Arts and Literature Forum

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

  1. NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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

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    Flie scan small.jpg
    I have currently created some reinterpretations from Mr Stetzers Best 1000...it 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 Active Member

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    ...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 Wanderer

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    the beach
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    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 Active Member

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  6. Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Doo-vall
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    Here are a few cartoon greeting cards I've done just for giggles.
    SalmonCard.jpg

    DDLoop.png

    ChristmasCard.jpg

    SteelheadCasts.jpg
  7. Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Doo-vall
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    And a few samples from the Olive series...

    Olive1_18.jpg Olive2_15.jpg Olive3_11.jpg
  8. GAT Active Member

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    Willamette Valley, OR
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    Kirk, those are great!
  9. Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Doo-vall
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    Thank you, sir!
  10. Skip Enge Active Member

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    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 Active Member

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    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 Dances with fish

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    Tacoma
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  13. GAT Active Member

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    Willamette Valley, OR
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    Kind'a vague :) But deep.
  14. Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    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 Active Member

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    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 Active Member

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  17. Dottiesdad Member

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    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?

    DD
  18. GAT Active Member

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    Willamette Valley, OR
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    Sorry, thought you were joking.
  19. GAT Active Member

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    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 Ignored Member

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    Sedro Woolley, WA, USA.
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    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