July–August 2014: EARTH MUSIC

by Jonathan Kane
Egrets
pastel and colored pencil, 2008
by Jonathan Kane

Cover artist Jon Kane took the image of an egret and combined it with others to create a close grouping of the birds looking upward. “Because of the positive/negative spatial relationship of the shapes, the viewer may not recognize the birds at first glance,” he says. “Being caught by surprise holds intrigue and brings introspection and greater significance to the piece.” Jon, an art teacher at Carmel High School, says, “My work deals with my love and appreciation for nature in its many forms. In this piece, the egrets raise their heads skyward together in a natural celebration of life.” Jon is a participating artist in the Carmel International Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27–28, on Main Street in Old Town Carmel. See more of his work on his blog.

 
CONTENTS
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Let Flowers Speak
Learning to understand the Green Language. 
THOMAS P. HEALY
Farming the Future
Toward a more enlightened concept of self-interest.
THOMAS P. HEALY
Night Movement
A poem.
MIRANDA MAUREEN MARSICO
Our Most Precious Gifts
Nature sings a wake-up call to our souls.
ROSE MARY O’MALLEY
All of Creation Resounds with Song
Important messages from the divine.
JEANNE MELCHIOR
Rainstick
A poem.
JARED CARTER
Walking Sacred Ground
Living as responsible stewards of Earth.
NORMANDI ELLIS
The Fates of Poems
A poem.
JOHN SHERMAN
The Frog Who Knew Too Much
A fable for Mother Earth and her beloved creatures.
TED NOTTINGHAM
My Morning Blessing
A poem.
ANN McGRIFFIN

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