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Thanksgiving Rose   Leave a comment

Rose_2015 05 06_0650-art blogThanksgiving Rose — Computer Art by kenne

My Thanksgiving rose
It is yours if you want it
A gift of my love.

— kenne

Posted November 24, 2017 by kenneturner in Art, Computer Art, Information, Photoshop, Poetry

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Dragonflies   2 comments

emporer-dragonflies-mating-1-of-1-ii-blogDragonflies — Image by kenne

What is it about a work of art, even when it is bought and sold in the market, that makes us distinguish it from . . . pure commodities? A work of art is a gift, not a commodity. . . works of art exist simultaneously in two “economies”, a market economy and a gift economy. Only one of these is essential, however: a work of art can survive without the market, but where there is no gift, there is no art.

— Lewis Hyde

There’s A Poster On The Wall   2 comments

Klee Poster (1 of 1) enhanced blog“Becoming is Superior to Being” — Paul Klee (An early 1970’s gift from Larry J. Bailey)

There’s a poster on the wall,
been there for many years.

A gift from a mentor and friend
that expressed better than I

who I was and who I was to become.
Five words of existential thought

always there providing direction
and guidance to envision the

future by not relinquishing the
task to a professional elite.

— kenne

A Mother’s Love Returned, Laboring In Gratitude   11 comments

Jody Joy Jeri VirginiaJeri, Mother Virginia, Joy & Jody (July 8, 2012) — Image by kenne

It was just less than three weeks ago that Joy was in southern California planning her mother’s 90th birthday celebration with sisters, Jody and Jeri. This past Tuesday she returned, this time to her mother’s death-bed. This afternoon Virginia pasted away peacefully. She is survived by her eight children, many grand and great-grandchildren.

The only thing greater

than a mother’s

undying love

is the combine love

returned to her

by those she loves,

laboring in their

song of gratitude.

— kenne

 

My Sunflower   Leave a comment

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Sunflower Image by kenne

My Sunflower

Sunflower.
Smile
in my dream.

Sunflower.
Orange
touch of gold.

Sunflower.
Big
as the sky.

Sunflower.
Blossom
trying to turn.

Sunflower.
Gift
without pushback.

Sunflower.
Close
to the breast.

Sunflower.
Cunning
among lovers

kenne

When Given A Gift, The Only Appropriate Response Is Gratefulness   3 comments

Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist (SCVN) Dan, with Kindergarten Students — Image by kenne

When given a gift, the only appropriate response is gratefulness. Life is a gift.  Each day is filled with blessings — just by our presence, we are able to express our gratitude.

I’m grateful I can spend time in nature capturing its many beautiful moments. Still, for many, it is easy to miss the beauty of nature. Many do not have the opportunity to spend time out in nature. However, through the time-lapse photography of Louie Schwartzberg’s we can experience the stunning beauty of nature. (See Moving Art by Louie Schwartzberg)

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials.

The following video is a TEDx San Fransisco presentation, which includes his short film on Gratitude and Happiness, reminding us of the precious gift of life, and the beauty all around us.

kenne

 

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