Art & Poetry

A Life Worth Living: Artist, Trish Williams

I met Trish Williams browsing her artwork on Facebook, which was so powerful in imagery and dimension, most in fabric.  I discovered so many other artists through Williams generously highlighting their work. I was inspired to ask why she advocates for other artists: The reason that I share…

THE ART OF THE WAXING MOON

  Waxing moon refers to when the light part of the moon is expanding before it becomes a Full moon.  January’s full moon is called Wolf Moon. At certain times of the cycle, this moon can be seen at sunset. To the southeast, I noticed the Waxing Wolf…

It’s All Thai! Bernard Basley Photography

    Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served as the Associate Director and Stage Manager from 1979-2001. Prior…

Mary Young: Indigo Magic

Indigo.  It is the color of spirituality, the third eye, wisdom, creativity, devotion.  Indigo renders the soul to take a moment to breathe and flow into the vastness and depth of its color.  No wonder artist Mary Young was attracted to express this color in textiles.  No wonder…

DIGGING DEEP

Always searching for rhyme or reason can be maddening. It’s like trying to make sense of the nonsensical or looking for the well-disguised blessing that you hope is somewhere inside every presumed curse. I tend to view life as somewhat poetic, seeing everything as a song – good,…

FANTASY LAND

Imagining the improbable, OOthat’s fantasizing. I imagine the improbable OOfrequently. Whatever it is, OOfor good or ill, OOI come to know it intimately. I suspect, then accept OOit may be probable. I come to recognize, OOrealize the probable OOrestng within the improbable. I nurture that probability OOwith my…

Prosetry: Frank Malaba

DREAMS OF IMMORTALITY When we paint, a piece of us is left on the canvas. Each stroke, a fraction of our soul refracted like light through a prism. We are harvesters of light that are immortalized through our feelings. Paint in itself is just pigment. Paint in our…

CULTURAL DESIGN CREATES AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE

    On the first day of my Ethnic Costume Design class, my students said, “Ms. H., I can sorta’ tell the influences of different cultures in fashion design, but how do we really know?” After discussion, the students and I came up with four criteria to identify…

The Cultural Explosion of Dr. Yaoundé Olu

  Dr. Yaoundée Olu “I have always been an artist in my soul and heart.” – Dr.Yaounde Olu   Indeed, Dr. Yaounde’ Olu is an artist. She is also a scientist, a journalist, an Afro-futurism pioneer, an author, an illustrator, and an award-winning cartoonist. Olu has been activating…