Tag Archives: imagination

all artists.

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love wandering around the town

discovering artists’ work

left in unexpected places

a sudden inspiration

using what they found

 

“i don’t think there’s anything in this universe as powerful as the power of an artist to create.

by that logic, we are all artists, aren’t we?”

-malcolm fernandes

dragonheart.

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what did i find at the farmer’s market?

lots and lots of berries, zucchini, tomatoes, farmers, pies, flowers, herbs, honey, bread, 

and one tiny dragon.

 

“one does not need the size of a dragon to have the soul of a dragon. “

– robin hobb

 

 

sheepish.

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 art from discarded loose parts – recycled phones and cords

 

“it’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”

-jean-luc godard

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image credit: *telephone sheep by jean luc cornec, artists without borders

*ArtistJean Luc has put old landline telephones to good use with his sculptures titled “Telephone Sheep”. The series explores how fast technology is moving and how we can put old things to good use. The sculptures use the hand dialing base as the head, the cords as their wool and the earpiece as their feet. The “Telephone Sheep” exhibit was displayed at the Museum of Telecommunication in Frankfurt.

secret forts.

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grandie j heads out

mohawk helmet on

backpack filled

with pokemon cards, water, hope

off on his bike to meet friends 

at their ‘secret fort’

in the neighborhood.

after he makes his grand exit

grandie b, left behind, shares –

“we all have the same secret fort, but no one knows it.”

 

“well i know the secret places. and the nests in hedge and tree;

at what doors are friendly faces, in what hearts are thoughts of me.”

-henry wadsworth longfellow

highest kite.

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on the shores of lake michigan

at dusk

 sunset coming

 j keeps trying

imagining his kite

flying high in the wind

and then –

it does. 

 

“imagination is the highest kite one can fly.”

lauren bacall

 

 

 

holland state park, lake michigan, july 2020

little dark house.

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back in the day

when my girls were little

if there was a power outage

I would tell them

we were just like the family

in ‘the little house on the prairie’

 we could pretend we were them

 have lots of fun

it was okay for a while

until it got old

the novelty wore off

when there was

no pa playin’ the fiddle

no butter to churn

no humming and singing

no stitchin’ to be done

no cows to milk

 then we just had to wait it out

and it was not fun.

“where a light can’t live, i know i can’t.” 

-Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie

 

 

 

image credit: nbc tv

 

flying, fans, and forts.

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on a 

 quick stop

to say hi

to the grandies and friends

 I was lucky enough to enjoy

their indoor flying and blow-up forts created with fans.

life is good at the end of summer. 

“the end-of-summer winds make people restless.”

-sebastian faulks

surprises.

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I spent some time this morning 

creating the beginnings of a fairy village

in the front garden

of a friend’s little girl

who liked to come and visit my garden

when she got home

she discovered the surprise

saw the fairies had moved in

right in her very own front yard

and gave it her full endorsement

 

“the whole point of life was you couldn’t ever be sure what would happen next.

sometimes what happened was good, sometimes not,

but there were always surprises.” 

― veronica henry, author

sword.

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a sword at rest found among the garden

 

 

“i believe in everything until it’s disproved.

so i believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.

it all exists, even if it’s in your mind.

who’s to say that dreams and nightmares

aren’t as real as the here and now?” 

― john lennon