I have been cleaning out an old external hard drive and found a scan of a original sketch which is only on a 3.5 piece of index card, called “Beauty”.
The scan of “Beauty” has been in my old external hard drive for past few years while cleaning out the drive I ran across it and decided I would finish doing the “computer painting” of “Beauty” and create “Beauty 2” for prints.
So, I have just finished “Beauty 2” this evening 3/17/13!
I am working on a new painting it is a dream catcher on an antique mirror. The idea that popped into my head as I looked into the mirror was Dream Catchers and dreams are similar to mirrors. For the dream catches repel the bad dreams allowing only the Good to pass through and reflect into the mind of the dreamer. Yet, deflects the bad dreams by catching them into the webbing.
Today I worked on some beading which I haven’t done in years. I hadn’t created created beaded art in years because of my hands and carpal tunnel. Yet, due to a group I belong too needing baskets for a silent auction I decided to work with beads again as well as paint a couple of pictures. Here are the beaded objects so far I have created:
I created a skull and Cuff Uni-sexed single earring out of some odds and ends I had in my supplies. You can see the finished product to the left.
I also created a necklace and earring set out of gun metal and glass beads. The beads are Cobalt blue and Ruby red. There is a fairy charm which I found among my supplies at the end of the necklace I found that just made the necklace! you can see the result below.
If you would like me to create you something please feel free to contact me. My wife also creates beautiful jewelry and rosaries (as you saw in a previous blog).
We both take commission requests, as well as I take them for paintings.
Until Next Time; Safe Surfing, Healthy Marketing, and Many Blessings:
When health can turn into sickness, with what ease secure possessions can turn insecure, with nature youth inclines in one direction only—the direction of old age, with what ease old age inclines in one direction only—the direction of decay and death, are they not then thoroughly disillusioned? Or are they connected? Can they then be heard to say “This earth-life really satisfies us”? Because we move within a circle sickness – health / Youth to death and decay / good and evil..all of life goes round and round.
I want to send a special invite to my readers. If you live close to Buffalo, NY and are able to make it. Some of my art will be in a group Winter Showing: Up-Cycled & Re-Puposed art show. Below is the information about the show. You can also find information and RSVP on Facebook here: Please, if you are able attend, I would be glad to have you and to be able to say hello.
I have started a Campaign to get a new lap top. I am offering signed prints in return for donations. The laptop I have is dying and I use it in so many fashions, from my computer paintings, to these very blogs. I am hoping to get a lap top that is high end processor with maximum ram, so that I can create even better artwork for you my fans.
Please, have a look at the campaign and share it with your fans. Every little bit helps and every little bit will be rewarded with at least a 5×7 and larger signed print. If you do not like the print I am offering, please feel free to let me know and I will be glad to let you choose a different print.
I am working on a book of poetry and photographs that I have taken which will match the poetry I have written. It is nearly ready to go to the editors to give it a good once over for organizational errors, spelling errors etc. Then I will send it out to publishers. There will be poems of humor, romance, darkness, spirituality, etc. Below, is a sneak peek of the poem and photography that will be in my book titled “A Journey’s Path”. I hope you enjoy this sneak peek!
“Faceless People – Curtain Hiding The Light“
Faceless people .. nothing but words on a screen… which can you trust and which not…..showing false faces… which are of the light and which the dark…. some so open their souls laid wide – curtains pulled – for all to see….the dark ones pouncing a feeding frenzy … upon the flesh of the innocent ones.
Hiding among the shadows that has swallowed my soul .. desiring the light that I once knew and still feel deep with in….the light strains to be set free to burst forward and wrap around that special one… to shine through not be masked as a shadow … clouding my eyes… Yet pull the curtains..I must!
I have been reading up on Buddhism and the Four Noble Truths – The first noble truth is “Life is Suffering” the second one is one I am reading upon and studying upon tonight..The Second Noble Truth teaches that the cause of suffering is craving or thirst (tanha). We continually search for something outside ourselves to make us happy. But no matter how successful we are, we never remain satisfied. – I look upon what is going on around me in the world and this makes so much sense. Greed is so prevalent. – get as much as you can get and keep grabbing, keep building. Don’t worry about anyone else just keep grabbing wealth, cars, computers, etc and that thirst for more is never satisfied. – Then I look at myself (the self) Yeah I would like a home instead of an apartment , but I don’t NEED it. I would like a better computer (I only NEED it for my business and my art, so that I may take care of my family. It is not a craving that once I get that mega computer I am going to NEED a bigger and better one – on and on- not unless my computer crashes. I have even done barter jobs for computers). I would love to have enough money to pay our bills off and to not have to worry about who is calling us on the phone, or if we are going to have enough money to pay rent. This is so Kitra Garrett can rest some and not work so hard! Other then bills and food – money is not a NEED for me. I am not a big person to “WANT” this or “SPEND” on that. As stated yesterday on a status I tend to be a bit of a cheap penny pincher anyway. Would I like to be able to spend on OTHERS once in awhile and give to charities – sure! that would be great. But, I feel there are other ways to help out too. Give of your time, of your self. Yet, I don’t see people doing this anymore. Use to be people helped people even if they didn’t have “the time” or “the money” and anymore to many people are to focused on “themselves” and not on others, again leading to the thirst (tanha) and the suffering. This Second Noble Truth really has made a lot of sense to me!