Elsah Cort 🌀 Artist

Category Archives: Muse

Walk with Me Here

Rearranging furniture in my living room today, something I used to do a lot of when I was younger. I don’t have a lot of options because I have a … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three wishes…

[Looking for a genie in a bottle.] 1.   I wish I had made this art work. 2.   I wish I could make work like this in my own words. … Continue reading

January 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

The story behind the art…

Saw a wonderful Indie movie on PBS last night called “Between the Folds” about the art of paper-folding (origami.) One artist, Chris Palmer, talked about how we only see about … Continue reading

December 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

More ABC’s

from Google Earth taken over the Netherlands via boingboing

November 12, 2009 · Leave a comment

Poetry: the land speaks and a cowboy listens

John Dofflemyer, another  “stream” from the Kaweah Land and Arts Festival, steward, rancher, poet living on Dry Creek in the Kaweah River Watershed: This poem was posted September 21, 2009 … Continue reading

November 10, 2009 · 2 Comments

More from the land and arts festival…

Paul Buxman: painter and farmer from Dinuba At the Kaweah Land and Arts Festival, Paul talked gently and reverently about his work and life.  He told us to live our … Continue reading

November 9, 2009 · Leave a comment

The palmistry of mountains…

There comes a time… when you see something that pretty much sums up everything, when you are gifted a glimpse, ever so feebly, of your life from so broad a … Continue reading

November 6, 2009 · Leave a comment

Out on a limb…

Addendum image for previous post called Dreaming up art…always in the long now cover of The New Yorker, October 5, 2009 called “On the Edge” by Gürbüz Dogan

October 5, 2009 · Leave a comment

Kinetic Photography: something new to try?

Here is where I first came across the notion of kinetic photography, also known as camera tossing.  This is very intriguing to me.  Not sure if I have the guts … Continue reading

October 1, 2009 · Leave a comment

Living walls…green art

Getting ready for the Three Rivers Environmental Weekend this Saturday and Sunday with the Green Home Tour, where I will be hosting a booth for the California Native Plant Society…..and … Continue reading

September 28, 2009 · Leave a comment

Dreaming up art…always in the Long Now

Just some notions to share from a 9 year old essay by Brian Eno, one of the founders on the Long Now Foundation. Humans are capable of a unique trick: … Continue reading

September 24, 2009 · 1 Comment

Saturday afternoon grazing…

Visiting some of my favorite blogs….resting and keeping cool……waiting for summer to be truly over……and for rain to soak the earth again….(talked with bed and breakfast guests from New York … Continue reading

September 19, 2009 · Leave a comment

Human innovation is the camera…

Rumi: These rocks and earth-forms were originally sun-warmed water. Were they not? Then the planet cooled and settled to what we are now. “Hideaway” digital art by Inga Nielson [all … Continue reading

September 4, 2009 · Leave a comment

Mandala as Living Organism

A microscopic photograph of a marine diatom alga Actinoptychus heliopelta made by Dr. Stephen Nagy of Helena, Montana “Diatoms are microscopic, unicellular organisms that occur abundantly in marine and freshwater … Continue reading

August 27, 2009 · Leave a comment

A font library from the past

The Medieval version of a font library found in a 500 year old book, that was probably used as a sample book of alphabets, is now on public display. The Macclesfield … Continue reading

July 30, 2009 · Leave a comment


I love words.  Mostly English ones for now, since it is the language I speak. I love letters, typefaces, that is, also known as fonts in our computerized cosmos. If … Continue reading

July 24, 2009 · Leave a comment

Accidental landscape

How many computers does a real artist need?  At least more than one. [……visit the forest for another view……]

July 6, 2009 · Leave a comment

So much depends…

So much depends on the arrival of a new scanner to replace the one the came several weeks ago which scanned with such poor quality that I had to research … Continue reading

July 5, 2009 · Leave a comment

Mandala that tweets

Tweet Wheel Life is a circle that spirals. Often we re-visit issues thought to be over. They come around in new form if we need a message. this morning’s Burnout … Continue reading

June 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

The tried and true…

May 21, 2009 To the Editor of Newsweek, Jon Meacham Dear Mr. Meacham, Watching my pennies these days (which is not the emphasis of this letter) I have been thinking … Continue reading

May 21, 2009 · Leave a comment

Write a new chapter in the story of stuff…

A notion about recycling stuff…change it into art. Don’t put it in the recycling bin or the trash can.  Hang it on the wall or wear it or sit on … Continue reading

May 21, 2009 · Leave a comment

This is art…from Sulamith Wulfing

Sulamith Wulfing is the creator of these artworks.  She lived in Germany from 1901 to 1989.  She started painting at age 4 and died at age 88. I discovered her … Continue reading

May 19, 2009 · Leave a comment


I give up. What’s next? My grandfather, an earlybird pilot, Walter E. Lees, brought this buddha back from China in the 1940’s. I never got to talk to him about … Continue reading

May 7, 2009 · Leave a comment

Can I see the forest for the trees?

Another blog…..another blog….another blog….another blog…..another blog….another blog….another blog

May 4, 2009 · 1 Comment