Published 13 June, 2007
art , arts , Christianity , faith , ideas , life , photo , Religion , Spirituality , Women
I have been sitting on reporting this best blog for a little while now (work, school, and such has kept me distracted) but now it is time to let it out of the box.
About a week and a half ago I was browsing around the tag surfer when I (happily) stumbled across Elle Effect. Lauren, the author, is an eighteen year old artist who not only gives us a glimpse into her artistic works but also into the thoughts and situations of her daily life.
What I quickly discoved is that this young girl possesses a mind able to delve into the deeper end of life through both the visual arts as well as the written word.
All this is why I consider Elle Effect a best blog.
Greg Landeim has been a lot of things. A surveyor, an engineer, an analyst and an architect just to name a few. Now, though, Greg is doing what he loves to do and has decided to share that passion with us.
Greg Landeim is a poet and his blog Poetry In Verse serves as a kind of showcase for his work. The works themselves (as far as my limited literary skill can attest to) are very well composed and, even more importantly, enjoyable to read. Plus, with a range of subject matter ranging from the sacred to the daily the reader’s attention is not likely to wan quickly.
What really makes me like this blog even more, though, is the author’s encouragement of commentary. He is laying his art out before the public’s eyes and inviting the public to express themselves back. It is really the ideals of the blogosphere in action.
So if you are looking for a shot of artistic insparation and community you might want to check out Poetry In Verse.
Published 8 December, 2006
arts , computer , hobby , India , photo , technology
Being in the midst of my finals time here on campus I must admit that I sometimes get a bit tired of reading. So, in a effort to sooth my weary mind and get a review up at the same time, I thought I might click on a tag search for “flickr” and see what pops up.
What I found was Like the Ocean, a blog written by Sathya. Sathya is a native of India who works with IBM in India (though currently on assignment in Portland). Outside of the working world, though, Sathya displays not only a passion but a great talent for photography which is displayed regularly on Like the Ocean.
Like the Ocean is not, however, simply a photo blog. No, here Sathya manages to toss in a good deal of writing on technology and photo technique from a perspective of expertise to keep things interesting. Think of Like the Ocean as something like one part photo blog, and one part technology blog with a dash of personality mixed in for flavor.
So for those of you at all interested in photography or technology this might be the find you were hoping for.
Published 14 July, 2006
arts , drawing , watercolor
Jana’s Journal and Sketchbook
Jana draws and watercolors beautifully. Her sketchbook and journal blog is full of wonderful pictures — like these watchful cats. And there’s something new almost every day, from her magical Moleskine notebook.
Jana lives near San Francisco. A lot of her work features what she finds in her daily life there. She’s a fine writer, too.
We really like the look of Jana’s Journal and Sketchbook!
Published 4 February, 2006
The Art Blog of the Rambling Librarian: An outlet for my right-brain pursuits
When a librarian let loose the artist within and presents art, would you expect the collection to be garden variety?
(Aside: for a small country like Singapore, there sure are many bloggers. )