it’s raining outside
– like colors
i haven’t seen
2011 and now 2012 promises to bring to the forefront—images and ideas for the contemplative and visionary mind.
Here is just a sample of recent work.
Music by Tomasz Bednarczyk
Looking forward to a year of art, writing, and contemplative journeys in 2012….
Somewhere in the waking, I will paint with more than one color, write with more than one word, express more than one idea….
This will be my last post of 2011. It is Friday morning, December 30th. I am sitting in front of my computer while listening to Fluid Radio on ITunes. As I begin typing, Fluid Radio is playing a track entitled Shooting Blankets from the band called Two People in a Room. It is a quiet morning. The ambience is meditative. The cats are hanging about; grooming themselves, eating and listening to the sounds. I am preparing lunch; whole grain pasta, and tomato basil sauce with scallops and meatballs. I wanted to go to the gym this morning and do some spinning or weight training, however when the urge to write beckons, expression and creativity governs the day.
I have been thinking for some time now what I wanted to work on and accomplish for the New Year. This past year I feel I have been quite successful. I spoke more in depth about my past achievements in my recent post It Has Been a Year of Blogging – Some Thoughts I Wish to Share. Now it is time to look forward.
The very first thing on my agenda is the opening of my online store n e w d i g i t a l s c a p e s for selling my art. I have completed the design of the site (Imagekind is my site provider) and I am now in the process of uploading, editing and organizing my art galleries. I am very excited. An online store, I believe, is well suited for my digital art, and should provide a high quality venue for the purchasing of my art. Prints in various sizes, high-end photographic paper, canvas, and assortment of frames are all available. Links to the site will be available on my website and on my blog in January.
I am also looking forward to returning to my love of video art. I just got a HD video camera, and will be upgrading to a semi-professional editing system. I hope to investigate a distinct realm of processing which I call “video as chance”. It is a form of video expression that allows for time, space and subject matter to dictate what come into the lens of the camera. In the meantime, I will continue to create 2-dimensional photographic work. As I hope to continue to find new ways to structure my work in a beautiful yet provocative form.
I will continue to blog as often as I can. In the past year, I have come to appreciate blogging as a great tool for finding a consistency that sustains the creative process. The heavy schedule of creating new art, and marketing my online store may mean less posting. But I always let the mood of the moment carry the day, so we will see.
Another important part of my exploratory nature is my connection with the mind and body through challenging physical adventures. Top of the list is finding new mountains to climb on my mountain bike; long road trips on my road bike; rocking climbing and hopefully sky diving. That last one will take a little courage.
I hope to finish out the year with the publishing of an art book that centers on my blogging experience. Art for Posts is the title.
All in all I am looking forward to expressing ideas and concepts, and continuing the communication I have come to appreciate with so many talented writers, photographers, musicians, and artists.
2012 is a year for us. Let’s do it together.
To meditate in the shadow of mountain, wind and tree….
If we could hear the trees converse, what would they say to us?
Sky and Mountain….
there are so many paths
one can take
where we discover
the places in-between
…sky and mountain
and on the summit
we breathe deep
searching and finding
a place to rest
in a moment
where our thoughts
are carried off
so gently by the wind….
2011 the year of blogging….
A beautiful journey…
It has been a very productive year. I started blogging a year ago in December of 2010. When I began this journey, I was not sure what I was getting into or what I could accomplish. I knew that it was my goal to reach out to others; to connect and express ideas; to work hard with integrity; and to love the process. I am thankful for the diversity of the internet and blogging in particular for providing this opportunity. Blogging is a challenge, yet quite rewarding. I am amazed at how the creative mindset, through blogging, can develop and extract the promise of intimate expression.
In the past year I have created 190 posts and over 100 new works of art. To my pleasure, I have had a modest amount of followers and subscribers, with over 7000 views. There were many who believed that what I had to say was pertinent, entertaining or of some value…
And for that I am surely grateful…
I appreciate all those who have taken the time out of their own busy blogging schedule to visit and comment.
Over the past year, I’ve come to meet some fascinating and creative writers, poets, artists, and individuals. I read. I listened. I absorbed; ideas that surprised me; thoughts that guided me; images that propelled me; and creativity that led to my own immersion. And in the end, the journey has been very satisfying for me … mentally, spiritually, and personally.
How has the past year been for you in respect to your blogging experience? Has it been fulfilling, or did other obligations dampen your output? Were you able to express the ideas, dreams, and hopes that captured your imagination? Did you discover you had an important voice and much to share? And as we approach 2012, what do you want to achieve in the upcoming year?
And again, thank you for all your support.
Have a great holiday and New Year.
Peace and Light
The city series….
We remember what we shared—the deep dark place and beautiful heaven.
And to never forget is now the bond that liberates and heals.
It is the recovery we now hold dear
the rising sun….
The Ending Memories of a Deep Dark Place and a Beautiful Heaven (Turning the Page – Recovery Remix 2011)
The City series….
where hopeless dreams
when the carnival is over
we are lost at sea
the magic escapes us
and the years are gone
where the dreams
in the deep dark place