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Old 12-25-2006, 05:53 AM
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Thanks guys 'n' gals, and Russ....

As it's Christmas Day, I thought I'd log on and thank you all for the excellent discussions this year, and for tolerating my nonesense. Thanks also to Russ for the best art discussions on the web.

For all you artists out there, a poem:

Sonata

Evening. The wind rising.
The gathering excitement
of the leaves, and Beethoven
on the piano, chords reverberating
in our twin being.

"What is life?"
pitifully her eyes
asked. And I who was no seer
took hold of her loth hand
and examined it and was lost
like a pure mathematician
in his solution: strokes
cancelling strokes: angles
bisected; the line of life deviating
from the line of the head; a way
that was laid down for her to walk
which was not my way.

While the music
went on and on with chromatic
insistence, passionately proclaiming
by the keys' moonlight in the darkening
drawing-room how our art is our meaning.

R S Thomas


Ah, the line of life deviating from the line of the head. There's much art in that. And that last line...

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Old 12-25-2006, 08:52 AM
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Re: Thanks guys 'n' gals, and Russ....

Hi Everyone, I think Cantab said it all in his first paragraph and I also liked his poem.
I'd just like to add,
Wishing you ALL a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Have a great day,
Jeff
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:53 AM
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Re: Thanks guys 'n' gals, and Russ....

Ah Nice, I can hear the piano.

Merry Christmas to you too Canab and to everyone in the Sculpting Community

MERRY CHRISTMAS



Here's hoping Santa leaves lots of art supplies under the Christmas Tree.
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Old 12-25-2006, 03:33 PM
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Re: Thanks guys 'n' gals, and Russ....

Merry Christmas to you guys too! Cantab and Jeff, I got some wonderfully dense art theory/criticism books for Christmas. It will be a fun new year on the forums. MountainSong, I was very taken with your beautiful post, but I should not have been as surprised.

jOe~
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:51 PM
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Re: Thanks guys 'n' gals, and Russ....

Merry Christmas to my online family of fellow artists.

Love Graham
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Old 12-27-2006, 02:14 PM
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Re: Thanks guys 'n' gals, and Russ....

Oh, and the forum is the best organised on the web, with the best moderators..... no shit.
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