Wednesday, May 4, 2011

something to muse on...

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well my friends... the camera is on the back burner... other things are cooking for now... so may I share with you  ...yes  ....again... finds from tumblr.



Kolam is a form of sand painting that is drawn using rice powder by female members of the family in front of their home. It is widely practiced by Hindus in South India. A kolam is a sort of painted prayer - a line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. Kolams are thought to bestow prosperity to homes. 


Kolam is a form of sand painting that is drawn using rice powder by female members of the family in front of their home. It is widely practiced by Hindus in South India. A kolam is a sort of painted prayer - a line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. Kolams are thought to bestow prosperity to homes. 


Computational Micro Photography by Treasure Tolliver
reginasworld:  Computational Micro Photography by Treasure Tolliver




via give me one more day



artpropelled:

(by marianbijlenga)



momentitus:

John Belingheri



Ink on paper by Sophie Munns
Drawing is of the spirit; color is of the senses. (Henri Matisse)

Ink on paper by Sophie Munns

Quote: Drawing is of the spirit; 
color is of the senses. 
(Henri Matisse)


Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet. (Paul Klee)
Painting by Sophie Munns

Painting by Sophie Munns

Color is the place where our 
brain and the universe meet. 
(Paul Klee)

I am first and foremost in this life a naturalist, interested in life forms and their processes.

Quote: Virginia Pochmann
posted by Seed Capsules



hyperallergic:

1001 Chairs Protest for Ai Weiwei This Weekend by Kyle Chayka Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been missing for 12 days without official charge from the Chinese government. In protest, artists and activists all over the world are planning a global sit-in this Sunday, April 17 at 1 pm, staking out Chinese embassies with 1001 Chairs for Ai Weiwei, a take on Ai Weiwei’s 2007 “Fairytale” project in Kassel, Germany.  All over the world, protesters will bring chairs to Chinese embassies and consulates and “sit peacefully” in support of Ai. Spearheaded by New York City’s own Creative Time, the organization writes that “1001 Chairs for Ai Weiwei calls for [Ai’s] immediate release, supporting the right of artists to speak and work freely in China and around the world.” See the event’s Facebook page for details, including gathering places and times all over the world…. READ MORE.
1001 Chairs Protest for Ai Weiwei This Weekend by Kyle Chayka

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been missing for 12 days without official charge from the Chinese government. In protest, artists and activists all over the world are planning a 
global sit-in this Sunday, April 17 at 1 pm, staking out Chinese embassies with 1001 Chairs for Ai Weiwei, a take on Ai Weiwei’s 2007 “Fairytale” project in Kassel, Germany. 

All over the world, protesters will bring chairs to Chinese embassies and consulates and “sit peacefully” in support of Ai. Spearheaded by New York City’s own Creative Time, the organization writes that “1001 Chairs for Ai Weiwei calls for [Ai’s] immediate release, supporting the right of artists to speak and work freely in China and around the world.” See the event’s Facebook page for details, including gathering places and times all over the world….
READ MORE.





Last night I posted on an emerging proposal for 2011 over at the Homage blog. Somewhat tentatively putting a plan out there that is still in the process of being formalised is a leap of faith I can assure you. Still... one cant hold one's breathe indefinitely!

In February I was invited to consider taking up a proposal that was MUCH to my liking! With it comes certain pragmatic matters to figure out ... so thats what's been pre-occupying me of late. Lets just say I'm very keen, for one who's not much been a traveller for a rather long time now ...its ... well... yes... very exciting to ponder.

I know some of you are jet-setters (funny saying that!) ... I however, have become a remarkably stay-at-home person in recent years. Maybe moving homes, relocating quite a lot does that to you... but I'm ready ... and I'll keep cooking this plan!
Ciao,
Sophie 




sophie munns: 
a post card I designed this week... liked this quote form Einstein.



8 comments:

Mlle Paradis said...

standing up and cheering! oh what a wonderful post! which little bit of it did i like best! i could not say, i like them all!!!!!! esp and def including the sophie munns paintings with all their subtlety and wit!!!!

bravo girlfriend, what a delight....now i'm going over to find out more about your little project. it must have been murder keeping it under your hat all this time!

Sophie Munns said...

Thankyou Mlle P!
its been quite a time one way or another... your kind words are much appreciated...Thank the heavens for Tumblr ... did have fun with those small works.. designing postcards for printing on recycled card for a sustainability event I am attending soon...!

I'm very shy to announce things before they hatch... even now the chick's not out of the egg so to speak!
ciao,
S

Sanne said...

Great postcard! and the book, o i also love the book :-)
Have a wonderful day Sophie! Thank you for sharing so much beauty, i learn so much through your blog.

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Sanne... what lovely things are you doing this week?

Glad you approve of postcard ... given your lovely designs i still have! he books is great hey.. Glad you enjoyed these things...
Pleasure to share...
S

em said...

i like all the art you've shown in this post... i even had to visit pages... great work! such an inspiration!

Mary Zeran said...

Wonderful stuff Sophie! I haven't been neglecting my tumblr site lately. Need to see what you have gotten up to!

Now to the other blog to find out what it cooking!!!!!!!

sakurasnow said...

Have just returned from the Homage blog... what a wonderful sounding opportunity! Although I have no practical advice to share at this stage my fingers (and toes!) are tightly crossed that the proposal/planning stages go just as you hope they will and that you'll be delving deep into the magic of Kew (and its astounding MSB) soon!

Sophie Munns said...

Em...
love those tumblr excursions into the wonderful world of inspiration...
ciao,
S


Mary,
the god thing about tumblr is you can come and go...it just keeps going without us! Mmm.. speaking of cooking dinner time soon!
S


Suzanne... thank you for the lovely message. I must admit initial excitement been far outweighed by what has to be done to pull it together... I guess it pays to focus on the mundane... one can enjoy the result of efforts later!
S