Friday, December 28, 2018

Frameless Sky, Issue 9, December 2018

Featured Artist - Frameless Sky, Issue 9


I'm thrilled to be the featured artist for this issue of Frameless Sky! My gratitude goes out to Christine Villa for curating and editing a fine selection of haiku, senryu, tanka, and cherita to accompany my artwork. This series is called "Looking Softly Upon The World", and it is comprised of seasonal soft focus photographs:

https://framelesssky.weebly.com/artwork.html


Please enjoy the following link for a sneak preview of the DVD:

https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=4fquKJnqFbg&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZg5gSqc1Uo8%26feature%3Dshare


To purchase the DVD:

https://framelesssky.weebly.com/purchase.html


Cover Photograph:




Interior Photographs:










































Colorado Boulevard Poetry Corner, December 2018

I'm delighted to have two watercolours featured in the Colorado Boulevard Poetry Corner on December 12, 2018, hosted and curated by Kathabela Wilson. Please see the following link to enjoy the fine work Kathabela has selected for this week's corner:




Winter Twilight


'The wound is the place where the light enters you.' (Rumi)


deep twilight
and noctilucent clouds . . .
could there be
anything more magical
than sharing these with you


Debbie Strange
Earth: Our Common Ground - A Song of Short Songs, 2017







Colorado Boulevard Poetry Corner, December 2018

I was honoured to be the featured artist in the Colorado Boulevard Poetry Corner on December 5, 2018, hosted and curated by Kathabela Wilson. Please visit the following link to enjoy Kathabela's commentary and to read the fine work she selected to accompany my photographs:




Dreamscapes


Debbie says: 'The images in this corner explore the subtle and flamboyant nuances of light, reflection and refraction. The subjects of these photographs are mundane objects (fabric, jewellery, glasswork), but they are transformed into dreamscapes by employing various methods of lighting (natural, neon, candle) and using the techniques of illusion and diffusion. None of the work has been digitally manipulated in any way.'

'The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night.' (Jung)

Isn't that the way dreams work, shedding light on our everyday experiences, we are led magically into more questioning, transformations and resolutions.


hello

I thought
you might be lost

take my hand,
we will walk backward
until we become stars


Debbie Strange
A Cherita Lighthouse Award, The Cherita, June 2017









Colorado Boulevard Poetry Corner, November 2018

Honoured to be the featured artist in the Colorado Boulevard Poetry Corner on November 28, 2018, hosted and curated by Kathabela Wilson. Please visit the following link to enjoy Kathabela's commentary and the selected poets' fine responses to my work:


Otherworldly


As a writer, photographer, and artist, I am always striving to look beyond the ordinary in search of the extraordinary!

Introducing the wonderful Otherworld of Debbie Strange (Manitoba, Canada). All the images in today's Corner are by her. A celebrated poet/artist, and dear friend, she 'makes art, tanka and haiku as a daily meditation which connects her more closely to the world and to herself, and believes a little colour and imagination can help to lift our spirits even on the darkest days!'

Inspiring us with her images she quotes Khalil Gibran: 'Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.'

Here, poets are the 'others' who respond, at high tide in their imaginations, with impressions and personal reminiscences of important life moments, looking within and beyond her mysterious images with their words.


at high tide

the call and response
of water

we are made of this,
but we are also,
other


Debbie Strange
A Cherita Lighthouse Award, The Cherita, September 2017