Denis Diderot was an 18th century French linguist, philosopher, and art critic.... predicted the optimal language for speaking truth and science was French and the best language for literature and fiction was English. In light of the creative expression censorship and refusal of our judiciary to hear evidence, perhaps solving it would be pivoting to the liberté du français? #USA #liberty #creativefreedom #freespeech #silveroakart #Question
What a great perennial wildflower! Vibrant color, hardy drought tolerant, distributed all through planting zones 6-10, long lasting, tons of medicinal benefits, is used in far too many potions and lotions by the females here at Silver Oak Art...but its often overlooked out in nature by the uneducated eye. Education is a slippery slope. Little education keeps your mind simple and controllable, too much education, then your mind becomes critical and demanding. A good education
Did you know that the Grand Union Flag was our first flag? This flag was used from December 3, 1775-June 14, 1777. On June 14, 1777 our Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution to define our official naval ensign which was to have 13 alternating red and white stripes representing the original states and 13 stars on union representing a new constellation. The Betsy Ross flag is now the most popular version of the new flag, but in 1777 several versions were used.
Happy first day of spring 2020. What to do, what to do? Clean the Area J art studio or polar bear plunge. Either option will get the creative juices flowing, both will be uncomfortable. Several of our spring juried art shows have had to cancel, the studio cleaning can wait too. Whatever it takes, make the most of your home time while we all work to dilute the spread of this infectious virus. History tells us some of the best inventions, paintings, and books were produced wh