Sunday, 14 September 2014

Living Cool

Living Cool - NorthernShy Digital Art 2014
Old Black & White Family Photo Layered with Photo of NorthernShy Painting

These Are the Good Old Days.  Black & white photographs of your parents, taken before you were born and while you were still a child.  Who are those people?  Back then, they were just ‘Mom & Dad’, but hey – Dad looks pretty cool in that old photo.  We are so fascinated today with ‘Throwback Thursday’, already looking back to our own yesteryears, anxious to show people ‘this is where I come from - this is how cool I used to be’.  It’s fun to remember when but important to remember now.  Now will be then one day too.  Show everyone your now; live your cool today.

Definition from Wikipedia - Cool - Coolness is an admired aesthetic of attitude, behaviour, comportment, appearance and style, influenced by and a product of the Zeitgeist (spirit of the age or spirit of the time).

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Capturing Summer

Summer - Captured - NorthernShy 2014

Summer is over again; and again, much too fast. Can’t beat the cool, crisp air, crunch & colour & coziness to come.  But there is something about summer and the whole feel of it.  Younger, somehow, and more carefree is summer. Shooting out the doors of school into the long, warm days ahead full of promise & adventure & beaches & sand & seashells and not a care.  Oh to capture summer in a jar, to take it out during the long winter nights, breathe it in, and remember.  Remember youth and remember freedom.  Take your jar and smile & remember summer and then cap the jar & put it back on the shelf.  Because fall & winter are always behind summer and we can’t stop them.  But we can smile & we can remember.  And it will warm our old bones again.