Archive: 2009-11 1 - 4 of 22 posts

To Be or Not To Be

Posted Nov 2009

This picture was Sooo hard for me. To stick to my original idea of scrunching up one side of the face as in the last photo. But I didn't give up.

The vision - what I want to draw - that's the art - that's the part that some people fake - never even knowing what to see - how to see it. And then, even if they could imagine it, not pushing themselves to draw that vision. But I have drive. I'm really interested. For myself. I want to be inspired - I want to find my own ideas. And I want to figure out how to bring them to fruition. Even if other (plainer) pictures would be passable since nobody else knows an Artist's visions. They don't know what's inside us, or if there even Is anything there.

Without that, the Artist is just a sham.

Just like nobody else really knows what we think - what we feel. Unless we choose to admit our truths. To be true to ourselves. Our feelings. Our desires. Our visions.

Sometimes it's harder than other times. Sometimes we don't feel inspired. Sometimes we don't know how to express that appropriately (visually when I'm working as an Artist). But without it, Life is Just Work.

I choose to really live the full life - to take advantage of all the time I have - to do it Now - this very moment.


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Posted Nov 2009

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Some People Really Get Into This

Posted Nov 2009

This was drawn of a person who was 'making faces' for me - Sticking out his tongue, krinkling up his eyes - things like that. Every once in a while, I get someone real excited who does things like that.

Actually, it really makes my job harder when they 'try to make their face 'funny' ' because they might be trying to exaggerate something that's really a very SMALL insignificant part of their face.

I wish they would leave the Caricaturing up to the Artist. But I don't smother their desire to get into it - to have Party Fun.

I love Play - whether alone - between me and my picture, or with another person who is getting into the activity too.


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Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted Nov 2009

Did something different today. Since I did something different, I decided to post something different. Today I shall tell you the recipes I made up for Thanksgiving dinner. It was very good. Sugar-free, Wheat-free.


Turkey Stuffing Red Stuff Gravy Brussel Sprouts Carrot Juice Baked Apples Organic Sweet Potatoes


Turkey: Buy a little turkey. Sprinkle it with nutmeg and rosemary. Fill it with stuffing (see recipe below) Sew it up! Put in oven at 360-degrees Check every half-hour or so til done


Stuffing: Cook package of dried barley in water til starts getting soft Cut up the following to mix into the barley: 2 apples 3 tangerines (long proces to take out the seeds - let me know if you need instructions for that) 2 stalks celery


Red Stuff:

Cook Stovetop: 4 bags of fresh cranberries 2 apples handful of organic raisins Quart of cut strawberries

Long time. Stir often. Til it breaks down and becomes 'sauce'


Sweet Potatoes:

Most important is to buy Organic. Wash. Put on baking dish. Cook at 550, until you're ready to put the turkey in. Then cook at 360 til soft


Mushroom Gravy:

Make a rue: Heat a few TB oil in small fendl. Add a few TB whole-wheat flour and stir til all incorporated. Add 1/4 cup water at a time til you've incorporated 1 1/2 cups of water. Add 1 cup diced mushrooms and cook for a while


Baked Apples:

Cut little caps off the top of the (MacIntosh or Fuji) Apples Scoop out the apple-seeds Stuff with Organic Raisins Sprinkle with Cinammon Place in glass baking dish and cook til done (check every 20 minutes or so)


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