Arts and Literature Forum

Discussion in 'Arts and Literature' started by GAT, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. NewTyer1

    NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

    Thanks, I don't think I'll ever make a living at it but, it's fun
  2. Skip Enge

    Skip Enge Active Member

    Flie scan small.jpg
    I have currently created some reinterpretations from Mr Stetzers Best was fun and the smallest paintings I have ever done...each is about 1 3/4 wide X 1"...Hey good practice
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  3. Skip Enge

    Skip Enge Active Member

    ...You got some weird stuff going on with images here...this continues to invert even after editing...a bit glitchy I believe...I've been a beta tester...not sure why this is happening, but you get the idea...
  4. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    Richard Hugo was a fantastic Northwest poet. I've always liked this poem, from his book The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir.

    "Upper Voight's, To All the Cutthroat There"

    You curve in dandelion wine and in
    my dream of a receptive east. Windows
    in my house are sanctuary and the four
    hills east are fast with creeks
    you live in. Why curve tornado from
    the shade of cress or stone, why curve away
    when I approach upwind, a bush toward
    your home, that home of words in back
    of any rock that pools the water dark?

    I sneak fat and weightless on the log
    you're under. I taste the chinese red
    of thunder on your throat, jet spots
    on your side that fade to spotless white
    along your gut. What prayer brings you roaring
    quick as words, unexpected, cruel
    through gold? God is small. The wing
    of eastbound liners six miles over us
    is rigid as your fin when you don't move.

    Such climb down. Logs left by the blaze
    are hollow and I'm cut from crashing
    through black crust. Vine maple, greasewood
    and my past including last night
    work against my search. And still I look,
    certain you'll leave me, a bitter nun
    starved for curve in my poem.
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  5. Skip Enge

    Skip Enge Active Member


    Attached Files:

  6. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

    Here are a few cartoon greeting cards I've done just for giggles.



  7. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

    And a few samples from the Olive series...

    Olive1_18.jpg Olive2_15.jpg Olive3_11.jpg
  8. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Kirk, those are great!
  9. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

    Thank you, sir!
  10. Skip Enge

    Skip Enge Active Member

    I write a bit of poetry...

    Promises Broken

    It has been too many years
    Since I fished it…
    This little black jewel
    Favorite little river
    Near the coast
    At the cusp of salt
    That I have loved

    For decades now...
    Inconsequential it seems?
    As it has been
    To my surprise eviscerated
    With clear cutting
    Silt run off
    Filling holding water

    Convinced that I need
    To be more aware
    Get more active
    Be an advocate
    for things I love
    I feel ashamed
    That I didn't know...

    Did anyone speak up?
    In the din of quiet…
    It created jobs in the woods…

    The new green is
    The color of mud and sand
    Toppled trees and under story
    Of devils club, scrub alder
    And Himalayan blackberries...
    And a sanctity
    Of promises broken.
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  11. Skip Enge

    Skip Enge Active Member

    Riverine- (The band Haoma recorded this)

    Glisten and wake,
    In dappled light
    A hypnotic chorus,
    Drenched whispers
    Kissing stone,
    Caressing moss
    Singing salmon songs
    Silent discussions,
    Marine, riverine
    Ever coursing
    Toward the sea.
  12. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

  13. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Kind'a vague :) But deep.
  14. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

    Didn't mean to be either.
    I just though the image 'instinct' was art.
    art: something that depicts something it's not.
    Still: I like it. alot.
    Just sayin!
    Can I buy a print????
  15. Skip Enge

    Skip Enge Active Member

    Certainly...i have great scans of it...I am new to this forum but i believe my profile has my email adress...
  16. Skip Enge

    Skip Enge Active Member

  17. Dottiesdad

    Dottiesdad Member

    Happy to see the northern migration of some talented folks from the south.

    Is the northward migration because of global warming, or did I miss something back on the old planet?

  18. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Sorry, thought you were joking.
  19. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Nope, nothing happened on the old planet. This is a neat site, very active and the humor of some of the posts reminds me of the original Virtual Fly Shop. Folks post from all over the country here so I figured I might as well jump on the band wagon.
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  20. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

    Yep, the best board in the west.

    Mumbles will argue the best of all in the world and for all I know he maybe correct but for me it is the best in the west.

    "To the east, where the sun rise​
    To the north, where the cold comes from​
    To the south, where the light comes from​
    To the west, where the sun sets​
    To the father sun, to the mother earth"​

    Rolling Thunder​