Sunday Wonder

by Sep 5, 2021

Breathe. Be Surprised. Find Enjoyment.

Take the time to forget the stress of the world.  Look around and take note of the small details.  Be grateful for the beauty in your life.  The people you love and who love you.  Your natural surroundings.  A good book.  The sound of laughter or raindrops or music.  Think of all your gifts, the smallest things that give you pleasure.


A Good Day

Nature, Beauty, Gratitude

Another selection from TED Talks.
Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Louie Schwartzberg is a cinematographer, director and producer who captures breathtaking images that celebrate life — revealing connections, universal rhythms, patterns and beauty.

Nature’s beauty can be fleeting — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.

Sounds of the Jungle

Some coordinated efforts.  Almost like you are in the jungle.


The lion sleeps tonight – George David Weiss

Artistic director and conductor Remigijus Adomaitis


Using Art for Conservation

An interesting read from My Modern Met, first published for World Oceans Day.

6 Artists Who Use Their Art to Promote Ocean Conservation

World Oceans Day—a global celebration of the lungs of our planet, and all the creatures who inhabit it. The worldwide movement aims to raise awareness of the importance of ocean conservation and sustainable actions to counteract the effects of global warming and pollution.

Many people around the world are doing their part to save our seas, including contemporary artists. Through their art, they create powerful visualizations that pay homage to the beauty of the ocean, but also showcase the devastating effects of human impact. From textile art and ceramics to painting and paper sculptures, read on to discover the work of 6 artists who promote ocean conservation.

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Coral Garden by Portuguese artist Vanessa Barragão visualizes the effects of coral bleaching—a phenomenon that starves and eventually kills coral. The plush wall hanging gradually changes from rich hues on one side to a white, muted palette on the other.

from article by By Emma Taggart 

Banner photo by Allan Mas from Pexels

Mary Elizabeth O'Toole

Mary Elizabeth O'Toole

Educator, Artist, Storyteller


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