31 August 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Only the children know what they are looking for.”

Art for Summer – Part I of V: Elmer Schooley (American, 1916-2007)

Below – “Poplar”; “Schooley’s Garden”


Musings in Summer: Annie Dillard

“An Eskimo shaman said, ‘Life’s greatest danger lies in the fact that man’s food consists entirely of souls’.”


Art for Summer – Part II of V: Jan Schoonhoven (Dutch, 1914-1994)

Below – “Combe de la Pax”


Worth a Thousand Words: Annie Edison Taylor, who was the first person to survive going over Niagra Falls in a barrel (1901).

Art for Summer – Part III of V: Joseph Schumacher (Native American, contemporary)

Below – “Eagle Heart”; “Shawl Dancer”


Musings in Summer: Loren Eiseley

“Once in a lifetime, if one is lucky, one so merges with sunlight and air and running water that whole eons, the eons that mountains and deserts know, might pass in a single afternoon without discomfort.”

Below – Amy Whitehouse: “Sunset in Gold”


Art for Summer – Part IV of V: Manel Anoro (Spanish, contemporary)

Below “La Dernière Fois”

A Poem for Today

“Afternoon on a Hill”
By Edna St. Vincent Millay

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.

I will look at cliffs and clouds
With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
And the grass rise.

And when lights begin to show
Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
And then start down!


Art for Summer – Part V of V: Paul Balmer (South African, contemporary)

Below – “Red Cloth”


Musings in Summer: Paul Bowles

“There is a way to master silence
Control its curves, inhabit its dark corners
And listen to the hiss of time outside.”

Contemporary Australian Art – David Bromley

Artist Statement: “I find my imagery poignant in so many ways and a wonderful vehicle for telling tales of what it is to be alive and to be on a journey that is our life.”

Below – “Winter Butterflies”; “Singing Birds”; “Kate”; “Butterflies in Flight #1”; “Birds in Flight”; “Winter.”


Musings in Summer: Walt Whitman

“Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.”

Below – Peter Taylor Quidley: “Picking Blossoms”


Contemporary American Art – Melissa Chandon

Artist Statement: “I am still captivated by the ideal of the holiday or vacation. Or perhaps it’s just simple pleasures that I relish. The simple row boat, the backyard pool, the tail-fin of a highly designed car from my parents’ generation.”

Below – “Morris Minor with Surf Boards”; “Summer Pool with Diving Board”; “Summer Abstract Boats”; “VW Busses in Blue and Yellow”; “Pink Floating Tube in Pool”; “Stilt House in Pink.”

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