Gallery Mondays: Rainy Day

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On my trip to Austin in March, I stayed at an Airbnb that had two very nice paintings on the wall. This scene of two women holding umbrellas as they walk toward the Eiffel Tower was one of them.

Today was another rainy day in New York. Upstate even got some snow. So much for spring, huh?

I love how this painting appears like a foggy dream. The street looks so slick from the rain, and the Eiffel Tower almost didn’t make it into the painting!

I have no idea who painted this, but if you do, leave a comment below with a link to the artist’s site!

December Favorites: Cat in the Santa Hat, Letters to Satan & Good Mythical Moms

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December 2015 was full of fun, holiday themed pop culture feature articles and videos. There were so many YouTube videos on my favorites list that I had to cut some of them out just to avoid making this post too long!

Here are my favorites in pop culture for the month of December.

Favorite News Articles

1. The cat in the Santa hat. Pure torture.

2. Children’s Christmas letters to Satan. The worst spelling error EVER. I can imagine how fun this must have been to write.

3. New Girl season 5 teaser confusion. Because Jess’ broken legs were honestly the only thing I could think about throughout the entire clip.

Favorite Music

1. “Focus” by P’ARIS. This song’s lyrics are just so captivating, especially the first verse. I’m excited to hear what else P’ARIS has in store for us in 2016.

2. “UGH!” by The 1975. Just from this song alone, I can tell I like it when you sleep, for you are so peaceful yet so unaware of it is going to be amazing.

3. “Learning for Your Love” by Chet Faker ft. Marcus Marr. That guitar melody after the chorus sends me into a frenzy every time.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Cara Delevingne and St. Vincent came back with a vengeance. One does not simply attempt to take photos up someone’s skirt and get away with it.

💦Pay back💦

A video posted by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

2. “The boys” (Caspar Lee, Oli White, and Joe Sugg). Joe’s face in this Instagram is everything.

The boys

A photo posted by Oli White (@oliwhitetv) on

3. Ava Gordy in blue. Simply. Gorgeous.

my dad got married so i wore this

A photo posted by Ava (@avagordy) on

Favorite TV Episodes

1. Chrisley Knows Best, “Sports Day.” I’m such a schadenfreude for laughing at Chase’s fall during the obstacle course run. 

2. Limitless, “This is Your Brain on Drugs.” Great. Now everyone is going to start getting shot and killed at the agency because of NZT.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Good Mythical Moms. Is it crazy that I actually think this would be a successful spin off?

2. Rachel and Colleen Ballinger’s awkward Christmas dance. I couldn’t handle the awkward.

3. New romantic interest in Joe Sugg’s diary. Young Joe was a hot topic with all the ladies, it appears.

Happy January!

Gallery Mondays: Burnett’s Paris Scene

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I was at my friend’s house the other day when I noticed her parents have a Burnett painting on the wall over the staircase. It’s an oil on canvas painting of a Paris scene with the Panthéon in the backdrop.

After much research, I discovered that there are tons of Burnett paintings of Paris scenes similar to this one, some with the Eiffel Tower in the backdrop and others with a market in the background and so on.

What I like most about this painting is the way the people look like they’re walking in slow motion around the scene, as do most depictions of people appear in impressionist paintings such as this one. It almost creates a GIF in my brain if I stare at it for too long.

Learn more about the mystery of Burnett’s paintings here.