Wednesday, January 30, 2008


"marsh.land"

This one is simple, but good. Maybe too simple, but some are coming out that way.

Andrea and Cape Cod orgin. Cod liver oil for my soul.

Cape Cod was peaceful, and truly beautiful - but too many Red Sox fans. Put Sox fans on a whale boats please. Take them off the whale boats the one day I go whale watching. I went in early August, but September after kids are back in school and many family vacations are over might be paradise.

I have also gone to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. I preferred Nantucket. Most every store in every Vineyard town will sell you an ice tea, diet coke, lemonade, whatever, but not one will let you use their bathroom. They make you walk to public restrooms over by where Teddy Kennedy sank his Cadillac or where James Taylor shot up heroin. They can keep it and the dumb sweatshirts with the big dog. Nantucket was precious and expensive. Great art galleries.

They say the best day to be at Disney World is Super Bowl Sunday.....this very upcoming weekend.

To me there is nothing more glorious than being at a marsh at sunrise. It is like witnessing the Creation.

14 comments:

Rima said...

Not simple - uncluttered maybe? Clean and sophisticated at any rate. I like it a lot.

Rima said...

Hey, John? where's your rss button? i keep missing your posts and can't catch up - can you pls add one?

Babaloo said...

It's beautiful, John! Like what you did with my trees, too.

Kim said...

amazing John...
I immediately felt my eyes adjusting between the two dimensions...
my first impression....silent sentinals.... reminiscent of the Stone Henge monuments...
enjoyed reading your travel snippets...and observations

Kim said...

oops I meant sentinels :)

Bobbie said...

John, you just keep getting better and better. This is outstanding. I don't even have to blow it up to know that I love it, but when I do it looks like a mirror.

The Artful Eye said...

John, I really like how this turned out. The vertical panels create some unusual depth and also act like mirrors. One might think they were actually reflecting the source. Am I making any sense? Can you see what I see? The color is subtle and complementary. I'd like to see a few more of these and a side cuppa cawfee and toast as well. on another note: I went to Martha's Vineyard as well and what I enjoyed most was the scenery, landscape of all the locals Aquinnah,Meneshma, Edgartown,West Tisbury, OakBluffs. Vineyard Haven was my least favorite and who cares about the Black Dog. I did get some local to tell me the black dog story because he's everywhere. I wanted to go to the Cape for my 50th because I had such a fond remembrance of this place as a child. My parents (young bohemian artists)would take us often in the 60's to ride bikes and visit art galleries and kick the sand. I loved it then and still love it. I've been meaning to post more pics got them half loaded and just can't decide if I want a stream of photos or a slide show. Must go prepare for the 4 letter word. WORK I appreciate the visits and kind words.

Bev said...

I like the way the mirrored lake has been made into mirrored rectangular shapes like mirrors. You can just see the red effect of sunrise on the waters.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

i love the wetlands, too. this image is all shimmery with sunrise and water. what kind of ducks?
want another photo or two?
~sue okieffe

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Thanks, everyone for your kind words - I do see the mirrors now. I like this one a lot and it is less manic than many .

One time when I opened it I saw the World Trade Center twin towers. So be it. It is part of my being.

Creating this one was fast and also a dream - I cannot remember thinkling, just doing.

Sue, yes send some photos.

I labeled some photos in pan.cakes that I am considering to print to work on for portfolio to take to galleries. This image is one of them.

Andrea, Cape Cod with all your memories of childhood must be wonderful. I feel that way about Laguna Beach, a bit north of you now, which my family visited in my youth each August. Less artsy, more warm water. Bikinis, fewer lobsters.

Rima, I am now a widget guy. Bobbie and Bev (the sweet bees), you are most kind always.

Babaloo (another bee) - your pocket was picked - Honey did not bark....thank you, Honey. A lower case "honey" there would have marked me a mysogonist, typos can kill a bloggy carreer.

Kris Cahill said...

John, this is one of my very favorites of yours. It is simply gorgeous!! The ability you have to focus in on and highlight images is astounding, and well played out here. Love love this. It looks complete to me, wouldn't touch a thing.

Debi said...

One of my favorite songs is "Simplicity is Beautiful" by Julianna Hatfield. Sadly I cannot find a good link to it so you too could hear it, except for this snippet. It sounds like a single distorted guitar, a simple drum beat, with Julianna's voice singing a string of words, words which could be so easily typed like a monkey:

Blues.soul.rock.country
Red.green.blue.yellow
Morning.laughing.talking.walking
Bread.rice.water.fruit
It's.a.simple.feeling
Hold.feel.save.me
Baby.brother.sister.parent

Like every one here, I belatedly have to say I love this John M. Mora piece, and love witnessing the Creations.

dianeclancy said...

Hi John,

This is probably my very favorite so far!! I love the look and the feel! It is so beautiful!!

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

Lisa Sarsfield said...

This is magical...glimmer and gold..good for my soul:)
Don't know about cod liver oil...