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8/14/11 1:33 P

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Welcome, SparkChantal!
I just read your blogs about the fireworks display along the Rhein. How interesting!

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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8/5/11 12:32 P

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hi all, what an interesting group this is.
i'm bostonian by parents, born and lived in germany mostly, but also france and spain.
studied art history at a german university, but my main interest (it's a virus, i swear) is dance, so i ran a ballet school for umpteen years. now i'm teaching english in germany (as i have been for just as long).

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

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6/28/11 12:13 A

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Hi, ALBEAUMONT1 !
I visited your SparkPage and you are quite an accomplished artist!
I've taken several calligraphy classes where we mixed up the egg tempera for our Versal letters. It's great that you learned from such an experienced artist.
I am considering a trip to Amsterdam next April and would visit the Rijksmuseum there. If I do go, I'll be sure to look for Judith Leyster's painting "The Merry Drinker."

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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6/14/11 8:28 P

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Hi, everyone. I'm a Canadian who has lived in the States on 3 ocassions, and love all my friends there. At the moment, I'm in Vancouver Island, British Columbia,Canada; and have lived in Ontario,Canada; Quebec, Canada; Prince Edward Island, Canada: North Delta, British Columbia, Canada; Massachusetts, and Colorado. My interest in art history varies a lot. However, my main interests are Judith Leyster, the 17th century painter, and I love painting in egg tempera. My maulstick is quite primitive with a leather-covered ball. I feel very Renaissancy when I use it. When I lived in Colorado, I had the greatest good fortune to be studying under a very accomplished egg tempera artist. I had the even better luck to buy a box of dry pigments from an artist clearing out her studio. I had the pigments, and the instructor. Egg tempera is the medium I prefer, and want to learn more from the art historians. I gather that many panels thought to be painted in oil were actually done in egg tempera. I'd love to hear from anybody about anything.

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1/15/11 8:06 A

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@IMPROVINGME You know, everyone here loves my accent. I didn't even really realize that I had a noticeable accent until I came here. Every time I walk into a store and ask a question or go to a restaurant or pub or what have you, everyone ALWAYS says, "I love your accent, where are you from?!" And I say, "Houston, Texas." And then the infamous, "Oh you're a cowgirl!" And I tell them, "Only during the rodeo."

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1/14/11 11:07 A

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I'm from Texas, too, and I can't seem to shake this southern drawl.
ESAL530 -- Your MA program sounds so exciting!
GAUT0038 -- My daughter lives in Minneapolis, and I absolutely froze when I was there during the Thanksgiving holidays. I don't envy you that weather!

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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1/13/11 1:36 P

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I'm originally from Houston, TX but am now getting my MA in Art History and Theory at University of Essex in Colchester, UK. But, no matter how long I stay here, I'll always have my southern drawl!

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1/10/11 10:53 A

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Worst time to be from MN...ugh winter! It just won't end! That blizzard put me over the edge...I'm done! haha emoticon



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Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN! emoticon



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What state or country are you from?



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