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SimpleSue

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"Just a lazy cat in a dog eat dog world."
-Supreme Beings of Leisure


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Dust, old photos, little treasures, lost dreams, odds and ends.
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Antique Butterfly Wing Trays
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Finally unpacked and on the wall...at this rate I will be done unpacking in about 25 more years.


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Time Travel
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You can buy almost anything you can imagine on eBay.
This old post card shows both my new and old neighborhood in Oakland (Pittsburgh).
I can even see my new house when it was young, and Oakland was not yet jammed with modern University of Pittburgh buildings, and the original old campus plan stood out beautifully.


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Unsavory Words in the Language of Cats
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A short truce between Hectorious & neighbor Wheatie- yet no peace treaty as it still ended in drama and me running around breaking up the spat. Seems Wheatie moved in closer and spoke a few unsavory words to Hectorious.


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Cat Lady
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I am queen in the world of cats...because I know how to open a can of food.

Princess tends to sit on or near my head.

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Hectorious the great adventurer.

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And 6 more cats not in these photos...I suppose qualifies me as a cat lady.

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Full Moons
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A good link for full moons. (chart below)
http://www.almanac.com/moon/full/PA/Pittsburgh
I am getting in the mood to paint, looking back at some of my old art.

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A Full Moon Ring
""The Luminescent Lunar Oracle"

Keep the beauty of a tiny full moon with you wherever you go; let its pale glow comfort you in darkness.

http://www.omniaoddities.com

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Almost Two Years
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It's been about two years and finally feeling whole again.
Sometimes I feel like I fell off a wall and had to put myself back together again over the past two years.
Even reading back four years in my paper diary how much work and effort it took to get here in this new house.
Selling property was a long slow process...waiting for leases to expire, moving building supplies and garden plants...lawyers, etc..
Everything has settled, the muddy water is clear again, so to speak... and I can see clearly who the people are that I want to associate with or not.
And after two years this house feels like home, even if Winthrop still enchants me...this house is a fortress of solitude, and comfort...and Winthrop is a nice dream and all beautiful memories and magic.
Soon a fire in the fireplace, when it is a little colder.
This winter I will write and paint, even if just a little.
I remember when I painted this Humpty Dumpty back in the late 1980s... my life depended on it, it was work for money and now I can paint for love and pleasure with no pressure.

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LOL! Miss Renee...
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Restoring or Destroying
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I was horrified to see one of my favorite paintings, that had been missing for a while, from the gallery, at the Carnegie Museum (Pittsburgh, PA) being "tampered with" aka "restoring" it by removing a layer of painting that was not original, but perhaps added in 1920s...and planning to take it out of this frame that suited it so well, and put it in something else!

I took a long last look at the 95% of it that had not been stripped of paint yet...and then went back a 2nd and a 3rd fond farewell to this painting.

http://press.cmoa.org/2014/06/26/fff-new-discoveries/

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Hans Holbein the Younger or workshop; Sir George Nevill, 3rd Lord Bergavenny; oil and tempera on panel; Bequest of Roy A. Hunt


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Curator of fine arts Louise Lippincott , left, and chief conservator Ellen Baxter from the Carnegie Museum of Art initiated forensic analysis on two of four Renaissance paintings in the museum's collection. One of them, a portrait of Sir George Nevill, Lord Bergavenny, right, may have been painted by Hans Holbein the Younger.

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In 1923, during a botched cleaning and restoration, the painting of Sir George Nevill was damaged, but “the central area of the portrait is in good shape,” Ms. Lippincott said. Cleaning tests Ms. Baxter performed in the upper left corner reveal Latin words on the painting’‍s subsurface that indicate Nevill was 74 when the picture was painted in 1534.
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2014/07/09/In-depth-analysis-of-five-Renaissance-paintings-uncovers-original-artwork-and-copies/stories/201406280005

Selective Social Interaction Theory
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"Selective Social Interaction Theory argues that as people age they become more selective or picky about their friendships and relationships. For example, in college we may have enjoyed meeting and hanging out with a wide range of people, but as we get older we are more likely to focus on the interactions that are the most familiar and rewarding for us. This is because older adults have less (time?) and energy to devote to socializing and they want their interactions to be as positive as possible."

Read more: Psychology Glossary http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Selective%20Social%20Interaction%20Theory#ixzz3D3GPsnxB

Not enough time or energy to waste on some people.

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I Should Eat More Apples.
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