The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.06.24

by January 7, 2024 0 comments

Nothing happens unless first we dream. Carl Sandburg Sometimes it feels like a dream. At other times it feels like it was just last year… or even 10 years ago… but in reality it has been 25 years since Cheyenne Gallion, Lisa Carmen & I were sitting around in a cozy living room on a cold January eve in east …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.01.24

by January 1, 2024 0 comments

We live at the edge of the miraculous. Henry Miller ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum, Christmas blessed, looking forward to a New Year’s best… we flat defied being organised; we would not be alone, scattered treats on stones; we quelled our laughter to clean up after; we were happy to be with …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.25.23

by December 25, 2023 0 comments

For it is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi ••• The Mad Gallery ••• santa baby ~ Madelyn Olson We are proud to share this fine festive illustration from our very own Visual Editor and Contributing Artist Madelyn Olson. To see all of Madelyn’s canvases, as well as our other resident artists (60 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.16.23

by December 17, 2023 0 comments

What I have in my heart and soul – must find a way out. Ludwig van Beethoven ••• The Mad Gallery ••• GEOMETRY ~ Colleen Boueil We’re thrilled to welcome photographer Colleen Boueil to the Mad Gallery with some especially trippy imagery found (mostly) out in the wild. Boueil has quite the eye, managing to capture close-up, complex scenes that others might …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.09.23

by December 10, 2023 0 comments

Living in literature and love is the best thing there is. You’re always home. Eileen Myles ••• The Mad Gallery ••• PAINTING 2769 ~ Claudio Parentela To see all of Claudio’s playfully profound works, as well as our other resident artists (60 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.02.23

by December 3, 2023 0 comments

Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time. Otto Dix ••• The Mad Gallery ••• PAINTING 3049 ~ Claudio Parentela To see all of Claudio’s playfully profound works, as well as our other resident artists (60 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.25.23

by November 26, 2023 0 comments

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley ••• The Mad Gallery ••• PAINTING 2906 ~ Claudio Parentela To see all of Claudio’s playfully profound works, as well as our other resident artists (60 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad Swirl’s …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.18.23

by November 19, 2023 0 comments

Reality simply consists of different points of view. Margaret Atwood ••• The Mad Gallery ••• PAINTING 3050 ~ Claudio Parentela Mad Swirl is excited to welcome new artist Claudio Parentela to the Mad Swirl Gallery, with some truly mad AND swirly works. In my humble opinion, not many artists are able to truly & masterfully combine both the childlike & playful …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.11.23

by November 12, 2023 0 comments

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation. Auguste Rodin ••• The Mad Gallery ••• The Son of Man ~ Fernando Carpaneda To see all Fernando’s wonderfully madly mysterious works, as well as our other resident artists …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.04.23

by November 5, 2023 0 comments

The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow. Ella Wheeler Wilcox ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Justice ~ Fernando Carpaneda To see all Fernando’s wonderfully madly mysterious works, as well as our other resident artists (50 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… …