©Mark Schutter 2016
©Mark Schutter 2016
Copyright Mark Schutter ©2016
Life: is infinite in its variety and intricacies, if we would only take the time to look.
Beauty: a splendor in so many things that exist right before us, with no effort on your part.
Pause: we often fail to slow down enough to see, easily distracted by so many things.
I wish you moments when the distractions fade and beauty crashes in, causing you to stop and pause long enough that it simply takes your breath away. Happy Spring!
(My daughter’s 7 year old full Arabian horse Silver Sight, aka ‘Thomas’.)
My postcard art submission, “Silver Mist”; for the Twitter Art Exhibit: NYC (2016),
Benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program
Twitter Art Exhibit: NYC is an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program, in which young women in foster care learn to create and market a unique line of goods.
Twitter Art Exhibit: NYC is the sixth installment of an open international exhibition of handmade postcard art for charity, donated by hundreds of participating artists from around the globe.
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:30-8:30 PM
Show runs March 31st – April 21st, 2016
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, March 11th, 2016
Trygve Lie Gallery
317 E 52nd St., New York, NY 10022
To support the cause and submit your art just follow the instructions on the Twitter Art Exhibit website.
The above relief art panel was completed by my daughter for her homeschool art project, where she studies a master artist and uses that technique to create a piece of art. We are using the book Discovering Great Artists by MaryAnn F. Kohl and Kim Solga as a guide. I plan on posting recaps of more projects she completes as the school year progresses.
This is a Florentine Relief technique using cardboard, string, paper, glue, paint and aluminum foil in tribute to Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378 -1455). Ghiberti worked his entire life on the golden doors of the great Baptistery at Florence. Upon completion it is said that Michelangelo remarked,
“They are worthy to stand at the Gates of Paradise.”
~Mark Schutter ©2015
This short story was written during a 5 minute free write using the words in bold above. This occurred during a meeting of the lunch time writing group at my workplace. I have to admit, I did edit a bit while typing it in the blog post, yet easily 95% is from free writing. Hope you enjoyed it!
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