Celestial Feats of the Night Sky

Jez Burrows
Edinburgh, Scotland

Celestial Feats, Jez Burrows, 2008 limited edition Gocco four color print
photo permission: Jez Burrows
Jez Burrows is a 23-year-old designer and illustrator originally from south Devon, U.K. now living and working in an Edinburgh, Scotland. 

I own this delightful print. I bought it from Tiny Show Case, see their website here.
See more of Jez's work on his website here.
And his sweet blog, Wood,  here.
And his thrilling small independent press, Sing Statistics, here
Jez is a regular contributor to arts blog, It's Nice That,  here.
I like what this dude does.


Happy New Year, Dear Readers!




Portal to Self-Inquiry: Resolutions

Chris Jordon
Seattle, WA, USA

Gyre, 2009
8x11 feet, in three vertical panels


Depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world's oceans every hour. All of the plastic in this image was collected from the Pacific Ocean.




Detail

Viewed up close
all photos: Chris Jordon

Chris Jordon's photography helps me to focus on the changes I wish to make in my own life while being mindful of my place on planet earth. 
Chris says, "I have heard it said that in risking self-awareness, at least we know that we are awake."
See read more and see more on his site here.


Frozen Water Chapel

Ice Chapel
Jukkasjarvi, Sweden




This image is apropos of how I feel today as our family mourns the passing of a deeply loved family member. We will deeply miss a man of great love and warmth and life. 
The ice in this Chapel was created from the frozen water of the River Torne in Sweden.