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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. šŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. Ā 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. Ā 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.” Ā 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.Ā  She inspiresĀ  the writer in me as well as the photographer.

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

 

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