14.11.14

Wisdom of the Creative Realms: Jester's Choice #grogz

It's the final day of M. Pax's Realms Faire! As you know, all week long I've hosted the Wisdom of the Creative Realms.

Through the ages, the arts have spoken truth and wisdom in a way that resonates far deeper than the words from any textbook can. King Arthur's table was round to encourage equality and open sharing of opinions. From November 10-14, consider my blog to be a round table at which I invite you to sit and share wisdom from the creative arts. Today we're finding bits of wisdom from Jester's Choce: any wisdom from any of the creative arts.

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Either in the comments here or at your own blog, share with the round table a quote or piece of wisdom from any of the creative arts. Here's mine:


Monet's Series of Haystacks famously depicts the mundane subject matter of, you guessed it---haystacks---at different times of day and in different seasons to capture the effects of varying light. The wisdoms I see here are:

#1 The same subject can appear quite different when viewed in a new light.

#2 Nothing in this world is unchanging.

#3 Like the haystacks, all of us wear differenct faces depending on the time of day, season of our lives, and light of circumstances.

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Enter my giveaway simply by sharing a wisdom in the comments below. If you post your wisdom at your blog, let me know in the comments and you'll be awarded 5 EXTRA points! Points accumulate until midnight on Friday and winners will be announced the following Monday.

The prizes are:


To honor your great wisdom and the new wisdom to come through all those books you'll read, I'll award 5 beaded owl bookmarks to the people WHO've accumulated the most wisdom points.


2 random winners of eBooks of Shades of Avalon by Carol Oates.

Ben Pryor grew up as an average kid in Camden, Maine, unaware of the supernatural storm brewing in his Celtic blood. However, at nineteen, as the last born in the royal line of beings that once ruled Atlantis, Ben has eagerly embraced his newfound abilities and birthright. In the sequel to Shades of Atlantis, Ben will delve deeper than he ever imagined into the old, magical ways of the Guardians, the secrets of Excalibur, and the truth behind the legend of King Arthur. What exactly did the Council hide beneath the citadel of Camelot? And can it help get Caleb back without putting the world in danger?


2 random winners of eBooks of Legendary by LH Nicole.

Aliana Fagan spent her childhood traveling the world, dreaming of legendary heroes and mythical lands. But after the sudden death of her parents, she hides behind the safety of her camera and her art until a vivid recurring dream compels her to dig into her father's research about Avalon and Camelot. When she is hurled into a magical realm by forces she thought were only the stuff of fairy tales, she finds herself thrown into an adventure she could never have imagined. Nearly everything she thought she knew about Arthurian legend was wrong. 




The VelociRaffle for the entire Faire features these books plus lots, lots more.
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4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

These are really difficult this early in the morning...
Any of Frank Frazetta's artwork - scantily clad women are sexy. (Yeah, I knew that before seeing his work.)

M Pax said...

I so wish I could paint. I just love art and art museums - the one thing I miss out here in the wilderness - art museums.

I'm quite enamored with the abstractioninsts - Miro, Picasso. Like Monet's play on color, they show us a different way to view the world. And I adore Mr. Van Gogh.

M Pax said...

I'm going to add in Chagall...

Arlee Bird said...

I like those Monet works.

Your thoughts on viewpoints are interesting and I would completely agree. This is why the same subject and even the same story can be approached repeatedly with different results. Different authors see a story in their own ways and those stories can often be treated in drastically different ways.

Even an author can approach the same story at different times of their lives and come up with a work that seems totally new and apart from the original.

Lee
Tossing It Out