Egrets, Herons, Cranes and storks are often confused in folklore and real life. These long legged wading birds alternate between elegant graceful shallow water walking to awkward wing flapping squawks. The fascination with them is real. Does it matter which one is which in the world of folklore? Some stories are generalized and some are very specific… Continue reading Tuesday Birds-The Elegant Egret
Ice Castles Vivaldi’s Spring seemed appropriate music to go with all the ice formations lining the walls of the roadways surrounding Nashville. The ice formations were quite spectacular during the polar vortex. Hopefully, spring is on the way. I’ve had enough cold for one year!
This 20- minute lecture by Dr. Gil Dekel is worth a listen. The feeling at the end is, “How awesome creativity is!” What is the artist really saying in each and every painting? Dr. Gekel tells us.
“Its not what you look at that matters, its what you see.”—Henry David Thoreau (from Creatingminds.org) Taking the time to simply observe surroundings can lead to some delightful surprises. Artist’s visual skills will see the pattern or the image in unusual places every time. Designs in frost on the window, patterns in park benches, faces… Continue reading Spotting