Archive for the ‘Art’ Tag

Art — You will Know It When You See It   4 comments

Wildflowers (1 of 1)-2 blogDesert Wildflowers — Image by kenne

Tell me what you think art is — if you can

— ask a lot of people — and see if anybody knows . . .

You ask me about music — I like it better than anything

in the world — Color gives me the same thrill once in

a long long time — I can almost remember and count the times

— it is usually just the outdoors or the flowers — or a person —

sometimes a story — or something that will call a picture

to my mind — will affect me like music — 

— Georgia O’Keeffe

A Poem About Spring   1 comment

Desert MuseumSpring, 2018 — art by kenne

Maybe you need to write a poem about spring.

When everything blossoming is blossoming
and everything dead is dead
and everything wants to be fucked is fucked
it’s nature maintaining the way life was
and will continue to be as a bird calls
from the tree with new green leaves.

— kenne

It Always Seems Impossible . . .   1 comment

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Art by kenne

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL   5 comments

Jaxon's Xmas Tree CARDArtwork by Kenne Jaxon Bailey (December 2017)

For many years I have used Photoshop to create electronic Christmas cards.
This year I am collaborating with our five-year-old kindergarten grandson, Jaxon.
Maybe I’ve started a tradition!

In the paper
in the scissors
in the lines
in the colors
in the string of lights
in the wonder of his eyes —
JAXON —
in the star.

— kenne j. & kenne g.

Bourbon Street In The Rain   2 comments

New Orleans 2007 265 Two Years After B&W Art blog-2Image by kenne

Long weekends 
in our city of escape 
created ownership
that time bought back.

Dreams have replaced 
the amped erogenous
moments, now searching

for new zones.

— kenne

Scarlet Skimmer Dragonfly   1 comment

Dragonfly art blog-Scarlet Skimmer Dragonfly — Computer Art by kenne

Nature photographer Mike Powell is a blogger I follow and is very knowledgeable when it comes to dragonflies.

 https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/2845011/posts/1607013067

kenne

Wired   Leave a comment

Dragonfly-8071-2 art blog“Wired” — Computer Painting by kenne

a poem is
a dragonfly
darting near water
looking
for a place to rest upon
filled with freshness.
a poem is
of flight down
by the creekside —
standing water.
a poem is. . .
a poem is
wired.

— kenne

Magic Mushroom On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Aspen Draw August 2013Magic Mushroom On Mt. Lemmon — Computer Art by kenne

I went on this magical trip… 
Out of reality, in a fantasy world, 
Everything seemed to be so peaceful and perfect! 
All harmony… no hate…

I soon realized I got to see the raw truth of reality, 
but from a different point of view, 
of contrasts and with no metaphors nor euphemisms. 

— from Magical Trip By Sofia Rocha

Seeking The Tao Of Observation   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Sunrise II- Art name blogThe Photographer — Image by kenne

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

The photographer (artist)
seeks to connect what
is already connected, the
past, present, and future
in a moment of existence
while being a traveler
in other people’s reality
sharing an awareness 
of the present experience. 

An awareness of the moment
with the whole being, the artist
is of the experience —
the essence of existence.
The artist desires to share
the essence, but the resulting image
is about the experience, not
of the experience — 
the Tao of observation.

In the process
of capturing an event
the photographer feels
and sees in the moment,
the Tao of an event —
the Tao that is projected
is outside the moment
hence is not the
essence of Tao.

— kenne

 

The Rainbow Kid   Leave a comment

Jaxon & Friend Fox-3061 art blog“The Rainbow Kid,” Kenne Jaxon with his friend, Fox,
(Benson Sculpture Garden, “The Conversation” by Magdalen Weiner
Loveland, Colorado) — Image by kenne, July 31, 2017

A little boy
and his friend
always by his side
someone to talk to
someone to comfort
someone to love.

— kenne

Arcosanti, Paolo Soleri Bells   Leave a comment

 

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Arcosanti-1782 bells blogArcosanti, Paolo Soleri Bells (June 7, 2017) Images by kenne

It is only logical that the pauperization of our soul and
the soul of society coincide with the pauperization of the environment.
One is the cause and the reflection of the other.

— Paolo Soleri

Lemon Tree Blossom   Leave a comment

Lemon Blossom-1478 II blogLemon Tree Blossom — Computer Art by kenne

“True love opens the gates of time.

— Neil Young

Reflections   1 comment

Reflections-1201 III blogReflections — Image by kenne

The empty vase, longing to be filled,
Waits patiently in the sink
For someone to turn on the faucet

The empty vase, full of love
Denies the fact that at this moment
It is just an empty vase

In a land where everyone is an empty vase
It is the human’s job
To hold all the flowers

Even an empty vase
Is fully capable
Of holding its own weight

— from “The Empty Vase” by Scot Warren

Cactus Wren   Leave a comment

cactus-wren-0298-art-blogCactus Wren (Sabino Canyon, December 26, 2016) — Image by kenne

“Everyone likes birds.
What wild creature is more accessible
to our eyes and ears,
as close to us and everyone in the world,
as universal as a bird?”

— David Attenborough

Thimble Peak   Leave a comment

december-snow_20111215_0859-thimble-peak-blogThimble Peak — Computer Painting by kenne

Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.

— Paul Klee

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