MY DAUGHTER'S CREATIVE ART ~ Creative Arts Thursday/Friday (Wednesday Night Special Addition)

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  3 months ago  •  72 comments


MY DAUGHTER'S CREATIVE ART ~ Creative Arts Thursday/Friday (Wednesday Night Special Addition)
 

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My DAUGHTER (Anne Kessler) has a performing arts center … here's a review …

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A. Macarthur
1  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Enjoy the Review.

AND PLEASE POST & COMMENT as you would do on any Creative Arts Thursday/Friday article

 
 
 
Raven Wing
1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    3 months ago

It's great that your Daughter provides such a positive place for adults and children alike can come and lean and perform.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

Does your daughter manage the centre?  

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    3 months ago

She is the owner of the Center 

 
 
 
devangelical
2.1.1  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @2.1    3 months ago

awesome. how proud you must be of her, Mac, and rightfully so. theater kept me in high school. my daughter is also very creative, art, crafts and poetry, that she sells on websites.

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

I think I took this photo in Suchou, known as the "Venice of China".

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Not the Wild West,  but the back garden of a museum in Nanning, Guanxi Autonomous Region.

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Raven Wing
3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    3 months ago

The river scene looks very interesting.

The picture of the poles with the head skulls of cattle looks as if they could be totems of some kind. Quite impressive.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @3.1    3 months ago

It's one of many canals throughout the city.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1.1    3 months ago

It looks like it would be a nice, pleasant trip around the city on the canals. Especially, without the mosquitoes. I am highly allergic to their bites, so that would be something for me to consider for me to take such a trip. But, it does look like something great to do.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @3.1.2    3 months ago

We took a tour boat through the canals at night.  I posted a photo-essay about it a while ago.

 
 
 
devangelical
3.1.4  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @3.1.2    3 months ago
the mosquitoes. I am highly allergic to their bites

that's because you're so sweet. I've had 2 or 3 bites in the last 10 years. what does that tell you.

 
 
 
Kavika
3.1.5  Kavika   replied to  devangelical @3.1.4    3 months ago
that's because you're so sweet. I've had 2 or 3 bites in the last 10 years. what does that tell you.

LMAO

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.1.6  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @3.1.4    3 months ago
that's because you're so sweet.

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Kavika
3.2  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    3 months ago

I would love to take a boat ride through the city.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @3.2    3 months ago

We did,at night.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.2.1    3 months ago

I bet it's awesome at night with all the city lights.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @3.2.2    3 months ago

I'll look for the photo-essay I posted about it and post a link if I can find it.  

Got it - just click the link posted in my reply comment.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4  Raven Wing    3 months ago

A little something to share....

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Buzz of the Orient
4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @4    3 months ago

There is nothing that you have created that is less than excellent.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    3 months ago

Thank you for your very kind compliment, Buzz. It truly means a lot, and encourages me keep reaching for the next level in my work. It is my very great honor, and pleasure, to share my creations with my NT family.

 
 
 
Kavika
4.2  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @4    3 months ago

This is one of my most favorite art works of your RW...

Well done.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @4.2    3 months ago
This is one of my most favorite art works of your RW... Well done.

Thank you so very much Kavika. I'm so very happy that you like this one. 

 
 
 
Kavika
5  Kavika     3 months ago

In keeping with the theme of young people. 

Entitled ''The Chiefs Daughters'' photo taken by Roland Reed on the Ojibwe Red Lake Reservation 1908.

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Raven Wing
5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @5    3 months ago

What a great photo, Kavika. They look very happy.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
5.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @5    3 months ago

Another of fun time for the young people....a young Jingle Dancer in her regalia and ready to dance. It looks like her fan and earring are almost as big as she is. (grin)

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Kavika
5.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @5.2    3 months ago

She is just too cute.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
5.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @5.2.1    3 months ago

I would love to see her dance. I have seen a lot of the really young kids giving their best to dance their traditional Tribal dances, all dressed up in their appropriate regalia at many POW WOW's and they are just adorable. And most are really good dancers for their young age. They are really fascinating to watch how they try so hard to do the really hard steps and make it look so easy.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @5.2    3 months ago

Young children are all so beautiful.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @5    3 months ago

I love that photo, Kavika.  I don't think we used it for our Roland Reed article.  Because my desktop crashed I may have lost all my Throsser photos that were ready to post, but I guess that no longer matters.  I won't know until the repair place opens.

 
 
 
evilgenius
6  evilgenius    3 months ago

This Gray Jay pecking at the fat on a deer carcass may not be the most beautiful image, but it reminds me of the efficiency and dependency of nature. 

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Raven Wing
6.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago
but it reminds me of the efficiency and dependency of nature. 

Such photos reminds us how all creatures that inhabit the earth are truly dependent upon each other to not only for each to survive, but, also to help maintain an environment that all can benefit from. Even the humble ants are masters at cleaning up after larger creatures, which not only helps them survive, but, benefits our environment.

The little Jay is a beautiful example of how Mother Nature works to help Mother Earth provide for all her children.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

Think of The Circle of Life from The Lion King.

 
 
 
TTGA
7  TTGA    3 months ago

My picture this week isn't particularly artistic or new.  I'm sure that everyone has seen pics of my grandson, Levi, if only on my avatar.  It is a nice clean shot but, actually it's more in the nature of a celebration.  I just got my new camera on Wednesday and this is the first picture I've taken with it.  For the last year, I've been using my wife's old Smartphone which doesn't get really good shots.  New one is a Kodak PixPro AZ 401.  Pretty good setup for not too much money.  I hope to get a lot of good pictures with it.

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You may have noticed that Levi doesn't look as bright eyed as he usually does.  Influenza B.  He's been home from school all week and he absolutely hates the meds.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
7.1  Raven Wing  replied to  TTGA @7    3 months ago

Your Grandson is a very handsome young man. I hope that he will soon get over the flu. I have never heard of any kids who liked the meds.  As a child, most of the medicines we were given were home remedies, and most were just awful tasting. But, they worked very well and we didn't have to take them that long. My favorite treat after taking the medicine was a home canned dill pickle. That will kill most any kind of unpleasant taste. (grin)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TTGA @7    3 months ago

I just checked out that camera.  If the zoom is all optical and not 50% digital to reach 960mm, it exceeds the Leica zoom on mine that goes to 720mm.  Pretty impressive features, especially for the price.  Yours has a great zoom for capturing wildlife shots.

 
 
 
TTGA
7.2.1  TTGA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2    3 months ago

Yep. It has a 42X optical zoom and goes up to 160X when digital zoom is added.  I've seen solar telescopes with less power.  Once it clears up around here, I'm going to see what kind of lunar shots I can get. When summer comes, I expect some more really great shots of the hummies that hang around here.  Also, the feeder attracts honeybees.  Zoom in a bit more and I can get them too from the tripod set up on the porch.  Definitely needs the tripod for high zoom shots, though.  I tried to get a couple of zoomed in shots yesterday bracing it on the Jeep.  Here's the result.

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That horse was about 100 yards away and the rest just wasn't stable enough.  Going to be fun getting used to it and figuring out how to make it work at its best.  I always enjoy that part of new equipment, learning how to make it perform at the top level.

 
 
 
It Is ME
8  It Is ME    3 months ago

Cool !

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Buzz of the Orient
8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  It Is ME @8    3 months ago

Recognizing a reality of one of the benefits of Fishing.

 
 
 
It Is ME
8.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    3 months ago
Recognizing a reality of one of the benefits of Fishing.

"Feeling like a little kid" when fishing, is a great feeling. Every time you go fishing, ya never know what you're actually gonna get. Like Presents at a birthday party. "Surprise" !  jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
lady in black
8.1.2  lady in black  replied to  It Is ME @8.1.1    3 months ago

Miss fishing...I still hold the record of most fish caught in an hour....Barnum Pond in the Adirondacks....33 in an hour, mostly sunnies and crappies

 
 
 
It Is ME
8.1.3  It Is ME  replied to  lady in black @8.1.2    3 months ago
I still hold the record of most fish caught in an hour....Barnum Pond in the Adirondacks....33 in an hour, mostly sunnies and crappies

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I'm just about finished with my little boat restoration, so I'm as giddy as a kid to start fishing this year.

Just have to install the steering, padded flooring, seats, attach outboard and paint the hull....and I'm outa here.

24 gals of fuel too, so I'm not coming back anytime soon. jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

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TTGA
8.1.4  TTGA  replied to  It Is ME @8.1.3    3 months ago
24 gals of fuel too, so I'm not coming back anytime soon.

But do you really need 24 gallons of fuel to go 500 yards offshore, drop the anchor, put a hook in the water (bait optional), pop open a beer can and fold back the reclining seat.  The bait is optional because you don't really want a bunch of hungry fish spoiling your nap by trying to climb into the boat with you.  That way, when your wife asks what you were doing all day, you can legitimately tell her that you were fishing.  Of course, then she might (probably will) give you THE LOOK and inform you that she could hear the snoring while standing on the beach.

As our friend Trout Giggles once said, "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day.  Teach a man to fish and he'll sit in a boat all day drinking beer".jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

Just found this about a mile outside of town.  Actually, it's been there for a couple of months, I just now had a chance for a close look and to get a couple of pictures.

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Fully restored 1930 Ford  A Bonnie and Clyde car without all the bullet holes.  Notice that he has it up for sale.  I didn't ask how much he wanted for it, mostly because I knew that I couldn't afford it.

 
 
 
lady in black
8.1.5  lady in black  replied to  It Is ME @8.1.3    3 months ago

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This is my boat and that is the last time my husband was on the boat (July 2013) and the last fish he caught before he passed away (August 2013)

 
 
 
It Is ME
8.1.6  It Is ME  replied to  lady in black @8.1.5    3 months ago

Nice Boat. Wish mine was running right now. I'd wear a big Jacket just to be on the water, even in the cold. jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif  

 
 
 
It Is ME
8.1.7  It Is ME  replied to  TTGA @8.1.4    3 months ago

I like to travel, drop anchor, fish. Pickup anchor, travel, fish. Pickup anchor, travel, fish, etc.... It's a Loooooong river with so many places to fish and so many things to see.

Depends on the time of day and where the fish are biting.

I do like the "Haul Ass" traveling. 100 HP (Supposed to only be a 75 HP, but I beefed things up a bit) on a little lite 15 footer is gonna be soooooo muuuuuuch FUN ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

The "No Wake" zones really suck ! jrSmiley_104_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
evilgenius
9  evilgenius    3 months ago

My new laptop - Lenovo X1 Extreme - with many bells and whistles!

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Ender
9.1  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @9    3 months ago

Now I am jealous. That is what I need. Mine is on its last legs.

I have looked at gaming computers and they are expensive.

 
 
 
evilgenius
9.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Ender @9.1    3 months ago

Yeah, mine totaled over $2K with 32GB of RAM and a second 1TB SSD. To keep that price down I put the extra RAM and SSD in myself rather than wait for it to come from manufacturing. Over the weekend I was playing Diablo 3 and the laptop just shut down a couple of times. Cursory research says it happens on some of these ultra thin laptops. I'll have to see if I can find a solution. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
10  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

original

© A. Mac/A.G.

Here's a picture I took this past Monday.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @10    3 months ago

That is a really beautiful pathway, Mac. And the bird (not sure what kind but looks like a hawk maybe) adds to the serenity of the photo.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
10.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @10.1    3 months ago

Red Tailed, or Buzzard Hawk, RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @10.1.1    3 months ago

Thanks for the clarification, Mac.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
11  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

And one more …

original

Bluebird

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @11    3 months ago

Looks more like a Robin Red Breast. Great shot whatever it is.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
11.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @11.1    3 months ago

It's a Bluebird … a member of the Thrush Family … as is the Robin.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @11.1.1    3 months ago

Thanks for the explanation, Mac.

 
 
 
pat wilson
11.2  pat wilson  replied to  A. Macarthur @11    3 months ago

Perfect !

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
12  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

And one more …

original

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
12.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  A. Macarthur @12    3 months ago

sure looks like a penny is packed in there somewhere ...

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
12.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  igknorantzrulz @12.1    3 months ago

You nailed it … Pennypack Creek in Montgomery County (Abington Township).

 
 
 
TTGA
12.2  TTGA  replied to  A. Macarthur @12    3 months ago

Mac, I would bet that, if you dropped a lure anywhere on the downstream side of those ripples, something large and fishlike would come up to investigate.  Looks like that kind of place.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
12.2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  TTGA @12.2    3 months ago

It’s a catch & release steam, lots of suckers, green sunfish & Some Trout, smallness & largemouth Bass. Some stretches are difficult to access so portions are virtually never fished. The most upper reaches are truly inaccessible and rumors have it that they are “wild” trout there.

Pennypack Creek is a 22.6-mile-long creek in southeastern Pennsylvania in the United States. It runs southeast through lower Bucks County, eastern Montgomery County and the northeast section of Philadelphia, before emptying into the Delaware River.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13  Raven Wing    3 months ago

Here is one more just for fun...it's one of my earlier creations. I was still experimenting.

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Kavika
13.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @13    3 months ago

That is really a beautiful work of art.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @13.1    3 months ago

Thank you Kavika. I was still learning some new techniques at this point.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
13.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Raven Wing @13    3 months ago

you should be earning a living via this talent, imho

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  igknorantzrulz @13.2    3 months ago

Thank you Iggy. I did once do some other types of artwork as a second income, but, not on a large scale. I didn't do Native American artwork until I joined the Anishinaabe group and wanted to share my NA artwork with the members there. But, now I do it out of my Cherokee roots and for the enjoyment. I have sold a few pieces here and there, but, if I did it for a living, it would soon become just another job, and I would soon lose the enjoyment I get from doing it.

So, the 'payment' I get for my work now is in the appreciation and enjoyment of my NT family. And no monetary value can compare with that great honor. (smile)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
13.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @13    3 months ago

I always liked the ones with the burled wood and bark backgrounds.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.3    3 months ago

Thanks Buzz. I have a few more of those coming up before long.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
13.4  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @13    3 months ago

That gets a "WOW"!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13.4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @13.4    3 months ago

Thanks Mac. Glad you like it.

 
 
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