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Patterns of moonlight shifted, and in a circle of silver something shimmered

Wood Panel. Mixed Media. 2013.

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for: #5 Funday Monday blog prompt–

Natural Creative Instincts: An Earth Day Creative Celebration. This week we celebrate Earth Day! How does the natural world influence or inform your creative process?

Nature and my surroundings have always been a source of both literal material and visual  images for my work. In this painting, one gets a sense of being in the night, the moonlight, experiencing the shimmer and the image of the leaf, an actual leaf  embedded in resin. I found this one years ago and love its beauty, even in decay.

I am aware of another kind of decay, our Mother Earth, is showing signs of the abuse we have done to our planet. Its been going on for far too many years, and  is catching up with us. Many of us have been concerned, but there was this sense that any significant negative consequences would be hundreds of years in the future. How grossly untrue, the crisis is now and the window of opportunity to change our course is shrinking.  When I say our course, yes, I mean each choice we make individually, but more impact and the greatest damage has been done by big business and governments who enable these corporations.  I urge you to watch this series : Years of Living Dangerously to experience for yourself the magnitude of this issue and also the measures we can take to turn it around. (*9 part-Series available on ShowTime and youtube).

In my view we have progressed so quickly with our ability to achieve greatly with technology and other advances, but we have not progressed in terms of integrating our hearts with our minds. We would not be at this juncture if that were not so.  Recently at Morehouse college I was honored to hear Karen Armstrong TED talk  award winner, speak on Compassion, a compassionate way of living that links us to each other, a compassionate way that crosses cultural boundaries. Karen found compassion to be the unifying principle in all religions. In my view this is the most powerful, authentic way of being that can turn this potential catastrophe around,  a crisis transformed to opportunity.

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artists blogathon day 12  C4 Atlanta

prompt: RANT

an impassioned form of expression.

There are more slaves today on the planet than any other time in history. Human trafficking, involves women, children and men.  If there is something to truly rant about for me this is it. Why  in the name of all that is can’t we find a way to be kind, share resources, and protect those in need.  About a year ago I did a tryptch for ‘Not For Sale’ Georgia chapter of NFS.  I wish I could say that the prints sold like crazy, all proceeds going to NFS. But no they did not. And in fact in an email somewhere in this process someone said of the prints ‘ WELL you know art doesn’t sell’!  So I rant about man’s inhumanity to man. I rant about all the ways people devalue each other, including us artists; certainly less tragic, but still un-necessary.

These giclee prints on archival paper, continue to be available here on my website under tab:  NFS 

Dreams of ‘HER’ she is there for me 24/7 what a gal.

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Artists Blogathon Day 11. C4 Atlanta

Tools, resources & people.

1. What gaps do you have?

Technology & Photo Shop

2. Classes am I (not) dying to take?

Technology & Photo Shop

3. What resources do you feel are essential to the growth of your enterepreneurial pratice?

Technology & Photo Shop

4. If you had a super power what would it be?

Instant brilliance of the highest calibre mastery of Technology & Photo Shop, wave a of a wand. Shazzzam.

5. If you could work with anyone who would it be?

A team of tech geeks at my 24 hour disposal.

I am actually not bad on a computer, I can build a WordPress website, or a Wix website. I can do limited editing of photos (of course I have a mess in terms of organziation on my computer, especailly my photos of my art and need massive help organizing and then being able to get to my photos).   I’d  love to be fluent and be able to know all the quick tips, the ways to work effectively in photo shop, and all aspects of my computer, have a support tech team  that I can call when computer stuff isn’t working.

Maybe one like ‘Her’ she was terrific.

O.k. thats it for me tonight art buddies. Hitting a real life as opposed to virtual wall,  apres  long productive day working.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Callahan’s Photo Friday – digital scribbles- Day 7 C4 Atlanta

open back low back wedding dresses Have made it to day 7 blogging, a record for me ! TGIF & Photos Fridays 🙂

Mega thanks C4Atlanta

 

Please join me May 3 Friday for my opening of current artworks: paintings & prints

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Sight and Sound Art Gallery

The title, “A Sword of Moonlight, and Imperishable Love”, embodies, for Callahan McDonough, the nature of her current body of art. That is, one of story and of allegory, that symbolizes her life experiences and are depicted in the images in her paintings. These images are intended by Ms. McDonough to be evocative as if we were cloud gazing at the beach; I see elephants, you see something else. She views art as a projection which invites viewers to delve into, and interpret the piece in their own way, to elicit their own story. The result has the potential to connect our personal experience to the collective whole, calling up a depth of meaning that already exists within each of us.

Solo Exhibition: Callahan McDonough – Current works May.3-28 June.2013

                                                                       Sight and Sound Gallery Atlanta, Ga. 30012

 

Sacred Art – A Collaboration with Ronna Detrick + Callahan McDonough

“Artist Callahan McDonough and I are collaborating to create and curate a collection of 30 unique (and gorgeous) paintings inspired by my writings that re-imagine, redeem, and reclaim stories of women in Scripture.”

“Callahan and I had the privilege of meeting each other face-to-face ~ a glorious weekend together. And in the midst, we recorded a video in which we talk about our collaboration together. Why it matters. Why the art matters. Why the stories matter. Why our friendship matters. Click to watch!” Ronna Detrick www.RonnaDetrick.com

Sacred Art – A Collaboration of Ronna Detrick & Callahan McDonough from Trustworthy Video on Vimeo.

Thank you to Judi Knight of www.newtricks.com for hosting and interviewing us. Thanks too to Beverly Molander www.beverlymolander.net + Dave Savage www.davesavage.com our video production team.

I am not for sale ! Panel # 2

Not For Sale is a giclee triptych print. It is the result of a collaboration between artist Callahan McDonough and author Ronna Detrick. The proceeds from all prints are donated to www.notforsalecampaign.org. They can be purchased as individual panels or a set of 3.

All prints Copyrighted: Callahan McDonough 2012. – All text: Ronna Detrick – All photos copy righted : Kay Chemush for U.S. State Department.

@notforsale

to purchase prints contact:     callahan.mcdonough@gmail.com

100%cotton paper, printed with archival inks

16″x20″ = $60.00

11″ x 14″ = $40.00

shipping charged separately.


God cries out ! Panel # 1

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Not For Sale is a giclee triptych print. It is the result of a collaboration between artist Callahan McDonough and author Ronna Detrick. The proceeds from all prints are donated to www.notforsalecampaign.org. They can be purchased as individual panels or a set of 3.

All prints Copyrighted: Callahan McDonough  2012.- All text: Ronna Detrick- All photos copy righted : Kay Chemush for U.S. State Department.

@notforsale

to purchase prints contact:     callahan.mcdonough@gmail.com

100%cotton paper, printed with archival inks

16″x20″ = $60.00

11″ x 14″ = $40.00

shipping charged separately.

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NOT FOR SALE CREATES TOOLS THAT ENGAGE BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND GRASSROOTS IN ORDER TO INCUBATE AND GROW SOCIAL ENTERPRISES TO BENEFIT ENSLAVED AND VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES.

WHO WE ARE

Not For Sale fights human trafficking and modern-day slavery around the world. Through international work on the ground and in mainstream supply chains, we proactively target the root causes of slavery while engaging and equipping the movement for freedom.

OUR VISION

To re-abolish slavery in this lifetime.

OUR INSPIRATION

There are more than 30 million slaves today, more than at any other time in history. Men, women and children around the world are forced to work without pay and subjected to physical, mental and emotional exploitation-and the number is growing.

Open Hearts Panel # 3

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Not For Sale is a giclee triptych print. It is the result of a collaboration between artist Callahan McDonough and author Ronna Detrick. The proceeds from all prints are donated to www.notforsalecampaign.org. They can be purchased as individual panels or a set of 3.

All prints Copyrighted: Callahan McDonough  – All text: Ronna Detrick –  All photos copy righted : Kay Chemush for U.S. State Department.

@notforsale

to purchase prints contact:     callahan.mcdonough@gmail.com

100%cotton paper, printed with archival inks

16″x20″ = $60.00

11″ x 14″ = $40.00

shipping charged separately.


Permissable delights of the Soul………..You are invited to my opening Apr. 1

Please join me for a brunch opening at:

the inde-pendent, April 1.Sunday, noon til 4 p.m.

1052 St. Charles Ave., Atlanta.Ga. 30306 404-313-0004

title: ” permissible delights of the soul”* 2012
34″x40″ wood panel, mixed media

prints are also available

*from:
“Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.”
Johannes Sebastian Bach
Bill & were listening to a piece from one of the Golberg Variations last night. Woke up hearing it. Like the notion of mirror images, going toward each other, one going up, the other down. Cannot really re-create a complex theory of this, but its what I hear in it.
Sometimes think I have a art split personality, or certainly many visual aspects, at any rate this is one of my new abstract pieces, that will show at my up coming exhibit. The other self/aspect paints images which tend to be somewhat ‘narrative’. Perhaps akin to the Goldberg variations. Maybe the title shoud be ‘homage to Bach’ 🙂

” A soulmate to share my roses “

5 ft. x 7 ft.

mixed media- canvas

“A soulmate to share my roses” e.Jong

currently on display at:  theindie-pendent; Intown Atlanta craft/art gallery & shop