Lots of changes:

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Lots of changes have been taking place already this new year, 2014: Biggest change is I am moving out of the studio space I have occupied for more then two years. Main (ST)udios is changing as well and renovating into a space I feel won’t fit my needs, so I am moving out. Right now I will be working mainly out of my home while much of my finished art will be stored in a storage unit and sold on a website I am working on and Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrinityHawksMinishop.

I have a new Assistant – she is young and a very intelligent lady who is very much a go getter. We both are looking forward to once this move is finished, getting down to the business of creating art. I am going to teach her how to create art on the computer, my families traditional bead work, and I have already said I am going to put her to work on organizing my receipts and paperwork – to which she actually was excited about. – go figure – LOL

My Heart daughter has gone into the hospital today, 1/8/2014 to have her daughter. We are all very excited about this addition! Plus, my biological daughter found out she was expecting at Thanksgiving, gave us yet one more thing to count as a blessing. She is due in July, would be wonderful if she had my grandbug on our wedding anniversary (which happens to be my mother’s birthday) July 11th.

Our family has several birthdays in July, so if this little one wants its’ own birthday, s/he has some work to do to miss hitting a birthday *chuckle*. week12

Back to the fact that I am leaving my studio behind, part of what made this decision for me is the fact that I have been reinstated for SSI (supplementary Social Security). The government acknowledged once again that I am disabled due to my Fibro, RA, debilitating Cupual Tunnel, and back issues. However, I only get SSI not full disability because I am self employed have been for numbers of years and do not have enough “credits”. These are credits they mark down on your record for how long you have worked apparently, and according to their “records” I haven’t worked enough hours in my life to qualify for full disability.

However, I have worked in some fashion or another since I was 11/12 years old. The thing is to prove this fact is not one that is easy to do, and in my case at 46 years of age, is nearly impossible. As my wife and I have learned the Government does not keep very good records, they lose records regularly, and one MUST read what is sent you not just take for granted they will know what is going on. We received paperwork recently that said I was addicted to Vicodin, she hadn’t worked at all in June of 2013, and that I reside in a subsidized housing (um no I don’t).

So, with all this going on and needing to constantly be on the alert and keep the paperwork trail correct for the government we have decided it would be best if I go part time and retire part time. We will see how this plan works out..as we all know I am a work freak and do not sit still very well.

feelpeace In the center of all this I am continuing my meditation and trying to find my peaceful center. For I know to find the peace is to find that place where everything will fall into place. I also know that the perfect diamond in all its’ beauty and uniqueness is created from Charcoal under stress and pressure other wise it only remains dark, black charcoal.

I will keep you updated on how the changes are coming along – until that time here is one of my new pieces:

"Flight of The Butterflies"
“Flight of The Butterflies”

I hope you like it. Feel free to lave comments and thoughts.

Peace and Happiness to one and all – blessings to you and yours in the New Year!

Please come check it out!

I have been busy with a back injury but also with two sites that will hopefully make some money in around about way of getting my art noticed.  AS my blog is not getting even a single donation (there is a donation button to the right).  I also sell ad space for $5 a spot that includes the ad being created for you.

But, until then =  Please feel free to click the link (s) and cruise my art sites I am working on to show of my variety of art work.  Don’t hesitate to leave a comment or two.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitysdesignsphotos/sets

http://www.artwanted.com/trinityhawk

http://trinityhawkphotography.crevado.com/

CALL FOR ARTIST OF ALL MEDIUMS!

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A mini- series – our finger prints are our Identity, each one unique and tells us something about the person behind the finger print.  This series will be in the Identity themed Group show in July
Runs 07/05-07/17/13 at Main (ST)udio – 515 Main St Buffalo, NY 14203.

WHO: Open to all artists
THEME: Identity (Interpretation left up to the artist)
MEDIA: Paintings, Photography, Collage, and all other 2d works that can be hung on a wall DEADLINE: June 22, 2013 11:59pm EST
NOTIFICATION: June 23, 2013

Upon Notification all artwork must be shipped or hand delivered by July 1st. If you require return shipping, you must include a reusable box and return postage. All accepted works must be framed or matted and ready to hang.

ENTRY FEE: $25 for 1-3 images
SUBMISSIONS: Complete these 2 simple steps to enter the Juried show “Identity”
1. Pay $25 to the following PayPal address: submissions@mainstudiosbuffalo.com
2. Email 1-3 images for the show themed “Identity” to submissions@mainstudiosbuffalo.com. Please include your PayPal transaction number in the message. Please put “IDENTITY” in the subject line

For more details go here:

http://mainstudiosbuffalo.com/gallery/

“We Are All One”

“The day everyone accepts the responsibility of being one with God, is the day we make our world more peaceful, loving and spiritual.”

“Kill The Zombie”

"Kill The Zombie"
“Kill The Zombie”

“Kill The Zombie”

I read today that the show Walking Dead has a saying: “Fight the Dead Fear the Living” This partly what inspired this digital enhanced Photograph.

Zombies can only be killed by burning them or cutting of their heads, or so I have been told. So, with in the photo I am burning the zombie. Yet, he is reaching out to me with pain in his eyes, begging me to stop. How could this be possible? I have always been told Zombies have no brain. I have always believed, that with no brain they can not feel pain, they can not think, they can not beg for mercy! They are an abomination! They must be cleansed from this Earth!

Wait! What if a Zombie has feelings? What if when you went to burn s/he begin to beg you to stop that the fire burned him/her because s/he truly did feel the pain from the fire? Then what?

This was my take on this digital photo, for those who Bully others and Gay Bash do so because they are ignorant! They do so because of “What they have been told” “What they believe”…those who are ignorant to diversity around them or to the fact that those who are gay are no different then anyone else except that they love another of the same gender.

Those who bully or gay bash truly go on “what they believe” because of what they have been told through the church, by their family, or through gossip, etc. Then they react out of fear, hate, ignorance – they cause pain and do it with a deaf ear, a blind eye to that which is being told to them by the one they are hurting..

So, this is how I came up with the idea for my digital enhanced photo.

Lets work together to Stop the silence…Stop bullying and gay bashing….think for yourself…learn that we are all the same human beings who are diverse people living on the same Earth. Lets find peace!

Exciting Things In the Works!!

ajourneysunexpectedpathExciting Things In the Works!!

Will it has made it through the editing process and now I just have to work a few details out with the publishing company Treering.com, then it is ready to be bought and published!

What you ask? My book of course I will be officially a published writer! “A Journey’s Unexpected Path” is being a photographic and poetic telling of my journey though life from my birth; to being misdiagnosed as a female at birth; realizing this misdiagnosis and taking steps to follow the path that I was meant for me to live, no matter how many bumps, trips, or bruises there have been along the way. I have also have had a lot of smiles, enlightened moments, and golden ring moments with in my life.

Each book will be $20.00 to be purchased, for full page, full color photographs with accompanying poems on each page to guide you through my life’s path to where I am today.

Wolf Code

Wolf Code

Been working on some posters of late along with other client’s photos. After my external hard drive crashed, one of my lap tops crashed and my phone has been acting funny – not been real thrilled with electronics. So, here is one of my recent posters.

“Ice Blue Metal Swirl”

I am really proud of this one. I am still cleaning out external hard drives. So far have cleaned out 400 pictures tonight alone – over the past week I have deleted close to 1,000 pictures off one external drive and I have four of them to clean up and out.

I also am editing pictures for client and re-organizing my studio as I had a door put on my open door studio this week. So, I have been very busy making improvements, hopefully for the better.

My wife and I have Dinner guest coming this Sunday so tomorrow I will be cleaning house in between working on photos and burning CDs.

Let me know what you think of the photo to the left. I am thinking of having it printed on Metallic in large format! All sizes are up for grabs but the large format metallic print will being my studio for sale, as well placed on my etsy site.

Let me know if your interested in a print, and what size!

Guardian Of The Night

Guardian Of The Night

I have been working on cleaning out some external hard drives (I have 4) and making some inspirational posters. As well as dealing with some personal issues over a doctor. Perhaps I write a blog about that issue at another time. The poster attached is my most recent poster I have created and the background, the gargoyle guarded house is one of my favorites in our neighborhood.

I love going and looking at this house during the day or even at dusk. Imagining as if those magnificent guardians of stone are looking down upon us, watching over those who live there in that house. Stretching their stone wings after dark when everyone is asleep and scarring away all the bad spirits and wrong doers, Having taken an oath to guard and protect those who live within these stone walls of this house.

“Beauty” and “Beauty – 2”

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!

Original sketch is framed and at my studio for sale $15.00 or can purchase it through Etsy. http://www.etsy.com/people/TrinityHawk?ref=si_pr

Prints are also available of Beauty 2.