The March exhibition of street photography by Bill Jones Jr. is now available for viewing on Pictures of Creative Minds at http://picturesofcreativeminds.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/the-street-photography-of-bill-jones-jr-a-complex-society/. Stop by and enjoy a look at the complexity of society in an urban environment.
Stop by Pictures of Creative Minds this March and be engaged by the striking works of American street photographer, Bill Jones Jr., a man who makes the ordinary, something extra special.
My new blog, Pictures of creative minds (PCM) at http://picturesofcreativeminds.wordpress.com, is now officially up and running!
This month is the first of what I hope to be many interesting and inspiring art exhibitions for your viewing pleasure.
I plan to promote one artist (photographer, painter, writer, or sculptor) per month.
If you know of an artist who would be interested in exhibiting their work on PCM, please leave an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or a link to the artist’s blog when you comment at PCM.
To kick off January 2013, PCM has a large selection of acrylic paintings by Mr. D. Burt from Ontario, Canada.
I hope you will take a look and continue to stop by, browse, and enjoy the many pleasures of some creative minds!
(Inspired by my Dad’s paintings, I wrote this poem. If you like his paintings please drop by my other blog, http://picturesofcreativeminds.wordpress.com, in January for his first web exhibition.)
Bubbling out from a spring high in the mountains, comes the water, cool and clear,
Rushing down a steep rocky lane, it dashes and sparkles in frothy spray,
Down through wilds it advances, pushing rocks and dirt in its path,
The steep slopes now are behind, departed, on winding, downward splash!
Sweeping under the footbridge up in the highlands, comes the water, fast and light,
Falling down narrow sloped rocks, it sprints and splatters midst rocky array.
Down to the waterfalls it splits, plunging over worn rocks to crash,
In the whirlpool below, wits jumbled, round churning, onward flash!
Skipping low tributary in the forest deep, comes the water, lithe and strong,
Cutting down the grooved forest floor, it batters and erodes the rocks away,
Down to the deep river it joins, roaring flow sounding like a lash,
Over the choppy rapids, tumbled fro, clothes washing, forward smash!
Flowing and winding river in the lands below, comes the water, dull and broad,
Roaming down the open expanse, it slackens and deposits silt to stay,
Down to the marshes it divides, straying finger-trails seek to pass,
The distant slopes but a dream, forgotten, and yawning, southward cache.
Trickling through the hollows hidden in woodlands, comes the water, hushed and sleek,
Sneaking down between grass and tree, it twines and whispers as if to pray,
Down to the thicket it passes, snaking round reeds like liquid glass,
Off to industry and homes, it travels, reaching, eastward amass.
Slapping over the mill wheel in the quaint hamlet, comes the water, fresh and free,
Rippling down the rocks on low, it glints and reflects the setting of day,
Down to peaceful lake it filters, calming, day ebbing, almost past,
Under ducks on the surface, so restful, the lapping; home at last!
Dear Web Friends,
You are cordially invited to visit my new website, Pictures of Creative Minds.
Don’t worry, for those of you who like to see what I get up to on my personal blog at ljr3, it will continue to run as normal.
Pictures of Creative Minds is a special website, dedicated to featuring the works of creative people. Works will include a broad range of artistic forms, from sculpture, wearable textiles, painting, photography, and even written works such as poetry and short stories if I can find a few people who would like to share their talents.
It is still under construction, but I hope to get your input and ideas before January 2013, when the first of what I hope to be many interesting exhibitions takes place.
I’m excited to share the works of artists from all over the world and hope you join in and comment/like the broad range of works that will be available.
Come on over and check out the January 2013 exhibition teaser, “An Invitation”, at http://picturesofcreativeminds.wordpress.com