DIANE MOLINE    One Red Chair Studio

DIANE MOLINE    One Red Chair Studio

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by.  This blog and website are about art, books, travel, and the daily amazing.

Stop by often and sit a spell! Uh...you might have to clear the chair first.

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Here are some Newsletter updates.

Here are some Newsletter updates.

Newsletter? She has a newsletter? Well. No Not yet anyway. But if I did, these would be included.

I know you are probably already celebrating this with a piece o' cake, but, just in case, you forgot, this is anniversary birthday of Charles Alston, an African-American painter (1907-1977). 

 

 You can see the Cubist movement reflected in some of his paintings.          Getty Images

You can see the Cubist movement reflected in some of his paintings.          Getty Images

Oh, yes, and also the birthday of Jean Baptiste Lully, born in 1632. A long time ago. Born in Florence, he is considered the main influence of French baroque music. But you already knew that. Did you know, though, that he had such a quick and volatile temper that, while in a rage,  he struck his own foot with a baton which wound resulted in blood poisoning. And he died from that. Ah, a lesson learned. (Really, his life was pretty interesting as you can read here.)

Sketchbook Skool has a new course coming up for just a few bucks. Hit the link below the image to find out more. 

One last thought by another birthday boy today, Randy Newman:

One last note: if you are wanting to order a 2018 calendar(Hula Hoops, Best Friends), inventory of both is getting slim. If you missed it (which I think many of my readers would say is hard to do - yet another wink), all the information you need is on the blog a few posts back or in the shop

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 You can hear some of his music here. 

You can hear some of his music here. 

 
 Forgot the credit. Randy Newman said it. 

Forgot the credit. Randy Newman said it. 

 
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This is why you have to love the mum

This is why you have to love the mum