready” before you depart it. (Unless you have a toddler, or a partner who likes to simulate earthquakes, three minutes should be sufficient.)
3. Display sentimental items around your home.
One reason that experiences (and memories of those experiences) make us happier than material
things is due to the entire cycle of enjoyment that experiences provide: planning the experience, looking forward to the experience, enjoying the experience, and then remembering the experience. Make your home a gallery of positive memories.

A Something Beautiful Thought:

"When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings." ~ Dean Jackson

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