Tag Archives: art

Eternal Dreams

Featured Blogger: Golnaran My featured blogger this week is Golnaran, a wonderfully distinctive artist and sometime poet who I’ve had the pleasure of following since early on (her blog site launched two weeks before mine did in 2014). I’m not … Continue reading

Posted in Quips and Quotes, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

My First Big Fork in the Road

My Real Memoir Have you ever wondered who you’d be if at some point you’d taken a different fork in the road? Pursued a different career. Married a different person. Chosen not to pet that baby alligator. My first big … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Memoir | Tagged , , , , , , , | 65 Comments

50 Strange and (Sometimes) Strangely Beautiful Buildings

Some architects should be celebrated. Some should be tested for drugs. Either way, the creators of these buildings never bore us. In fact, avoiding boredom may just be what inspired them to begin with. Enjoy! (Or chuckle, whatever.) Click on … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

50 Wildly Imaginative Sculptures

It’s no secret that I like art. But what I particularly love are works of unexpected creativity and imagination, which, it must be admitted, are sometimes the creations of slightly crazy people, or at least those who are willing to … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Unexpectedly Beautiful

We all appreciate classical beauty, perfection as it were. But there’s something about the unexpectedly beautiful, the asymmetrically symmetrical, the imperfectly perfect that resonates more deeply with us. Perhaps it is because we sense that, although very few of us … Continue reading

Posted in Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Something Much Better

My Featured Blogger this Week is John Spiers of My Life With Gracie. John lives in England (I think) with an assortment of chickens who regularly inspire their human dad. Here’s one of John’s early posts to introduce you to … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Expressing My True Self

My Real Memoir Until you start school, your life revolves around your parents. They can do nothing wrong. Only later, in your teen years, do you realize they can do nothing right, and that your sagely friends and, of course, … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Memoir | Tagged , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Extraordinary Everyday

Originally posted on Jane Lurie Photography:
“When we separate our artistic activity from daily life, we cut ourselves off from our most valuable creative resource.  However, if we live life as an art form in itself, we have available to…

Posted in Quips and Quotes, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Fall Into Winter

Guest Post by Stephen Geisel Stephen Geisel is a Toronto-based photographer, videographer, motion-designer whose stunning artwork is available in print and other forms at his blog site love-fi, and at several others. These images from the last two months alone … Continue reading

Posted in Quips and Quotes, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Illusions

Art uniquely reflects our conflicting attraction to and fear of illusions. It strives to reconcile our dueling convictions that, on the one hand, only what we perceive is real; and that, on the other, what we perceive is nothing more … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments