art · Stream of Consciousness Saturday

SoCS — art

Linda G. Hill's Stream of Consciousness Saturday's prompt is about art, either art on our home's wall or art in a museum. The art I choose to stream-of-consciousness on today are acrylic pour paintings I did last year. One of my friends heard about the class being held in a nearby art gallery. I watched… Continue reading SoCS — art

art · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC)

FOWC The Walls of Gaudi

image link   Fandango's FOWC is wall. I will do a better post on this later, but last night I watched an hour-long documentary on Antoni Gaudi. Having a persistent, but novice interest in architecture, my aesthetic favor for ultimate architect is captured by Master Gaudi. This man can build a wall like no other,… Continue reading FOWC The Walls of Gaudi

art · Word of the Day Challenge

Examples of Finesse

image link -- Henri Matisse's, "Nude in a White Turban"   threading a needle while riding a bike * playing jenga on a unicycle * starting a fire on a first try * successful sourdough rise in mid-winter * getting hardboiled eggshell off in less than 10 seconds * tying a shoelace with one hand… Continue reading Examples of Finesse

#OctPoWriMo2018 · art · OctPoWriMo · poetry

Poetry Day 27 — Nightwings

The prompt for today is:  What Color Is It?   Select a random noun. When you see an image of this person/place/thing, what color is it? Brainstorm the different ways the color can be described. Write a poem to help us see something in color through your eyes. Use an appropriately sourced and credited image of… Continue reading Poetry Day 27 — Nightwings

art · Chuang Tzu · poetry · politics · shadows · Word of the Day Challenge

K’un, the great fish

  Ellen Goodman interview of Ai Weiwei, including early life and going up to the present:   Exhibition now showing in L.A.: Exhibition now showing in L.A. 9/27/18 L.A. Times article on Ai Weiwei's exhibition now showing in L.A. Ai Weiwei drifting - art, awareness and the refugee crisis | DW Documentary:  … Continue reading K’un, the great fish

art · art glass · book review · sculpture · Word of the Day Challenge


When one goes to the carnival, they envision spending a few hours, or perhaps a day, enjoying the wondrous rides, food, and other attractions.  The Word of the Day fit right in with a book I recently borrowed from the local library,  Midwest Marvels: roadside attractions across Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin Thinking about… Continue reading Carnival

art · movie review

Final Portrait (2017)

image link I've got 4 main sources for movies now, other than going to a theater:  1) netflix streaming; 2) netflix discs; 3) the library; and 4) Family Video.  I try to obtain through free sources first.  This was one I requisitioned from #2.  I think I found it through looking for Armie Hammer movies. … Continue reading Final Portrait (2017)

art · politics · Uncategorized

Ai WeiWei

Chinese artist, Ai WeiWei, has been known as a rabble rouser in China, New York, and across the planet.  Last summer, we were fortunate enough to have several of his pieces on exhibit at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.  Since then I've developed an interest in his life, political history,… Continue reading Ai WeiWei