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Wed May 23, 2012, 08:43 AM

Hello, darlings. I am CTyankee and I have a Challenge for you!

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Most Fridays at 5 pm eastern, in General Discussion, I run the Friday Afternoon Challenge, usually about art and culture. Art majors welcome, but you don't have to be an expert, just love art. No put downs or snotty behavior, just fun and perhaps revisits to a work of art that you always loved.

Hope to see you join in!

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Reply Hello, darlings. I am CTyankee and I have a Challenge for you! (Original post)
CTyankee May 2012 OP
Skinner May 2012 #1
CTyankee May 2012 #6
Skinner May 2012 #10
La Lioness Priyanka May 2012 #2
CTyankee May 2012 #7
gkhouston May 2012 #16
Spazito May 2012 #3
CTyankee May 2012 #8
zeemike May 2012 #4
CTyankee May 2012 #9
Phentex May 2012 #5
JNelson6563 May 2012 #11
CTyankee May 2012 #12
SunsetDreams May 2012 #13
CTyankee May 2012 #15
RainDog May 2012 #14
Generic Other May 2012 #17
CTyankee May 2012 #18
lovemydog May 2012 #19
Bluenorthwest May 2012 #20
CTyankee May 2012 #21

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 09:33 AM

1. Love the Friday Afternoon Challenge.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:08 AM

6. I wondered if any of you guys ever looked at the Challenge...

how do you make out on them? I'm curious...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #6)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:41 AM

10. I don't even try.

But I like the beautiful art.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 09:44 AM

2. i never knew this happened. how cool

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #2)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:09 AM

7. I would welcome your participation...

it's a nice group of people, a gentle place...

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #2)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:47 PM

16. Oh, it's awesome. I usually don't have a clue about what the art is,

but it's fun to look at.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 09:49 AM

3. Hi CTyankee!

I love your Challenge threads! I check them out quite often.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #3)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:10 AM

8. I'm glad you like them! Thank you!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:24 AM

4. I will check that out.

I have no art talent but I love it just the same.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #4)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:11 AM

9. I couldn't draw if my life depended on it! So I appreciate it all the more seeing others

with great talent...they inspire me...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:44 AM

5. I'm no good at them but

I do look forward to the Friday Afternoon Challenge. THANKS!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:45 AM

11. I always fail but enjoy them!

I never cheat which is why I fail but I love to read the right answers. Very enlightening.

Thanks for doing those!

Julie

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #11)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:54 AM

12. Nobody fails the Challenge, really...

I'm glad you like them...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:59 AM

13. I'm definitely not good at that,

but I thoroughly enjoy looking at all the beautiful art. Who knows? I may start to learn just looking at all your posts. Thank you for posting them, it is a welcome treasure on DU.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #13)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:10 PM

15. I'm glad you like them!

I got started due to my insatiable curiosity. I now read constantly about different aspects of art. The varieties are endless and I thought "why not make a little game about it on DU" because I really wanted to share what I'd learned. I soon found out that DUers are one helluva smart bunch about art. The art expertise on this website really knocks me out! And everyone is incredibly nice...I don't think I've ever read a harsh word from one poster to another and that means a lot to me...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:02 PM

14. LOVE your art challenges

even tho I only read.

thank you!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:59 PM

17. I love the random way we get to discuss art

and the stories that are shared. Totally fun!

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #17)

Thu May 24, 2012, 02:06 AM

18. that's the whole point!

DUers have great experiences with art to share.

You'd be surprised to know how many DUers tell me that they took an art course as an elective years ago in college and they remember it to this day! They treasure the experience. That tells me that art isn't something you take lightly; indeed, it stays with you all your life...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 05:38 AM

19. I read the challenge every week

and my head explodes!

Keep on rockin' it CTyankee!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 10:06 AM

20. Your Challeges are in fact a challenge, and each time I participate I admire the difficulty

level. I also learn new things, am reminded of things I'd forgotten, and usually at least once I feel slightly stupid when I fail to recognize a piece or place I have both seen in life and studied in school. To create such challenges means your own knowledge is impressive in every way. I enjoy the hell out of the challenges.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #20)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:14 AM

21. That is so nice of you!

It is, however, a challenge for me to come up with new challenges, which is why I read about art constantly (which I love to do anyway) and try to visit as many museum exhibits as I can. And, of course, I am retired so I have the luxury of spending LOTS of time with this passion. An added benefit is that it is fun and since I can't DO art as a creative outlet, my next best thing is curating the Challenges.

As for difficulty, there is a reason for that. DUers as a group have incredibly deep and wide knowledge about art and a sophistication that wildly impresses me! There are real art historians here at DU and they give me a lot of recommended resources. I admire them; they have gone through the academic rigor that I have not, so the bar is set pretty high!

Thanks for your kind words. Hope to see you tomorrow...



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