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Dear Favorite Tree,
Inspired by this fine art print, and my favorite tree that rests on the riverbank of of an incredibly special spot in the Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado.
A Little Too Personal...
One crisp October morning at the height of the very beginning of 2010s, Tumblr girls, skinny waists and drug habits, our high school psychology teacher dropped a ticking bomb on us by admitting that “I’m jealous of those of you that are of a 100% origin.”
She didn’t know what to say to him, at that moment she didn’t want to burden him with her feelings. She looked over to find him smiling with the same smile that got them through her cancer last year. She reached for his hand with just her fingers and he slowly grasped her hand and fit it perfectly between his. Without looking over to check on her he smiled a little more and put both their hands in his lap. She let a single tear fall down her cheek and at that moment he put his other hand on top of hers and turned to face her with eyes saying that everything will be alright. He took his free hand and curessed the side of her face as she lay her warm cheeks in his calaced palm and as she nuzzled into the warm embrace she couldn’t help but let a couple more tears fall. The man heard the army bus start to turn that corner to proceed that long driveway to their house and stood up straight. His smile hasn’t completely left him but you could tell her was focused. Slowly pulling away his hand from hers, and from her cheek, he stood up and grabbed his cane safely resting on the side of the bench they had been sitting on, The woman stood up to watch as her husband made his way down those steps from their porch they both walked up for the first time over 30 years ago and prayed that it wouldn’t be the last. He got on the bus without once looking back and she watched him through the bus window as he went to take his seat. She stood there, still, without a tear to show, she knew in that moment, that it was her time to be strong now.
How To Travel With an Octopus
Abstract In this article, I promote science, art, and octopuses. Its purpose is to entertain, advertise, and tell (and also show) a story that one might find amusing or boring, thoughtful or light-minded, educational or utterly silly. See and decide for yourself.
Gallery Hop-New York City
Once or twice a year, with my husband or any art-loving friend I can coerce into going with me, I go to a few shows in New York City that I (or we) are interested in seeing.
A Beginner's Journey into Watercolor Painting
Welcome to a new instalment in my Beginner's Journey into Watercolor Painting series! Today, I have 10 new watercolors to share with you, all dating back to April 2023.
Art: In(k) the Flesh
People watching is one of my favorite things to do. Granted I don’t sit still much if I’m not frantically birthing an idea on the keyboard. But when those moments happen, those pristine, carefree minutes when I can let my mind wander and turn off the part of my brain that screams there’s laundry to be folded (I’m ahead of the game if I'm at the folding stage) or bills to be paid, or how impossible it is to cobble together a meal when I haven’t done an Instacart order in weeks, I embrace them full throttle. With vigor. The art of doing nothing but, well, nothing.
Art for our sake: four
I don't generally go for art history or philosophy of art but an interesting discussion of how art and life reflect each other is to be found in Dana Stewart's Art is Life or Life is Art? The narrative begins with the Oscar Wilde quote: "Life imitates art far more than art imitates life." Dana's article explores the ever-developing relationship between art and life from the ancient, classical, renaissance and modern eras.
And the Winner of The Grains of Sand Challenge Is...
Hello, folks! First of all, I would like to thank all the Vocal creators who participated in my Grains of Sand Challenge. You outdid yourselves and blew me away with your poems and stories.
The Language of Wine
'A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world' – Louis Pasteur In every corner market, small town grocer or convenience store a museum is hidden in plain sight. The best works of art wait to be discovered, tasted and enjoyed.
The Hollywood Strike
I'm in a lot of fan-pages on assorted social media, and something I've been seeing a lot of over the past few days is people complaining about delays to the next season of their favourite show, or the latest instalment of a film franchise.
Art for our sake
Congratulations and well done to the Vocal team for launching the new Art community "where words and visual expression intertwine". I haven't yet had a chance to read through all of the great articles on offer but here are a few that caught my attention. If there is any interest, I will post some more reviews of fellow contributors' work sometime soon.