flouting the lawful
the distance between-
saying everything is A-OK-
transparency, agreement, discretion, compliance
a binding advocacy
benchmarks, benefits, efforts-
pressure from officials
community, leadership, public, groups
with think tank needs
entrenched in their views-
a bitter battle
The little things
of statuesque perfection
warned of delight
of daydream, of apparition
a hand, a wand
the spin, the sugar
the jokes, the turquoise giggle
The Big Worry
The Big Budget Fairy
The Big Worry Theory?
victory overwhelmingly sleepy
messy, magical, nonsensical
folks bent on special-
trembles, shuddering, triggers
unaware, uncharacteristically built
of gold glitter
poetry by courtney capellan. highlighted (blacked out) from San Diego CityBeat, April 29, 2015. UpFront / News page 6 and UpFront / Opinion page 7.
submission for the adventureclubinteractive sentence exchange v. 12.2014 assignment
our sentences, your photographs
sentence exchange v. 12.2014:
1. why does captain crunch cut the roof of your mouth?
2. don’t you think you’d be safer down on the ground?
3. definitely not 14.
4. in an age of distraction, maybe nothing could feel more luxurious than paying attention.
5. the work of the artist is to turn dreams into responsibility.
6. i’m making a map out of you.
7. go hang out with go-getters!
8. enable the impossible.
9. we’re looking for him and his fingerprint.
10. this propaganda gets under your skin.
what is the sentence exchange?
please submit your completed masterpieces via email: firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the assignment week. we look forward to posting your work on our blog for public view!
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art is a prejudice. what one sees is only what one’s own two eyes can see.
objectivity is impossible for artists, photographers, humans- because the same thing is seen differently by each, always filtered by feelings, attitudes, what we know and what we think we know.
when was the last time you saw a monster? when was the last time someone pointed out a monster that you were unable to see? what do you mean when you describe something as monstrous? how do you depict someone as monstrous? what is a monstrosity?
you may be quick to rank the monsters, wild things and what’s hiding under the bed as the illusory concerns of children (as though you couldn’t be bothered with the ranks of those things…) but YOU are an adventure seeker and an artist and YOU understand that illusions are real and that- always– there exists within us our own creative child.
don’t be prejudiced against monsters. don’t deny their existence. don’t judge them. don’t file them away then pull them out for halloween or the full moon or the dark of night. (or do all of the above if that’s all how you see it!) this week’s assignment is about monster photography. any and all responses to the theme: monsterpiece– should be conveyed photographically. whatever you photograph and submit should represent how YOU see monsters. sharing your representations- your masterpieces- will allow EVERYONE to see how you see monsters… and then they can decide for themselves…
cookie monster?click for photo credit
she-monster?click for photo credit
submission for the daily adventure check list assignment. by- Courtney
1. Take a photo everyday
… (yeah and I KNOW I just bought a new camera…)
I met my morning pages ritual head on this week. (My ritual is 3 pages of free-writing every single day in my journal.) I also adopted a new organizing method inspired by index cards and the following news article:
3. Express yourself
The more you give, the more of yourself you put forth…does equate to getting more. This week I remembered what it means to be on a team with your friends and what it feels like to accomplish something in stride. This week I invited a new friend to a new yoga class that I’d been saying for a very long time, I would try. I will remember this when I put something off again…and again for someday…later…
Annual 5K run in the mud, Del Mar fairgrounds, San Diego, California.
I attended my first AcroYoga class this weekend.
I sent a one-liner to the local newspaper for a “headline this cartoon” contest (I have yet to see if it made it to print.) I submitted 25 lines based on the photo prompt for Writer’s Digest Magazine (contest #61.) My dad and I finally compiled a video clip highlighting some of our adventures on our hunt for Forrest Fenn’s treasure this summer. We submitted the video to a production team that has expressed interest in our quest. Perhaps a camera crew will accompany us on our next trip to the search site in 2015 and perhaps it will all be made into an episodic series, coming soon to a television near you.
The Thrill of Our FIRST Chase (in a Jucy rental)
Nony and Courtney, July 2014.