August 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm (art, culture, education, environment, exploring interconnectedness, life, random, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: art, art as a tool, bigsurkate, California coast, children, Dave Allen, education, healing, inspiration, learning, Leslie White, life, Mirage, painting, people, random, students, teaching, teaching art, Writing
More on the power of Art’s energy–this time via BigSurKate’s featured artist post.
Dave Allen's "Mirage"
On BigSurKate’s blog is another of Dave Allen’s wonderful paintings inspired by the natural world–The Magnificent Sea–the world so clearly full of creative energy manifesting in all things. What I found even more intriguing than Dave’s gorgeous art was the story he shares regarding the power of Art, creative expression, to be a positive influence. He tells a true story regarding his interaction with a boy who responds with incredible immediate intensity to the chance to channel his energy into an artistic medium. You can find the whole story at BigKateSur’s blog casa–along with some very obliging does and news about what’s the haps in Big Sur country —>>> http://bigsurkate.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/featured-artist/
I’m very conscious of the flow of the energy from the natural world as it influences my own visual art — and often inspires my word art. It’s clear from the way Leslie White, who also teaches art, engages her subjects that she too has an influential connection to the flow of energy from nature. There’s no denying that Dave Allen is in tune with the world of energy washing his everyday world. When this manifests in depictions of the natural world the connection seems obvivious. I think that even when the manisfestation is not a representation of nature that the same creative energy is at work and flowing freely in all acts of creation. Do you go with the energy flow?
Leslie White’s students seem to —>> http://lesliepaints.wordpress.com/student-art-2/
August 16, 2010 at 10:04 pm (art, creative writing, culture, education, exploring interconnectedness, life, nature, poetry, random, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: art, education, haiku, inspiration, Leslie Paints, Leslie White, life, nature, painting instruction, paints, poem, poetry, random, thoughts, watercolor, wolf, Wolf Paws, wolf summer, Writing
For several days I’ve been trying to incorporate into one post some thoughts connected to several blogs and ideas regarding how creative energy manifests in different arts that in turn influence and feed the creative process of other artists of all genres/mediums. This being one example of the power of ART–and why it is so important in our daily lives. The conceptual jelly has been solidifying into a mass much larger than is manageable in a single container aka post. So in an effort to at least get the jelly rolling along instead of permanently sticking to the counter, I’ve decided to employ the installment or series method. Hence, this post serves as just one example of how the flow of creative energy can inspire artistic work in different mediums–my written words triggered a response in Leslie White who gave her expression in her visual watercolor. Certainly this is nothing new–except perhaps in the fact that both Leslie and I are aware of and communicate regarding this intriguing exchange of mutual inspiration and motivation to create. This is just one example of the creative power of ART energy. And it’s not a one way street–word art does not just feed visual art/painting but visual art/paintings fuel word art. Still simmering in another of my brain chamber pots is an “Ode to Wood” inspired by one of Leslie’s watercolors. No, it’s not “ode” yet–yet. But I’m sure it will be in the future.
Wolf Paws by Leslie White
wolf summer by eva wojcik
hot paws clawing
succulent mud digits seeps
moon flower lake lights
Please visit Leslie at http://lesliepaints.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/wolf-paws-for-eva/ and see her painting process and many other wonderful paintings and drawing. Leslie has a great way of gently providing helpful instruction in watercolor techniques by sharing her methods, experiences and new explorations.
In case “wolf paws” doesn’t do it for you, then check out Leslie’s “Five on the Corner” for some certain female energy that’s always on the move:
Yes, this is not a one time happening.
Yeah, Leslie’s “wood” is cooking on her home page in Indiana.
August 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm (culture, education, entertainment, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, food, history, Independent film, journalism, life, movies, nature, politics, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: activists, Democracy Now, documentary, Dolphins, education, environment, ethics, films, Flipper, food, history, Japan, media, movies, nature, news, oceans, opinion, oscars, politics, random, Rick O'Barry, the Cove, whaling
Did you grow up watching Flipper’s antics on television? (After hearing Rick O’Barry talk about the first dolphin, Cathy, who played Flipper, I can’t stop wondering if she was giving everyone a huge piece of her mind every chance she got to ‘talk’ to the unsuspecting cameraman. ) Planning to take the kiddies to a dolphin show at Sea World this summer? Got a water dancing dolphin poster or three on your bedroom wall? If so, then this film news is for you. I first heard about the film The Cove from another blogger. Caught some of its splash at the Oscars–then didn’t hear or see much more about it until was searching for the foreign film section in the last Blockbuster in my area. (BAH on those evil red boxes). Lo and behold there was The Cove in the special interest category. Next thing I know I’ve tuned into Democracy Now! this morning intending to listen only to the headlines of the “War and Peace Report” and learned that The Cove was to be one of the features. So, yep, you guessed it, I wound up paying close attention for the entire hour of Democracy Now!’s program. This was too much for me to ignore. Hence this post which offers links to Amy Goodman’s way cool interview with the filmmakers, Louie Psihoyos and Rick O’ Barry, on Democracy Now! and to the film’s website. The interview is very interesting because it reveals how the filmmakers went about making a film no one wanted made. Their efforts give “special ops” a whole new meaning. I am not kidding, talk about going above and beyond the call of duty–this filmmaking team went all out for dolphins. Take note: Dead-line is September 1st to save some Flippers.
the Cove http://www.democracynow.org/2010/8/16/filmmakers_activists_try_to_save_dolphins