as the snowfall arrives
there is a soft quiet
a world of white outside
the cottage is filled with color
the center of the snow globe
i’m clearly drawn to whimsical animal art
that is the wing of a peacock kite you see in the upper left corner.
“laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
after learning about artist, andy goldsworthy
the kinders create in his style
leaving it all behind
to return to nature in its own time.
“simplicity is nature’s first step, and the last of art.”
-phillp james bailey
can you tell me about your halloween picture?
can’t you see it?
i think i can, but i’d love for you to tell me about it.
it’s me hiding in the bushes.
“a work of art is the unique result of a unique temperment.”
“art is man’s expression in his joy of labor.”
– henry kissinger,
happy labor day, usa
woodward dream cruise, royal oak, mi, usa
dropped off the family entries
to the library’s annual lego building contest
there were so many good ones to see
elaborate, creative, funny, scary, lovely, colorful, detailed
some were quickly assembled
some took many hours and days to create
some made by children, some by adults,
some made by both working together
but it was the one above that really caught my eye
it was beautiful because
it was clearly made by someone
out of pure love
created by ivy, a preschooler
her piece’s title
written by someone
who knew how to write their letters
‘this is mama.’
it was magnificent.
“every block of stone has a statue inside it
and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
’twas fairy day at the artisan’s market
and soon they came around
lots of them of ev’ry kind
and treasures to be found.
“the fairy poet takes a sheet o
f moonbeam, silver white;
his ink is dew from daisies sweet,
his pen a point of light.
public love art
“never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.”