Category Archives: art

Simple Stoneware …Floral Friday

There’s a certain quality about good stoneware pottery that appeals to our instinctive connection to primal elements. Much stoneware pottery retains a rugged earthiness. Other forms of pottery are more refined in beauty. I like stoneware on those days that … Continue reading

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Harmonious

“Adagio in G minor for violin, strings, and organ continuo” supposedly composed by Tomaso Albinoni has made a come-back into my frequently played personal playlist. Reappearances of this piece happen every ten-years or so. “Albinoni’s Adagio” is one of the … Continue reading

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Inspired By Amadeus …Floral Friday

The skillful pianist Andrei Pisarev’s rendition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Piano Sonata No. 11 (K. 331)” on the stereo inspired today’s offerings. This is one of my favorite pieces to play while engaged in creative pursuits. The piece has a … Continue reading

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Ugly Or Beautiful

As I was perusing the extra large men’s clothing at Goodwill last Tuesday, ¬†I came across a polyester leisure suit. At first glance, the thing¬†seemed so grotesquely ugly that I laughed out loud. My friend Jonathan, who works part time … Continue reading

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Embrace Being Ordinary

Today is an ordinary day of the week in the middle of an ordinary month, in an ordinary season. Hopefully, it will be an ordinary year in my ordinary town in the middle of the nation. Some folks might interpret … Continue reading

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The Hoarfrost Appeared

Earlier this month fog shrouded much of Northeast Nebraska. The first time I noticed it was around 3:30 in the morning. At that time it was unremarkably light. The next time I looked out the window, at 5:00, visibility was … Continue reading

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Fake Roses …Floral Friday

Over the years, I’ve accumulated a variety of artificial roses. Some of them are stylized roses, others are dollar-store roses, and a few of them are extremely well-executed copies of roses. Today’s projects feature a few of the more interesting … Continue reading

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