December 17, 2015

Study of a Dog, Scratching - Drawing by Sarah Myers

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Study of a Dog Scratching
Sarah Myers

   Here's a sketch of a dog, just capturing an unconscious moment.  She is scratching, ears lying back and a long front leg out to brace herself...  The picture's minimal lines are worked in charcoal pencil.

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Study of a Dog Scratching, Detail
Sarah Myers

December 10, 2015

The World of Christmas - Photography and Decorations by Sarah Myers

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The Christmas Tree
Sarah Myers
   Christmas draws near. The fragrance of fir-branches fills the house, the sparkle of lights catches the eye; we count the days one by one. We pretend that our tree has been caught under a snowfall of great flakes as large across as a cake or a halo. The ornaments we hang on the boughs are brightly coloured and toy-like. Joy is always full of beauty, but it is not always serious. So we have a camel, thinking of the Wise Men on their long, expectant journey across the desert; and an angel in a gold robe, announcing the birth of the child who is God; and a sheep for the shepherds, the ones who saw an open heaven and the choirs singing eternal glory. Then we have other little figures with no significance except happiness and cheer... We know that our tiny decorations, our songs, our twinkling lights, cannot express the splendor of the world of Christmas. They only express our happiness in its reality, and in the presence of that reality with us - every day, but perhaps more closely felt, more rich and more dear to us now as we hold to the light in the darkness, to the songs in the night, to a sudden glimpse of the eternal. 
Snowflakes and ornaments, except for the glass soldier Sandro and the glass pendants, are my handwork.
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The Angel
Sarah Myers

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The Camel
Sarah Myers
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The Sheep
Sarah Myers
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Sandro and Little Dancer
The glass soldier is from Italy.  Other decorations are my own.
Sarah Myers
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The Red Globe
Glass from Roumania.
Sarah Myers
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Snowfall and Ornaments
Sarah Myers
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Blue Glass and Palm-tree Snowflake
Glass from Roumania
Sarah Myers
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Christmas Tree and Snowflakes
Sarah Myers
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Snowstorm
Sarah Myers

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Christmas Tree
Sarah Myers

November 29, 2015

November 27, 2015

Visitors to the Garden - Photography by Sarah Myers

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Bees on Silver and Gold, Sarah Myers
Digital Photography

   Diligent bees with gold bands and filmy wings, humming in and out of the flowers - the ferocious-looking but most welcome guardian of the garden, a giant bronze dragonfly - the tiny silver glint of a blue-gray butterfly, with a curled tongue still tasting sweetness - all these small visitors have been spotted among the flowers, taking as their own world the beauty and brightness of the garden. I captured these images in my sister's garden in the desert, whose progress you can read about here; the pictures are from late summer, early autumn days when the air was full of busy creatures, full of this smaller world which we gladly welcome as our own.  
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Guardian of the Desert Garden, Sarah Myers
Digital Photography
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Silver on Rose, Sarah Myers
Digital Photography

November 20, 2015

Hands Drawing Leaves - Art by Sarah Myers

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Study of Hands Drawing Leaves, Sarah Myers
Charcoal and white conte define these hands against the grey paper. Is the right hand sketching a stem and leaves held by the left?

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Hands Drawing Leaves, Sarah Myers, detail

November 18, 2015

The Colours of White - Photography by Sarah Myers

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Jasmine White
Sarah Myers, Photography
What are the colours of white? The pure scent of the jasmine blossom, the billowing shoulders of an unstained cloud; the pearl-cold, pearl-small dot of the moon among the palm-fronds; the delicious ivory of a new rose; that burst of exultant happiness, the Star of Bethlehem flower; the frail lace of an apricot bloom which is the delight of an eager bee. Here are many tints of white, the colour without shadow.
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Ivory, Cream and White
Sarah Myers, Photography
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Cloud White
Sarah Myers, Photography
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Star of Bethlehem
Sarah Myers, photography
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Moon-White
Sarah Myers, photography
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Spring-White and Bee
Sarah Myers, photography

November 13, 2015

Head of a Child - Sculpture by Sarah Myers

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Head of a Child, Sarah Myers
This sculpture of a young child looking expectantly upward is one of my most recent works, a small bust in terracotta created for my mother. He is about 18 cm (7 inches) high and modelled in a rich, warm earthenware, a clay whose composition was developed by my sister Amy Myers. I am pleased with the baby's vitality and by the bright, childlike spontaneity in his expression.
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Head of a Child, Sarah Myers
from above
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Head of Child, Sarah Myers
right side
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Head of Child
 left side
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Head of a Child, Sarah Myers
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Sarah Myers

November 10, 2015

Heart of the Matter - Photography by Sarah Myers

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Bud-Red, Sarah Myers
Photography
  
 Here are seven images - the centers of roses, each holding their own small world of grace and gentleness.
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Heart in Ivory and Champagne, Sarah Myers
Photography
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Gentle Storm, Sarah Myers
Photography
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The Shy Look, Sarah Myers
Photography
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Pearl Pink, Pearl White, Sarah Myers
Photography
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Charm of the Sun, Sarah Myers
Photography
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Heart of It All, Sarah Myers
Photography

November 8, 2015

Dancer with Flowers - Sculpture by Sarah Myers

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Dancer for flowers, Sarah Myers
My new sculpture holds overflowing flowers in her hands and on her head. Made in stoneware for just these kinds of bouquets, she glances up at the blooms above her with a happy expression and sways lightly as if beginning to dance with the flowers.
Arrangement and photography by the artist.
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Dancer for flowers, detail
Sarah Myers
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Dancer for flowers, Sarah Myers
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Bouquet detail
Sarah Myers
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Dancer, flowers
Sarah Myers
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Sarah Myers
Dancer for flowers.  Arrangement and photography by the Artist.

November 6, 2015

Roses and Rainstorm - Photography by Sarah Myers

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Roses After Rainstorm, Sarah Myers
Photography
A moment after the last glittering rain has fallen, rose blooms sway against the sky, drinking the cool air and the bright water. It is a glimpse of a gentle magnificence, refreshing the mind...

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Rain-Bloom, Sarah Myers
Photography

November 5, 2015

Dog, Study in Charcoal, Sarah Myers

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Dog, Sarah Myers
Study in charcoal
A drawing in simple, minimal line, charcoal pencil on paper - sketch of our dog, waiting expectantly.

October 25, 2015

Music of the Orchids - Photography by Sarah Myers

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Ethereal
Sarah Myers, Photography
 In pale light, the tiny orchids immaterialize into fluttering wings, dancing up and down across the arch of their stem. But the miniscule blooms are full of fragrance that dances with them; the air is full of a beauty whose melody - or tinted haze - or intangible happiness - floats far beyond the little handful of white-and-pink flowers.
 
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Pas de Deux
Sarah Myers, Photography

October 21, 2015

Simple Profile, Drawing by Sarah Myers

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Simple Profile, Sarah Myers

     This large profile is in charcoal and conte on grayscale paper. Shading and highlights I have worked with a light hand. The piece is simple - the head of a woman turned almost to full profile (not absolute - there is still a glimpse of the far eyelid and lashes, and brow and chin are softened imperceptibly in angle). Her glance is downward and to the side away from us, but there is still a hint that we, the viewers, are present in her world.

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Simple Profile, Sarah Myers, detail




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Simple Profile, detail

October 20, 2015

The Evening Cloud - Photography by Sarah Myers

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Tumult
Sarah Myers, Photography
    One immense cloud-bank spread its towers across the South-eastern sky as the sun went down opposite. Scaling the clear, empty desert night, the cresent moon looked backward at these monarchs of water and air, who took the form of a fantastical surf, a radiant bastion of remaining day, a crowd of staring faces, an ethereal fog of cold blue and pearl-pink. At last the clouds disappeared in the rising night, save for an occasional, sullen flash of lightening.  The moon continued on its way, growing brighter and lonelier and stronger. But the night remains only in the imagination, while the clouds and the last of the sun left their glory, in some small way, in this collection of pictures.
      Except for cropping and my signature, there is no edit on these pictures. They are what the camera saw. 
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Sunset Tower and Moon
Sarah Myers, Photography
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Evening Tide
Sarah Myers, Photography
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Splendor, Sunset, Moon
Sarah Myers, Photography
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Coming Dreams
Sarah Myers, Photography
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Moon-clouds
Sarah Myers, Photography