Monday, May 18, 2009

Frogs and Snails and Fine Art Tales

Captain's Log. Stardate 2009 May 18

Today we embark on our journey together to explore old masters, young genius, art, and economics.

As to our name of our blog. Well, we wanted chiraoscuro first. But, that term -- denoting the light and dark within a work of art -- was taken. Then, we moved to our second choice, spanghew which means "to cause a frog or toad to fly in the air." That, too, was taken. Therefore, we improvised and added "-ed" to spanghew, because every good word deserves to be in the past tense.


  1. This is a great beginning to our blog.

  2. Now having designated the correct name and descriptive phrases to describe ourselves, I think we all can agree that frogs - especially those who possess the remarkable ability to fly - best represents us.
    Perhaps it is meant to be that there are no recorded art masterpieces of a flying frog, or any frog for that matter (according to google, that is). This just allows us the opportunity to be our own collaborative masterpiece, that examines masterpieces. Yes, that's correct, I said we shall be a masterpiece of flying frogs. Good day.

  3. Personally, frogs are amazing specimens to behold. However, to throw one up into the air sounds too cruel to comprehend. Oh well....

    Just a random note, everyone should list their favorite species of frog.

    Mine is the strawberry poison dart frog. I have always loved the colors.