Thursday, April 22, 2010

rough draft

The first draft reveals the art, revision reveals the artist.

Michael Lee

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) writer, teacher, historian

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) writer & historian

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) poet, lecturer and essayist

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) historian, poet and novelist

who knows if the moon's
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky--filled with pretty people?
(and if you and i should

get into it,if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
why then
we'd go up higher with all the pretty people

than houses and steeples and clouds:
go sailing
away and away sailing into a keen
city which nobody's ever visited,where

Spring)and everyone's
in love and flowers pick themselves

ee cummings (1894-1962) poet
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.
John Muir (1838-1914) naturalist & writer

Draft beer, not people!

well, perhaps if the draft of people wasn't for warfare, it might be acceptable.
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.

Erma Bombeck (1927-1996) writer and humorist

notes on photos:
  1. a sculpture (untitled) at the musée rodin, unfortunately I did not take note of the name of this piece - anyone know it's name? paris, october 2005
  2. bicyclists who may start drafting or may not. rocky river reservation, cleveland. october 2009
  3. window draft. avenue c, lakewood
  4. melvin rose at his drafting table. rose iron works, photo courtesy of em. cleveland. august 2005
  5. nah, it's not an eagle but a buzzard. this was the only decent snap I had of a bird catching an up-draft. cleveland, september 2008.
  6. hot air balloon in central park, new york. august 2008
  7. clancy the draft horse from hale farm, photo taken by em (first published here). thanks em!
  8. draft beers at the beer engine, lakewood. july 2009
  9. browns stadium. I'm pretty sure cleveland hopes they will do well in the nfl draft which will be taking place at 7:30 pm eastern time on april 22nd. now, as far as I'm concerned other than hometown pride, I don't really care seeing that when it comes to football gladwell's article pretty much sums up my views on the sport. june 2009
yellowcard's song rough draft

april 22nd is EARTH DAY..... our planet is the real deal and not a draft, please be a good steward! HAPPY EARTH DAY -the mouse would like to suggest that we each make every day earth day! thank you, namaste!


Kris McCracken said...

Go the Browns!

Katherine said...

Great images of all the different meanings of the word draft! Very nice!

Ronda Laveen said...

I love ee cummings and John Muir!

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Beautiful images and quotes, as always on your blog. I was especially taken by the sculpture. I remember seeing it years ago in Paris, but do not recall the name.

I was also delighted to see the quote from John Muir posted on is birthday, April 21st.

Brian Miller said...

love the cumming quote...very that horse is chilly...brrr....happy tt!

Mrsupole said...

I do not think anyone could be alive after watching three games of any sport, well except bowling. But hours and hours of watching sports on TV truly has to make one numb.

Love the pics, all the sayings and do hope that death is stingless indeed.

God bless.

Tess Kincaid said...

I've always loved that Emerson quote. Inspiring photos and words, as always, Kimy.

Roy said...

Ah! I've always loved Rodin's emerging-from-the-stone sculptures. Rough draft indeed!

Great collection as usual, Kim.

ArtSparker said...

Lovely visual echoes.

California Girl said...

Nice tribute to Earth Day and TT. I particularly enjoyed the quotes today; I think I'm the hippopotamus.

Watson said...

Today is a good day to put air in my bike tires and get cycling again! Thanks for the pic of the cyclists. And I loved the image of 100 acorns ... what a hopeful thought!

Happy Earth Day...may we care 369 days of the year!

Dumdad said...

Another rich collection of images and quotes. Merci beaucoup!

moondustwriter said...

Wow you hit it!!! Love the Draft images and the quotes

Happy TT


Meri said...

Love the Sandburg quote -- I'm one of those former little girls who loved the squish of mud under bare feet and the patting out of mud pies. The curtain shot just sings to me.

Baino said...

Well done although I still complain about the spelling! There's something about breezy curtains that's so peaceful and summery. And I so agree 'draft beer not people'. My inner child still loves the pretty horsey

Reya Mellicker said...

I'm sorry you've had to deal with so much loss right around Earth Day. Thinking of you with much love. <3

Alan Burnett said...

Well you know full well which photograph captured my attention!Where is Lakewood? I need directions immediately.

Merle Sneed said...

Another collection of brilliant photos and thoughts. You are the best.

37paddington said...

love this post, and the quotes! especially the one about art. That is a beautiful sculpture. It reminds me a little of the Pieta, but it is more moving for being (apparently) unfinished.

I also just love the bar photo. So much going on. It's one of those photos you sink into and discover more and more.

PattiKen said...

This is a wonderful collection of illustrations of the theme word. I especially like the horse and Erma Bombeck (now that was a wise lady).