Archive for November, 2011

"by Toni Hooper""by Toni Hooper"

Guest artist:

November guest artist, Toni Hooper, takes her camera everywhere she goes.  This trip to the West Coast produced amazing photographs. Now with the weather turning colder, she will be in the studio sculpting or painting. Always the creative person, we will look forward (more…)

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by B. W. Harwell

"The House of Dead Flowers"

The artist does not always have control of the medium. When unexpected images enter like ghosts from the past, do you save them or push them back from view? This painting began (more…)

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Music in New York

New York City called Gotham has been a venue for artists allowing a freedom of expression.


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New York has a long history


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Who knew?

After a turkey dinner, it seems a gremlin or two had at the iPad. Result is an unfinished post. Some humor in that.  Gobbles or Gremlins?

The serious and weighty ideas fell by their own pretentiousness. 

They deserved better. A new post on a new day may make it worth a new look.

The subjects that would have been  on this post were:

Music in New York City

All Gershwin concerts outdoors

Musical theater, Porgy and Bess

Dean Dixon, conductor

Opera on radio, December 7, 1941



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Sunny Though Overcast      

Who knew?

Today I received word that my blog has been nominated for the Liebster Award by The writer, the reviser, the visualizer!  I could not have been more surprised and pleased. Only a few days ago did I see mention of this award and thought it would be something to strive for.

The nomination has a few rules:

This nomination process is from fellow bloggers who are supporting blogs of fewer than 200 followers.There are a few requirements that come with this award. They are:1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.
5. And, best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

I am making my selection of 5 bloggers who have impressed and inspired me. Several have been reblogged and contributed to any success I have achieved.

Nominations I recommend are:

1. Maze a Day

2. Meghan Peddles Historian’s Craft

3. Jono Hodson

4. Kevin J. Parham

5. Kevin at Oregon School of Art

The last two rules will be a joy to fulfill. Many thanks and good blogginh!

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Kevin J. Parham

Once again, we find ourselves on the precipice of that special time of year; a time when family and friends, many of whom will travel great distances, will gather together to re-connect, re-kindle, and to acknowledge and give thanks for those people and things that make our lives worthwhile.  This span of five weeks that begins with the observance of Thanksgiving and ends as we collectively sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to ring in the New Year, is indeed, traditionally or otherwise, a special time.

As I reflect back to the Thanksgivings of my youth, I see images of a humble existence at our house in West Medford, Massachusetts.  Our dining room was a rarely-used, unfamiliar place – unlike the kitchen, where we spent most of our waking moments as a family.  The dining room was more akin to a shrine, in that it was used only twice a year – on Thanksgiving and on…

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Japanese art forms interpreted

Japanese art forms interpreted

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