In February, Lynne's life partner, Richard, suggests that they walk the Way of Saint
James. Lynne says yes instantly, without forethought: no hesitation. It sounds
thoughtless even to her, but it is a yes that comes from deep within. The kind of yes
that promises no regret. She would have been incapable of explaining the whys and
wherefores of her answer then. It would take over 1,800 kilometers of walking for her
to recognize where her yes came from, and that it would be a life-changer.
When Richard popped the question, Lynne was unaware of why people went on
pilgrimages. She would discover that some walked to seek redemption, or to find
companionship or sex or adventure or all three; that others sought an antidote to the
emptiness of city life or wished to take on a challenge; and that still others followed
the Way because they needed a holiday or needed to belong or needed to love.
What kind of yes is still reverberating in your life today?
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New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.