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Grand Canyon Portrait   Leave a comment

Kenne & Joy Grand Canyon 08-24-07-Edit-5-art-72Grand Canyon Portrait — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

The Person You Were And The Person You Become   1 comment

Kenne with Pipe-2-Edit-4-72.jpgSelf-portrait with a picture of Katie on the Wall (Approximately 1979)

“No one can tell what goes on in between
the person you were and the person you become.

No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell.
There are no maps of the change.
You just come out the other side.
Or you don’t.”

— Stephen King; The Stand

Posted December 31, 2018 by kenneturner in Information, Photography, Photoshop, Quote

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Why!   2 comments

kenne (1 of 1)-3 art_blogSelf Portrait by kenne

Why! 

Trying to understand why
Only to be shattered
By the emotions of others.

Still, I will stubbornly
Continue seeking answers
By connecting dots —

Dots that blow in the wind
Like the tumbleweeds
No longer grounded

Fueling fires of fear
Widening the desert
Of intellectual ignorance.

— kenne

Self Portrait   6 comments

Kenne Self Portrait (1 of 1)-3 blogSelf Portrait (Summer, 2015)

To have never sought courage
Will be to have never turned the corner.

To have never shared a thought
Will be to have never seen a sunset

To have never used these words
Will be to have never written a poem.

— kenne

Notepad Caricature From The 1970’s   2 comments

Kenne Caricature III framed blogKenne caricature from 1970’s notepads redesigned and framed — yes, I used to smoke a pipe.

Bourbon on the Rocks   2 comments

kenne (1 of 1)-3_edit art blogKenne philosophizing on becoming the next president of the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN),
after returning from visiting friends and family in east Texas.

no leaders, please

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself
don’t swim in the same slough.
invent yourself and then reinvent yourself
and
stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
change your tone and shape so often that they can
never
categorize you.

reinvigorate yourself and
accept what is
but only on the terms that you have invented
and reinvented.

be self-taught.

and reinvent your life because you must;
it is your life and
its history
and the present
belong only to
you.

— Charles Bukowski

Capturing The Moment — Burnt Forest   Leave a comment

Brunt log B-W (1 of 1) blogImage by kenne

My name is, kenne,

I cry and curse each wildfire

Breathing dust and smoke.

— kenne 

When Real Seems Unreal   2 comments

Kenne In Zion National Park (1 of 1) blogKenne In Zion National Park (June 10, 2014) — Image by Joy

Photoshop or not,

Nature is so beautiful

Real seems unreal.

 

Look for the beauty

You will find it everywhere,

Real or unreal.

— kenne

 

“She Was Just There”   10 comments

Rose (1 of 1) framed blog“She Was Just There” — Images by kenne

her sensual look

invited me to enter

but I resisted

— kenne

Rose (1 of 1) framed II blog

adding more color

I was feeling hot and weak

by her many lips 

Rose (1 of 1)_B-W blog

as I kissed her lips

she began to lose color

turning black as night

— kenne

Colorado River In Canyonlands National Park   4 comments

Canyonlands  (1 of 1) Art blogColorado River In Canyonlands National Park, Utah — Computer Painting by kenne

Dusty summer earth

Colors deepen with the rain

Over the canyons.

— kenne

Canyonlands  (1 of 1)-2_Art blogCanyonlands National Park, Utah — Computer Painting by kenne

Majestic canyons

A land of many contrasts

Cotton clouds soften.

— kenne

Katelyn Spends The 4th Of July Holiday In Tucson   4 comments

Katelyn & Dave (1 of 1)-10 Art blog framed

Images by kenne (Click on any of the tiled imaged to see larger view in a slideshow format.)

Granddaughter Katelyn and son Kenne David left this morning, returning to Houston after four-plus days here in Tucson. This was their second visit after three years. We made an effort to do as much as possible in the desert summer and the beginning of the monsoon season, which began while they were here.

Photos of Katelyn and poetry about her have been part of several posting over the last ten years — she will be eleven this September. Here’s one of the poems:

The Eyes Tell You

Little girls have a mysterious power,
But not all can feel it – when she does,
You can see it in her eyes.

As she matures, she is driven
To climb the tower of perfection,
Always resisting her own indifference.

Her enigmatic power is needed
To stir the artist inside,
To triumph over the unenlightened.

In her own way, she will find something new,
Something never before encountered
Placing art in a world void of feeling.

Inventive, she will act,
Sometimes seeking out failure
In order to turn it into a triumph.

Once her power is transformed
By the magical virtue of art,
Loving and understanding becomes simpler.

# # # # #

Now that they return home, I ponder —

Children and grandchildren

are the beautiful mysteries

that drive our emotions 

stirring each moment we share,

not knowing if the same emotions

transcend each communication in the moment,

ending in emotional question marks.

kenne

Now That You Are Gone   1 comment

Saying Goodbye art blog“Saying Goodbye I” — Image by kenne

Now that you are gone
Images and words flash by
Moment after moment.

I count syllables
To say how much we love you
This my own bye-ku.

— kenne

Saying Goodbye II blog“Saying Goodbye II” — Image by kenne

“Everyone understands the pain that accompanies death,
but genuine pain doesn’t live in the spirit,
nor on these terraces of billowing smoke.
The genuine pain that keeps everything awake
is a tiny, infinite burn
on the innocent eyes of other systems.”

— Federico García Lorca

We All Need The Blues   1 comment

Texas Johnny Brown_edit blogTexas Johnny Brown at Shakespeare’s Pub, Houston — Image kenne

We all need the blues

To better understand life

All its ups and downs.

— kenne

Bryan Lee2006-06-10-21_edit blog framedBryan Lee at The Corner Pub, Conroe — Image by kenne

The Hummingbird Inspires Music   Leave a comment

Desert Museum-9815 Juvinile Anna's Hummingbird blogJuvenile Anna’s Hummingbird (?) — Image by kenne

I fly to the “Flight of the Bumblebee”

I dance to “Shout”

I sing to “The Power of Love”

I live to the “Songs of Life”

I create to “Kind of Blue”

— kenne

“The right notes can fertilize
the sound of a composition
that it can make the sound grow;
much like adding lemon
to fish or vegetables
that bring out the flavor.
That it’s your sweat.” 

— Miles Davis

Desert Museum-9793_art blogBroad-billed Hummingbird — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Panorama View From Blackett’s Ridge Trail   2 comments

Blackett's Ridge Panorama-1 blogPanorama View From Blackett’s Ridge Trail — Image by kenne

When I capture a moment
I see something,
first, with my eyes,
second, with a question —
allowing the moment
to become something else,
driven by my mind receptors.

— kenne

Blackett's Ridge Panorama-1 art blogChanging the Order of Things — Image by kenne

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