Monthly Archive: July 2016


Glimpse of solace: Looking down

Sprinkle print © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Today I came out of the library to find there was a cloudburst; one gray cloud in a blue sky sprinkled down. Am I crazy to notice this pattern of the raindrops on pavement? I don’t know, but I thought it was kind of cool.


Glimpse of solace: Kerry James Marshall at MCA

Past Times 1997 by Kerry James Marshall

Tuesday I had the most pleasant afternoon, spending it on the fourth floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art, taking in the art of Kerry James Marshall. The “Mastry” exhibit goes to September 25. I watched the short video of Kerry James Marshall. He spoke about the Old Masters, how he studied them. He couldn’t …

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Guest post: Laura Rodley “Luna”

Luna by Laura Rodley © 2016

Luna Sure sign of summer, the pale translucence of the luna’s green wings, the green of emerging blades of grass, or new rose leaves. How such delicacy battles her way through thunderstorms, clouds, the dust of a dry summer, how her path is unerring; she returns every time, not herself, but a replica, someone born …

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Glimpse of solace: Love makes the world

Loves makes the world © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

  Vacation will be over next week, but with the crazy world events, I want to extend to you: Peace, love, and solace

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