Decorative Tools

“We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” — Winston Churchill Artist-naturalist James Prosek considers the sculptural, symbolic and practical functions of forged iron eel spears as part of his installation within the Florence Griswold Museum’s Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art exhibit. Exploring the line between artifact to art, he … More Decorative Tools

Simple Grandeur

“Today we must realize that nature is revealed in the simplest meadow, wood lot, marsh, stream, or tidepool, as well as in the remote grandeur of our parks and wilderness areas.” — Ansel Adams “A marsh is a whole world within a world, a different world, with a life of its own, with its own … More Simple Grandeur

Lazy Days

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” — Sam Keen “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” — Henry James *   *   * Legacy of Beauty — A peaceful Lieutenant River wends its way through Old Lyme, Connecticut, site of the early 1900’s … More Lazy Days

Power of Design

“…the conversion from ‘pest’ to gem occurs through the power of design.” — Jennifer Angus   “Every being devotes and dedicates itself to some innate purpose. Single cells, microbes, plants, insects, animals—every being makes its own unique contribution.” — Julie J. Morley “I get inspiration from a lot of things around me – nature, hills, … More Power of Design

Inner Peace

“May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.” — Sandra Sturtz “Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility. Without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still … More Inner Peace

Floating

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” — Rabindranath Tagore “Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating … More Floating

Trying to Hide

“All the secrets of the world worth knowing are hiding in plain sight.”  — Robin Sloan “Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.” — Jodi Picoult *   *   * He thought he could hide behind the rock. ― Chipmunk photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019