Monday, February 8, 2010

The Unexpected (Where Paisley comes from)

At the Farmer's Market, I was surprised by these greens - apparently they come in more colors than one would think.

More unexpected sightings:

On Via Negativa, a close reading of nature reveals something hiding in plain sight.

On Cobalt Violet, an over-exposed photograph is transformed into a visual meditation on light as wave and particle.

On Three Little Cameras, some odd visitors to Zagreb.

On Aleph and Elsewhere, deserted connections to the earth.

On New First Unexpected, the perils of cynicism.

On My Delineated Life, philosophy from the krazy/wise cat.

Woohoo! This just in: Timothy Winkler's "Arcade" was selected as one of the winners in the New Yorker's Eustace Tilley cover contest. I don't think he was expecting that!

Let me know in comments if you have posted about anything surprising in your environment recently and I will add it to the links.

17 comments:

subby said...

Haven't posted as yet but one of our schools has erected a windmachine thingy( must get pics )

And I see you Kewpie, heh, heh...

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Fun links! Thanks...is this ornamental cabbage? -J

ArtSparker said...

HH - I don't know what the H E double hockey sticks it is, but I ate some. Disappointingly, did not grow feathery purple/green wings. Patience....

Dave said...

A fun compilation! Thanks for including Via Negativa. (That's ornamental kale. Can be used just as regular kale, in soup or as a substitute for collard greens in any recipe.)

Ginga Squid said...

Gorgeous colours - good enough to eat....

femminismo said...

*How* does this happen? Started with your blog, admiring the kale, then all of a sudden - using lunchtime - I am learning how to write a Dadaist poem using a newspaper. The world is just too much fun sometimes.

Titus said...

Glovey!

Lorie McCown said...

gorgeous purple color! love the hue in all it's shades!

herhimnbryn said...

What a ush colour...did it taste good?

get zapped said...

Complete intrigue!

Celeste Bergin said...

I DO love those purple leaves..holy moley--that is purple! Is that a real Kewpie doll too? I was surprised today to see Ron Howard on the cover of AARP. lol. Just can't seem to get over it.

eyetrouble said...

Wow, thank you for the link...it doubled the unexpectedness of the day. All your other linked discoveries were a lot of fun to follow, too.

Jasmine said...

Via Negativa is such a lovely blog. Did you read the festival of trees too?

Fresca said...

My dear:
Thank you for writing on my blog about responding (or not) to comments.
This post is such a great example of how you are so much MORE than a "responder"--you are a sparker and a weaver, and I love you for it!
Thank you for all the ways you connect us.

The nets can be Sisyphean indeed, though, and sometimes I just want to chuck it all in! : )

Best,
Fresca

ArtSparker said...

Celeste - Now how could a Kewpie doll make you think of Ron Woard?

Jasmine - thanks for checking the link.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Purple, it's the new green.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

love it where paisley comes from!!

along with timothy's tilley, I'm fond of the rumpus tilley!!

have you thought of entering...this annual new yorker challenge? love to see what you'd come up with!

purple is the new green....that junk!! actually, i love wearing purple and green.... to me purple and green are the new black