Monday, May 12, 2008

Mural Boys Room

Medium: House Paints and Acrylics.


My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I’m mistaken, after all.
Please, don’t be angry, happiness, and I take you as my due.
May my dead, be patient with the way my memories fade.
My apologies to time, for all the world I overlook each second.
My apologies to past loves for thinking that the latest is the first.
Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers home.
Forgive me, open wounds, for pricking my finger.
I apologize for my record of minutes to those who cry from the depths.
I apologize to those who wait in railway stations for being asleep today at 5 a.m..
Pardon me, hounded hope, for laughing from time to time.
Pardon me, deserts, that I don’t rush to you bearing a spoonful of water.
And you, falcon, unchanging, year after year, always in the same cage,
your gaze always fixed on the same point in space,
forgive me, even if It turns out you were stuffed.
My apologies to the felled tree for being the tables full legs.
My apologies to great questions for small answers.
Truth, please don’t pay me much attention.
Dignity, please be magnanimous.
Bear with me, O mystery of existence, as I pluck the
occasional thread from your train.
Soul, don’t take offense that I’ve only got you now and then.
My apologies to everything that I can’t be everywhere at once.
My apologies to everyone that I can’t be each woman and each man.
I know I won’t be justified as long as I live,
since I myself stand in my own way.
Don’t bear me ill will, speech, that I borrow weighty words,
then labor heavily so that they may seem light.

Wislawa Szymborska.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Live Baghdad

Original Acrylic Painting 36"x36"

Salt Marsh 1

Original Oil Painting 24"x36"

Monday, March 3, 2008

Still Life 5816

Original Oil Painting 16"x20"


Original Wall Relief Sculpture 20"x30"

Pool 5814

Original Oil Painting 18"x24"

Still Life 5819

Original Oil Painting 18"x24"

Dr Seuss

Original Oil Painting 18"x24"

Monday, August 20, 2007


My old man's a white old man
And my old mother's black
If ever I cursed my white old man
I take my curses back.

If ever I cursed my black old mother
And wished she were in hell
I'm sorry for that evil wish
and now I wish her well.

My old man died in a fine big house
My ma died in a shack
I wonder where I'm gonna die,
Being neither white or black?

Langston Hughes(1902-1967)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The State of Childrens Education

Brilliant Speech by Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken is a cross between Micheal Cain, Robin Williams and your favorite school teacher or university professor. If you do not laugh while watching and listening to his speech, please check your pulse. It is very entertaining, enlightening, funny and will make you rethink children's education.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Downtown, Brunswick, Georgia, 8am Sunday, Aug 5th

Downtown area Brunswick, Georgia, 8am August 5th

Bridge over Brunswick River 8:30am Sunday Aug 5th

Monday, July 30, 2007

Ecology - Shark Attacks

Are you afraid of sharks? Whenever someone is attacked by a shark it makes the front page of the newspapers and TV news around the planet. In 2005 along the Gulf Coast a beautiful teenage girl was tragically attacked and killed, three days later a teenage boy was attacked but survived while in shallow water along the Gulf Coast. CNN recently did a one hour special on the attacks.
But, how dangerous is it? according to recent reports between ten and fifty people are killed by shark attacks worldwide every year! But, there are two side to every story, and the other side of the story is rarely told?
Facts: Humans attack and kill seventy million to one hundred million sharks every year(The United Nations Environmental Program estimates that we lose somewhere between 70 to 100 million sharks a year worldwide) Mainly just to cut off all their fins (while still alive) just to make FIN SOUP!!
If you visit or live in Asia where the demand for shark fins is the highest, refuse to buy or eat Fin Soup.
If we continue looking for shortterm profits by over fishing, and bulldozing the planet, especially the RAINFOREST'S (the lungs of the planet), what price will we ultimately pay?

Thought for the Week - Heavens Above

If you have ever tried to comprehend the size of the universe?
According to NASA, if you suspended a dime against the night sky at a distance of 75 feet (or 23 meters) from your viewing position, the dime will cover approximately 1500 Galaxies.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Art of Dreaming and Synchronicity

The Art of Dreaming:Tools for Creative Dream Work
the above book, two reviewers talk about making a dream mandala and healing mandala? This also struck a cord, as the subject of mandalas keeps coming up? Do you ever feel that the universe is trying to give you directions to the answers you seek? Synchronicities are there if you just acknowledge them.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sand Sculpture and the Passage of Time

Sand Sculpture Festival in Haifa

We all at some point return to dust! (hopefully many, many years from now) Sand sculpture tends to amplify that process, it can be like watching a life movie at very high speed.
If you have ever visited the beach as a child, you have probably tried with a small bucket, sculpting sand. Many adults around the planet still like to play with sand sculpture; like Michelangelo played with marble.
To see some great sand sculpture photos from the world's largest sand sculpture festival in Brighton, England. click here
For more information on the Brighton Festival Click Here
Or, if you would like to see some amazing sand sculpture in person this summer in Eindhoven, Holland. Click here

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Living on One Dollar a Day

Thinking about the "Big Problems" that affect billions of people and our planet.`It makes more sense than wasting your time worrying about all the little widgets.
Tonight I have just finished reading Bill Gates recent speech at Harvard, where he champions, the poor, the homeless, the sick, those who do not have access to clean water or adequate sanitation, the hundreds of millions of adults and children who try to survive on one dollar a day or less.He plans to retire from Microsoft in 2008 and devote the rest of his life trying to help such people!

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

500 Years of Female Portraits

Slow down and take a deep breath! Then watch this incredibly creative and inspiring film. 500 Years of Female Portraits.

If you would like more details on each painting shown in the film click here

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Thought for the Day

If you have ever washed your dog on a dry day? Upon drying your dog with a towel this can cause static electricity. If your dog starts waging his tail while electrically charged, this can create electromagnetic waves as the electrons tear free from the tails end! Depending on how vigorously he's waging his tail will determine the wave cycle length. This electromagnetic wave will reach the moon in a few seconds and exit the solar system in a few hours!!

Monday, July 9, 2007

The Painting

Here is another painting on the night shift, the flowers and green vase are a little washed out with the flash hitting that side of the painting.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Are You Ready

There is the risk you cannot afford to take, (and) there is the risk you cannot afford not to take.............Peter Drucker

Friday, July 6, 2007

Door Mural 2006

Medium: Oil paint

Before the mural was painted this door located in a design center was a plain beat up black metal exit door.


Cerebration is the enemy of originality in art.........Martin Ritt

Found Three Illegal Campers!

I found these three guests yesterday on my front porch; taking residence inside a hanging fern basket!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Casting Your Line.....................

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish........Ovid

Close Up View Number Four

Here is the forth close up view of large still life painting.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Deepen the Mystery

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery..............Francis Bacon

Painting Close Up Detail # 3

Here is the third close up of the large painting. When viewing paintings in art galleries or museums most people like to eye ball the painting from twelve inches away observing the details, by presenting these close ups this way I am trying to create that same view point. The complete painting will be posted later in the week.