Flint Institute of Arts


Thanks to Huntington, who offers “Free Saturdays” every Saturday in collaboration with the Flint Institute of Arts, I was able to visit the Flint Institute of Arts, at no charge. “Free Saturdays” is  an open invite to all! You are able to view the entire institute at no charge. A great way to get out and experience culture and do something without spending money. (Normal admission: FIA Members:  Free, Adults:  $7.00, Children 12 & Under:  Free, Students & Senior Citizens:  $5.00)

The Flint Institute of Arts is located in the college cultural area of my hometown, Flint, MI.

I have visit the Flint Institute of Arts before, on this visit, I was able to take pictures (see below).

Bunny Wall (128 Paintings), 2009 -13 Oil on wood in found frames #flintarts
Bunny Wall (128 Paintings), 2009 – 13 Oil on wood in found frames #flintarts
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WILLSON GALLERY Art of the Americas Art of Africa #flintarts
WILLSON GALLERY Art of the Americas Art of Africa #flintarts
WILLSON GALLERY Art of the Americas Art of Africa #flintarts
WILLSON GALLERY Art of the Americas Art of Africa #flintarts
THOMPSON GALLERY #flintarts
Duane Hanson College Student, 1990 #flintarts
Duane Hanson College Student, 1990 #flintarts
Duane Hanson College Student, 1990 #flintarts
Duane Hanson College Student, 1990 #flintarts
Duane Hanson College Student, 1990 #flintarts
Paul Jenkins American, 1932 – 2012 Phenomena Forking Paths, 1967 – 68 Acrylic on canvas #flintarts
Paul Jenkins American, 1932 – 2012 Phenomena Forking Paths, 1967 – 68 Acrylic on canvas #flintarts
Hallway in the Flint Institute of Arts #flintarts
Jim Dine American, b. 1935 Ape and Cat (At the Dance), 1993 Bronze #flintarts
TOUR ~ MATE Flint Institute of Arts #flintarts
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Viola Frey American, 1933 – 2004 Answering Woman, 1988 – 89 Stoneware #flintarts
Viola Frey American, 1933 – 2004 Answering Woman, 1988 – 89 Stoneware #flintarts
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LEFLEUR LIBRARY #flintarts
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LEFLEUR LIBRARY #flintarts
LEFLEUR LIBRARY #flintarts
LEFLEUR LIBRARY #flintarts
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LEFLEUR LIBRARY #flintarts
LEFLEUR LIBRARY #flintarts
LAFLEUR LIBRARY #flintarts
LAFLEUR LIBRARY #flintarts
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LAFLEUR LIBRARY #flintarts
St. Joseph Hospital Flint, MI
St. Joseph Hospital Flint, MI

 

 

The Flint Institute of Arts is located at, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI  48503, 810-234-1695

Picture Rights: The pictures are my personal pictures taken with permission by The Flint Institute of Arts with my personal cellphone. Please do not take these images without my permission. If you would like to use the pictures for any purpose please contact me. Thank you.

Until Next Time,

 

Bridget Denise Webb

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Early Days of BridgeKnits™ ©


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These are a few scarves that I created in my early days of BridgeKnits™! Each item is 100% handmade.

Please check out BridgeKnits™ Photo Blog to view more of my creations! ♥

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Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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Personal Finance – Financial Literacy Challenge


I have an avid interest in Personal Finance and have been and currently am seeking to get my own finances in order.

Financial Literacy Month is the month of April.

There’s no better time to start learning about personal finance and getting your personal finances in order than now! Let’s hold each other accountable with a challenge! I know accountable is such a touchy word for some people, if you have any ounce of integrity it means that you actually have to do what is being stated as the terms of accountability.

For this Personal Finance – Financial Literacy Challenge let’s commit to reading Personal Finance books during the month of March and making the necessary changes that we learn about, need to, and are able to do to get our finances in order.

I am currently reading a book entitled, Getting Your Financial Hou$e in Order A Floorplan for Managing Your Money by David and Debbie Bragonier with Kimn S. Gollnick. I checked it out of my local public library on 3/1/2018.

So far it is very enlightening and interesting. I may do a book review when I’m done reading it!

How will we keep each other accountable?

1. Comment on this blog post with the book that you are reading along with the date you checked it out.

2. When you’re done, give the areas where you made changes to your personal finance to bring your finances in order. If the material that you read in the books that you check out is the same material and you have already made changes in the areas, list something that would benefit others to know (i.e. opening an online bank account at an online bank vs. opening an bank account at a local or physical bank.)

3. Give a “brief summary” of the book.

That’s it! There are twenty eight days left in March. Let’s go!

Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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High Bun on Natural Hair©


My first “High Bun” on natural hair done by me! c. May, 2014

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This style is very easy and inexpensive to do! I used Kanekelon braiding hair to create the bun.

What you will need?

  • Eco Style Olive Oil Styling Gel
  • A Hair Band or Rubberband
  • Kanekalon Braiding Hair
  • Hair Pins

Apply the Eco Style Olive Oil Gel around and in your hair. Brush it upwards in to a ponytail. Using a hair pin, secure the Kanekalon braiding hair around your hair, twisting it around your hair, forming a high bun. Once you achieve the desire style, you can secure it with a hair pin or tuck the end of the hair into the bun (I was able to do this).

Until Next Time,

 

Bridget Denise Webb

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Product Review: Silk Elements® With Silk Protein MegaSilk® Heat Protection Spray©


In need of heat protection for flat ironing and styling my au naturel hair, I went to Sally Beauty Supply to find a low priced heat protector to use.  I normally use Sally’s Generic Brand of BioSilk for a heat protector which is more than I had available to spend this time around. Other than that, I would have readily grabbed Sally’s Generic Brand of BioSilk.

I came across two small size heat protection sprays that were priced under $4.00 before tax. I decided to try Silk Elements® With Silk Protein MegaSilk® Heat Protection Spray:

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which was lower than I expected when checking out. At the register it rang up to $1.99 before tax for a 2fl. oz (59 mL) spray, with a total price of $2.11, a great deal and it was all that I needed at the moment. I just needed to straighten my hair.

After washing and conditioning my hair, I prayed over the product and sprayed it on my damp hair. I proceeded to blow dry my hair.

1. I did not have my paddle brush with me. (It preps your hair for heat styling when blow drying it. It makes it nice and tangle free.)

2. I wasn’t using the heat protection that my hair is used to.

3. I was using a new flat iron.

Needless to say, I wasn’t satisfied with the results of  the ends of my hair and the way the product made my hair feel. It had a more producty (not a real word, but you understand what I mean), rough, result rather than smooth, silk result that I am used to when using Sally Beauty Supply’s Generic Brand of BioSilk. The generic brand of BioSilk coats your hair. It’s thicker in formula and weight . And you have to pour it verses than spray it.

The Silk Elements® With Silk Protein MegaSilk® Heat Protection Spray states:

  • Helps protects from heat damage
  • Use with flat irons, blow-dryer, or any heated appliance
  • Provides a luxurious shine
  • For hair as soft and smooth as silk.

I personally did not experience a luxurious shine. It may be a product that works best on relaxed hair.

I tried the heat protection spray again on the same shampooed and condition set of hair, with small sections of my hair and applied the spray directly to each section and the ends of my hair within the section before flat ironing, it was noticeably straighter in some sections, but not the desired look that I am used to and desired.

As for know it is a product that is a last resort;an it’s all that I have to use option.

Disclaimer: I have not been paid by Silk Elements® to give my opinion and experience with the MegaSilk® Heat Protection Spray. I am not a representative of Silk Elements®. The product was purchased by me and used by me in my personal discovery of its use. I have not been paid by BioSilk to give my opinion and experience with Biosilk. I am not a representative of BioSilk. The product used by a licensed cosmetologists in the process of styling my au naturel hair and purchased by me as well, in the use of styling my au naturel hair.

Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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No Ring, No Bring


Pippa Middleton, now Mrs. Pippa Matthews of Glen Affric, issued a “No Ring, No Bring” policy to her invited guest to her wedding.

This was the first time that I had heard of such a thing.

The theory of now Mrs. Pippa Matthews of Glen Affric’s No Ring, No Bring: If you are not married to or engaged to the person who you planned to bring to her wedding, you couldn’t bring them as a date to her wedding.

After doing some googling about the subject. This is a step that some people use to cut down the expense of their wedding. Could this also be great to provide more sacredness to the event? Everyone there (who would be eye witnesses) would be either single, separated, or divorced, and if you bring someone as a date to the wedding you would have to be married to the person or engaged to be married. In my opinion, you would invite your family, friends, loved ones, bosses, co-workers, etc., to be guests (eye witnesses) to your wedding! If they brought someone along with them it would be to experience the wedding! To enjoy and celebrate!

It could also provide an opportunity for those who are single to meet other potential singles and if the Lord says the same, possible future spouses. It also could encourage and strengthen the stance of “marriage”. 

On the other hand, no pun intended. By not allowing those who are not married and are dating, courting, or just friends to come together as dates or an invited friend, prevents them the opportunity to be exposed to a wedding or marriage ceremony.

Perhaps, by them coming to the wedding, it may spark the desire to marry the person that they brought. Or to be married, period. Or to realize, this is not the person I want to marry. You never know the effect it would have on a person.

It would be accurate to say that it has it pros and cons. How about you? Will you utilize a “No Ring, No Bring” policy at your wedding?

Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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Pieology®


I follow Pieology Pizzeria on Instagram @pieology. I had the opportunity to try their pizza one evening in Royal Oak, MI. I didn’t know that they had a restaurant in Michigan!

The theory behind Pieology is the study of custom pizza! Inspired pizza!

They have an unlimited topping pizza, where you can choose your own toppings and they have pizza choices that have already been given a name.

I had the unlimited pizza. Unlimited toppings are really unlimited!

It’s set up is that of a walk through, where you start with choosing what kind of crust you desire.

My choice: Whole Wheat Crust

The crust is in a ball of dough that is pressed out into a circular shape. No pre-made crust!

From there you choose from Herb butter or olive oil to coat your crust.

My choice: I had both!

Next, you choose your sauce.

My choice: Red Sauce

Next,  your choice of cheese or cheeses.

And then your toppings.

The results was a creation of a custom made pizza that I had the opportunity to create from my choosing!

This picture is of what was left of my custom creation. One half of the pizza!

The crust is thin, if you choose alot of toppings, it’s best to keep that in mind. I used a fork, for etiquette purposes, but it was also purposeful for eating the pizza as a whole, because the crust is thin.

So the next time you’re looking for a great pizza spot look up Pieology or are in Royal Oak, MI stop by Pieology: 323 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI  48067.

Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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