Ever let your brain just run? I mean REALLY run. I do that when I paint. I put on some weird music and let the stuff happen, the stuff being the exercising, or exorcising of the mind. I call this piece, It Was Surreal. It's pieces of my thoughts, and my thoughts tend to be surreal.
We are very lucky creatures, for we have this imagination. We can travel to distant lands right in our own heads. It's cool.
When I create art, I get real funky, meaning, I travel to unknown places and very strange realms. That's where the really good stuff is, the stuff that no human has ever seen. Some people find this to be a scary place, but I don't. I need this place. I like allowing the inspiration of the unknown be my guide. We could call it, The Other Side, or another dimension, but those are just words. Words have very little to do with what can be found in the deepest recesses of the mind. Won't you join me? X
People who REALLY understand my art, I mean the hardcore individuals that will stare a long time at one of my paintings, will sink their mental teeth into this piece. I called it, Shadowplay. The helping ghosts call, the spirits want to play, and I'm pulled to the canvas. I enter into another world, a strange and wonderful place, the sweat comes, I change, it feels like a worthwhile war, and angels and demons have their way. X
Sometimes we find ourselves bogged down with everyday stuff, stuff that is routine. We are human, so we can get swept up in daily life-stuff, like paying bills, grocery shopping, worrying about paying bills, or worrying about what to get for groceries! Ha! Ha!
Let's stop for a moment, let's breathe. We can stop and just relax. We can just...be...
In this painting, When She Found Herself, we have a woman who is letting things go, allowing herself to really feel the beauty of the natural world around her. She's at peace, she's one with the energies of the day. She has found deep zen, and it's amazing.
Take a day and go off by yourself. Take the day slow and easy. Close your eyes and put your bare feet in the grass. Take it all in and feel great to be alive. X
In this piece, The Strength of Greta Thunberg, I wanted to show the resilience and commitment of her. Imagine what it would take to summon the courage to go against the grain, to go up against big business, oil and gas companies, and powers of the like. It would be intense.
I really admire her, her tenacity, strength and fortitude. What an example of INNER STRENGTH she is! I'll keep on painting in my way and flow. People tell me that is my strength. This gives me my get-up-and-go.
She inspires me. May she inspire you. as well.
Someone who likes my art bought my book dealing with my turbulent life as an Aspie Artist and sent me this pic. I really love it. She's reading it by a pretty river on a nice day. This was so great for me to see this sort of picture. She told me she's loving the book. I'm enjoying the fact that I happened to add something to someone's day.
She inspires me! A thank you to her.
If you think you might enjoy this book, here's the link:
Black lives matter. How much? Don't be stupid! Do you have any idea what some people have endured? Do you know how much some people are abused because of who they are? If you don't, you've been asleep at the wheel for a long time.
Have you ever been turned down for a job, or place to live, or anything for who you are, what nature made you? Some people have! It's heinous. I have not been turned down in these situations, but I have the insight to know that it's horrible, wrong, and there's no excuse for it! I happened to come out white, so have not had to put up with such evil. You've heard of white privilege. Well, this is what I was just talking about.
It's good to shake your human head and think of others, and what they may be going through. After all, we all have to share this world.
In this painting, we have an empowered female figure. She's strong. She'll keep going out, despite the hardships. She can be an example for us all. We can learn much from her. Let's be strong and learn together.
This Corona virus is annoying. It's annoying because a lot of life has closed down! That's nuts.
Most people are taking a hit in one way or another. This virus can kiss my red rosy ass. Tell you the truth, the commercials about it are dumb and irritating. I don't want or need to see Conan O'Brien sitting in front of his computer screen looking like a fucking dork. I don't need to be constantly reminded about the virus or that it has magically made us be "in this together". Bullshit! When have we seen humans really ever be in anything together? Never, not really. Humans tend to do whatever the fuck they want on their given day. That's why there are still so many starving people dying and children sick from being poor. You may want to remind yourself of this next time a COVID-19 commercial comes on and you feel uplifted. You'll be a better person if you live in reality and reason, at least you'll be living in more honesty. Now, THAT'S a better person. Oh, yeah, remember to wash your hands.
Have you ever walked an empty beach? Have you ever taken the time to be by yourself for the entire day? If you haven't, you should. There's something unique and healing about being alone, sometimes. The noise of the world and its people can get to be a lot. It's crucial to get away every now and then. It's powerful for the mind and body.
Men, imagine what women go through, the kids, the women who work AND have kids, and take care of some man! Ha! Ha! I'm being slightly cheeky, but you get my point. Getting away can be especially important for women. Of course, men should take alone time as well.
Next time you're feeling bogged down, stressed or listless, go to a quiet beach, listen to the waves, the gulls, feel the ocean breeze on your face. You'll start to feel the healing that the magic of being can bring. X
When you least expect it, something unusual happens. This unusual thing is Greta Thunberg. Some are already trying to forget her, allowing this COVID-19 business to overlay everything. Well, as bad as the virus is, and yes, it's a horrible and tragic thing, people like Greta and what she stands for, matter forever.
People in business suits, the stiff and pretentious ones, the douchbags, the money-grubbing piggy-piggies of our fucked-up society, hate Greta and everything she stands for. Of course they do! They care about making lots of money, maintaining power and control, and basically keeping the honest voice down. What the fuck ever happened to the voice of the people???
Maybe next time you're walking down a big city street, ask yourself, "What really matters in my world, THIS world?" You have only ONE world. Try to care about it.
Art can come forth and have power from difficult circumstances. Is is worth it? You're damn right! XX