The Art Junket

A gathering of artists



4:4 Measured out my life with coffee spoons

by Maureen Fitzmahan

Let us go then, you and I…


What does Eliot mean, “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons?”

Is he speaking of being overwhelmed about little issues in life?  Has the stuffed-up toilet in my bathroom ruined my whole day? My whole week?  Is the national news making me crazy?  Am I haunted by the “Drump?”

Mbfitzmahan. Coffeehouse Ballerinas.  Kyoto, Japan.  2017.

Or does the poet mean something more positive.  Do I look at the moments? Appreciating the sun peaking through the San Francisco summer fog.  Do I hear the little voice in the morning asking, “Hey, Meme, do you want to play Legos with me?”  “Come read with me.”

There are parts of my week I feel my life being measured out with coffee spoons.

And then there are days I just need some more coffee.



4:4 The yellow fog


Having trouble with this theme? “Let us go then, you and I…” This is the first of a series of blogs to help get the creative juices moving.

Don’t limit yourself to the first line of this very rich poem.  If you are stuck or uninspired, I recommend that you take a moment to pull a different image from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

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4:4 “Let us go then, you and I…”

T.S. Eliot. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Read by Jeremy Irons.

The next theme is from the poem by T.S. ELIOT, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”


Yes, a new challenge!  Please, send me your ideas.  How are we going to approach this new theme?

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Salon 4.3: I Like Shiny Things



June 30, 2018

by Maureen B. Fitzmahan. Photos by Maureen Fitzmahan

“I Like Shiny Things.”  This theme inspired some of the best art pieces I’ve seen from the Junketeers.

The artists.

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A list of shiny things


What are my shiny things today?

  1. Making photographs.
  2. Listening to Nancy Mulligan by Ed Sheeran.
  3. Working in my miniature atelier, talking to the mockingbird outside my window.

I like shiny things.

What are your shiny things?



4:3 “I like shiny things”



by Maureen Fitzmahan

Yes!  Let’s start thinking.  New theme is “I like shiny things!”

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