Monday, October 8, 2018

Unveiling of The Art of Summering Gallery

It's a smile; it's a kiss; it's a sip of wine...
it's summertime!
- Kenny Chesney

Summer is a state of mind that adds positivity to our days. 
Recall your life living summer moments and pause to:
There is an art to summering:
Sun simmering,
Heat chasing,
Waves churning-
Iced tea sipping,
Porch sitting,
Fan swaying-
Sparkler swooning,
People  celebrating,
Sunsets blazing-
Friends visiting,
Quiet chatting,
Babies playing-
Family planning,
Trip taking,
Cameras shooting-
Endless choosing,
Daily relaxing,
Summer happening!
©CVarsalona, 2018

There's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away." - Sarah Kay

While the official end of the summer season drew to a close, my mind still drifts back to the pristine beach where a gentle breeze brings relief from the persistent heat. I hear the roar of the foaming waves singing their summer song, and savor those cherished memories. 

To preserve the memories of summer and allow voice to rise, I created this global gallery of artistic expressions,The Art of Summering, with its brilliant array of art, poetry, nature/travel photography, digital art, and music. Take a gallery walk with me to see the many shades of summer across the world. There are 10 stops on the global tour so let's get started.

First Stop - A Virtual Journey 
Travel Photos
"Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." - Ibn Battuta

Second Stop - Sunrises and Sunsets Around the Globe
"There are sunrises and sunsets every single day, and they're absolutely free. 
Don't miss so many of them." 
-Jo Walton Winter

Third Stop - Animals of Summer
"Again and again, the cicada's untiring cry pierced the sultry summer air like a needle at work on thick cotton cloth." - Yukio Mishmima, Runaway Horses: The Sea of Fertility, 2

Fourth Stop - Summer Art
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
-Thomas Merton
Laura Hill Timpanaro
The Sand Bar by Thomas Cooper Gotch submitted by Tabatha Yeatts

Fifth Stop - Children's Corner

Click HERE to see the BUNCEE Slide Share
Sixth Stop - Digital Art
Seventh Stop - Summer Florals
"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." - Gerard De Nerval

Eighth Stop - Music
"Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. 
You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body."

The above quote by Oliver Wendall Holmes was offered by Tabatha Yeatts along with the following song from the Queen of Soul.
Click HERE to enjoy the "The Art of Summering" playlist of 29 songs that I gathered on YouTube.
Ninth Stop - Summer's Alluring Call
If you travel far enough, you can find snow-tipped mountains and inspiration in summer.

Tenth Stop - Time to Say Goodbye to Summer BUT... 

STILL Lingering in the Memories
Thank you for joining me on The Art of Summering Gallery Walk

Each season, the gallery concept that I began in 2014 grows in volume. May it continue to lift artistic voice across the globe, provide a joyful reading experience and encourage creativity, as it fills social media with beautifully-crafted digitals inspirations. Please leave comments on this blog, Twitter, or Facebook so that we can all grow as writers.
"Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance." - Yoko Ono

Let the sunshine of summertime, fill your soul, and increase your vitality to find the abundance of autumn! May you continue to notice, observe the living world around you, wonder, and savor each life living moment.
I've traveled different paths each season, 
held onto treasured moments, lingering
in their memories, for they have been
nourishment for my soul. 
©CV, 2017 

Many thanks are extended to all the poets, photographers, artists, bloggers, writers, teachers, and students who offered digital inspirations for The Art of Summering Global Gallery. The responses to the concept of "summering" were varied and unique.

Contributors to The Art of Summering Gallery
@HolisticSailorCuffe, LaurenceHoward, SpiriNesdoly, VioletWong, Janet
@Teach4spclneedsDay, SuziHughes, JustineNestor, JanetWyman, Christie
Alba, CherylDi Stefano, CarlHughes, StephanNorden, SharonYeatts, Tabatha
Alaska TracyFinley, ToddHutmacher, KimberlyPollard, DavidYun, Jackie
Ajmani, KumudFlowers, Lisa L.Jago, CarolQuinn, ChrisZabala, Maria
Akke, TerjeFlynn, CatherineKelley, SteveSalas, Laura Purdie
Alyssa H.Foley, KevinKogan, MichelleShepard, Kiesha
Atkins, JeannineForrest Esenwine, MattKristensen, KentSilverman, Buffy
Apel, KatGross, TeresaLake, LillianSimon, Margaret
Baie, LindaGuidoccio, JoanneLatham, IreneSmith, Donna
Barnes, Michelle H.Hancock, PattyMacCulloch, JoneSteinglass, Elizabeth
Behnke, RamonaHarsham, BrendaMacken, JoAnn EarlyTamez, Eugenia
Bigi, JessicaHartnett, DevinMayr, DianeThomas, Kathleen
Boynton, SandraHersey, RuthMcGriff, KayTilton, Valerie
Bradbury, ShawnHerzog, John & RebeccaMeller, FaigeTimparano, Laura Hill
Burtsfield, DaniHodgson, KevinMitchell, LindaVardell, Sylvia
Cator, LeiaHogan, JenniferMoran, PamVarsalona, Carol
Chow, JanetHogan, MollyMr. TerborgWeston, Mark E. Ph.D
Coombs, KatieHoward, Mary, Dr.Murphy, SallyWirtz, Rita
Leonie Bennett's Students
Callie E.
Leticia Citizen's Students
Neeve-#WymansWonders' Kinder
Olivia Van Ledtje (@thelivbits)

Archived Galleries
If you click on a specific title you will be directed to that gallery.




The Art of Summering Video
You can access it here.
Abundant Autumn
Wintering Fun
"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall."
- Oscar Wilde
Join me for my #AbundantAutumn journey around the globe.

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