Sunday, July 27, 2014


And now on to this Sunday's religious material...

"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."

"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."

"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity."

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rose Period Ajna Chakra dOOdles

My doodling as of late went into a Rose Period where I've been doodling on colored paper with a plain blue gel pen.  These drawings serve as mind flexes- meditations really.  Usually while I'm tied up on the phone or between odd tasks throughout the day, I'll throw a few lines down on each miniature work of art (which usually takes course over one or two days.)  I always start with some loose and gestural pen strokes and then tighten up what I see from there, hatching and lining away here and there.  The few pieces of red paper I found to dissect have proven to be impossible to scan correctly for some reason.  Everything comes out in shades of magenta and fuchsia.  The paper in reality is a deep red. These two third eye dOOdles came about over the past few weeks...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Do You Care? PROVE IT!!!

(inks on bristol / 2006)
Early this morning I signed a petition at for Manna Cafe Ministries to be allowed to open their homeless shelter in Clarksville.  Currently the founder, Kenny York is partaking in a bit of noble activism to bring attention to the issue of homelessness here in my home town.  Kenny is just a few long days into the two weeks he'll spend on the streets living homeless in his efforts to provide help to those in need of shelter.  Having been homeless himself, he knows just what types of real world problems bring people to such dire straits (and it's not because they won't get a job.)  When you see the guy on the corner this weekend asking, "DO YOU CARE?" give him a honk, a wave and a donation (which will go to Manna Cafe.)

Monday, July 14, 2014

It's Monday so Get those Tongues a-Waggin'...

It's back to the grind once again today so get your hustle on- get those arms moving, legs steppin' and tongues a-waggin'...

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."  -Colin Powell

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense."  -Thomas A. Edison

"I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it."  -Ray Bradbury

Friday, July 11, 2014

Smitten dOOdle

I'm thankful for getting to feel the love hanging with some of my friends and family these past few weekends.  The artist's life isn't always the most social of lives these days despite my roaring 20's of yesteryear.  However, I do feel the love (a much more meaningful love) for those who've stuck around and been part of the journey and in-turn allowed me to be part of theirs.  Aurora started prepping another round of pork for this weekend as we're gonna cook out for family and get some more social time in enjoying the best parts of summer.  If you see me around, come holler at Papa Love- I still got plenty for ya!

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Irony of the Isolation of Independence

from "Random Acts of Vibrance" (inks on bristol / 2010)
Today in America we celebrate our independence- and by definition our self-rule.  It is in theory the principles of democracy lay ground for many a man to rule his lot in the land of the free.  It is at times a difficult concept which stumbles into the territory of contradiction.  Without community, the self cannot survive for it takes a village and a tribe.  Likewise, without government and system the village would fall into bedlam and lawless abandon.  Therefor in fact, we are all part of the machine which manufactures independence and freedom through calculated control.

To gain freedoms in terms of equality, history has bore witness to bodies of peoples petitioning the general public and government through protest and upheaval.  No single individual can stake claim on the American Revolution, the Labor Movement, the Civil Rights Movement or the modern strife of equal rights for other minorities and the LGBT community.  Only through organization and reliance on others can social change and acceptance occur.  Only with a unified voice can citizens gain justness and law to the benefit all peoples equally.