Sunday, June 26, 2022

Thought for the Day

[. . .] To see a situation is to catch the facts
of the matter. To behold it is to witness the story. [. . .]
~ Martin Shaw

Quoted from Martin Shaw, "Navigating the Mysteries" (Essay), Emergence Magazine, May 22, 2022

Martin Shaw, Writer, Artist, Teacher, Mythologist

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Thought for theDay

We must learn to invite the winter in.
~ Katherine May

Quoted from Katherine May, Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times (Riverhead Books, 2020), page 13

Katherine May, Fiction and Nonfiction Writer, Journalist, Essayist       

Alison Engstrom, "Wintering: A Conversation with Author Katherine May", Rose & Ivy Journal, February 23, 2021

Thursday, June 16, 2022

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life


Carol Coates, MindsEye V
Mixed Media on Canvas
38" x 56"
Copyright © Carol Coates
The evocative, thought-provoking painter and mixed media artist Carol Coates is my selection for June's Artist Watch column at the international online arts magazine Escape Into Life.

Born and educated in Michigan, Carol is an award-winning, multi-talented artist who works in a wide range of media, including oil and acrylic paints, photography, digital collage, and mixed media. Represented by galleries around the country, Carol currently maintains her home and studio in Ft. Myers, Florida.

For today's Artist Watch, Carol has treated us to images from one of her major, ongoing, and timeless series: "MindsEye". In addition, she has provided her Artist Statement and a brief biography, as well as links to her galleries and social media.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Thought for the Day

Grateful eyes look at each thing as if
they had never seen it before and caress it as if
they would never see it again.
~ Brother David Steindl-Rast


Quoted from Br. David Steindl-Rast, Word for the Day, A Network for Grateful Living, May 21, 2022

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Thought for the Day

 [. . .] love can only be love. [. . .]
~  Vincent Katz

Quoted from Vincent Katz, "Looking at the Sea", from Knopf Poetry, Poem-a-Day (National Poetry Month), April 30, 2022 (The poem is in Katz's Broadway for Paul: Poems of 2020, page 69.)

Vincent Katz, Poet, Translator, Editor, Curator

Vincent Katz on Instagram

Knopf on Tumblr

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