Saturday, September 12, 2015

Unveiling of Summer Splashings Gallery

From every corner of the globe, 
summer greets us,
splashing color as bright as the golden sun
and as deep as the azure seas.

Open  Your  Heart

Within the spaces of this gallery, artistic designs and powerful voices blend to create inspiring digital creations that celebrate the summer season. Open your heart to receive each beautifully rendered image that recalls the summer of 2015.

The following calling card announces the opening of my newest online global gallery of artistic expressions, Summer Splashings.

Please find a restful spot to indulge your senses in a 
gallery walk back into summertime. 

Enter this vibrant space where poetry meets art, 
is enhanced by technology, 
and offers digitalized inspirations 
that dazzle, delight, and splash voice across the world.

Find inspiration in nature.

Discover the power of voice.

As you take a leisurely stroll through the gallery, relax with the music of lulling waves upon the shore. Let the tranquil sounds carry you back to summer days.

Poetry is frosted fire. 
J. Patrick Lewis

Listen to its melodic songs.

Notice - Reflect - Wonder - Savor Summer Moments

Water-painted words wash over my screen, casting shadows,
Speaking softly in the light, moving in rhythm,
Finding their fit amongst the splashings
as singular tributes to summer.

Delight in the collaborative spirit of those who offer dreams,
thoughts, and images from around the globe.

Reflect on summer's small moments that inspire.

The summer night is like a perfection of thought. 
Wallace Stevens

As the summer sun sets, it splashes color across the sky,
a final gift of the day.

In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes 
and every sunset is different.
John Steinbeck

As summer continues there is a burst of color.

Different shades of sunset light the night sky.

dreamt we walked together along the shore. We made satisfying small talk and laughed. This morning I found sand in my shoe and a seashell in my pocket. Was I only dreaming? 
Maya Angelou

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
W.B. Yeats

Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement.
Christopher Fry

Summer discoveries open our eyes to nature's wonders.

If seagulls could speak...

The poet doesn't invent. He listens. -Jean Cocteau
(Quote submitted by Linda Baie)

All in all, it was a never to be forgotten summer - one of those summers which come seldom into any life but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going- one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.    
L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams

It was a summer of wonder and discovery.

Step back into time to listen to Andy Williams' recording of A Summer Place.

As the season of summer bides good by,
there is a lingering sigh.

I created this video, Gift of Summer Days,  for your viewing pleasure.

You can visit last year's summer gallery, Summer Serenity, here 

and previous Reflect With Me galleries of artistic expressions with a click:

I leave you with an excerpt from Shannon L. Alder's poem: 
I write because you can play on the page like a child left alone in the sand. 

As you observe nature may you find inspiration to write. 

To highlight the uniqueness of each selection, the poem and photo combinations were stylized with a variety of photo editing tools . 

Thank you for sharing reflective time with the Summer Splashings' community of writers. If inclined, please leave a response in the comment section. This gesture of collegiality and community spirit is appreciated. 

It was a pleasure having you take a gallery walk with me A summer of vivid memories may be over but it beckons you to continue enjoying what nature offers every day. 

Enjoy finding the wonders of life that are waiting for you!

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