Posts Tagged ‘art’

Exciting news. I’ve had a micro fiction piece selected for inclusion in an art exhibit at the Inca Institute in Seattle. Yes, an art exhibit. The whole concept behind this seems pretty cool. Very short stories/poems are combined with visual art works to go on display.

Needless to say, I’m rather curious to see the picture my story is paired with.

The exhibit opens this Sunday. If you are in the Emerald City, drop by and take a look. And be sure to let me know how everything looks! (And maybe tell me how awesome my story is. Ha!)

And now, as I write this, the rain is coming down in the desert. And there’s thunder! Oh my goodness—thunder. Having lived in Seattle for the last decade, this is good news. How I’ve missed thunder and lightning storms.

Art and thunder…such a fantastic mix.


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Yesterday I went to one of my favourite stores. Ever since I was in high school, Pen & Pad has catered to my love of fine writing instruments and beautiful journals. Luckily this store is, decades later, still a part of Albuquerque’s fairly fixed and little-changed retail landscape.

I enjoyed browsing amongst the pretty blank books and the pens. Oh, the pens. Especially the fountain pens. There were some truly divine specimens on display, and I wanted to take several of them home with me.

And then I found the Visconti collection. Oh, my goodness. A lovely grouping of beautiful fountain pens whose designs are influenced by Vincent van Gogh. My favourite writing instrument and my favourite artist combined. Unfortunately, the collection of twelve pens are sold as a group, for $2,950.00. Yes, almost three thousand dollars. Granted, that works out to $245.83 per pen, which is not too bad for a fountain pen. But still. Buying all twelve at once is a bit of a financial setback.

Since I couldn’t take just one home—and had that been a possibility I very well might have made the splurge—I considered snapping a quick photograph. But there are some objects in this world that are simply too beautiful for pictures. These pens (and the word combinations I would create with one) are just such objects.


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