McConnels Mill is a place that I remember hearing about (or at least the name sounded familiar) from my early childhood. Just after I noticed the sign, I decided to make a quick U turn (my FAVORITE turn!) A quick detour on my way to retrace a few steps back in time was just what the doctor ordered.
The days preceding this were full of some pretty intense emotions, recollection of fond memories, and personal deep soul searching while I spent time with my childhood family paying our final respects to a dear loved one we lost recently.“Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.” – Unknown
Way too deep of a topic to get into, but I’ll just say this….
Life….it flys by (you know that I’m sure)
Spend a few minutes (or better yet, hours!) with a loved one today.
Today, its all you are guarenteed really.
So what do these “meet the artist” posts on Sundays have to so with the image you post above in these blog rambles Mike?
Well, nothing really…
As I have for years now, I like to start the post with a personal image I want to share. I then of course get WAY off track as I try to put together some sort of a coherent though, theme, or explanation. And then my Sundays of course is a time to share the art of someone that I respect as a creator and artist.
As my head is still in a bit of maelstrom after the past few days, that might explain todays post. As for the many others of course, …. well…..
Perhaps these parts of the post should be in fact a separate post instead of a “part 2” kinda thing. Maybe next time.
So lets shift gears shall we…
Enter part 2…..
I have had this persons work on my radar and feed for a while now. As the corporate media that drives todays clown shows on the network news stations continue to want me to throw my own set out the window, (I’m serious!), it’s people like Abby that give me faith in the time honored art of journalism.
Meet the Artist – Abby Martin
According to a quick glance at Wikipedia….Abigail Suzanne “Abby” Martin is an American journalist and host of Breaking the Set on RT America network, working at the Washington, D.C. bureau. Before hosting her own show, she worked for two years as a correspondent for RT America. Martin is also an artist and activist, and helped found the citizen journalism website, Media Roots. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored. Martin appeared in the documentary film Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News (2013), and co-directed 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013).
Here is a quick clip of Abby on her RT show called “Breaking the Set”
I hadn’t realized till I started following her on Instagram that she is an amazing artist as well! Her mixed media and collage work is pretty amazing and work a few minutes to explore!
Click on the scene capture below to head over to her site or like always, check out the other places to follow here and her art below!
A few other places to follow Abby and the art she shares