The Porch Swing: WORD of the Day Archives


Whatup! I hope everyone is having a good beginning to 2013. As we;ve mentioned before, the inaugural LIFESTYLE Resident Artist Samuel Bostick has opened a new venue for his unique blend of creative expression over at just.the.basics. Today we’re going to feature a few of the pieces he showcases over at his spot.


Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, Jim Natale.

2   January

Thirteen n.  1) A number that is one more than 12

WORD of the Day: Thirteen

This turn of events signals a change, a time of new power, challenges and outcomes. I guess this is what it means to re-up.

A time particularly designed for the foundation of future holds. Reset, not an apocalyptic end rather the out of sight spin on the old. Restart. Take the time to sit in solitude an honestly face the facts. Feel the heart to sit back burn a zag an relax. Cool out and route the mental to sketch. Game plan  etched in creative script, simple. Thas a sure suggestion, keep it plain and simple.

Renaissance of relapse, a shift from overstimulation toward the satisfaction life itself brings. Like early morning back home when the j-birds sing or days back when mom and pop both wore wedding rings. The simple satisfaction of life taken slow, slow and low…riding cool to the jazz metaphorics—surf the tempo.

With that said, and this new year ahead, live it up! A year to face all fears (there coming whether invited or not), to collect the strength and gather the tears; to break out the complacent situation that was assigned as homework from 8th to 12th grade. Its again a new day; for the hustlers anew dollar for the hoes another holler, for the working class folk it’s a fresh blue collar, for wall street—who really knows? Bottom line …we’re people. Lets not forget that much.

Vibe to the tune

Just for a second

Let it consume

The anger and hate

Standing in place

Of firm foundation

Natural light is a beautiful thing

Use it, write by it,

   Lovers recieve sight through the night by it

Drink water

Till the point of dizzy and pissy

Sober up

With a dash, neat in a glass,

     splash of bourbon whiskey

Each may suffer their own trial still fear is to start one man down. Trump it. Dayafter Day After Day. Habitual.

3 January

Root n. 1) The usually underground part of a seed plant body that originates usually from the hypocotyl, functions as an organ of absorption, aeration and food storage or as a means of anchorage and support, and differs from a stem especially in lacking nodes, buds and leaves 2) The part of a tooth within the socket, the enlarged basal part of a hair with the skin, the proximal end of a nerve 3) Something that is an organ or source 4) One or more progenitors of a group of descendants 5) An underlying support 6) The essential core 7) Close relationship with an environment 8) A number that reduces an equation to an identity when it is substituted for one variable 9) The simple element inferred as the basis from which a word is derived by phonic change or by extension 10) The lowest tone of a chord when the tones are arranged in ascending thirds

WORD of the Day: Root

Hmm…Deeper the understanding grows


Into Dark spaces, unknown places


Could the imagination suppose this experience?


To no end so it seems, heavy hearted dreams

Dense toil

Dark, moist earth all around

Blind—So I feel

The air here is different, how could it not be?



Compact Space


Reflection and Response.

Samuel Bostick


the LIFESTYLE’s role is to create collective space for active Reflection and Response through the arts. This space is built around dialogue, expression, collaboration, and artistic (ex)change involving international craftspeople and their realities. The Porch Swing series opens up a Reflection and Response residency where we feature a Collective member’s ongoing project through weekly installations.

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