Category Archives: Art Appreciation and More
Seeing and Experiencing Poignancy
“Being away for two months had given everyone the rector knew, and Mitford (hometown) as well, a fresh, almost poignant reality.” A Light in the Window, Jan Karon author This quote hit me with strength. I’ve had moments in … Continue reading
What Does Your Season Look Like?
“Here it set red maples on fire; there it turned oaks russet and yellow. Fat persimmons became the shade of melted gold, waiting for frost to turn their bitter flesh to honey.” Jan Karon, author of ‘These High Green Hills’ … Continue reading
Deepening Your Connection to Visual Surroundings
“You’re dreaming of a beautiful multicolor forest, floating through the scenery and admiring the flora, when a small cottage appears in a clearing ahead. You recognize something in the light reflecting off the window, a sense that you’ve been here … Continue reading
Look As If For The First Time
“I also appreciated ordinary things-the color of a flower, the shape of a leaf. Because I was in that bed so long, I was in awe of how beautiful the flowers were. How beautiful the pool water was. I’m still … Continue reading
Response to a Practiced Scene
‘Beauty happens unexpectedly but it comes out of a practice of attention and humility’. Tom Jay, Sculptor ‘Art as a Way of Life’, Rod MacIver Recently I saw a movie which portrayed a family who owned a restaurant and every … Continue reading
Do You Think You Know What ‘Beauty’ Means?
Sometimes I think I’m more confused now about the process of being moved by art and real scenes in life than I was before I started this blog. Not long ago. I know I’ve been moved by art and visual … Continue reading
What Might Be Possible When You Connect with a Work of Art or Image
“The ancient roots of the word “art” have to do with connection, and art, at its best, is our connection to the mystery, to parts of ourselves that are deeper and truer than … Continue reading
A Visual Image Makes Me Pause
Have you ever looked at something in your personal life or at a work of art of any kind and thought, ‘wow, this is beautiful’? As I thought about this topic of beauty, I remembered a time many years ago … Continue reading
What is This Blog About?
Have you ever wondered how to take steps in developing a deeper appreciation of art? Have you ever wondered and been interested in the process of creativity for artists? Have you ever wondered if maybe you could be an artist? … Continue reading