” Guest Artist”

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The pastel on black paper you are viewing was done by my son, some twenty years ago. That makes the artist at the time approximately 6 years old.

When I recieved the work it was folded up and shoved inside of his pocket. I immediately pressed it between two heavy books. Later I took it and had it framed. I loved it, still do.

I was running an art salon at the time so I exhibited the piece as my special guest artist.

The work drew considerable attention, so much that an art collector offered to buy it. I never sold the piece even though my son thought I should have.

I still have the drawing hanging in my house today. It has become the eternal Father’s Day card.

So if you do, or you don’t celebrate fathers day, you should still send them your thoughts, your questions,
your rage, or your respect and love.

Because no matter how you feel we all truly only have one father. Good or bad fathers are people too and no one is perfect, even Dad.

Hope you all have a nice day.

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passages from ” Imitating Snowflakes 107.5 ”

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On ART:

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On ART:

Art is a complicated collection of thoughts, moods, expressions and energy, or not.
Art is always or should be combined with skill, academics, passion and lust.
Art is hot like the flames that burn inside of us.
Art is the energy that keeps us going.
Art is an enigma, but no mystery.
Art is danger and rage.
Art is beauty and grace.
Art is love and hate.
Art gives life and takes life.
Art is the essence of life.

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its funny this didn’t startout to be a blog site about art?

Well enjoy the words written the stories told the poetic verses and the images of art…..
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“Nothing to fear, but your ownself.”

As people most of us fear what we don’t understand. Afraid, few people honestly explore the unknown. But we love to make uninformed judgements.

It’s interesting how we all possess the ability to influence each other. We can condem a person ridicule them, or praise them simply on each persons opinion. True that is human nature, and it does set some sort of guidelines for appropriate behavior or the so called societal norm, if there truly is a norm.

However we can also be positive role models. We can be inspiring role models who exhibit a life and behavior that of which another would choose to immulate.

In juxtaposition we can be the opposite, a negative role model. If you are being judgemental, closed minded and opinionated you are not a positive role model. You are not implementing empathy, so obviously you are not able to show any compassion nor understanding of anything unless it is of your own belief system.

So as we assess each others lives or behaviors as many of us do, try to be open minded. When you make judgements of a family member, of a friend or foe, you really need to understand their situation, lifestyle and culture especially if different than your own. You should not condem simply based on your personal belief system or your projected image of societial norms.
You cannot pass judgement on things you don’t understand or fear, you need empathy.

However in order to actually employ empathy you need to effectively communicate. We all hear about bullying in schools. We all hear about terrible stories associated with bullying. As adults we bully too. Gossip, rumors, exaggerated stories is not communication only fabrication. It is bullying.

The prejudice judge who politically conceals his bias, The preacher preaching poetic philosophy from a psychological perspective, the paranoid prosecutor who fears public opionion. The vigilante neighbor, none of them can be fair and impartial. But we hold them up as role models??

They cannot be objective nor unbiased especially without communication and empathy. THEY ARE HIPPOCRITES. Role models yes but of what???

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” I C U “

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I C U write of sadness,
I C U write of lust.
I C U write of conquest sorrowfully unjust.
I C U write your words upon the page,
I C U write of anger,love and rage.
I C U chasing that silvery star.
I C U wishing upon it so far.
I C U writing happy fluff and stuff, it leaves a nasty scar.
In virtual reality nothing remains the same.
But in reality nothing has really changed.
U C, I M U the same,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Ending continued on previous page.

WELCOME ” The Thinker”

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Art is the monogamous communication between two people. All art needs to capture two central elements.

1. Communication of human emotional expression.

2. Manifest art from your heart, your soul, your minds eye.

Regardless if thousands are viewing, reading or hearing the art/performance, all art is a monogamous interaction between the artist and the audience. This makes the art truly come alive.

All art forums are truly experimental and subjective in each persons view and objectivity, there are no rules only self expression.

The following blog site is simply that, communication on many different levels. In a world of virtual reality, this is my reality, or not……  

CLICK ON HOME and enjoy the exhibition of freeverse, social commentary, wood sculpture painting and a diverse exhibit of different images and  array of poetry and short stories.  Thanks for dropping by.

“THe Story Book”

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Fragments of shattered mirror strewn about the loft. Papers tossed as if a hurricane had swept in challenging a night stalker. The devastation abandon, left for an unsuspecting arrival to discover finding only shock as if a bare wire sparked as it dangeled from the ceiling. But what was it that actually happened?

Sometimes it hard to distinguished between fact and fiction. The lines cross over between creativity and insanity. So who draws the line? Who can actually say………………What is true and what is only in the reality of the minds deepest dark corners of escape.

“Please click home and read on……”
You decide what is real and what is not.

Does the artist/writer become his work? Is it a self-fullfilling prophecy to become their vision.
Does the artist manifest his own success, his own demise?
Could it be strickly entertainment, food for thought from the corner of ones mind?

Thanks for stopping by enjoy the journey

“Collateral Damage”

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They say for every action there is a reaction. These actions create collateral damage.

As we have seen over the last week with the Boston Marathon Bombings and over the last year with the increased terror inflicted on school children and everyone alike, sadly collateral damage, Takes it toll.

The following blog site is a compilation of art, wood sculpture, social commentary, and free verse poetry. Fiction, non fiction, and many images of art throughout the entire series of over a hundred-fifty interconnected and related blog posts.

There is something here for everyone.

Nominated with a Most Versatile Blogger award and also a Most Inspiring Blogger Award.

I hope you too may find something thought provoking and inspiring or maybe a spark may be lit in opposition.

Click on HOME or scroll down to enjoy the series of poetry, or the” Corner Diner” Series of passion, The Passages from” Imitating snowflakes” 1 through 27 entries, also blogs of free verse prose and art images. Hoping to avoid collateral damage and some pieces a result of collateral damage.

please read on,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,                 thank you Rodney