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Entries from April 2009

Artiko-Gastronomy: A Taste Test?

April 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Gastronomy, Home

So my mother, who use to own a coffee shop in Washington and loves food, is now in an assisted living situation. She had mentioned that the food was terrible. I thought, as well as getting her a small refrigerator, it would be nice to send her some Maryland Crab Cakes as she originally is from Maryland. Over the phone we discussed what we might do and, because the place she use to get food from had closed, we decided to look up on the Internet a few businesses that prepare meals. We found one that looks fantastic and makes Maryland Crab Cakes made with Blue Crab. I will be…

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The Sound of Music Anyone?

April 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Music

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This is beautiful!

April 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Home, Music

And I’d like to share it. A friend just sent me this, click to watch

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Feature April 2009

April 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Featured Musings, Home

Shades of Light and Dark-The Process of Hope
By Stephany Lane Yarbrough


Whether you are a woman who draws or paints, (please refer to the January Feature) in April’s Feature we will look at the question, “Which is more difficult to do, outlines of light or shade?” and what this may mean for the New Renaissance Woman.


Beginning, we start by recognizing that all of life is made up of polarities: hot-cold, sweet-sour, light-dark, fast-slow, loud-quiet, hope-resignation and masculine and feminine to name just a few. These polarities give contrast to life and create for us a way to distinguish for ourselves who we are and what we want. And its by making these distinctions that we formulate possibilities for our growth and continued self-development.



What is man?
What is woman?







Perhaps take a moment to reflect upon these questions and take notice of your own answers.


The Da Vinci’s Muse New Renaissance Woman is the Messenger, Muse, Giver of Life, Connected to All…and creator of all visions of worth.

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April News 2009

April 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Muse News

April 2009 news from Da Vinci’s Muse… We have just opened the Renaissance Marketplace and I will be hand choosing more products offering insight for The New Renaissance Woman. The March Feature has been up for a few days… REFLECTIONS: WOMEN’S MYTHOLOGY, FAIRY TALES, STORIES AND AN INTRODUCTION TO CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTES. We will be […]

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March News 2009

April 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Muse News

March News 2009 from Da Vinci’s Muse! March 8th, we celebrated International Woman’s Day… March 28th, we will be celebrating SWAN DAY! For more information about SWAN DAY, clink here or go to DaVincisMuse.com and see what we have NEW: Including the work of Alison Armstrong with PAX and others, Offer your Own Quotes to […]

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An Interview with Doris Lessing

April 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Books

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 11:00 AM EDT Listen to this show: Literary icon Doris Lessing won a Nobel Prize at 87 — and now, at 88, she says she’s written her last book. “Doris Lessing joins us from London. Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, she is author of “The Golden Notebook,” […]

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PAGEANT DIRECTOR INSPIRED BY “THE MUSE” FOR 2009 2/26/2009

April 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Home, Muse Happenings and Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Laguna Beach, CA – There is no downtime for Diane Challis Davy, the director of Laguna’s world-famous celebration of art in tableaux vivants – “living pictures” – the Pageant of the Masters. Even before last summer’s sold-out run of All the World’s a Stage closed, Challis Davy was meeting with her volunteer research committee and longtime Pageant scriptwriter Dan Duling to brainstorm about the production for summer 2009, The Muse. As always, Challis Davy’s enthusiasm is infectious.

“All the World’s a Stage was all about the joy of stage performance and the timeless excitement of the theatre,” the director said. “In The Muse, we’re going to dig deeper into the psyche to discover who or what motivates artists to create.” In ancient mythology, the Muses were the nine lovely daughters of Zeus and the Goddess of Memory. They personified the mysterious and, as some have described it, the “feminine,” process of inspiration, getting in touch with one’s inner wellspring of creativity. For Challis Davy, that’s something worthy of closer examination.

“Not all inspiration is divine, nor does it appear out of nowhere in a blinding flash,” she offered. “Behind every masterpiece is a story of fascination, love, passion and obsession.” For French impressionist Claude Monet, his wife was both muse and model for many of his most famous works. By contrast, Paul Gauguin’s travels to the South Seas radically transformed his art in bold, new ways. Paintings by Monet, Gauguin, Salvador Dali and Maxfield Parrish will be among the more than 40 artworks re-created on the Pageant stage in The Muse.

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Fairy Tales and Children’s Stories…

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Da Vinci's Muse for Moms

If you need easy access to over 70 fairy tales and children’s stories you can download for free, check out the site TonightsBedtimeStory.com.

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Inspiration from Business Women who have seen the light…

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Da Vinci's Muse for Women of Courage, Home

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When women are inspired they can do just about anything, whether it is in business, in family, in the world or in the arts. See the GLOW PROJECT for more information and be inspired!


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