19 9 / 2014
The August blog vacation is over, September is here, and with it comes the opening day for Branching Out, Trees as Art. So I’ve been compiling cool tree-related links and activities for you for months now, and have a set of companion activities to my earlier post, Ideabox: Twigs.
Leaves are awesome, when you stop to think about them, and this is, quite frankly, the best time of year to think…
17 9 / 2014
I never get tired of being impressed and surprised by my friends. My friend and former colleague Kyle Browne is an environmental artist, and has been remarkably busy this summer, with artist residencies, a piece from which is appearing in PEM’s Art & Nature Center show opening next week, Branching Out: Trees as Art, and apparently also walking the coastline on the North Shore, reading and…
15 9 / 2014
"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive."
13 8 / 2014
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
Use your notebook as a canvas today. Craft a picture that is “felt rather than seen.”
What a lovely idea!
02 8 / 2014
"He does not despise real woods because he has read of enchanted woods: the reading makes all real woods a little enchanted. This is a special kind of longing. The boy reading the fairy-tale desires and is happy in the very fact of desiring."
C.S. Lewis (via petrarchan)
I really love this. I think it’s true about all stories, and the empathy they can generate for people and the world we live in. Plus, of course, one has to be looking, at least a little, for the magic, or one overlooks it entirely—in woods, in books, in museums, anywhere.