Friday, December 30, 2011

Replication is Freaking Good Read!

I usually stick to art, but I had to tell you about a crazy fantastic book I read recently.

Replication makes cloning sound real. Riveting characters grabbed me from the start and never let me go with romance, suspense, and exotic settings. Even the bad guys felt real. I will absolutely read another Williamson title.

If you hate it, well, I can't help it if you have lousy taste in literature. I only hope your artistic sensibilities are better. I'm just sayin'...

Goals for One Person--Yourself!

You can only have goals for one person in life—yourself—because you are the only person you can control. You can hope your friends make good choices, but ultimately, it’s up to them.
                            photography by Matthew Adamson  

Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Personal Disaster Etched on My Soul

photography by Matthew Adamson
So, I made a wrong stroke. I knew it was wrong, but I did it anyway because I wanted to. Now the picture is ruined. I suspected I’d already screwed it up a long time ago, but now sunlight gleams on my personal disaster. It doesn’t matter what I do with the canvas, it’s etched on my soul and will always live inside me.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Simplicity or Complexity, What's Your Preference?

Simplicity or complexity, which is preferred in art or life? I just chose simplicity, and now I desperately want complexity. What’s your take?

photography by Matthew Adamson

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Help Fixing the Cracked Mosaic of Your Life

Sometimes a friend has the one answer you desperately need to fix the cracked mosaic of your life. Now, you’re free to become who you were originally supposed to be. Happy becoming!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Back to Blank

Do you ever feel like I do, that you just want to go back to blank? No matter what, you can’t get all your mistakes off the canvas. I’ve got like six layers of white paint over my screw-ups, but, folks, it just ain’t the same.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Performance Art At Its Bravest And Most Sacrificial

photography by Luke Miller

Well, I did it—dove off the cliff into my dream. If you don’t hear from me again, I crashed on the rocks. But the dive arced with graceful abandonment, performance art at its bravest and most sacrificial. I did this for myself. But I did it for my friend, too.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Do I Have the Guts to Chase My Dreams?

European Landscape
By Vincent Van Gogh

I find myself staring at my dreams. Do I have the guts to face the pain it will take to achieve them? Did Van Gogh achieve his goal or just the pain?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Why Did Van Gogh Bleed Color?

Why did Van Gogh bleed bold color and strokes on canvas? Did he go crazy because he chose wrong? Have you ever made a decision and been plagued with second thoughts?

Wheatfield With Crows, Vincent Van Gogh

How Do You Make a Decision?

The Red Boats, Claude Monet

Why did Monet choose mood over exact representation? 

Youngster Wearing Hat, Georges Seurat

Was Georges Seurat OCD or did he just like dots? 

Verre et pichet, Pablo Picasso

What if Picasso had spent his life painting portraits or landscapes? How do you make a decision? 

The Art on The Art of My Life

Oh, and to respond to a question I had yesterday—one that comes up every so often—the drawings on The Art of My Life that change every week are not my work. I’m more of an art lover than an artist. A friend did the drawings, but for reasons I’m not up for sharing, he shall remain anonymous. Toodles!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fixing Art or Life

photography by Luke Miller
Have you ever known exactly what someone else should do to fix their opus or life, but you can’t do anything about it because it’s their art, their existence? You stomp your foot and fume, but they don’t rescue themselves—not even if you spell out how in three easy steps. But turn to the canvas on your own easel, the face in your mirror—and all of a sudden you’re as clueless as your friend. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Same-old, Same-old Meets Grandeur of Life

photography by Luke Miller
Is it just me, or does the grandeur of life sometimes sneak up on you? I was going on in my same-old, same-old life when grandeur walked through my front door. Beauty, emotion, depth of connection. Art. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Breathing In Beauty, Tranquility

Am I wacked, or do you ever stand in front of your favorite picture and try to breathe it in before you have to face something you dread? Does art bring tranquility? Is beauty an outgrowth of the divine? Thoughts?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Irreparably Marred or Deepened?

      photography by Luke Miller
Ever have a painting you've stared at for years and loved? Then, one day, you see something which alters the way you view the piece forever. And you have to decide whether the art has been irreparably marred or merely deepened.