Thank you “lapescada” for joining me in a view from outside the box - I am in visually eloquent company. Your images are dramatic, beautiful, strangely arresting and always compelling. I searched a little to find the evocative, the beautiful, and nature presents so many possibilities. In thanks I’ll leave you with NGC 3132, or the Eight Burst Nebula. The hot blue pool of light seems to draw you in, it’s asymmety only adding to it’s beauty.
O frabjuous day! Callooh! Callay! Thank you so very much wonderful, quirky, witty expressionist of individuality “austpicious.” I can feel right at home visiting your blog reading sharp and humourous commentary, or just relaxing with a naked David Duchovny and his strategically placed cup (mine will be in my hand and shaking). Thank you for following me and in return, I offer you the art of Ray Caesar - a brilliant eccentric in good company.
A little information on Ray Caesar: Eccentric British artist, Ray Caesar is a shy and reclusive artist whose imagination seeps through every piece he creates. Doll-like creatures with haunting personalities populate much of his digital world, such as abandoned stores or old carpeting, as well as his own life.
To see more of the work of Ray Caesar, click on the photo and a link will appear below. © copyright of images to “Ray Caesar/Gallery House”
Thank you absolutescotland for following me! Your sublimely evocative photos are balm for my soul, in parts soothing and sometimes more than I can stand without a strong cup of tea in hand. I hope you like the photo I selected, perhaps not the most remarkable scene. It is stunning for it’s contrast of colour, the backdrop, timeless. It’s taken in Elgol, Isle of Skye.
Wild Thing by the Troggs
As my Mother slips further into the ever unreachable, unknowable dreamscape that is dementia, I feel her shadow behind my steps. I hear her tone in my voice, I feel her eccentric attitude behind my actions, and her wry expression on my face. It’s not that my sense of self has been lost or…
Long before the movie, “Inception,” my Mother loved to listen to this song, her signature song in so many ways. She loved Edith Piaf, her passion and her vulnerability.
(Edith Piaf, “Non, Je ne regrette rien.”)
Everything she did was done with panache, a look on her face that seemed to say, “but of course.”
~ S. Marian
(These beautiful images were created by René Gruau, a favourite illustrator in the world of haute couture in the 1940’s & ‘50’s. Combining a free and expressive use of line with a classical restraint, Gruau created daring, sensual works of art that have been compared with Toulouse-Lautrec.)