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The poetry of Johnny Cash

Anybody who has even a casual knowledge of music history knows about the one and only Johnny Cash. He was known for his deep words and often melancholic tone. But until recently, few realized that we also wrote poetic works.

In a book called “Johnny Cash: Forever Words,” his son collected 41 pieces that he had skillfully crafted and had them published for music and literary buffs. I got my copy a few weeks back but have not yet gotten much of a change to delve in.

If this is something you might like, check it out today.

It is available at retailers such as Amazon or can be ordered at your local bookseller.

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NFL star is talented artist

Here’s an interesting story from ESPN.

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My Favorite Poems

Here is a short list of some of my favorite works of master poets.

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Ever new high end cell phone that hits the shelves promises, among other stuff, a better camera. And while these have come along very well since the early days of mobile phone based cameras, the truth is that they will never be able to compete with a real SLR of DSLR.

However, the limitations do not mean that you can’t take some really cool, high quality shots. Here are some notes to help you get the most out of your cell pics.

For macro photography, get as close as you can to the subject and use as little zoom as possible.

Keep the flash set to off at all times except when absolutely needed.

Get a good editing app, I recommend Photo Editor by dev.macgyver

Buy a cheap lens kit to clip on to your device. I found one on Amazon for $5.99 and it works good enough to do the job.

Know your cell camera’s limitations. Some are good in low light, some are better for distance…

No matter what you try, keep being creative.

 

 

A lot of my recent book writing ventures focus on the electronic format and have included how-to style guides on artistic concepts. But I am excited to have just competed a book for display purposes with art pieces called “Optical Artistry.” Check out some sample pages I have added to this post and buying option on my author site.

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Food Art

As a little kid, your parents probably told you not to engage in specific activities. One of those is likely  not to play with your food.

But as adults, some of the really artsy people out there do this on a routine basis. In many ways, fruits and veggies have morphed into the new canvases and sketch books.

So go on and “feast” your eyes on some of these.

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Red Indian Food Sculpture - made from melon

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The Art of Denny Grace

As a member of several social media groups that deal with artistic activities and such, I recently came across the work of a talented person who works with sketching. Please  take a peek at some samples of this artist’s stuff below and more on their Google + profile also.

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