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Solar Storm — A Big Splash of Color

   

Solar Storm
Copyright 2007 by R.A. Robbins

I like to follow the Daily Post Challenges.  This weeks writing challenge is called A Splash of Color.  Wave color in front of an artist and there is no telling what might happen.

The photo today is of one of my favorite fabric art pieces called Solar Storm.  I could go into great detail about my use of color in this piece and what it means to me — but I don’t do that.  If I tell you what I did and was thinking as I created this work I am telling you to see it the way I do.  You don’t have to do that.  I’m more interested in what the work says to you.

Is Solar Storm whispering anything in your ear, or maybe screaming?  Do you find the color warm and comforting, overwhelming or even threatening?

Thought for Today

Fall leaves from a train
Fall leaves from a train.
Copyright 2008 by R.O. Robbins

“Summer is already better, but the best is autumn.
It is mature, reasonable and serious, it glows
moderately and not frivolously … It cools down,
clears up, makes you reasonable …”Valentin 

Thought for Today and I Goofed — AGAIN!

Bountiful Harvest
Bountiful Harvest (Photo credit: coreycam)

“Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined. And spreads a common feast for all that live.” – James Thomson

I write when I am inspired.  That means instead of writing a new blog post each day I write as I feel led and schedule my posts ahead.  But sometimes I goof and things post immediately.  I re-schedule these as quickly as possible, but my subscribers may receive notification of a new blog post that isn’t actually there.  I apologize for these boo-boos.  I started out on Blogger and learning WordPress has been taking more time than I expected.  Please hang in there with me as I keep learning.

Thought for Today

Orangeville Park in Orangeville, Ontario in th...
Orangeville Park in Orangeville, Ontario in the fall of 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.” — Eric Sloane

Thought for Today and a Few of My Own

Copyright R.O. Robbins

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” — George Santayana

As I grow older I find myself becoming more and more in tune with the changing of the seasons.  When I left for the grocery store in the early morning there was a nip in the air.  At the store I found myself yawning and grabbing everything I could think of to make soup.   Finally I realized cool mornings, all I want to do is sleep, cook and eat… MUST BE FALL!

Yes, it is.  Time to put away the summer clothes and bring out the winter, clean house, rake leaves, and winterize the car.  Please don’t get so busy you forget to look around you.  It’s gorgeous out there!

Thought for Today

Circle of Life Dance at the United Nations in ...
Circle of Life Dance at the United Nations in Geneva (Photo credit: US Mission Geneva)

“He drew a circle that shut me out-

Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.

But Love and I had the wit to win:

We drew a circle and took him In!”

— From the poem “Outwitted” by Ewin Markham