In addition, today also brings the U.S. arrival of the new season of Downton Abbey, and I can feel everyone's anticipation, most of all, my über-Anglophile mother's! She had already admonished me, "Don't call after 8 p.m., in fact, don't call at all; I'll be watching the reruns leading up to the new show." Well, in case you are unfamiliar, T.S. was American-born, but moved to England when he was 25 and became a naturalized British citizen at 39, so I figure this continental transfer of talent should be honored as well.
Look at that Flavorwire article if you have the chance. It's called, "20 T.S. Eliot Quotes for Better Living and Creative Inspiration," by Alison Nastasi. Here are a few of my favorites:
Below is my younger (circa mid-life) version, of the great poet.
9 1/2" x 12"
Cardboard, acrylic, ink, charcoal, oil pastel
Hmm. This portrait is staring at me now. I feel like he is peering into me, making me realize his import of literary contribution.
Back towards the beginning of this blog on 1/9/13, I did a little painting in honor of T.S. Eliot's famous poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Here's the painting below, referencing the line, "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." Click here, if you want to read that post--I must have been feeling very philosophical that day. (-; Come to think of it, this post is fairly long, too. T.S. Eliot must cause me to wax poetic (-;.
One final thing, I was also listening to the smooth grooves of India Arie. I love her singing so much. Check out this YouTube link to get lost in her voice: India Arie.