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Charles Ives having his passport photo taken with his daughter



Charles Ives having his passport photo taken with his daughter

composersdoingnormalshit:

Charles Ives having his passport photo taken with his daughter.

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Orange fragment with polychrome stripes, Unknown Ryukyuan, 19th century, long rectangular fragment of orange cloth with red, green, and yellow stripesSize



Orange fragment with polychrome stripes, Unknown Ryukyuan, 19th century, long rectangular fragment of orange cloth with red, green, and yellow stripesSize

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Orange fragment with polychrome stripes, Unknown Ryukyuan, 19th century, Minneapolis Institute of Art: Japanese and Korean Art

long rectangular fragment of orange cloth with red, green, and yellow stripesSize: 6 3/8 × 46 5/8 in. (16.19 × 118.43 cm) (overall)Medium: Cloth: Japanese fiber banana (bashō), silk, and cotton; striping, tate-gasuri… [more]

dear comrade,

My favorite time of the year is a tie between autumn and summer, particularly that late August into warmish September that seems to always last longer than you could think, depending on where you are. I love the feeling of the hot summer sun on my skin, a random ocean breeze… if I had it my way, I would live on a beach somewhere… i also love the richly colored crispness of the falls I have experienced and the gentle reminder that another year would soon be a thing of the past in a matter of months.

But I will say I have never been so happy to see signs of this particular spring.

I am still in a bit of intensive triage mode on every level, it all feeling like a house of cards some days, when any wrong move could make the whole thing crumble. But I have yet to experience anything that I couldn’t turn around for the better despite looming destruction or trauma. Creativity definitely teaches me that time and time again.

And regardless, I’m still here?

That’ a wonder! I will do my best to not take that for granted as spring turns to summer and shifts to fall, so that I may get the privilege to try it all again ( knock on wood:)).

I hope you are as safe as one can be where ever you are? And I really hope the things that I make, gives you an extra push to keep your head up, and try, try, try again. The try is really all we have. Everything else is like quicksand really.

Thanks so much for the support.

Yours in Creativity,

M.

(p.s. i get a lot of general questions via this site, abt the work i make, best place to ask those questions, if it’s not a P.R. request type thing is here p.p.s. Rest in eternal Peace Mark Colby. Mark was a former sax teacher of mine and i remember our lessons with a great fondness. I am shocked to find out he passed from covid. Pls take care of yrselves.)