zen and art making....

A few quotes shared by Doug Beasley in "Zen and the Art of Photography":

"To see is to forget the name of what one is seeing"

"Listening with the eyes you can name nothing" -George Wolf

"To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong" -Joseph Chilton Price

"A camera is an extension of ourselves, an appendage to bring us closer to the universe. This is Zen in the Art of Photography. In discovering the universe, we discover ourselves." -Robert Leverant

image taken at the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Trempor, NY


let the spiegel begin

Spiegeltent at Bard College is absolutely worth visiting. I will not miss it.
Located across from the Fisher Center, the 100-year-old Spiegeltent (“Mirror Tent”) is a glittering pavilion with an eye-filling interior of carved wood surfaces, beveled mirrors, stained-glass windows, and sumptuous velvet canopies.

From July 10 through August 23, the Spiegeltent hosts performances by singers, bands, magicians, contortionists, and impressionists (to name but a few!) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, and rollicking kid-oriented shows on weekend afternoons. Later in the evening, the disco ball turns as SummerScape audiences gather to dance to DJ-spun tunes.

Food is available, indoors and out -- lunch is served on weekends; dinner is available Thursdays through Sundays; and wine, beer, and snacks are available during performances.
Info taken from website.

Get schedule and more info here.