Art Recommendations

Please share with your classmates your favorite “art” by adding a comment to this blog entry.  If you want to link things or attach pics that don’t seem to be fully accomodated, feel free to email me, and we’ll add your stuff via blog (by editting this entry).

 Also, if you have friends who are writing or doing good art, please feel free to include them and link to their blogs or sites as well as to scan in their work.  If YOU write or paint or ????, please feel free to share all that too!

ART is a broad idea.  Some examples are things like music/bands, films, sculpture, comics, books, poetry, architecture, dolls…

Sra. Weldon recommends:


amelie.jpgAmelie, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Hable con ella, Mirrormask, The Royal Tennenbaums, Waking Life, Finding Neverland, Pride and Prejudice (2005 and 1996 BBC), I Heart Huckabees, Stardust, Whale Rider, Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson)…


Rainer Maria Rilke, Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Jack Kerouac, Andrew Hudgins, Kathleen Norris, TS Eliot, W. Symborzka


Flannery O’Connor, Douglas Coupland, JD Salinger, Jonathan Safran, Herman Hesse


Rosencranz and Gildenstern Are Dead, Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Crucible


otr.jpgOver the Rhine, Sufjan Stevens, Feist, Chopin, Cake, Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Joni Mitchell, Blonde Redhead, Hem, The Cure, Bjork, Low, Jeff Buckley, New Pornographers/Neko Case, Death Cab for Cutie, Dead Can Dance, Pinback, Radiohead, The Ditty Bops, The Police, Mos Def, Belle and Sebastian


mucha67.jpgAlphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Vincent Van Gogh, Annora Spence, David Delamare , Charles and Ray Eames (especially their furniture), Remedios Varo, Hieronymus Bosch, Jonathan Yuen


Kiri J.’s Black and White Ballets, Antonio Canales’ Flamenco troup, Carlos Saura’s Flamence films

Laura couldn’t post pics in comments so here are her pictures:


getting the studying done faster

From Matt’s Idea Blog:

In How to Study and Make the Most of Your Time, an approach is presented that I found was commonly recommended to students:

  • Schedule important work.
  • Ask yourself questions as you read – read to answer questions.
  • Use SQ3R: Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review.
  • Try to develop an overall concept of what you have read in your own words and thoughts. try to connect things you have just read to things you already know.
  • Every paragraph contains a main idea – make it a habit to find the main idea in each paragraph you read.
  • Think!

The article Leading Forward: How to Read and Digest a Book! (apparently gone, but still in – Google’s cache) recommended five steps: Selection, Preparation, Read Actively, Reflect for Insight, Systemise for implementation. This was in the minority in that it addressed how to use the information after reading.

Finally, from The Great Big Book of Personal Productivity, by Ron Fry: To summarize the skimming process:

  1. Read and be sure you understand the title or heading. Try rephrasing it as a question for further clarification of what you will read.
  2. Examine all the subheadings, illustrations, and graphics. these will help you identify the significant matter within the text.
  3. Read thoroughly the introductory paragraphs, the summary, and any questions at chapter’s end.
  4. Read the first sentence of every paragraph.this generally includes the main idea.
  5. Evaluate what you have gained from this process: Can you answer the questions at the end of the chapter? Can you intelligently participate in a class discussion of the material?
  6. Write a brief summary that capsulizes what you have learned from your skimming.
  7. Based on this evaluation, decide whether a more thorough reading is required.

Spanish III EC for Chp 3

  1. What’s so special about the various cultures coexisting there?
  2. How long ago did Spain have a similar situation?
  3. What are the two things/reasons that Marina and Ben love about Singapore?
  4. What was “different” about the beach?
  5. What did Ben have trouble pronouncing, and what does it have to do with Singapore?