Thursday, September 29, 2016

Enter The Magic World of Books

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
~William Wordsworth


Thank you, Malena, for allowing me to share your enchanting paper sculptures!

Enter The Magic World of Books
by Malena Valcárcel

Fairytale Scene
by Malena Valcárcel

Into the Mystic, Book Sculpture
by Malena Valcárcel

A Field of Poppies, Book Sculpture
by Malena Valcárcel

Miniature Carousel
by Malena Valcárcel

Ballerina Miniature Paper Dress and shoes
by Malena Valcárcel

My Lovely House, Paper Ring
by Malena Valcárcel


Monday, September 26, 2016

Won't you dance with me?

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
― W.B. Yeats


Today's quote was inspired by the name of today's band: Oh Wonder. Hat tip to Bonnie Boo for introducing me to this group. The first video fills me with delight.




Sunday, September 25, 2016

A song for Grace

I pray you forgive me for the years I lived blind
~Andy Mineo


Here's a song released by Andy Mineo as a tribute to his sister Grace during International Week of the Deaf, which ends today:



Friday, September 23, 2016

A little something

Nashville, man. That's the place to be.
~Willie Geist


Greetings, all! I left yesterday to go to Vanderbilt Family Weekend (yay!), so I am running an old poem of mine.

photo by Bindaas Madhavi

Open-Hearted
by Tabatha Yeatts

To listen is to open your heart.
To listen, open your heart.
Listen, open your heart.
Listen, heart.
Open.

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You can find the Poetry Friday round-up at Reading to the Core. Thanks, Catherine!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Normal Viking Light Treehouse

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


We're having a creativity party today! Come on in. There's plenty for everybody.

THE REINVENTION OF NORMAL from Liam Saint-Pierre on Vimeo.


A Viking Goodbye from Locke + Stache on Vimeo.


Soo Sunny Park: Unwoven Light from Walley Films on Vimeo.


The Cinder Cone from Farm League on Vimeo.



Monday, September 19, 2016

Second Time Around

Leave what’s heavy
What’s heavy behind
~Birdtalker


Were you sad when The Civil Wars broke up? I'm happy to report that John Paul White has a new album! He's also touring!



Here's a song by Birdtalker that his old partner, Joy Williams, recommended:



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Ruth Anna

A mash-up cover by talented young musician Ruth Anna Mendoza of the Philippines: