Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Local Environmen​tal Photograph​er of the Week - Diane Mascherin!

Hi all, every week, UTIES will showcase a local environmental photographer's, artist's, or poet's profile as well as a few photos, paintings, or poems by them on our Facebook page and Blog! This week's local photographer is Diane Mascherin!
Diane Mascherin is a designer, artist, poet and photographer and believes they all overlap in one way or another. She started writing poetry at a young age to help release those things inside that needed to find a way out. Art and photography soon followed. Diane loves walks in nature and taking photos of animals and trees. She also loves taking photos of abandoned buildings, old trains, tracks and worn out metal things. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” John Burroughs The many layers of nature as with photos, art and words inspire her creative self. As each day moves along, everything changes within and without – as it should. 
If you’d like to see more of her photos or art, please visit her website: http://www.dkmdesign.ca/photography.html
Diane also hosts a poetry open stage, if you’d like more info, click on the following link: http://www.torontorenaissanceconspiracy.ca/ 
Check out her photos on our Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/utiesbowtie

Thanks and have a great week!
- The UTIES Committee

where are you? 
the lure of big-box stores
productively buying what I don’t need
regretfully spending what I don’t have
sinfully inserting
colourful plastic cards
into almost anything
 I’m behind the walls
of the latest Smart Centre
write to me if you can

A motherless baby robin ended up in our driveway one night. We took care of it, fed it worms, and after a week it believed I was the mother. It was easy to become attached and feel light-hearted each time it fearlessly approached me. Sadly, the robin didn’t make it ...it brought to mind a poem by Mary Oliver, here is an excerpt from In Blackwater Woods: 
 “To live in this world
you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.”

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