To Life! ~ On this Week's Creative Arts Thursday/Friday

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  4 months ago  •  46 comments

To Life! ~ On this Week's Creative Arts Thursday/Friday
 

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CREATIVE ARTS ON THE NEWSTALKERS

I am posting this tonight (Wednesday) since tomorrow morning I will be busy … please post any creative artwork (photos, illustrations, video, poetry, maxims { short, pithy statements expressing general truths, bits of wisdom, etc.}, critiques on posted items … subjects and themes are members'-choice.

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A. Macarthur
1  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

I am considering posting links to these Thursday/Friday articles on TWITTER … please offer input … pro or con.

 
 
 
Kavika
1.1  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @1    4 months ago

No twitter or FB for me, Mac. 

 
 
 
Dulay
1.2  Dulay  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    4 months ago

We've had grosbeaks, blue finches and oriels for the first time this year. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    4 months ago

I think cross posting to twitter would be a great thing Mac! It's as easy as pressing a button. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
2  Raven Wing    4 months ago

I am not fond of Twitter, Facebook or any other such social outlets, and don't subscribe to, or have membership to any of them. However, that is just my own personal opinion. I will leave it up to others.

 
 
 
pat wilson
2.1  pat wilson  replied to  Raven Wing @2    4 months ago

What about a website for your art ?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
2.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  pat wilson @2.1    4 months ago

Thank you for the thought, Pat, but, I am just more that happy to share my art work with my Friends and Members here on NT. That is enough for me, and that others here enjoy the what I create makes me very happy. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

I agree with Raven Wing. I'll have nothing to do with those sites. Zuckerberg, IMO, could become the most dangerous person in the world if controls are not required by governments.  I don't know how I feel about my photos being circulated on TWITTER - but I doubt that it will be positive.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
3.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    4 months ago

Got it! No Twitter, Facebook, etc. .

I appreciate and will honor your “No” votes.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @3.1    4 months ago

Thank you for your consideration. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Raven Wing @3.1.1    4 months ago

Opps too late. 

Let me just say, that it could bring in more new members interested just in this. That is the upside.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1.2    4 months ago

I agree that could be a benefit to the NT site and increase the membership of this group.  If I felt it would be a benefit I would agree, but I don't like those sites that control what the public can see and what it can't see (sure, ban antisemitism and genuine Islamophobia, racism, but they go further than that to suit their own priorities), so I am wary of them.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago
 
 
 
Raven Wing
4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    4 months ago

Great photo! Is that you and your Bride, Buzz?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @4.1    4 months ago

Yes - we hosted a dinner for our friends, and my nephew, about 4 years ago at a hotel that had a buffet of both western and Chinese food, where we did a toast. The linking of arms when drinking a toast is a significant tradition for married couples.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.1    4 months ago

Thanks for the information. You both look like a very happy couple. (smile)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

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Raven Wing
5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    4 months ago

Very nice images, Buzz. Bold and lots of contrast. I really like Chinese art. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @5.1    4 months ago

The bottom one is a statue that's about 8 feet high.

 
 
 
pat wilson
5.2  pat wilson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    4 months ago

Love these images !

 
 
 
evilgenius
6  evilgenius    4 months ago

A rainy day robin.

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Raven Wing
6.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @6    4 months ago

Great photo, EG. A beautiful Robin in a beautiful tree. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Raven Wing
7  Raven Wing    4 months ago

Here is this weeks creation....

                         Hopi Kachina Doll

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Kavika
7.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @7    4 months ago

Another beauty RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
7.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @7.1    4 months ago

Thank you Kavika.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
8  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

One extraordinary element and quality of our group, is manifested by distinctive imagery posted by our members on a regular basis!

 
 
 
Kavika
9  Kavika     4 months ago

From my art collection. This is a painting by Jacquie Vaux, wildlife painter entitled ''Bobcat''. I have four of her paintings.

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A. Macarthur
9.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @9    4 months ago

And we are able to view this without clicking on any lynx!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @9.1    4 months ago

Okay, okay, you're the Master of Homonyms.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
9.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1.1    4 months ago

Amazing piece of art. Great detail. Hope you get lots of enjoyment out of it. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9.1.2    4 months ago

I think that should be directed to Kavika rather than me.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
9.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @9    4 months ago

That is a truly amazing painting. The realism of the painting is awesome. It looks more like a photo. Her talent for capturing such real life is really great. The eyes are especially lifelike in color and expression. Very well done! Thank you for sharing this beautiful painting. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @9    4 months ago

You have an amazing collection of artworks, mostly, I would assume about Indian life, or created by Indian artists.  I wish I had photographed the many artworks (paintings, signed prints, sculptures) created by Indian artists and artisans that I had in Canada, now all in the hands of my ex-wife.  At least here is a photo of a large acryllic painting, entitled "Twilight", given to me by the artist, Norval Morrisseau:

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The original photo was taken of a whole room in my last Toronto home, and the painting was on a wall that was on an angle, and had to be edited to enlarge it and correct the perspective, so I cannot make it as sharp and clear or the colours as vibrant as they were.  His usual signature written in, I believe, Ojibwe, is "Copper Thunderbird" at the bottom right.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
9.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3    4 months ago

It's still a very lovely painting, Buzz. Thank you for sharing it.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
9.3.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Raven Wing @9.3.1    4 months ago

Lovely painting. Love the use of color.

 
 
 
pat wilson
9.3.3  pat wilson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3    4 months ago

Amazing, nice aboriginal art !

 
 
 
Kavika
9.3.4  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3    4 months ago
You have an amazing collection of artworks, mostly, I would assume about Indian life, or created by Indian artists.

Actually no, most are not about Indian life or by Indian artists. My collection is quite varied with numerous artists and painting Buzz. 

The painting by Morrisseau is exquisite....I wish that I had at least one of his works. 

 
 
 
Kavika
9.3.5  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3    4 months ago

Buzz, see if you can open this link. It' some really interesting information about ''Copper Thunderbird''.

https://albinger.me/2014/06/08/selwyn-dewdney-norval-morrisseau-the-ojibwe-pictograph-tradition/

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.3.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @9.3.5    4 months ago

Thank you SO MUCH for that link, Kavika.  I really never knew much about his life from before I met him. I do treasure the many hours he and I spent in my office and in his home at the rez near Orillia, discussing art, and Shamans and Ojibwe traditions. I may not have realized it at the time what a privilege it was, but I do now.

At least I know that my Morrisseau painting is not a forgery, because he handed it to me himself.

A bit of trivia. The wife of the gallery owner who originally brought Morrisseau to my office wanted him to do stained glass windows.  Because of the bold outlining of many of his images, it would have worked really well, but I don't know if it ever happened.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.3.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3    4 months ago

I thought I should post the photo I had taken of the dining room in the last home I owned in Toronto which shows the Morrisseau painting on an angle, and with the beaming outside light bouncing off of it - all of which made it difficult to show how brilliant and vibrant the colours were and how sharp and clear it was.  You will note that there are also a couple of framed numbered and signed Morrisseau prints beside the painting as well.  There were also original paintings by other artists on our walls that were my clients - the one on the far right was an original painting by a younger Ojibwe woodland artist but I cannot remember his name.

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Raven Wing
9.3.8  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3.7    4 months ago

Thanks for the follow-up photo Buzz. It does display the painting more clearly. It is also good to see the adjacent paintings of a similar motif.

 
 
 
Kavika
9.3.9  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3.7    4 months ago

Beautiful sight to behold...Love the paintings. 

If the other painting is by Daphane Odjig you have a fortune hanging on that wall.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.3.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @9.3.9    4 months ago

No, I never had an Odjig painting.  The Morrisseau is worth a few bucks, but it will eventually go to my son.  He already has a magnificent painting another client of mine had painted. It's called "I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children" (A line from Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A'gonna Fall").  It has a slight resemblance to Picasso's Guernica.

 
 
 
evilgenius
10  evilgenius    4 months ago

The chickadees were out this afternoon jumping from the apple tree to the feeder.

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Raven Wing
10.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @10    4 months ago

That little fella is a real cutie! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
1stwarrior
11  1stwarrior    4 months ago

Such beautiful works of art and words of wisdom - you guys gotta helluva lot more class than I.

Thanks for sharing.

 
 
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