Saturday, November 13, 2010

Crooning for heartache

A talented singer/songwriter friend of mine, Rand Hubiak, shared this music video from Matt Alber with me this morning.
I thought I'd share. I really didn't know what to expect and when the video and song finished, I felt that familiar twinge of heartache that's been so much a part of my life, and informs my own art.
(And also makes me think about same-sex marriage.)
That's all I'll write for now.
Invite Beauty,
I.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

O Circle

Clip from Rivers and Tides documentary about artist Andy Goldsworthy

I was watching this film again tonight and I remembered how much his art, and his process, influenced mine. He mostly works with his hands and without tools (the odd knife or hammer is sometimes used to work with tough plants like bracken or media like stone), and it reminded me of why I use my fingers instead of brushes.

I also felt a kinship with his fascination for circles and cycles, for the rhythm and flow of life.

The film is very meditative. I enjoyed it thoroughly, like a warm pot of tea.


I.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Return to Netflix

Totally awesome: Netflix now has subtitle options on Instant Play!

That's all.

More later.

Invite Beauty,

I.

P.S. If you wrote to complain to them about not having subtitles or captions for their Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing subscribers, please contact Netflix to compliment them on doing right by their customers.