Mona Lisa Botero

None can lay claim to fame more so than this face.
La Gioconda has been stolen, painted and framed
and painted again and again, many times by
many, many artists including Fernando Botero.

When he painted her originally it was
a Colombian girl, aged 12.
His cleaning lady saw it and told him
it resembled the famous one.
Hmm…(he thought)
and immediately spotting the connection
modified his art and named it
Mona Lisa aged 12.

I think his art and his cheek would have
made Leonardo and Mona Lisa both, smile.

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I have seen a couple of this artist’s works and a lot more since reading the prompt at dVerse this afternoon but have to say, I’m not a fan.
I looked up his reason for painting the Mona Lisa his style, and this was the answer I found on several websites: Mona Lisa aged 12 by Botero

Shared with dVersepoets Fernando Botero

The Cove part 2


This is the part of rock face Chloe & Tim climbed. As you can see, there is no path.

He’s so small against the size of the rocks

We were so very lucky to see all the amazing wildlife we saw here. We’d see Blue Heron, Lots of Seals, Dolphins, American Bald Eagles flying low overhead, and we’d see the occasional small whale. One day we came down and a huge seal was sitting at the end of the cliffs on the right hand side of the cove, basking in the sunshine.

Not many kids can say they sat on an iceberg (even though it was pretty small)

Saturday Centus: 50 words
I knew  if I shouted Timmy he would come running. I shouted: “Chloe, come down from there please.” Hoping Tim would follow. Thankfully he always wants to be where we are. I watched as he picked out a way back down and followed Chloe back onto the beach and safety.


Timmy has always been a pretty fearless little dog.  From mid December through to mid April, due to snow & ice we weren’t able to get to the cove, it was like torture to all three of us… LOL  Timmy loves the beach and water every bit as much as Chloe and I.
Apart from beach glass we collected pretty stones, shells and feathers and other bits and pieces we thought of as, would be treasures. When the sun shines on the glass jars filled with beach glass, it creates beautiful rainbow prisms all over the ceiling, walls and floor.

We moved into the city 2 years ago but, at least we still have a harbour we can walk alongside of every day. Nowhere near as wonderful as ‘our’ freedom beach walks but thank goodness, it is by the water.

P.S. A few have asked this question so, in answer:  Apart from the deepest (middle) of it, much of the Northumberland Strait freezes over during the coldest part of winter. The icebergs are what appears once the strait begins to thaw out in early to mid April. I have other videos of more snow and icebergs.  If anyone is interested in seeing them, please let me know.

Shared with Jenny Matlock Saturday Centus #Cliff hanger