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The Chic Assignment | February 2021


Welcome to the first Chic Assignment of 2021. I look forward to restarting this series and exploring some amazing artists this year.

Chic Assignment no. 1 Rachmaninoff Prelude in C Sharp Minor (Op. 3 No. 2) 

I have always been intimidated by Rachmaninoff. As a (very very amateur) pianist, I looked at my great grandmother's Rachmaninoff pieces and couldn't even fathom playing them. Even though they might be unattainable to the amateur musician, we can still enjoy his works. This month we are diving into this performance of Prelude in c sharp minor (Op. 3 no. 2) performed by Rousseau. We will dive into the biography of Rachmaninoff in the mid-month check-in. 

Chic Assignment no. 2 Explore the art of William H. Johnson (1901-1970)

William H. Johnson was an American artist Born in South Carolina in 1901, he was a student of the National Academy of Design in New York City. His incredible career spanned several decades, but his works are only now getting the recognition that they deserve. I'm excited to learn more about William H. Johnson this month. Check out his artwork on WikiArt

Self-Portrait, 1929

Chalet in the Mountains, 1938

Folk Family, 1944

Chic Assignment no. 3 Work on building one new good habit this month. We are going to talk about habits and their importance throughout the month of February on the blog. A book that I highly recommend is Atomic Habits by James Clear

Chic Assignment no. 4 Maintain your clutter-free space. If you took part in Clutter-free January with us, you likely have some newly decluttered spaces. We are going to maintain those spaces throughout the month of February, taking care to keep them clutter-free. 

Thank you for joining us for The Chic Assignment this month. Tag me with #TheChicAssignment on social media and invite a friend to join in. I look forward to a wonderful year of arts and culture. 

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Unknown said...

I'm so happy the chic assignments are back!!! I love reading all the comments and what an incredible difference you have made in so many lives of the women (men) and children through these assignments. You have elevated our lives and given us an appreciation for the arts. I know during your break, I went through the previous chic assignments and develved into them further. Thank you for all the care and effort in bringing us these assignments. Blessings Stacie

Ameena said...

You are certainly not an amateur pianist! You play so beautifully. Thank you for this assignment :)

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thank you for participating in The Chic Assignment, ladies! I appreciate your comments! ~ Jennifer

Kerry said...

Thank you for encouraging people to learn about the life and work of William H. Johnson. What a truly spectacular artist and what a challenging life. I am so glad he is finally getting recognition.

Kelly from AL said...

I am so excited that this series is back.
The habit I'm working on this month: Getting out of bed as soon as my alarm goes off - no snooze button!

Unknown said...

Yay! The Chic Assignments are back!! Thank you for encouraging us to learn the arts. My good habit for the month is making a (daily) lower carb lunch.

Leslie Richman said...

Thank you! This is bringing so much interest to my month already!