Month: March 2016

Reflections…..Inspirational Poem

March 31 / 16 A Prayer In Time Of War – Poem by Alfred Noyes The war will change many things in art and life, and among them, it is to be hoped, many of our own ideas as to what is, and what is not, “intellectual.” Thou, whose deep ways are in the sea, Whose footsteps are not known, To-night a world that turned from Thee Is waiting — at Thy Throne. The towering Babels that we raised Where scoffing sophists brawl, The little Antichrists we praised — The night is on them all. The fool hath said . . . The fool hath said . .. And we, who deemed him wise, We who believed that Thou wast dead, How should we seek Thine eyes? How should we seek to Thee for power Who scorned Thee yesterday? How should we kneel, in this dread hour? Lord, teach us how to pray! Grant us the single heart, once more, That mocks no sacred thing, The Sword of Truth our fathers wore When Thou wast …

News…..Shadowbox is Now on LinkedIn!

March 30 / 16 Hello…..I’m happy to share with you the goods that Shadowbox is growing…..on LinkedIn. Yep, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and now LinkedIn. Shadowbox is growing steadily and I’m very happy about it. This project has been my baby for the past three years and I want to watch it grow even more. Shadowbox/LinkedIn Hope you enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and be always blessed!             featured cred:  

More Scene Wednesday: A Summer Writing Conference……

March 30 / 16 Hey there again! Got something for those who love to write or thinking about writing. The University of Rhode Island is having a summer writing conference. Here are the details…. (cred: University of Rhode Island) THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND / OCEAN STATE SUMMER WRITING CONFERENCE JUNE 23 – 25, 2016 FEATURED SPEAKERS MARGO JEFFERSON / Pulitzer Prize Winning Cultural Critic RIGOBERTO GONZALEZ / American Book Award Winner JULIANNA BAGGOTT / New York Times Notable Author Also featuring: Talvikki Ansel, Rachel Harper, Michael Lennon, Patrick Madden, Christina Pugh, and Jody Lisberger URI Faculty: Mary Cappello, Peter Covino, and Derek Nikitas The 2016 10th Annual Conference is dedicated to the memory of Robert Leuci Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Poetry, and Screenwriting Workshops, Publishing Sessions One-on-one Consultations Learn more about the Ocean State Review, a journal of literary arts. For those interested, just go to the website listed above. One more thing post…..                     featured & other cred:, and  

Scene Wednesday: Fine Arts Work Center / Open Print

March 30 / 16 Morning all! I’m continuing on with the Fine Arts Work Center and their Summer Workshop. You’ve already read about it in the last few posts. There is a new master printer series. Read on….   cred: Fine Arts Work Center THE MICHAEL MAZUR PRINT STUDIO NEW MASTER PRINTER SERIES   This year, the Work Center is pleased to present a new series of printmaking workshops featuring Master Printers ANTONY KIRK, ANDREW MOCKLER, CATHERINE MOSLEY, JAMES STROUD, and BOB SWAINSTON. With an emphasis on mentorship and critique, these workshops will be held in the Work Center’s Michael Mazur Print studio, a state-of-the-art facility that remains one of the best in the region. Here, artists continue to explore the print medium in a facility developed by one of Provincetown’s most revered painters and printmakers. Printmaking workshops will also be taught by acclaimed printmakers DANIEL HEYMAN, FRED LIANG, VICKY TOMAYKO, and BERT YARBOROUGH. The print shop is equipped with two etching presses, a lithography press, facilities for etching and silkscreen, and a state-of-the-art ventilation …

Creative Close-Up: Art Talk from Stephen Silver

March 28 / 16 Good Morning! I enjoyed my Spring Break and now I’m back with Creative Close-Up. Some of you have heard about this artist and some of you haven’t. I’ve had posted a few videos from him before. Stephen Silver is a British professional artist, cartoonist, and character designer. He was lead character designer for Kim Possible and Danny Phantom. I’ve seen his YouTube videos, giving advice to those who are wanting to be or already in the art industry. So for the next three months for Creative Close-Up, I’m posting videos of Silver giving what he calls Art Talks and I’m not posting these in order. You might need to turn you hearing volume up……you can learn some good advice from Silver.   Art Talk 65     Art Talk 19     Here are a few of Silver’s websites and his YouTube channel link that you can subscribe. Stephen Silver YouTube Come back for one more post……..             featured cred: and

Books for Spring 2016

March 28 / 16 Hello….again. As you know Spring is already here and I’ve found books that would be interesting to read. There are lots of books out there, but here are twelve that might put your reading to use…..   BOOKS TO READ FOR SPRING 2016           The Vegetarian – Han Kang trans. by Deborah Smith             LaRose – Louise Erdich             The Mirror Thief – Martin Seay             Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi             End of Watch – Stephen King             Redemption Road – John Hart             D.J. Sturbia – David J. Schow             Play Dead – Francine J. Harris             The Black Maria – Aracelis Girmay             Night Sky with Exit Wounds – Ocean Vuong             The Violet Hour: …

@ The Museum: San Francisco

March 18 / 16 Good Morning and Happy Friday! The weekend is coming around the corner and today let’s take a look at what the City of the Bay has to offer…..   San Francisco Museum of Modern art (SFMOMA) / 151 3rd St. San Francisco, CA 94103 / 415.357.4000 /  They are closed, but they still would love visitors to come….. As we prepare for our opening on May 14, you can learn about our expansion, drop by the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, shop at our Museum Store online (or before a flight at SFO), and browse our inaugural exhibitions and events to start planning your visit. -SFMOMA   Asian Art Museum of San Francisco / 200 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102 / 415.581.3500 / Exploratorim / Pier 15, The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94111 / 415.528.4444 / Contemporary Jewish Museum / 736 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103 / 415.655.7800 / Yerba Buena Center for the Arts / 701 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103 / 415.978.2787 /