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Loving Vincent

Happy Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh!

The world’s first fully oil painted feature film brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists.

The Impossible Dream
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March 30, 2020 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

VIDEO: Infinity Mirrors

Happy Birthday, Yayoi Kusama!

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March 22, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

A poem to celebrate Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday

A poem to celebrate Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday

You read his timeless rhymes
You watched all the cartoons
The “Cat in the Hat”
Thing One, and Thing Two
But do you know how it all started?
Do you know where it all began?

The story of the man who
brought the world “Green Eggs and Ham”?
No need to sit and worry
No — we’ll explain it all
Just sit back in your chair, relax and
Silent that next call

His mom was Henrietta
His dad was Theodore
They brought him to the world
March 2, 1904
At night she’d sing her songs for him
Always at bedtime
Later on in life he said
That’s why he loved to rhyme

He headed off to college
at the ripe age of 18
That’s where he started writing
at his school magazine
Then one day he was fired
He had no plain excuse
But he continued writing
He used the alias, simply “Seuss”

Then off he went to Oxford
After graduation
That’s where he failed to meet
his dad’s soaring expectations
So he dropped out, then moved
Back home to the US
To begin to chase his dream
of becoming a cartoonist

He started working here and there
a range of publications
Until he joined the army
as Commander, Animations!
His focus was on training films
Until the war ended
Then he moved to California
Where his legacy was cemented

He wrote “And to Think That I Saw It
on Mulberry Street”
His first book as Dr. Seuss
Came to be complete
The journey wasn’t all that smooth
Rejected 27 times
He cut some words, made fewer lines
and tightened up his rhymes

Then Suess, he was approached
By the director of a board
They needed something new, they said
The kids — they are so bored!
So he began to make a book
With not too many words
Less words, he figured, that might work
That’s what the kids preferred

The book he made, it had a name
“The Cat in the Hat”
A blend of rhythms and cartoons
A different format
That same year, he dropped another
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
A story of an odd green man
who’s rude and too ambitious

Up next: “Green Eggs and Ham”
Then, “Horton Hears a Who!”
“One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish”
“If I Ran the Zoo”
He died in 1991
His books will last forever
Let’s honor Dr. Seuss, today
By reading one, however!

March 2, 2020 at 3:02 am 1 comment

Birthday: Who’s?

This should be an easy say… 🙂
Who’s birthday are we celebrating today?

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March 2, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Hurra for deg som fyller ditt år!

January 8, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

ANNIVERSARY: Paul Klee

Happy Birthday, Paul Klee!

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December 18, 2018 at 8:25 pm 1 comment

A Bell, A Bird, and Me

Happy Birthday, Misuzu Kaneko!

No matter how I spread my arms
I can not fly at all,
But unlike me, a flying bird
Can not run fast on ground.

Though I rock my body back and forth
It makes no pretty sounds,
Yet unlike me, a ringing bell
Does not know many songs.

A bell, a bird, and also me,
All are different, all are good.

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April 11, 2017 at 4:11 am 1 comment

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