There’s No state of emergency?
No reason to panic?
An equinox happens cyclically?
What is an equinox?
Is it lox sweetened with “equal”?
Close! So, close.
No. Not really.
What’s in a name (or title)?
That title was part of a goofy sing-song that my dad would sing. Now, as unfortunate as it my be, I have firmly grasped that paton and am running with it, metaphorically of course, as being the goofy Dad.
“Spring has spring,
Fall has fell,
Summer is here and it’s hotter then...”
Hell-o, how are you all doing today?
I don’t know about the rest of the country/ northern hemisphere but Florida had an exceptionally warm summer this year. It’s definitely a warm (cool) welcome to see cooler temperatures in the near future. To read further about heatwaves, tied records, and in general how exceptionally warm 2018 was go to:
According to the farmers almanac,
https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-seasons, the first day of Fall or Autumn was yesterday at 21:54, or 9/22 at 9:54.
I’m not an expert on space, atronomy and the like but I am fascinated by it. So, if the summer solstice is the longest day of the year (And by golly!! Was it the longest day this year, or what.) and the winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, then the equinoxes are in the exact middle of both.
By breaking down the word in its original Latin, it actually means equi-, equal, nox-night. And if the the night is equal that means the day is equal as well. Since we are headed towards the winter solstice that means the daytime will gradually get shorter, days will get cooler, and the nights longer.
This drawing I did, just like the post I made yesterday, was the result if not knowing what to draw but wanting to draw something. Having a bonus room in Florida seems to be a pretty common thing and in ours is a pool table. I enjoy playing pool but by no means am I a pool shark.
Once again, large paper clipped to an artist clipboard on the floor with my box of Rembrandt soft pastels and a basic set of graphite pencils.
I look around seeing if there’s anything here that will get my attention. Then, I got it—a leg of the pool table. I outline the basic shape with a medium grade graphite pencil. Before I ever thought about the focal point being about the sun, I was just simply drawing the leg, capturing the curves and the redwood color.
Maybe the claw is holding something. A sphere. A sun?
I made the sphere yellow with sunspots and turned it sideways. I the added solar flare loops to solidify that I wanted it to be a star and not just some random yellow glowing sphere.
Seen and unseen
What I like best about this one has to do with the electromagnetic spectrum. The idea that what we actually see with our naked eyes, known as visible light, is just a mere fraction of what actually Is. forces acting upon the sun/ the sun having an even great impact on the (not so empty) space. You know, an influence of about two light years in all directions.
Is the drawing, an arm representing gravity ‘holding’ it in place? Is the sun moving so fast that it, in the drawing, is causing a wake behind it?
Without a doubt we can see the sun but can not see unaided and overlapped the whole picture. The unseen forces at play on a day-to-day basis.
John R. Boyd
Remember to always,
Better yOurself everY Day.
My name is John Boyd. I live in Tampa, Florida. I want this blog to be a place where I share my art, what art is to me, what inspires/ motivates me, etc all with an air positivity.