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The Chic Assignment | October 2021

 Welcome to The Chic Assignment for October. This month holds a host of new discoveries for me and I can't wait to share them with you. 

Chic Assignment No. 1 Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8 

Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713) was an Italian violinist and composer in the Baroque era. We are listening to his concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 this month. This concerto is perfect for autumn. We will learn more about Corelli in the mid-month check-in. 

Chic Assignment No. 2 Enjoy the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

                                     Portrait painting of Rainer Maria Rilke by Leonid Pasternak - public domain

You probably saw this coming... after studying Gwen John last month and learning that she was good friends with Rilke, we are studying his poetry this month. Rilke was an Austrian poet and novelist. You can read his poems for free online at the Poetry Foundation or you can read a book of his collected poems. 

Day in Autumn 
by Rainer Maria Rilke
After the summer's yield, Lord, it is time
to let your shadow lengthen on the sundials
and in the pastures let the rough winds fly.

As for the final fruits, coax them to roundness.
Direct on them two days of warmer light
to hale them golden toward their term, and harry
the last few drops of sweetness through the wine.

Whoever's homeless now, will build no shelter;
who lives alone will live indefinitely so,
waking up to read a little, draft long letters,   
and, along the city's avenues,
fitfully wander, when the wild leaves loosen.

Chic Assignment No. 3 Stock your freezer for the winter 
I will be sharing a "bake with me" video for Mega Motivation on Monday where I stock our chest freezer with baked goods for the winter. I hope it inspires you to take stock of your winter food supply too and prepare for the upcoming change in season. 

Chic Assignment No. 4 Define your interior design style 
We are going to explore interior design style this month as well. I would love to hear how you would define your interior design style. Use one word or a whole sentence to describe it. I find that consciously defining my style helps me to stay focused and consistent when decorating. 

What I'm reading:  The Master by Colm Tóibín

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I hope you enjoy this month's assignments. Let us know in the comment section below. Invite a friend who is looking for more art and culture in his or her life. Thank you for joining us and I'll see you on Monday!

Love, Jennifer 

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1 comment:

Stacie said...

Thank you for your faithfulness in these assignments!! I enjoy them so much and they have enriched my lives and the lives of my friends and the young women I mentor. God Bless you.. Stacie