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The Sky: God’s Canvas

The sky communes with the heavens. Lucky sky. Then it reaches down and touches us. Lucky us. Yet the sky isn’t one thing — it’s many things. And the heavens aren’t many things — they’re everything. Only the God who … Continue reading

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Just Like Us…

Animals seek companionship, once their needs for food, shelter and safety are met. Just like us. Yes, we’re unique—St. Thomas Aquinas called us animal-angel hybrids (although clearly fallen)–but not in our need for companionship. During times of isolation (like, say, … Continue reading

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Summer in California: Mountains, Sea and Desert

Originally posted on Kevin Hotter:
“The Blue and Green of Solitude” Hi Friends! Hope everyone is hanging in there during these weird times. And when I say weird, I mean insane! haha One silver lining of all the restrictions on…

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Ugly? Or Uniquely Beautiful?

“So ugly they’re cute?” “Going through an awkward stage…just finding their style?” (See Before and After shots of humans.) Or uniquely beautiful? All of the above, actually. Because variety really is the spice of life–and the spice of life shelf … Continue reading

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Summer Colors in the Forest

Originally posted on Day-To-Day Photography:
My Featured Blogger this week is freelance writer-photographer Pitchurman of Day-to-Day Photography. I don’t know Pitchurman’s “real” name, but then this Alabama-based artist’s self-description concludes with the words “first and always a photographer.” And quite a picture-man he is. Although … Continue reading

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Adorable Junk

“One person’s junk is another person’s treasure.” Especially if the other person is a sculptor. It’s astonishing how many junk-scrap-found object-spare parts sculptors there are in the world. But they all have one thing in common: they see robots, flying … Continue reading

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Imagination: A World Without Limits

The nagging reality of our world these days seems to be limits: limits on what we can do, where we can go, who we can see. But imagination has no limits. No virus can stop it. Painters, sculptors, photographers, writers—all … Continue reading

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Has the World Gotten Weirder This Year?

(Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slide show.) And don’t miss the second set of pictures and quotes below. Then again, maybe we’ve always been weird: “I’m very polite by nature, even the voices in my … Continue reading

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Robots R Us

The idea of creating imitations of ourselves has always fascinated us humans. In Greek mythology, the sculptor Pygmalion brought his statue Galatea to life. The ancient Chinese scholar Daoxuan spoke of creating “metallic people” to weep when the Buddha Shakyamuni … Continue reading

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While We Were Away

Is this what the world would look like if the pandemic didn’t end? The scientific word is entropy: things crack and crumble, they disintegrate. But they’re also invaded–by water, soil, light, life, transformed from the unnatural into the natural. As … Continue reading

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