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standing in the rain

standing in the rain

My cousin Tim is an artist extraordinaire who creates elaborate urban settings with detailed maps. As a child I watched him do this with pencil to blank paper. He must have quite a collection of notebooks. But at some point he began working with MS Paint. He recently shared with me his latest creation and when I have his permission I hope to share his work and the stories behind his world. Meanwhile, I had to update my hardware and I “discovered” that I had Paint on my machine. I told Tim, “You create maps. I can’t even make a straight line.” He told me about holding down the shift key to solve that problem. He promised to continue sharing his maps with me and I mostly promised to share my adventures with 21st century technology that most people have known about for ages. Between tutorials from young cousins and Youtube videos, I may continue to delve into this digital art world. Meanwhile, here’s my fun for the day. Be well. ūüôā

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well, one benefit of three major snowstorms in a row is that I’ve spent a lot of time indoors catching up on my reading.

One of my favorite finds is Seasons by French artist Blexbolex.  The interior of the book is lovely, but it is in the exterior cover image that I lose myself.

It is categorized as a picture book for children, of silkscreen art depicting life and nature throughout the seasons, but I think many adults would find it fascinating as well. ¬†Given the pink font inside, and the pink on the cover, maybe Blexbolex’s book spurred my current interest in pink!

 

“The leaf has a song in it.” ¬†For that line alone, from the poem What Can I say, I am grateful to Mary Oliver.

Each poem in the slim volume is thought-provoking and insightful about Oliver as an individual, as well as about humanity.  She inspires  the writer in me as well as the photographer.

One day I’d like to do a series of photographs inspired by her poetry.¬† This is what I wrote about my first encounter with Mary Oliver back in 2006.

 

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