Tag: Art

Picking straws


Delicious Fall has fallen upon us for a brief spell and I am relishing it! Doors and sliders thrown open, fans positioned to bring all of that fresh, low humidity air in has really boosted my spirits. It makes working out an invigorating thing rather than a flirtation with heat stroke and misery. ¬†I wrote…

9.8.14 Monday Music Mention – Imogen Heap


I know, I missed last week. ¬† Last Monday was a no-work day and almost a no-computer day too. ¬†Hopefully y’all were off doing fun things like dancing, grilling, grabbing some end-of-summer fun. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus due to stress, and hope to be back writing again soon. ¬†In the meantime,…

“Dreams for Sale”


Ivory towers are difficult to maintain Too much melancholy seeps into the cracks Jostling the dust for position of primacy Longing for an out; escape is a feather duster ride She hovers among the secreted garden of words Slender stalks of them over here, ground-hugging clumps over there Flinging some violently against the canvas of…

8.18.14 Monday Music Mention – Idan Raichel Project


The Idan Raichel Project will probably be someone most of you’ve not heard of unless you’ve a penchant for Israeli music. ¬†The project attempted to gather ¬†the voices in Israel together in music – cross cultural and cross linguistic, it focuses on working together in a place where such an idea is often only a…

Thankful Thoughts


¬†Photo Credit: BoredPanda.org ¬† ¬†“The Book of Life” – Artist David Kracov If I had a lot of money, I would so purchase this piece of sculpture. It is metal, and each butterfly is hand-painted. The book contains diary pages, poetry and notes written by the children of Auschwitz. I find it haunting and incredibly…

8.11.14 Monday Music Mention – Brian Crain


Happy Monday all! ¬†I know everyone is rip roarin’ ready to return to well, whatever ¬†it is that you do on Mondays ūüôā This week’s mention is another accomplished pianist, baseball player turned artist, ¬†Brian Crain.¬† He is a majestic composer, and has produced several solo piano offerings and others including strings and piano duets…

Victims – Born, Groomed or Happenstance – Final


¬†A bit of beauty from my garden for my readers ******************************** I sometimes write about topics that are difficult to face, things one wishes to turn away from, bury, ignore.¬† Some read, some don‚Äôt.¬† Either is okay with me. ¬†What does matter is if something I have written helps another person.¬† In truth, reality is…

Sunday Snippets 6.28.14


I’m here cooling off after running around snapping shots in the humid heat for this week’s photo challenge over at my most recent newborn activity, my photo-focus blog: My Digital Eye Queue¬†¬†I’ll still include shots that add value here in my writing, but some folks don’t want to slog through my verbosity, they just want…

The Birthday Hike – Part 2


The pace and intensity of work lately has left me primed more than usual for pulling out the memories of this year’s earlier camping trip. ¬†It isn’t that I mind working (although independent wealth would be cool too, lol!). ¬†It is just that often it seems that there is nothing really productive about my days…

A little (hah!) more macro work


While I have always enjoyed photography, what I am liking about macro work is what it reveals to me that I normally overlook, or am too far away to notice (or…rushing past!) ¬†Lately, I am struck by the flowers within flowers ūüôā A few jewel tones for today. ¬†Two different colors of bougainvillea, white bracts…

Macro photo fun


One of my hobbies is photography, a bug that bit me back in High School when I worked for the Yearbook staff. ¬†Over the years I’ve played with the camera on and off, but did not know that in my late husband’s things there was a macro lens for the old Nikon. ¬† ¬†Here are…

Skin Tight – a train of thought activity


Sometimes, I just sit down and write what pops into my head. ¬†This is what flowed out today.   Skin Tight There come seasons in your life that are so powerfully emotional that they overwrite every bad dream, every negative thought and your eyes water with tears over the smallest things, because you feel so…

The Birthday Hike Part 1


While I had planned to stay until¬†the last minute possible on the property, I realized that a more pragmatic approach would be to return home a day before my return to work and have some quiet time¬†for¬†shifting gears back into my temporarily ‘normal’ world. ¬† The wild me tried to take over and calculate how…

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