BRAVE new world…and a bionic one

Lianne Schneider - Seasons, Song and Spirit

 “Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives.”    Ike Skelton

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I’m going to be off a few weeks – working at becoming the Bionic Woman, one hip at a time. (This will be my second and shoulder next). But the prospect of joint replacement surgery got me thinking about the incredible time we live in in terms of medical advances. I’m old enough to remember the very first heart transplant ever, to have had to reschedule my wedding because a beloved member of our wedding party had found a donor and was going to have a kidney transplant – a rare and tricky procedure then that is commonplace today. I remember discussing the prognosis for our friend and hearing the word that the expectation was that the transplant – if it worked at all – would give our friend five more years…

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Poet’s Beat on Jazz Canvas ~Theories of Time and Space Written by Natasha Trethewey feat. Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra – The Hiding Place Art by Judith Redman

Fifty Shades of Jazz

We Are All Human Canvas Print by  - Judith-RedmanWe Are All Human Canvas Print by – Judith-Redman

Happy Tuesday Morning!  I have been searching for unique poets that reflect the mood and timbre of American culture and society.  It seems that the racial climate has once again dropped into our lives.  I am numb from the experience.  I feel that the test of time shows that matters relating to race are in the spotlight of the News media.  It makes things very complex and American culture is still dealing with the same memes.  This is why I selected Judith Redman’s painting above and Seattle Women’s Orchestra’s Hiding Place that reminds me of the Civil Rights Movement in 1965.  It seems that America has not learned from the past.  It is my hope that the matter be resolved in an amicable and non hostile manner.  Not be stuck in the quicksand of racism, insuperable chauvinism and most of all…

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To The P.O.I.N.T…

Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings


As promised, I am sharing more of my work from my art school days.  I did not do much painting back then.  My degree slants toward the commercial side, so I used pencils, pens, and markers as my primary mediums.  One of the good things about schooling is that often you are challenged to try techniques that you would not have chosen otherwise.  My “Proud Lion” above is creating using what is called “stippling” and is referred to as pointillism in art terminology.

This was created nearly 25 years ago.  There was no computer help.  The entire piece was done by hand using an ink pen on white cardboard.  Many countless dots over and over again (including what looks like solid black) make up his shapes and shadows.  I had to “draw” him in my mind and couldn’t rely on printing out something I could dot over.  Nope.  It’s all handmade.  In…

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We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end. ~Benjamin Disraeli


Abstract Art by Omaste Witkowski

Pink Echinacea Digital Flower Photo.Painting Composite Artwork by Omaste Witkowksi owFotoGrafik.comPink Echinacea Garden Artwork

I really LOVE flowers. I have taken thousands of photographs of them over the years and studied probably millions of them. I can’t pass by without noticing their vivid colors and captivating energy. When I look at a flower I am transported to the magic of its colorful life. A flower is a beginning and an end. When it is in full bloom, right around the corner is eventual demise. So the beauty is in the moment. Catch it now or wait until next season or next bloom. So many times I have thought that I will come back another day to capture an image only to find that the time has passed.

For this particular flower I found it in the middle of a friends garden. There were wildfires raging in the hills above her home and yet this gorgeous pink blossom was right there…

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Colorado Rocky Mountain Forest Stream Waterfalls

Striking Photography by Bo

Colorado Rocky Mountain Forest Stream Art Print

Colorado Rocky Mountain stream with cascading waterfalls coming down from Longs Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Boulder County Colorado.   This is a long exposure with ND filter.

Colorado fine art nature landscape wildlife photography prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

Colorado Rocky Mountain Forest Stream Art Print

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