Wednesday, December 28th, 2011/6:20am EST~Altamonte Springs, Florida USA
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
~Henry Ward Beecher
This photo above shows three of my painted soul-expressions.
- Top left: “Soulmate”; mixed media assemblage.
- Right: “FLOW”; acrylic on canvas.
- Bottom: “Approaching Love”; acrylic on canvas.
The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe, he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.
The image is blurry, I know, sorry, but I want to show you what I’m all about. See here my art, books, journals, a handmade quilt and shells I gathered on Pensacola beach in early May of 2011 while getting sober on Annie’s farm. (we took a day trip)
So yes, this is how I spend my free time rather than watching television. Truly, if I couldn’t live a creative life, I wouldn’t feel that life is worth living!
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso
It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet.
“The Chicken” I painted this in glow-in-the-dark painting in 2010, before I got sober on the farm. Funny eh?….my soul lit the path out of the darkness of alcohol abuse, via my artistic expression while “in flow”.
Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale ’til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson