Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ring in the true...


“Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true”

and I am not to be undone...

oh I painted alright, but it is not done..
i decided to have a social experiment to see what I could handle.

and I am not to be undone...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

No art here yet....

Monday, December 29, 2008

I can't keep up.

I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.I can't keep up.

you are much more clever than I am or than I will ever be.

but I love the icy ocean you shared that I had never seen and the stars I saw tonight in the sky while walking alone...

tomorrow there will be something new here in the form of a painting.

questions...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

We can wipe that smile off your face...

"I'm not playing with you,
I'm not playing with you,
I'm not playing with you,
I clean forgot how to play.
But you can still come around,
In fact I invite you down,
Maybe together we can wipe that smile off your face.
'Cause what a difference, what a difference, what a difference
A little difference would make.
We'll draw a blueprint, it must be easy,
It's just a matter of knowing when to say no or yes.
Frustrating, frustrating, always waiting for the bigger axe to fall.
A patient game that i can't find my way to play.
Never mind what's been selling,
It's what you're buying
and receiving undefiled"


Friday, December 26, 2008

Fiery pianos wash up on a foggy coast...



Fire and Noise will resume shortly....

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My soul...


I just wrapped myself up in these songs and spent the day dreaming and looking at art books. A strange quiet giddiness welled up within me. All the old music I have listened to and the new music I listen to is sounding sweeter everyday. It feels like it is right there with me holding my hand on these short grey days of winter, the music keeps me company and tells me stories and pushes me along in my dreams.

I know I am one of the lucky ones...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

At a loss for words...

" I wanna be adored..."

Monday, December 15, 2008

Through water and fire...


Not sure.. and I am sure the colors must be off a bit, this is just a quick snap in my studio under my studio lights. It is dark outside now and too cold anyway. If these aren't the colors then I may have to paint them so.

"Sometimes I can see for miles
Through water and fire"
-PJ Harvey

I caught that falling star...

My father called me on the phone this morning with a quote.

"That painter who has no doubts will achieve little."
(Leonardo da Vinci)

Alright...Thanks Dad!

Today I will paint again.. watch this space- results to follow (you know this is a game I play, if I tell you to watch this space then I have to fill the space by the end of the day, and it will have to be pretty decent because I don't like to mess around or waste anyone's time- but of course I will still have my doubts...)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

contents of a life

Some days life is good.
Like yesterday, when I found a three in one printer on the road for free that actually worked. It also just happens to look smashing with my Mac that did not have a printer.

Thank you world.

Scanned contents from my studio desk...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Stranger than kindness

Rebellion (Lies)

I am aching to paint right?
So why am I not there yet, madly painting away?
just because... but I am about to remedy that.
watch this space...
but until then.. intermission..

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursday afternoon...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The way I play house...

(or how I spent these days)

Comin' in from dreamland I'm on fire

Friday's nest has come and gone..
and I must get back on track.
So many things are going on. Good things.
Time stealing things. but mostly good things.
I have a feeling when this week passes or even at night I will climb my stairs and suddenly be thrown into the fire and noise, and rather than like pulling teeth, the paintings will come easily. Maybe this is just wishful thinking. But I think that is how it will be.
Ferocious
productivity is my goal.
I miss painting right now, the real deal, the real work.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Fire...


"You're falling far too far behind..."

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hurt...



Fire and Noise will resume shortly...

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sheet of Flame...

"This ecstasy, this forgetfulness of living, comes to the artist, caught up and out of himself in a sheet of flame..."

Jack London - Call of the Wild

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bizarre Love Triangle

Monday, December 1, 2008

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