Here are recent posts on our respective blogs, Anthrotopia & Wander-Bird:
- In my continued efforts to educate myself, I recently purchased a bundle of books offering help for writers. I’m exploring established writers’ methods for telling stories and making a career out of it and the bundled set seemed like a pretty decent deal.
I was surprised, though, at the common theme I found in no less ...more
- Sometimes I think I want to do the impossible here on Wander-Bird: try to tie in all my disparate interests and reveal the common thread that I follow intuitively.
For example, I write stories and I’m a plant geek and apprentice permaculture designer. It seems it would be hard to write a post that would tie ...more
- December 2015 Update: Here’s a post that is relevant, again. It’ll keep being relevant every time I step over a threshold and start over (again) on something. May beginnings go easily for you, as well.
I have this thing with beginnings, you see. Maybe you have it too.
It’s a kind of fear. It manifests as hesitation ...more
- I’ve been lingering around the walkway of this blog-house for a few weeks now, unable to push open the door and walk in. I feel like I abandoned my homey online space… a legitimate feeling I guess, because I kind of did. It wasn’t totally intentional. It just happened that the past months held lot ...more
- This is the work that got me searching for other artists doing kinetic sculpture. There's so much going on in these pieces and they're so organic in shape, maybe inspired by the likes of artichoke blossoms, tentacled sea-things and water droplet-crowns, that they seem alive.
Here are videos of Anthony Howe's transportive and metamorphosing creations ...more
- This lovely video* of Bob Potts' work really showcases such delicacy of movement and grace. The soundtrack contributes to the mesmerizing effect, but I think the sculptures really stand on their own. In particular, the third one (at about 5 minutes) makes me want to hop on and fly into a lovely cloud-puffed sky.
*Shot and ...more
- The following piece of writing qualifies as fiction because I made it up, but it doesn’t meet all the criteria for a story. After I wrote it, I was inordinately proud of it (I don’t know, maybe fancy wording makes me proud) but I wisely let it sit. Admittedly, I tend to let all my ...more
- Part two of my earlier set of posts about some really cool kinetic art that folks are making.
Here's a kinetic sculpture that unlike the previous work is minimal and simple - and yet it creates its own complexity. I like that its use of linear components creates images reminiscent of non-linear designs seen in, ...more
- I just remembered that last summer, before I got this blog up and running, I’d posted on my old one (Temporary Reality) a series of posts about some artists making wonderful kinetic sculptures.
But, silly me! I’d been saving my favorites for last and then in the move over to Wander-Bird misplaced the idea and went ...more
- beauty is participatory
"People argue about beauty. Is it in the eye of the beholder or is it a property of the beholden? From a relational perspective, the question is clearly dualistic, cast in either/or terms. If there is an answer, it is clearly both. Beauty is in the thing seen, and we grant beauty, making that with ...more