Art

Twitter Art Exhibit 2016 – #twitterartexhibit

"Silver Mist" Pastels on black paper 4x6 inches ©Mark Schutter
“Silver Mist” Pastels on black paper 4×6 inches Mark Schutter

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.

WHEN
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:30-8:30 PM
Show runs March 31st – April 21st, 2016

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, March 11th, 2016

WHERE
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.

Poetry

Friday Haiku – Black and White

Happy Haiku Friday!

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BLACK and WHITE

Deep inside the black
The colors hide from our sight
White shatters the dark

~Mark Schutter ©2015

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Pastel drawing on black paper.

Ronovan from Ronovan Writes provided this week’s prompt words, Black and White. Ronovan is a writer and poet and he also does author interviews and much more. You can read some of his poetry and fiction pieces on his blog. He also hosts RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday. Anyone can participate. Check out his Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

Poetry

Are you ‘Riding a Carousel Horse’?

Carousel HorsesCarousel horses go up and down.
Carousel horses are lost,
never to be found.

Carousel horses go round and round.

Horses, in powerful beauty.
Horses, in gentle strength and mercy.
Horses, in love ever truly.

Are you riding a carousel horse?
Just going up and down,
round and round.

A carousel horse will never,
ever, veer from its course.

~Mark Schutter ©2015

Adventure, Animals, Photograph, Poetry

Love at First Sight

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    Love at first sight
    A beacon across the cold night
    Two hearts held tight

     ~Mark Schutter ©2015

If you’ve followed me here on the blog or on any other social media you probably know that my daughter loves horses, as do I. She has been competing for two years riding a horse owned by her trainer, which she kindly gave my daughter half ownership of until she got a horse of her own.

Well, next year she moves up in class and the competition is sure to get tougher. So we started putting out feelers to see what horses might be available, not really expecting much and having plenty of time to look.

We immediately were contacted by three people who had horses for sale that fit what we were looking for. The first two were a no go. My daughter was frustrated and not looking forward to go see and ride the third.

You can guess what happened next. Yep, love at first sight. They seem to be a perfect match and her trainer says this is a horse that has the potential to take her as far as she wants to go. We are currently leasing the horse to see how it goes before we shell out money to buy. My daughter has been riding everyday except one over the past week and is trying to come up with a name.

His registered name is Silver Sight, full blooded Arabian.  Oh my, what are we getting ourselves into? Just helping our little girl chase her dreams, we love our children don’t we? This story is sure to be continued, stay tuned.

Art, Poetry

Beyond the Stars

In time before time
Forged in eternal fire
Love shattered the dark           

From beyond the stars  
An eternal kingdom came
To heal broken hearts

~Mark Schutter ©2015

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(This is #TBT art originally completed back in ©2012, 15 x 22 inches, Mixed Media –  Watercolors, Pastels & Colored Pencils; and now digitally edited.)