Good Morning Sunshine!

New England Asters, Pejj Nunes

How purple the New England Aster is!

Flaunting on stiff hairy limbs,

With pointed leaves, rough with smooth edges,

Royal blooms of bright color.

Bright centers, round and yellow.

As glorious as the sun, after cloudy days.

Sometimes pink, sometimes white___.

Midsummer blooms the aster, into the fall,

Swamp Aster its dainty cousin, smooth___,

Smooth bracts, dancing everywhere!

Proudly flaunting, waiting to be plucked.

By stream, in fields, or thickets not so hidden be.

Almost always a weedy mass. A bouquet easily made.

Perfect for the picking into frost and before snow.

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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