Upon commitment, the Universe conspires to exist; who are you not to shine…be brilliant!Marianne Williamson on Nelson Mandala
(Elizabeth used slender magazine strips to create the yogi, light and shadow .)
How can taking a knee engender more anger than taking a life?
…originality, in art as in science, consists in a shift of attention to aspects of reality previously ignored discovering hidden connections, seeing familiar objects or events in a new light.
(Made by Elizabeth, she is the wrap from a bag of lemons and a medical lab’s purple and red tape, which is topped with a wine bottle’s metal cork protector.)
There will never be
but there can be
more love than
before we got here
and more peace
we stayed here.
David Richo, Everyday Commitments
Thank you Daily Post contributors for many years of great prompts and responses. I’m deeply disappointed this is stopping and grateful for many years of inspiration.
I’m reposting this beautiful girl who has captured my heart and how she reminds me daily how enlivening play is and how life is where we are rather than in the stream of seemingly endless thoughts.
Theo Jansen, Dutch artist and engineer, is creating extraordinary wind-mobilized creatures, strandbeests, perhaps the inspiration for those imagined in Philip Pullman‘s The Amber Spyglass. Jansen has been termed the modern Leonardo di Vinci and if you watch the fore-linked TedTalk “strandbeests,” you’ll see why due to his mathematical equations for self-locomotion as well as sketchbooks. My breath catches and imagination soars as I watch his sand creatures. Enjoy!
I never know what I’m going to do in art, whether literary or visual. Yet I’ve recently been inspired by the concept Broken & Beautiful since we all are, one way or another.
Yet most of us are also broken one way or another and we’ll all experience death and possibly illness and old age. Yet we’re also brand new within seven years, all of our cells replaced, some replicating 10 to the 22nd power every second.
While these numbers are unfathomable to me, I fully grasp how vulnerable and resilient we are.
Though I thought Broken & Beautiful was an original idea, an internet search demonstrated that others are working with this concept. Still, I love the theme and will continue using eggs to explore it.
Why eggs? They’re gorgeous: their shape, texture and range of interior and exterior colors. They’re also the beginning of life for many species and must be broken for that life to live independently. So I’ve broken and eaten the eggs (yum) and also knit the heart-scarf.
To our beauty and resilience as well as the power of our vulnerability and ways that we’re broken.
There’s been a lot of discussion about mindful looking and unplugging in museums of late. By pure coincidence, I’ve been thinking about looking at objects while traveling over the last 2 months, developing an understanding of how mindfulness and technology work together for me to connect emotionally with museum objects.
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