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.
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!
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.
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.
We are taught that the Second Noble Truth teaches that the cause of suffering is craving or thirst (tanha). I see “thirst” as Gluttony because we continually search for something outside ourselves to make us happy. But no matter how successful we are, how rich or popular we are, we never remain satisfied.
The Buddha taught that this thirst grows from ignorance of the self. We go through life grabbing one thing after another to get a sense of security about ourselves. We attach not only to physical things or beings, but also to ideas and opinions about ourselves and the world around us. Then we grow frustrated when the world doesn’t behave the way we think it should and our lives don’t conform to our expectations, and we begin to look for something more to satisfy ur happiness.
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!