Garden Tools And Approaching Winter

By Jannie Vaught Solstice is December 22. This is the final descent into darker shorter days with deeper cold at night. Then the light begins to return on the 22nd. and slowly we climb into lighter mornings and longer days. In some Old Northern customs, they consider this as Spring. Here in central Texas, we…

2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: 118 FEATURE FILMS ANNOUNCED

Drawn From a Record High of 15,100 Submissions Across The Program, Including 3,853 Features, Selected Films Represent 27 Countries    The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at…

My Artistic Cousin – Michael Pisko

    By Stephan Pisko Fond memories’ of my cousin (Micheal Pisko) I was personally very influenced by his artistic integrity character and personality I never forgot the wonderful hours’ we spent talking about art/life he was a marvelous detailed explainer well you see he was trained as an engineer but when war broke out…

HOLLYWOOD BLVD. SUPERMAN CHRISTOPHER DENNIS FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THE OLD NORTH CHURCH SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH AT 12PM FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK 6300 FOREST LAWN DRIVE

The Service is Open to the Public Christopher Dennis, AKA Hollywood Boulevard Superman, will be laid to rest with a funeral service at the Old North Church on Saturday, December 7th at 12pm, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. A benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, came forward with a generous gift to fulfill…

The Beauty Of The Seed

By Jannie Vaught “The beauty of seed is rivaled only by their purpose.” Seed Savers Exchange. Definitions that will clear up the usage of these terms. Sustainable: able to maintain at a certain rate or level. Renewable: not depleted when used. These are just two of the many descriptive words now used when someone is…

Happy Thanksgiving From The Art Of Monteque

The Art Of Monteque would like to wish you and yours a very happy and wondrous Thanksgiving. Hoping that you are spending it with the ones you love; in good health, peace, joy, and happiness. Thank you so very much for your supporting The Art Of Monteque. We could not do what we do without…

It Is The Quiet Time In The Garden

By Jannie Vaught Which is a good time to brush up on seed saving, I am using the Book The Seed Garden The Art and Practice of Seed Saving from Seed Savers Exchange. If you are interested in going deeper into seed and plant identification this is a good book to have. Definition; Taxonomy and…

Why I Save Seeds

By Jannie Vaught Being born and raised in a farming and gardening family, now it is called “homesteading” my grandparents and parents always saved seeds and plant cuttings. This was as normal as cooking dinner. They walked the Trail of Tears, with seeds, and were relocated to central California after the dust bowl. My Uncle…

China Paradox

By Stephan Pisko It’s a total ‘new way of seeing’ that is the only way you can really see beyond, but there are always ‘tell tale’ visual signs’ as the ‘visual is intelligence’. China is laced with paradoxes’ that was birthed long ago within their eastern thought philosophy principles’ there exists a ‘roller coaster ridden’…

Sundance Institute Announces Future of Culture Initiative

  Collaborations with Johns Hopkins and Stanford Universities, Produced by Institute’s New Frontier Lab Program, Include New Artists Residencies and Cross Disciplinary Summits on Arts and Technology L-R: Visual artist and sustainability scientist Diego Galafassi in residence at JHU ISET; director and producer Penelope Jagessar Chaffer in residence at JHU ISET; transmedia artist Stephanie Dinkins in residence…