All posts tagged: summer

Fashion: Spring Summer 2018

September 13 / 17 Fashion Week is here again. It’s been awhile since I posted anything in Fashion, but today I get to play catch up. Here are several fashion catwalks that have got us wanting for Spring and Summer to come, courtesy of FF Channel and Fashion Feed. Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed!     Image source: 8Backgrounds.com   Advertisements

Editor’s Note / June 2017

May 31 / 17 Vol. 5 / #6 Summer doesn’t start until June 21, but here at Shadowboxerinc, Summer is already here. Lots of workshops to cover for this summer of 2017. Got a few events too. For example, 2017 Out of Chicago Conference is coming this month, June 23, 2017. Besides events, there are plenty of writers conferences, workshops, and retreats. So be ready to see some of that in the coming months. For Shadow Spotlight, I’m doing something different. There will be five artists that will be featured. I haven’t forgotten about AWP Writer’s Conference & Bookfair and Governors Island Art Fair. I’m getting all the information that I can about those, but of course, I can do better. We’re still traveling through California and this month’s stop is the capital, Sacramento for @ The Event. I got the list for Summer Reads 2017 and it’s quite an impressive one too. Lastly, I’m sure you’ve noticed a few changes on the site. I’ve added a few articles just to make the site a bit more …

Reflections: Hello Summer

May 31 / 17 Summer – Poem by Louise Gluck Remember the days of our first happiness, how strong we were, how dazed by passion, lying all day, then all night in the narrow bed, sleeping there, eating there too: it was summer, it seemed everything had ripened at once. And so hot we lay completely uncovered. Sometimes the wind rose; a willow brushed the window. But we were lost in a way, didn’t you feel that? The bed was like a raft; I felt us drifting far from our natures, toward a place where we’d discover nothing. First the sun, then the moon, in fragments, stone through the willow. Things anyone could see. Then the circles closed. Slowly the nights grew cool; the pendant leaves of the willow yellowed and fell. And in each of us began a deep isolation, though we never spoke of this, of the absence of regret. We were artists again, my husband. We could resume the journey.                         …

Reflections: Let Summer 2016 Begin

June 28 / 16 Well, June is about to close and we’re starting the half of the year. Pretty soon Christmas will be around the corner! As you know Summer officially began June 20, but to me it started after Memorial Day. Lots of things to do during this time of the year. The kids are out of school. Besides sitting in front of the tv or computer, the kids get out and put their creative brains and physical bodies to work. As for us adults, we take a week or so off from work to relax, visit families, and we’re also getting our creative brains and bodies to summer activities. No poems to share about summer….not this time, but what I’m saying is that summer is not only to do activities, but to also recharge our batteries. To slow down and relax. I’ve notice that people tend to just check out of the tough and rumble world of work, relationships, and other things that we stuff ourselves with and just take time to breathe. …

Scene Wednesday: Music Workshops Summer 2016

June 8 / 16 Hey! I just have one post for you guys today so let’s see what’s going on with these music workshops…… (cred: SMU Meadows School of the Arts) Orff Schulwerk Master Class June 20-24 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays Noncredit Cost: $500 Housing: $300 for single; $250 for double (No meals are included.) Faculty: Christa Coogan and Werner Beidinger Orff Schulwerk, Levels I, II, And III June 20 – July 1 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays Noncredit Cost: $800 Housing: $800 for single; $600 for double (No meals are included.) Faculty: Dena Byers, Michael Chandler, Paul Cribari, Andrew Ellingsen, Amy Fenton, Paul Hallsted, Richard Layton, Beth Melin Nelson, Jacqueline Schrader, Meg Tietz, and Paul Weller The Art of Teaching Music: A Workshop for Band Directors June 20-22 Directors: Brian Merrill and Matthew McInturf For further information, visit here. Kodály Certification Training Levels I, II, III and Choral Track Levels I, II, and III July 5-July 21 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays Presented in conjunction with the Plano ISD Kodály …

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. uri.edu/summerwriting For those interested, just go to the website listed above. One more thing post…..                     featured & other cred: theodysseyonline.com, uri.edu/summerwrting and afvodyssey.org  

Reflections: Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? – Poem by William Shakespeare

June 2015 Hello! Summer has officially arrived. For the three months of June, July, and August, Reflections will have poems about Summer. Let’s start with William Shakespeare……   Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? – Poem by William Shakespeare Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed. But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st; Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st, So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. featured image unknown

AT THE MUSEUM SUMMER 2014: THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

June 6, 2014 Hey everybody! First Friday for the month is here. During the months of June, July, and August, Esquisses is exploring what these museums are offering for kids, adults, and families this summer. We’re heading off to the Smithsonian….. The Smithsonian Institution includes 19 museums and galleries.  The Smithonian was founded on August 10, 1849 by Joseph Henry, James Smithson, Joel Roberts Poinsett.  You just can’t explore it all in one day! So what does the Smithsonian have for the kids? Try Everything Art. This page is where you kids can have fun and create cool stuff like…. Eyeing America: where you can take a virtual tour w/artist Robert Cottingham. George Catlin: where you can sit and listen to campfire stories in a virtual classroom. Get a close look and understand what’s behind African Masks at the Museum of African Art. Games & Activities such as: A Puerto Rican Carnival: experience the flavor of a Puerto Rican carnival and make a mask of your very own design. George Washington Portrait: Gather the clues …