In our incredibly artistic universe, people are finding ever more interesting ways to showcase their creative side. A while back, in a trip to the local casino, there was a champion cardstacker who was brought in to build a view of the city of Pittsburgh skyline. Over the period of many days and with the use of thousands of cards, this was the cool stuff he came up with.
His name is Bryan Berg and you can check out is stuff here.
Guest post by Kevin Morris
In the car park.
The truth stark
With the leaves
Who do not deceive.
Yet to grieve
Over lost hope
Helps no one cope.
As the rain
On the window pane
Of a chain Café
Where I picked up the bill to pay.
No doubt, all this will seem far away.
Kevin Morris was born in Liverpool on 6 January 1969. Having obtained a BA (hons) in history and politics, and an MA in political theory from the University College of Swansea, Kevin Moved to London where he now lives and works.
All of Kevin’s books can be found on Amazon. For his latest collection of poetry, “Refractions” please visit, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L5UC2H2.
If you are a regular on this blog, you probably know very well that I am a writer. And as such, you may be able to infer that I am very much a bibliophile or word guy if you prefer.
It would be understandable then that I like words that have some sort of quirky element to them such as anagrams, homophones and similar things. One of these would be palindromes.
For those who do not know or have forgotten what they are, there words or phrases are something that reads the same backwards as the do in their typical written appearance. An example would be the word “noon.”
One of my goals as a poet is to compile a piece competently built on this type of word. It’s not hard, unless of course you want to make make sense. If that is the goal, it becomes quite a challenge for even the most avid word fan.
Most people realize that the city of Boston is known for many historic events and individuals but it might come as a surprise to people that one of the oldest cities in the country has also been the home of some of the great authors and poets of our time.
This unique video shows just how the city is now showcasing it.
Over the years I have needed to find ways to do things online for creative purposes and on a budget. Many times, I find that the easier the tool is to use, the better. With that in mind, I have compiled a large number of resources to help anyone with a little tech ability and desire to be creative to do just that.
This listing will be the theme of my fourth e-book which I hope to have out later this year with the current title of Tools For Your Creative Side.
It will provide sources to help with anything from animation, to audio, to photo editing and file converting. More to come later.
There is little doubt that jewelry is often quite artistic. The colors, the shapes and just the thought that goes into design is often intense and creative. However, just because something is artistic in nature ma not mean that it is or should be classified as an art. Perhaps it should be viewed as a craft? Or maybe it should even be in it’s own unique class.
What are your thoughts?
Sitting my the living room with the television on, I’ve noticed some commercials for the Microsoft Surface lately showcasing a man who uses the system to draw police sketches in an effort to help to catch the bad guys. Anyway, this got me thinking.
Dallas Police Detective Dan Town stands in front of some of his composites.
Sure, as artistic people we like to think our work contributes to the world in some way or another. And, in general, I do believe it does. That being said, some artists specifically work in concrete ways to promote the greater good of the world and I commend them.
Do you yourself do this or know anyone who does?