Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Artistic Interpretations with Margaret "-- " Art with Toril

Toril & Tully Collaboration "Beety Babies" 24 x 36
Welcome to "Artistic Interpretations".  A year ago I introduced you to the art work of my dear friend, Toril Fisher.  Toril studied painting and metals at the University of Wisconsin-Madisoin and completed her BFA at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State.  She currently resides in LaFarge, Wisconsin and manages a small farm, Second Cloud on the Left Farm, with her husband Drew and her parents.  The farm specializes in growing all heirloom, endangered, and rare varieties of produce.

Most of these paintings along with many others will be available for pre-sale one week before their showing at the Driftless Cafe between Mother's Day and Father's Day and possibly a juried art show at the Driftless Art Festival in Soldier's Grove, WI, on September 19 - 20.  If you would like your name added to a pre-show list, please email the artist at torilart@gmail.com.  Prints will be made of a few paintings.


Toril will also be the featured artist of the month for October 2015 at the Viva Art Gallery.

The images are not to be cropped or changed in any way and proper credit due the artist.  I prefer all poems be freshly penned, however, if you have a previous effort that is screaming for a re-write, please feel free to do so AND if you have one you would like to be represented by one of these images, I will allow that as well - because I just broke the rule so now I must allow it for others :)  But, with this said, I do think these images are worthy of new poetry as they are quite inspiring.  

Please link specific post to "Mr. Linky" below and feel free to write to more than one image.  "The Tuesday Platform" is available in the Imaginary Garden if you need extra time - but be sure to link it here as well.  I will soon be taking a week long blogger break, but I will pop in to visit and read your artistic interpretations.

Toril "Baby Blues" 12 x 30
Toril "California Poppy Glow" 20 x 24 
Toril & Tully "Carrot-eristics" 24 x 36
Toril "Old Friends" 20 x 20
Toril "Smells Like Rain" 12 x 24
Toril "The Emperor's New Sweater" 18 x 18
Toril "Wanna Play" 12 x 24
Toril "Wisdom of the Seeds" 24 x 36
Toril "Run With Me" 18 x 24
Tully & Toril Collaboration "Garlicscape"
Tully & Toril Collaboration "Four Good Eggs"

26 comments:

Fireblossom said...

These are gorgeous!

Other Mary said...

I love these pictures, Margaret!

Jim said...

I love her work, Margaret, especially the 'cut-aways'. Thank you for featuring her. I remember Toril but Tully is new to me. I searched The Garden and this post is the only one you've mentioned her/him.
Enjoy your sabbatical. I hope to come up with my thoughts and post later.
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hedgewitch said...

Okay, enough of this break stuff!!

Very difficult to pick just one image from this impressive gallery, Margaret. Thanks to you and to Toril for getting me writing.

Margaret said...

Joy!!! I actually thought these might tempt you as I know your love of gardening! HORRAY!

Margaret said...

Jim, Tully is an artist that Toril collaborated with - they both put brush to the same canvas and came up with some beauties! I have never highlighted him before and I will try to find out some information on him. I'm glad you enjoy these paintings!

Second Cloud On The Left Farm said...

Hello everyone! I can't wait to see how you paint images with your words. Jim- Tully (John Tully) is a dear friend of mine. He specializes in set-design for local theaters. He is an incredible artist. This winter we collaborated on 4 paintings. I believe Margaret has displayed all 4 of them for your consideration. John does not have a website, but if you are interested in learning more about his work, I would be happy to put you in touch with him.

Kerry O'Connor said...

These are just the most remarkable interpretations of landscape. Enthralling!

Shimmer said...

These are SO beautiful. I love them all.

Jazzbumpa said...

Some of these have a little hint of van Gogh.

One jumped out at me and would not let me go.

Cheers!
JzB

Hannah said...

Thank you so much for sharing this work, Margaret!! So inspiring!

Susan said...

Ah, beauty! I'll be back to read a few pieces at a time. Thank you, Margaret!

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hyperCRYPTICal said...

Wonderful images and I must apologise at my perhaps sour response to same.
Kind regards
Anna :o]

Björn Rudberg said...

Wonderful pictures.. I might come in later with an offering, but first I will go around checking a little

Jennifer Wagner said...

Wow, what a talented gal. Beautiful.

Susie Clevenger said...

What amazing art! Thanks so much for introducing us to art and artist!

Lolamouse said...

I LOVE the colors in this artwork! Thanks so much, Margaret!

Outlawyer said...

Lovely pics, Margaret--I started on the garlics, but then moved on--will try to do the garlics though! k .(Manicddaily)

georgeplaceblog said...

I really like her work. So colorful and earthy.

Outlawyer said...

Hi Margaret--Kerry--My post got a funny title here as it is not the 2nd 55. I will try to take that off and repost. If I don't get it maybe I would ask you to take off--but will see what I can do. k.

Outlawyer said...

Figured it out! k.

C.C. said...

Such vibrant artwork. Really stunning. Thanks for sharing them with us :-)

purplepeninportland said...

I cannot enter my name on blogspot sites anymore. I do not know why.
Mine is up at: https://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/carrot-news/

grapeling said...

Beautiful images, Margaret, and thanks for bringing Toril Fisher back to the garden.

in late, and in case Mr Linky disappears again, mine is here:

https://grapeling.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/the-far-end/

Outlawyer said...

Hi Margaret, I also did a second, which was sort of a first--as started first--it is way too long--as much story as poem-- and I don't expect anyone to read it but forge ahead! k.