Tag: art

“A painter who sings…”

This morning I heard part of an interview with singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell on NPR. Of course, in the background of the talking was her signature voice, going from deep to high. She called it her “helium voice”. Now, to be completely honest, I don’t know…

Making Do With What You’ve Got

Each year my city holds a ginormous art festival/competition/exhibit called ArtPrize. Over 1,500 pieces of art fill various pockets of Grand Rapids in restaurants, museums, parks, bars, churches, etc. Folks come from all over the world to check out the art. I’m fortunate enough…

Slurping Coffee Like a Barista

  Yesterday, I took my regular, favorite seat at my local Starbucks. The one all the way in the back. It’s the best spot for people watching. Well, and it’s close to the bathroom…so there’s that. Now, I spend a good amount of time…

Blank Canvas

My kids had two snow days last week. I found 4 blank canvases and a box of acrylic paints. I thought, why not… Look at all that white space! All the potential. The possibility. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen to those…

Rules Were Made To Be Broken. Maybe.

My daughter was washing her hair. Through the door, I heard her counting. She was up to 120. “What are you doing?” I asked. “Are you okay?” “Yeah. I’m counting,” she answered. “Why?” “I have to count to 180.” “Uh huh.” “Because I have to…

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