How Complex Is This?

I was chatting with a dear artist friend of mine, several days ago.  We were considering the subject of what art actually is?  If I ask you: “What is art?” How would you respond?  This may seem like a perfectly simple and straight-forward question but, surprisingly, it is perhaps more complex than one might expect….

Life’s Leafy Pathway

A pathway of autumnal glowWhen Nature bows her head for rest.While trees prepare for season’s flowLike rust upon what summer blessed.The morning dew drops hang like gemsAs chill winds cause crisp leaves to fall.Such a welcome the pathway lendsTo all the people one and all.Who can resist to kick the pilesOf golden foliage so deep?The…

Crack the Poetic Code.

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CIY (craft it yourself ) Art update

I’ve had this flower painting that was a mass produced piece originally from Pier 1 imports for many years. I quite like the shape and the style, however after having it in my home for several years the colour was just not singing to me any longer. But I didn’t want to get rid of…

BEFORE

Let my eyes see my thoughts and bring my heart alive. Let my hands be able and bring it from my mind. Let my soul blend these words and create reflective prose. Let me plant the seeds of thought and watch the creation grow. Let me free to create what I hold dear to my…

The case for Selfies

(By Margaret S. Morton) As a mother I am constantly behind the camera catching all the precious moments of my children’s lives.  There is nothing I won’t capture. The external backup drives have started to fill a drawer. And now with online backup like google photos I can keep them safe. I could probably write a…

A Little Glam

Tracy has put together a mix of some old Hollywood musicals imagery, with some of her favourite music. This was, no doubt, a time-consuming process but, as you will see from the wonderful video below, it was very clearly a labour of love. Thank you, Tracy! It is a STUNNING video. Please do take a…

Art About Face

One of the things I have been spending time on, over 2019, has been portraiture. I am only starting out and, frankly, teaching myself. I didn’t study for art beyond my secondary school qualifications. I will be posting more on this subject but, for now, here is a little snippet of some of my work,…